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Electives - Medical Education
Medical Education Curriculum/Instructional Design Teaching Elective
Rotation Supervisor: Casey White
Evaluation should be given to: Casey White
Duration: Maximum 8 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: all rotations
Report to: Casey White
Place to report: TBA
Typical day: TBA
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact
Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
The goals and objectives of this
elective are to:
2. Make specific, evidence-based recommendations about how to assess and improve medical student education.
3. Assist medical students in the pre-clerkship curriculum to gain valuable teaching experience.
4. Develop a work that is considered to be educational scholarship.
5. Write a minimum of five one-best-answer multiple choice questions that meet the basic rules of one-best-answer items as described in the NBME Constructing Written Test Questions For the Basic and Clinical Sciences, ed.3. http://www.nbme.org/pdf/itemwriting_2003/2003iwgwhole.pdf
At least two weeks in advance of the start of the elective period, the student must develop a brief proposal (~ 250 words) describing their project.
The proposal must be developed with the help of Dr. White as well as a content-expert faculty advisor and will include all of the following elements:
the purpose of the project (e.g. generation or improvement of Learning
At the conclusion of the elective, the student’s final product will be presented to their advisor and Dr. White for acceptance according to the standards outlined in the original proposal.
The experience will be tailored to the specific interests of the individual student and may include a combination of activities:
Curriculum Development & Assessment - may include but is
not limited to:
Teaching - may include but is not limited to:
1. Describe the key components of integrated course design as defined by L. Dee Fink. (See readings.)
2. Use the five key questions (D. Lee Fink) that need to be answered to design a learning experience in an example (or in your project).
3. Compare passive and active learning using the terms receiving, experiencing and reflecting.
4. Describe the steps in integrated course design to create a thematic structure. (See D. Lee Fink, pages 128-129.)
5. Define scientific teaching. (See Handelsman.)
Students who participate in this elective are eligible for the Medical Science Teaching Award