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Clinical Performance Development (CPD) Teaching Elective

**recommended prior to enrollment: learning communities teaching elective (Oasis 90u) 3422**

Elective Number: 3420 (Lottery)

Rotation Supervisor: James Moak, MD

Coordinator: Krystin Biedler, (434) 924-8100, kah3ry@virginia.edu

Evaluation will be completed in OASIS by: Dr. Moak

Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks

Available: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10a

Report to: Most sessions will occur in the Health Sciences Library or the Clinical Skills Center. Schedule to be published after student enrollment

Typical day: Teaching typically occurs Monday – Thursday (1-5pm). Other sessions may be scheduled at additional times.

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.

Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Students with approved absences for interviews may be asked to substitute later in the semester. Reasonable efforts should be made to make up missed days

Number of students per rotation
: 8 students per 2 week block

Goal: To provide fourth year medical students an opportunity to hone their skills as clinical educators.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Role-play a clinical case.
• Help guide pre-clinical medical students in generating a differential diagnosis.
• Summarize the main teaching points of a case-based discussion.
• Teach history taking and communication skills to pre-clinical medical students.
• Teach physical examination skills to pre-clinical medical students.
• Develop curricular material for a pre-clinical skills course.

Course Content
Students participating in this elective rotation will attend CPD small group sessions Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each CPD small group consists of six second year medical students and one physician mentor. Responsibilities of the fourth year students will include role-playing cases, facilitating discussion, teaching physical examination, and helping students prepare for the fall Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Additional responsibilities will depend upon the curricular material being covered in the course. Students may at times be asked to assist with course didactics for first year medical students.
By preparing for small group sessions, students on this elective will solidify their clinical knowledge of disorders representing a variety of organ systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, endocrine, reproductive, and hematologic). Students will master physical exam skills by teaching them to their juniors. Finally, students will serve as mentors to underclassmen by modeling professionalism and collegiality.

This elective is offered as a two-week or four-week rotation. During some elective blocks CPD only meets for one of the two weeks; fourth year students on rotation when CPD is not in session will have alternate responsibilities relevant to pre-clinical skills teaching (e.g., teaching OSCE practice sessions, preparing curricular material, training for skills teaching, etc.). This elective will accept new enrollees up to one week prior to the beginning of each block.

Students who participate in this elective are eligible for the Medical Science Teaching Award


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