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Electives - Medical Education

Basic Science Teaching and Curriculum Development - Human Gross Anatomy

**students scheduling this course should participate in a three-evening series of teaching skills workshops to be scheduled in mid-April, 2019**

Elective Number: 3403

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. David Moyer; Gross Anatomy Lab

Available: THORAX: R6a; MSI: R10b & 11 (6 wks) & GI 12a (2 wks)

This elective is not available to visiting students

Duration: Thorax = 2weeks, MSI = 6 weeks & GI = 2 weeks

Report to: Dr. Moyer

Time to Report: 9:00 am

Place to Report: Gross Anatomy Lab

Typical day: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of Students Per Rotation:

Course Description: The goals and objectives of this elective are to:

  1. Provide a teaching experience in the basic sciences for a student contemplating a career in academic medicine.
  2. Allow a student to reinforce their knowledge in a particular subject area, while gaining valuable teaching experience.
  3. Provide an opportunity for the student to use their clinical knowledge to improve the gross anatomy course.

The experience will be tailored to the interests of the individual student and may include any combination of the following activities:

Teaching - may include but is not limited to: laboratory teaching, individual or group tutorial sessions, presentation of clinical correlation(s), conducting exam review sessions, preparing cadaver prosections, presenting the prosection to faculty, assisting students in the lab with dissections, assisting with the preparation of the practical exam.

Curriculum Development - may include but is not limited to: writing exam questions, reviewing and/or revising handouts, drafting review material, preparing clinical correlations and/or case studies, writing/revising MMDB quiz questions, website development and developing clinical procedures that could be performed on cadavers by 1st year students.

Curriculum Assessment - may include but is not limited to: attending and critiquing lectures/labs, evaluating course websites, assessing handouts/lab manuals, critiquing exams, evaluating the integration of the chosen course with other basic science courses and/or clinical courses.

See: Clinically Oriented Gross Anatomy

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



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