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Medical Education: Learning Community Teaching Elective

Elective Number: 3422 (E90u) - arranged

Rotation Supervisor: Selina Noramly, PhD; Weichao (Vera) Chen, PhD & Deborah Barry, PhD

Evaluation will be completed in OASIS by: Dr. Noramly

Duration: 2 weeks

Available: Rotation 6a (7/31-8/12) -- Class of 2018 (contact Dr. Noramly to sign up)

Report to: TBA

Place to report: TBA

Typical day: 8am-1pm classroom activities & afternoons are spent reading and completing individual and group assignments.

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and Drs. Barry, Chen & Noramly.

Specific days missed must be approved by Drs. Barry, Chen or Noramly.

Number of students per rotation
: min 6/ max 20

Course Description:

This two-week pilot teaching elective will immerse students in a supportive learning community where you will explore a number of teaching mechanisms, engage in face-to-face and technology-mediated discussions, participate in micro-teaching activities, practice giving & receiving meaningful and constructive peer feedback, and be personally mentored by enthusiastic faculty while designing and conducting your own teaching-related project.

Specifically, at the end of this course you will be able to:

· Explain the fundamentals of teaching and learning in medical settings
· Formulate a learning development plan for both classroom and clinical settings
· Design effective learning objectives following the ABCD method
· Select appropriate and engaging instructional strategies and technologies to support learning objectives
· Create assessments that support learning goals and foster student motivation
· Utilize the principles of reiterative course design and evaluation to align instructional objectives, activities and assessments
· Facilitate and contribute to small group discussions that raise the level of the educational experience
· Provide constructive feedback to students and colleagues that promotes a scholarly dialogue
· Describe and implement the principles and best practices of clinical skills-based education, including skill drafting hierarchy

By providing you with opportunities to cultivate and apply a diverse instructional toolkit, we would like to invite you to construct a trajectory for yourself towards becoming a successful medical educator.

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



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