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Electives - Medical Education
Clinical Medical Science Teaching Elective
Rotation Supervisor: Clinical Faculty Members
Prerequisite: At least a month in advance, submit a preliminary plan to Jill Clarke for Dr. Keeley to review/approve. No elective credit can be awarded until the plan is approved. The plan should include:
The primary faculty mentor must sign the plan, before being submitted to Dr. Keeley. The faculty mentor is responsible for evaluation of the student's work.
Duration: Maximum 8 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: all Rotations
This elective is not available to visiting students
Time to Report: TBA with mentor
Place to Report: TBA with mentor
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of Students Per Rotation: no limit
Course Description: This elective is to provide opportunities
for fourth year students to teach clinical medicine concepts to first,
second and third year students. With a clinical faculty mentor, whether
it be the first year Physical Diagnosis course, second year CPD course,
or with the third year clerkships, interested students would seek to
enrich the education of other students within these courses. Teaching
for teaching will be a full-time activity during the elective period.
Teaching activities will vary with the structure of the course, but
include: assisting a small groups and providing tutoring in CPD, assisting
in small groups during the first year Physical Diagnosis course, working
with different clinical services (inpatient or outpatient) to provide
papers and lectures relevant to patients currently being followed, or
participating in the already established lecture series for each clerkship.
Student may engage in the development of teaching tools, such as websites
or study guides. The elective will give students the opportunity to broaden
knowledge and build their teaching skills, which should be valuable in
preparing students for their future roles as house officers and attendings.
Students who participate in this elective are eligible for the Medical Science Teaching Award