Dec 10, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCLIN 460 - MEDICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE

[152 Hours]
Physicians are life-long learners. In addition to their own continued education, many of them also serve as educators for future generations of doctors. There are also increasingly diverse roles post-residency in which an academic physician can interact with student doctors. Because of this, there has been more efforts recently within GME to educate residents on effective teaching. This elective will allow students to be introduced to the field of medical education, as well as begin the development of their own educational skills within the fourth year of medical school. By thoughtful study of both the creation and implementation of medical education prior to beginning their residency, the student will be more prepared to fulfill their role as medical educator their first day of internship. The course will be offered Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Attendance at various types of educational events will be required over the four week course, but there will also be periods of independent study. This will allow for students to attend interviews if they wish to participate during those blocks. A maximum of two students per block is allowed to participate. Typical activities, depending on the time of year, will include attending UME meetings, teaching clinical skills to more junior students, and attending teaching sessions led by faculty. Participants will choose a specific educational project to accomplish over the course of the four week elective with the help of the course instructors. Participants will also be responsible for writing a brief reflection on how the rotation impacted their view of medical education and their career goals within the field.