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Teaching Opportunities by Course

Teaching Opportunities by Course/Clerkship

NOTE:  Lecturers are needed in every course unit and clerkship; however, they are usually invited by the Unit/Theme Leadership or Clerkship Directors.

Essential Principles of Medicine (EPoM)

Aug. – Dec., Year I

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

PBL Facilitator

 

Facilitates a group of approx. 10 students as they “unfold” a case demonstrating the clinical application of the basic science content they are learning in the course; attend weekly briefings, read the PBL case and tutor guide before meeting with students to facilitate the PBL group process; and assess student performance.

 

Wedn. & Friday

8-9:30am

Briefings: Wedn, 9:20-10:15

 

 

Biochemistry

Small Group Leader

 

Works with a group of approx. 10 students on the assigned problems sets, focusing the discussion, raising points students may not have considered, making sure all students are involved, and assuring a coherent summary at the end of the discussion; attend faculty briefings.

 

6 sessions

60-90 min.

 

Histology Lab Instructor

Provides a “mini” lecture to each lab and helps students locate the goal that day on the microscope; attend briefings before each lab.

 

3 labs

2 hrs per lab

Gross Anatomy Lab Instructor

Answer students’ clinical questions regarding the area of dissection for that particular lab; may prepare a short video clip demonstrating a surgical procedure done in the OR.  Faculty are typically attending surgeons/senior residents.

 

Each lab typically is 2-1/2 to 3 hrs

Microbiology Lab Instructor

Guides students during their individual ID case and lab exercise designed to identify the presumptive pathogen; becomes familiar with relevant micro-organisms for each lab.

 

2 labs, 2 hrs each

 

Histopathology Lab Instructor

Facilitates an interactive session, reviewing and expanding upon the pathologic topic of the week utilizing short clinical scenarios, coupled with gross and microscopic images; meets with course director to review subject material and images; reads appropriate text chapter and tutor guide and, if possible, attends the pathology lecture on which lab is based.

 

6 labs, 2 hrs each

Small Group Facilitator: Clinical Skills/Communication Skills

Works with students to provide information/role play/ discussion on topics presented in class and at preceptor’s office; reviews required reading and activities for each weekly session; assesses students’ written observations and completes individual grade forms.

 

Sept. – Dec.

14 sessions @ 2-3hrs per session

= 28-42 hrs

 

 

Office Clinical Preceptor

 

Provides direct patient contact, history-taking skills, and medical information to students in a one-on-one session; completes written evaluation of student at end of 5 sessions.

 

Oct-Dec

5 sessions @ 4 hrs per session = 20 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health, Illness, and Disease (HID) I

Jan. - June, Year 1)

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Clinical Case Discussion Facilitator

Facilitates a group of approx. 10 students as they “unfold” a case demonstrating the clinical application of the basic science content they are learning in the course; attend weekly briefings, read the PBL case and tutor guide before meeting with students, to facilitate the PBL group process, and assess student performance.

 

January (Cardiology Unit)

8-9:30am 2 days weekly for 4 weeks

Days TBD (usually Wedn. & Fri.)

Briefings: 9:30-10:15 weekly

 

 

Small Group Facilitator in either:

 

     Pulmonary

     Renal

     GI

     Reproduction

     Endocrine     Heme/Oncology

 

 

 

1 to 4 (2-hr) session(s) per discipline/Unit

Histopathology Lab Instructor

Facilitates an interactive session, reviewing and expanding upon the pathologic topic of the week utilizing short clinical scenarios, coupled with gross and microscopic images; meet with course director to review subject material and images; tutors expected to read appropriate text chapter and tutor guide and, if possible, attend the pathology lecture on which lab is based.

 

6 labs, 2 hrs each

Pathology Small Group/Lab Instructor

 

Lead computer-based pathology sessions on clinical cases reflecting normal and abnormal conditions that affect specific organ systems.

 

2-hr labs/small groups; number depends upon module discipline

Small Group Facilitator: Epidemiology/Biostatistics

Works with students to provide information and guidance on topics presented in class and in problem set assignments; reviews assigned readings and weekly activities.

 

2 sessions @ 1.5 hrs per session = 3 hrs

 

Small Group Facilitator: EBM

Provides information and enhance students’ skills in identifying techniques for question framing, critical appraisal, and database searching essential to the practice of evidence based medicine; reviews student homework and provides grade.

 

3 sessions, @ 2 hrs per session = 6 hours

Office Clinical Preceptor

 

Provides direct patient contact, history-taking skills, and medical information to students in a one-on-one session; completes written evaluation of student at end of 5 sessions.

 

Jan. – March

5 sessions @ 4 hrs per session = 20 hrs

 

Physical Diagnosis Tutor Part 1

 

Provides direct patient contact, history-taking skills, and medical information to students in sessions in hospital with a group of 2-4 students; completes written evaluation of student at end of 4sessions.

 

March-May

4 sessions @ 3 hrs per session = 12 hours

Physical Diagnosis Tutor Part 2

 

Provides direct patient contact, history-taking skills, and medical information to students in sessions in hospital with a group of 2-4 students; completes written evaluation of student at end of 4sessions.

 

May-June

4 sessions @3 hrs per session = 12 hours

Ethics Small Group Facilitator

Works with students to provide information/role play/ discussion on topics presented in class and in readings. The facilitator is asked each week to read the required readings for each session and to review the weekly activities.  The facilitator reviews students’ written observations and grades the write ups

 

Approximately 3-4 sessions @ 1 hr per session

Public Health Small Group Facilitator

Works with students to provide information/ / discussion on topics presented in class and in readings. The facilitator is asked to keep small group discussion active and provide insight

 

Approximately 3 sessions @ 2 hour per session

 

LEAP (Longitudinal Educational Experience Advancing Patient Partnerships)

Sept. - June, Year I

Sept. -  Dec., Year II

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Small Group Faculty Mentor

 

Provide students with support and guidance about their experiences with their assigned patients; lead monthly seminar groups in which students discuss topics directly related to the health of their patients.

Monthly Seminar Seminars @ 135 min. each

 

Office Hours: 1 hr per month

Curriculum Development Meetings: 30-60 min. per month

 

Health, Illness, and Disease (HID) II

Sept. – Dec., Year 2

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

PBL Facilitator

Facilitates a group of approximately 10 students as they “unfold” a case demonstrating the clinical application of the basic science content they are learning in the course; attend weekly briefings, read the PBL case and tutor guide before meeting with students to facilitate the PBL group process; and assess student performance.

 

2 sessions a week @ 1-1/2 hours per session (specific days and times vary by unit)

 

 

Office Clinical Preceptor

 

Provides direct patient contact, history-taking skills, and medical information to students in a one-on-one session; completes written evaluation of student at end of 7 sessions.

 

Sept. – Nov.

6 sessions @ 4 hrs per session = 24 hrs

Preceptor in   Psychopathology Clinic

During sessions in which students interview and observe patients with serious mental illness, instructs students in interview techniques, clinical evaluation of psychopathology, organization and written presentation of clinical information, and diagnostic formulation.

 

Tuesday afternoons

Sept – Nov. (Brain & Behavior unit)

Functional Neuroanatomy Lab Instructor

Facilitate computer-based exercises and small-group tutorials used to convey a three-dimensional perspective of brain structure and its functional correlations

 

2 hrs per lab

Sept – Nov. (Brain & Behavior unit)

Small Group Facilitator: Mental Status Exam

Works with students to provide information/role play/ discussion on topics presented in class lecture and discussion. The facilitator is asked to review weekly role-play exercises and complete a grade form for each student.

 

4 sessions @ 2 hrs/session = 8 hours (Brain and Behavior unit)

Small Group Tutor in either:

Pharmacology

Neuropathology

Neuroradiology

Neuropharmacology

Brain Imaging

       Behavioral Science

Instructs students using various learning modalities (e.g., problem sets, discussion of scientific papers, and computer-based exercises.

 

Variable

Sept – Nov. (Brain & Behavior unit)

Small Group Facilitator in either:

     Dermatology

     Rheumatology

     Infectious Disease

 

Leads discussion of clinical problem-solving sessions in one of the specific disciplines

1 to 4 (2-hr) session(s) per discipline/unit

Physiology Lab Instructor

Help students with recording and analyzing ECGs, blood pressures, pulmonary function tests, etc. A faculty briefing is held prior to the lab.

2 labs, 1 hour each

 

Pathology Small Group/Lab Instructor

 

Leads computer-based pathology sessions on clinical cases reflecting normal and abnormal conditions that affect specific organ systems.

 

2-hour labs/small groups; number depends upon module discipline

Ethics Small Group Facilitator

Works with students to provide information/role play/ discussion on topics presented in class and in readings. The facilitator is asked each week to read the required readings for each session and to review the weekly activities.  The facilitator reviews students’ written observations and grades the write ups

 

Approximately 3 sessions @ 1 hour per session

Physical Diagnosis of Neurological Disease Instructor

Instructs approximately 30 students in principles and of neurological testing; includes patient presentations and clinical problem-solving sessions on motor, sensory, and visual disorders and instruction in using ophthalmoscope.

 

1 (3)-hr session for 6 weeks Days TBD

(Brain & Behavior Unit)

 

Medicine Clerkship

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Small Group Tutor

Leads student discussions of their patients and other topics in internal medicine and may provide opportunities for students to see patients at bedside.  Assess students’ formal case presentation and case write-ups.

 

2 hrs per week for 8-week rotation = 16 hours

OATES Communication Workshop Small Group Leader

Facilitates session with standardized patients focused on patient-physician communication

4-hrs per 8-week rotation

OSCE Physician Tutor

Helps develop an OSCE focused on history/physical exam and communication skills.  Observes students and provides direct feedback

4 hrs per 8-week rotation

Neurology Clerkship

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Clerkship Tutor

Meets with students to go over cases and teach at the bedside. Reviews topics as they arise.

Two hrs per week for the 4-week rotation block

OSCE Facilitator

Observes students performing a focused history and neurological examination on a patient with a neurological chief complaint. Moderates a 1:1 session with a student performing a lumbar puncture on a simulator mannequin.

4 hrs per month

 

Ob/Gyn Clerkship

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Small Group Tutor

Facilitates discussion of individual case reviews and various OB/GYN topics; prepares students for shelf.

 

1 hr per week per rotation

PBL Tutor

Facilitates a group of students as they “unfold” 2-3 cases per session demonstrating the clinical application of the content they are learning in the clerkship

3 sessions @ 3-4 hours/session per rotation

Oral Examiner

Asks the student clinically relevant questions based on information listed in the student’s patient logs, attempting to assess the student’s knowledge of clinical management.

3-4 exams @ 30 min each = up to 2 hrs per rotation

 

Pediatrics Clerkship

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Small Group Tutor

Facilitates case discussions; conducts bedside teaching; reviews write-ups; provides mid-clerkship & ongoing feedback; submits tutor group evaluation (part of final grade)

3 hrs per week (18 hours per rotation

Team-Based-Learning Facilitator

Facilitates TBL discussions

90 min/rotation. 8 times a year

Simulation

Conducts simulation and debriefing using high-fidelity equipment

90 min/rotation. 8 times a year

Communication Workshop Facilitator

Facilitates discussion & feedback on group OSCE / student role plays, 3-5 students per group

3 hrs per rotation. 8 times a year = 24 hours

“Physical Exam Boot Camp”: Bedside teaching (3-4 students/ group)

Demonstrates, observes, and provides feedback on bedside teaching

60 min/rotation. 8 times a year = 8 hours

 

Primary Care Clerkship

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Office Clinical Preceptor

Provides students with direct patient contact, history-taking skills, physical exam skills, and presentation of medical information.  Students work more autonomously and can see patients on their own. Then all cases are reviewed with preceptor.

 

1 4-hour session per week per 6-week rotation

 

Psychiatry Clerkship

 

Teaching Opportunity

Description

Time Frame

Interview Class Tutor

Facilitates weekly seminars in which individual students interview a psychiatric patient; evaluates students on interviewing technique, case presentation, and group participation.

 

5 minimum sessions @ 1-1/2 hr per session

Case History Class Tutor

Facilitates weekly discussions of students’ written patient case; evaluates students’ quality of case presentation, written case history, and group participation.

 

5 minimum sessions @ 1-1/2 hr per session

The Areas of Concentration program is an important addition to our new curriculum that spans all four years for every student (starting with the Class of 2018).  It provides dedicated time designed to enrich the medical school experience by requiring each student to select an area of interest in which to obtain in-depth knowledge, skills, and scholarly experience, including a required scholarly project during six months of the fourth year.  For more information on the program and possible research mentorship opportunities, please visit http://weill.cornell.edu/education/curriculum/aoc.html

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