This course is designed for fourth year students who seek advanced instruction in clinical education. Students will work with the best of Tulane’s medical educators to learn the principles of clinical education.
The course is highly interactive and requires 100% attendance on the part of all participants. All elements of the course are required. Students will begin the course by having one of their teaching attempts videotaped. The first two weeks of the course will combine didactic lectures with teaching drills that will sharpen the principles discussed in the didactic lectures. Students will participate in discussion conferences in which these principles will be analyzed.
Students will have the opportunity to use their newly acquired teaching skills to teach Foundations in Medicine students, Clinical Diagnosis students and Internal Medicine Clerkship students.
This rotation is appropriate for all students regardless of teaching experience. A high degree of commitment is required, however. Other students in the course will depend upon their classmates for their education. This course is only offered in February and students must be willing to participate in the Clinical Diagnosis course (as a preceptor) in March and April.
Course Directors: Catherine Jones, M.D. and Chayan Chakraborti, M.D.
Maximum number of students: 30 students
Timeframe: February block (resuming 2016)
Prerequisite: Completion of the Internal Medicine Clerkship with a passing grade
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