Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

Medical Student Teaching Opportunities

Inspire tomorrow's leaders. Make an impression. Challenge yourself.

 
I especially like teaching ways of thinking and watching the transformation of students through experiential learning. — Ashti A. Doobay-Persaud, MD

I especially like teaching ways of thinking and watching the transformation of students through experiential learning. — Ashti A. Doobay-Persaud, MD

It’s a huge privilege to merge medicine and teaching into one career. I am never bored. — Heather L. Heiman, MD

It’s a huge privilege to merge medicine and teaching into one career. I am never bored. — Heather L. Heiman, MD

Students challenge me to rethink my daily medical practice based on their questions or new research and information they bring. — Alanna Higgins Joyce, MD, MPH

Students challenge me to rethink my daily medical practice based on their questions or new research and information they bring. — Alanna Higgins Joyce, MD, MPH

 

Inspire and Be Inspired

Passionate teachers are critical to the success of our medical students. The MD Program has teaching opportunities to suit your goals. Choose a learning format or schedule that works for you – from a fixed weekly small group session to a flexible one-on-one preceptorship – and work with students at any point in their course of study. Search or browse options below.

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Direct Observation
Provide feedback on clinical skills
  • Observe a student during a clinical encounter with a patient. Provide verbal feedback and submit a brief written assessment.
  • One hour increments scheduled according to your availability.
  • A brief online training is required prior to start.
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Exam Review & Question Writing/Grading
  • Participate in exam question writing and review and grading of written assessments.
  • Flexible
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Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (HQPS)
Faculty Grader
  • Faculty will grade student papers related to Quality & Safety Hospital projects.
  • Estimated commitment three to four hours per obligation. Students are given assignments throughout the academic year.
  • Flexible

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M4 Teaching Selective
Provide Feedback in the M4 Teaching Selective
  • Provide feedback to the M4 students on their teaching during a taped encounter in the Clinical Skills Center.
  • August to April. We will assign you approximately four students to provide feedback to throughout the academic year. We will work with your availability.
  • Flexible

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Clinical Medicine (CM)
Clinical Education Center (CEC) Skills Session Preceptor
  • Teach communication skills, history-taking and physical exam to group of seven to eight students.
  • One, two-hour session every week (or every other week)
  • M1: Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m. from August to May
  • M2: Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. from August to March

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Delivery of Optimized Care (DOC)
Small Group Leader
  • Cases focus on equity, advocacy, teamwork, business of medicine, and safety/quality. Content expertise is not necessary as facilitator guides will be provided and faculty are invited to an orientation prior to the first session.
  • Two, two-hour sessions/month over three months between September and February. One-hour faculty orientation before each case.
  • M2 only: Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in a single week during September, December and February

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Health & Society (HS)
Small Group Leader
  • Topics: Social, environmental, behavioral determinants of health and disease; healthcare delivery; health promotion/disease prevention; individual, community, public and global health.
  • In Foundations Module: One, one-hour session for five weeks between August and November.
  • In other Modules: One-time, one-hour sessions are available: January 26, March 2, and March 15, 2017.
  • M1: Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • M2: Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

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Health Equity & Advocacy (HEA)
Small Group Leader
  • Facilitate small group discussions about health care disparities, social determinants of health and health advocacy. Small group discussion guides will be provided for each session, so no content expertise required.
  • M1: One, one-hour session in January (Cardiovascular-Blood Module); 9 to 10 a.m.
  • M3: Three separate one-hour sessions over one year (Interdisciplinary Curriculum - IC2); Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Medical Decision-Making (MDM)
Small Group Leader
  • M1: This course is an introduction to epidemiology, study design and evidence based medicine (EBM).
  • M2: Largely student-led sessions that focus on critical appraisal of the literature.
  • M1: There are 16 one-hour sessions spread over 10 months. You can do blocks of as few as five to seven sessions or all them. The small group sessions are from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, approximately every other week.
  • M2: Seven, 90-minute student led sessions. Small group sessions occur on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., once a month.

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Problem Based Learning (PBL)
Small Group Leader
  • Cases focus on applying foundational sciences to clinical problems and integrating ethics/public health issues.
  • Two, two-hour sessions per week for two to six weeks
  • M1: Monday/ Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. or Tuesday/ Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • M2: Monday/ Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. or Tuesday/ Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Professional Development (PD)
Small Group Leader
  • Ethics-based discussions (Clinical Ethics, Ethics in Action)
  • Personal Awareness and Self-Care discussions (Personal Transition to the Profession)
  • M1: One, one-hour session per week for 14 weeks during the Fall (Foundations Module), or one, one-hour session per month during December through May.
  • M1: 90 minutes per month, generally Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • M2: One-hour session per month during most months.
  • M2: 90 minutes per month, generally Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., August to March.
  • M3: 90-minutes session, once per month, third Friday, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • M4: 90-minute session, once per month, Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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Synthesis and Application Modules (SAM)
Small Group Leader (Simulation, CM, Ethics, H&S)
  • Facilitate a small group discussion (Ethics, H&S, CM) or a simulation session designed to integrate physiology, pharmacology, and clinical medicine. Prior experience teaching in the simulation lab is beneficial.
  • SAM1 (Nov 28-30, 2017)
  • SAM II (March 26-29, 2018)
  • SAM IV (March 6-9, 2018)
  • Simulation: Tuesday or Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. (March 6 to 9, Mar 26 to 29)
  • CM: generally Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Ethics: generally Wednesday mornings during SAM weeks

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Teamwork & Leadership (Intro to Phase 3)
Small Group Leader
  • Practice conflict management strategies with rising M3 students in a patient setting during Introduction to Phase 3.
  • One or two, 90-minute sessions, end of April
  • Monday and/or Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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individual student mentoring
Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC)
Student Research Mentor
  • Longitudinal commitment to mentor a student's scholarly project.
  • Projects are conducted over four years, though most work is completed during the first two years.
  • Ad hoc days and times

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Clinical Medicine (CM)
Individual Student Preceptor (Preceptorship)
  • Mentor students who apply clinical skills in a patient care setting.
  • One, two- to three-hour session per student, every other week in your clinic, except in June or July.
  • Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday, for two hours between 1 and 5 p.m.

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Focused Clinical Experience (FCE)
Individual Student Mentor
  • Students observe your clinical setting in order to apply foundational science principles and gain exposure to various medical disciplines and careers.
  • 90-minute to 3-hour session scheduled at your discretion in your clinical area.
  • Flexible

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Science in Medicine (SM)
Lecturer, Leader of Team-Based Learning Session or Flipped Classroom
  • Faculty with content expertise will prepare an active learning session to engage students and direct their learning.
  • 50-minute lecture or 80-minute Team-Based Learning (TBL) scheduled according to the needs of each Phase 1 module

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clerkship
Clerkships - Medicine
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference, etc
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Clerkships - Neurology
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference, etc
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Clerkships - OBGYN
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference, etc
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Clerkships - Pediatrics
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference, etc
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Clerkships - Primary Care
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference, etc
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Clerkships - Psychiatry
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference, etc
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Clerkships - Surgery
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference, etc
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