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Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

Medical Student Teaching Opportunities

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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.

After reviewing the teaching opportunities below, submit this form to be contacted by a coordinator regarding the teaching opportunities you are most interested in participating. Contact Form

 

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assessment
Exam Review & Question Writing/Grading
  • Participate in exam question writing and review and grading of written assessments.
  • Flexible
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M4 Teaching Selective
Provide Feedback in the M4 Teaching Selective
  • Provide written feedback to the M4 students on written peer assessment feedback completed by the M4 students for M2 mentees
  • October to April. Feedback will be completed remotely. Number of students you will review will be forthcoming.
  • Flexible

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small group teaching
Anatomy Lab Sessions
Small Group Leader
  • Lead groups of M1 and M2 students in the Anatomy Lab
  • Varies, usually 2-3 hours several times throughout the year
  • Can commit to one or more sessions, depending on your availability
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small group teaching
Clinical Medicine (CM)
Clinical Education Center (CEC) Skills Session Preceptor
  • Teach communication skills, history-taking and physical exam to group of four 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, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. from August to March

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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.
  • Opportunity to teach throughout the curriculum in one-hour time blocks
  • Small group discussion guides will be provided, so no content expertise required

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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: There are 14 one-hour sessions spread over 10 months. Sessions are broken into two blocks, starting in August and January. You can sign up to be a sub, do a full block or both blocks. The small group sessions are from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, approximately every other week.
  • 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 (Ethics in Action)
  • Personal Awareness and Self-Care discussions (Personal Transition to the Profession)
  • (EIA) M1: One-hour session per month (M, T, W or Th), from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, February through April.
  • (EIA) M2: One-hour session per month (M, T, W or Th), from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, September through December.
  • (PTTP) M1: One-hour session per month (M, T, W or Th), from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, September through May.
  • (PTTP) M2: One-hour session per month,(M, T, W or Th) from 1 to 2:00 pm, September to March.
  • (PTTP) M3: 90-minute session, once per month on Friday afternoon, 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

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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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Ultrasound Sessions
Small Group Leader
  • Lead groups of M1 and M2 students in the hands-on Ultrasound sessions
  • Varies, usually 2-3 hours several times throughout the year
  • Can commit to one or more sessions, depending on your availability
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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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individual student mentoring
Mentoring a student in an educational project
  • Provide feedback and guidance to students in an education-based project.
  • Flexible and dependent on the project.
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large group teaching
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 - Emergency Medicine
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
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Clerkships - ICU
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Direct Observation of student's clinical skills
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
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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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clerkship
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 - PM&R
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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ECMH and Integrated Primary Care
As needed per clerkship directors
  • Long-term and short-term Clinical Preceptor
  • Participation in the performance assessment of clinical skills and knowledge (OSCE)
  • Clinical case conference (Health Equity, High Value care, Evidence-Based Medicine)
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clerkship
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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