Concentration: Medical Education
Project Mentor: Richard Dollase, EdD
Graduation Year: MD 2010
Linking Preclinical Anatomy to Clinical Rotations- An Integrative Model
When I first started college, I planned on becoming a High School biology teacher. Although my path shifted to medicine, my interest in teaching has remained as strong as ever. My involvement with medical education has taken many forms during this time, ranging from working with the medical school faculty developing and improving curriculum, to individual tutoring and teaching, to production of published medical education materials. My first involvement with medical education came during the summer before my second year of medical school when I worked with the Anatomy and Doctoring teaching staffs, working to produce a new anatomy lab schedule and dissection guide for the future classes and create a new anatomy Teaching Academy, all of which were designed to help incoming first year medical students through their anatomy lab experience. Although my work helping to improve the anatomy course experience has continued throughout medical school, I also involved myself with as many teaching experiences as possible. This included work as a co-author of the Microbiology and Reproductive chapters of the Flash Facts 2009 program, which is an online resource of 14,000 high-yield Step 1 flash cards produced by the McGraw-Hill Companies and linked directly to First Aid for the USMLE Step 1. I believe that the varied nature of my medical education experiences is a true asset moving forward in my career in medicine. I have been able to gain experience with curriculum development; individual tutoring in various settings, teaching of groups of students and assistance in the production of professionally developed materials. Regardless of where my career takes me, it is my hope that I will be able to involve education as part of my and I believe that my various work will prepare me well to do just that.
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