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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 catalog

ELECT EAAME - Medical Education

ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Dr. Jane Eggerstedt PHONE: 318-675-4349 (Christi Rinaudo)
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: Clinical Skills Center/LSU Health Sciences Center

1 credit

The purpose of this elective is to allow:

Students access to multiple experiences dealing with medical education with the goal of advancing their skills as a teacher and obtaining awareness of the fundamental parts of the Medical Education Curriculum.

Students access to a variety of educational and administrative activities including planning, developing, evaluating and delivering an instructional module in medical education curriculum development.


Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

Analyze the components of a Standardize Patient (SP) exam and Simulation teaching sessions by completing a case and evaluation of their own.

Identify education literature relevant to their individual goals/objectives.

Apply information from readings and lectures to develop a structured teaching session, including goals, objectives, and evaluations by completing a scholarly project that highlights all of the above.

Observe and be an active member of the medical education team including participation in any ongoing curriculum development.

Build a scholarly activity of their choice that incorporates skills learned in the Medical Education Elective to improve LSU-Health Shreveport. (projects listed below)

Required Readings:
  Developing Goals and Objectives; Valerie Landau 2001
  Every Physician is a Teacher; Diane Birnbaumer, MD
  Instruction to Instructional Design
  Curriculum Development for Medical Education: A Six Step Approach; Kern, Thomas, Hughes

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NOTE: This is a student-driven elective and by its nature is in constant flux depending upon the identified needs of medical students. Students are expected to be self-motivated and committed in their approach to this course. FACTTS is recommended to be taken prior to this course or options to simulation may be limited. Please see Christi Rinaudo prior to registration.