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  • Resources for Clinical Advisors: 2021-2022 Residency Application Guide

    ERAS 2022 participating specialties and programs have issued additional requirements for the upcoming season.

  • OEI Teaching Toolbox

    Clinical Advisors serve an important role in medical students’ professional development and planning. Medical student advisors aid in the selection of M4 courses, evaluation of career options, and application to residency programs. This guidance is essential for medical students to obtain successful matches into postgraduate training.

  • Curriculum Corner: OEI's Instructional Design Services

    Student feedback is a cornerstone to continuous curriculum improvement. But what should faculty do when they receive feedback that prompts a desire to change? Contact OEI’s Instructional Design team, of course!

  • Star Center Updates

    Looks can be deceiving. If you walk into the newly renovated STAR Center, you may wonder what has changed. While the look of the Center remains much the same, it recently went through a complete technology refresh to better serve MCW’s simulation needs.

  • Medical Education Conferences 2021-2022

    View the list of 2011 and 2022 conference dates you might be interested in attending or submitting a scholarly abstract to in the next year.

  • Welcome Interview with Interim Senior Associate Dean, Dr. José Franco

    Dr. Jose Franco assumed the role of Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on May 14. Recently, we sat down with him to ask what challenges and opportunities he sees in his new role.

  • Interprofessional Education and COVID-19

    Interprofessional Education, or IPE, provides health professions students with core skills in communication, teamwork, collaborative practice, and ethics and values related to providing multidisciplinary care. The School of Medicine’s IPE program has implemented a four-part Core Thread series focusing building a foundation in the above skills.

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back: An Exit Interview with Dr. Hueston

    Dr. William “Bill” Hueston has served as Senior Associate Dean at MCW since 2013. In anticipation of his upcoming retirement, we interviewed Dr. Hueston about his time at our institution and his hopes for MCW’s future.

  • Medical Student Vaccinator Training

    MCW’s Hub Clinic administered 19,300 vaccine shots during its tenure. The 10,000th shot was administered by M1 medical student Natalie Yass, a reality that would not have been possible without the hard work and coordination of a team involving Academic Affairs, the Kern Institute, the Office of Research, and the School of Pharmacy.

  • Skills for Thriving Through Change

    Curriculum changes. Responsibility changes. Leadership changes. Many of us are feeling the effects of a professional environment that brings continuous changes.

  • Residency Match 2021: Match Results

    Through the Match, 242 MCW medical students (95.6 percent) obtained first-year residency positions.

  • Combatting Zoom Fatigue

    Tips for fighting Zoom fatigue.

  • Residency Process Interviews: The Student Experience

    Megan Maurina, MCW School of Medicine Class of 2021, hopes to become a pediatrician. She, along with her classmates and peers across the nation, will find out on March 15 if she matched into a residency program.

  • Residency Match 2021: SOAP

    Students will receive a notice regarding whether they MATCH on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:00 am (CT). For students who don’t match, the Department of Academic Affairs supports their participation in SOAP (the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program), which many of you know as the “Scramble.”

  • Residency Match 2021: The Ranking Process

    To secure a residency position, residency applicants must participate in a matching service. Most of these services use a computer algorithm to match applicants’ preferences for residency positions with programs’ preferences for applicants.

  • Teaching with Zoom

    Information on using Zoom to facilitate teaching sessions.

  • OEI’s Top “Reads” for 2020

    Find out what employees from the office of educational improvement enjoyed reading in 2020.

  • Meet Academic and Student Services New Staff

    Amy Beierle, Instructional Designer and Kelly Horton, Interprofessional Education Coordinator.

  • Residency Match 2021: Student Interview Logs

    Find the AAMC Residency Preference Exercise.

  • Addressing Issues in Medical Education: Updating a Course for Increased Inclusion

    Feature article highlighting changes in the FPP-MSS medical school course.