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Meet MCW-Central Wisconsin Assistant Dean for Basic Science Curriculum
Teaching for MCW-Central Wisconsin
At MCW-Central Wisconsin we have a number of different types of opportunities to connect with our medical students to help them learn about the profession of medicine.
- Students learn clinical skills such as physical exam, interviewing techniques and procedures in small groups during Foundations of Clinical Medicine (FCM), Bench to Bedside (B2B) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses under the guidance of local faculty instructors.
- Many basic science and clinical courses include small group discussion in which local faculty facilitators facilitate discussions and add expertise.
- In the M2 year, basic scientists are paired with clinicians to explore how the science students are learning relates to clinical conditions.
- Throughout the curriculum clinical reasoning sessions utilize local faculty instructors to guide students to develop progressive critical thinking and reasoning skills
- Preceptor faculty host students in their practice for Clinical Apprenticeship (1/2 day/week ), allowing students to practice the clinical skills they are learning in during the M1 year
- Specialty Longitudinal Integrated Clinical Experience (SPLICE) provides students with a 2-3 month clinical experience in various specialties. Faculty help students with clinical skill development and specialty choice decision-making
- Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships occur in the M1-M2 summer and the M3 year. Students are paired with clinical faculty preceptors in multiple disciplines and immersed in regional health systems
- Didactic lecture opportunities occur throughout the clinical (M3) year.
- We have regular opportunities to share your specific expertise and guidance in student interest group activities, specialty choice events, and panel discussions.
- The Physician in the Community Pathway course connects MCW-CW students to community organizations and physicians to conduct a research project addressing health outcomes. Mentors in this program provide guidance to students on the planning, execution and evaluation of their chosen project.
- Other opportunities may be available depending on your interests and students’ schedules.
An exception would be if you are participating in an extra-curricular session with students – this might be something specific to the MCW-Central Wisconsin campus and student body, and depending on the event, it might make sense for you to prepare your own materials or power points or whatever is appropriate.
For CWIC, the Central Wisconsin Integrated Clerkship a preceptor’s time will vary depending on discipline and is negotiable based on interest and availability.
For small group or skills sessions you will be told in advance when to arrive and how long your session is. Most sessions are 3 hours in length or less.
For extra-curricular topics, the time commitment will vary with the session or event.
For other teaching opportunities – small group sessions, skills sessions, other discussions, you will be asked to provide feedback on the experience to the Assistant Dean responsible for your session. This might be formal or informal feedback on how you felt the session went and how you feel the students responded.