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Meet MCW-Central Wisconsin Assistant Dean for Basic Science Curriculum
Teaching for MCW-Central Wisconsin
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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.
- There are skills development sessions in Foundations of Clinical Medicine (FCM), Bench to Bedside (B2B) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course, where students are in small groups and learn critical hands- on skills such as exams, interviewing techniques, taking blood pressure and other biometrics, etc.
- There are also small group discussions in many of our Basic Science courses and some of our clinical courses where we need facilitators moderate discussions and add expertise.
- In the M2 year, there are a number of opportunities for local sessions where basic scientists are paired with clinicians to explore how the science students are learning relates to clinical conditions.
- There are clinical reasoning sessions which will be an extension of our CPD course, where local instructors will guide students through the pathway to get from interview to plan of action.
- We have a number of preceptor opportunities for our Clinical Apprenticeship (1/2 day/week in the M1 year) and Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (in the M1 -M2 summer, and in the M3 year).
- We will also have a number of opportunities to share specific expertise in “extracurricular” special events and panel discussions.
- M1 and M2 students are enrolled in the Physician in the Community Pathway course, which allows students to connect with a community organization to do research and affect 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 most other courses, the lectures, discussions, materials and content are identical between the three campuses. Therefore, there is very little freedom at the local level in developing or revising teaching materials.
For the LIC Clerkships, details are still being determined. The students are in clerkships for most of the summer between their M1 and M2 year (June through mid-August) and for most of their entire M3 year. Time commitment for individual preceptors will vary.
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.