PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed core clerkships. Satisfactory completion of the M1 Tissue Biology course. Note: This is a decompressed elective and will only be offered in the Fall - August to September.
• Students will refresh knowledge of normal tissue structure and function, and
• Correlate with elements of pathology and clinical pathophysiology
• M4's will work with M1's in a small group setting, serving as tutors and mentors as the M1's learn Tissue Biology.
• Solidified understanding of both basic and clinical anatomical sciences;
• Collegial communication skills, thus preparing the student for residency and a collegial professional life;
• Life-long learning strategy that revisits the fundamental building blocks of basic anatomical science on which clinical science (pathology and pathophysiology) are based.
• Problems in triage prioritization and management of patient load;
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: • While counted as a two week elective, it is in reality a decompressed elective meeting from August through September.
• M4 students will need to make arrangements with their other, concurrent elective directors to make up required clinical experiences.
• Orientation Conferences with Faculty Coordinator prior to laboratory exercises.
• Assignment to present small group heads up for each laboratory exercise.
• Assignment to research one of the most frequently occurring complaints based on a tissue lesion, & construct NBME style questions on this area.
ASSESSMENT: Students will be assessed based upon:
• Participation in small group laboratory exercises- based upon instructor feedback.
• Midterm feedback by Faculty Coordinator.
• Research report on a tissue lesion, & constructed questions.
• Exit interview by Faculty Coordinator.
Program Number: ELEC 988
Program Director: J. Art, PhD
Duration: 4 weeks decompressed
Night Call: No
Students Accepted: Min. 0 Max. 10
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Laboratory/Independent Study: 2-4 hours
Total Hours /Week: 2-4 hours