Hope you had a great weekend!
Please find pertinent information about your current courses (Human Body Foundations 3, P4, SL, & CS) for the week of 2/6/23-2/10/23, and several important announcements including the Learning Coach Application being open, the CEC Clinical Placement Survey Deadline, word on the Key Dates Flyer for Segment 2, and the brand new Coaching program below:
Human Body Foundations 3 with Dr. Braun & Dr. Walker
We hope you have enjoyed learning about the endocrine system and the cranial cavity and brain after its removal. We also hope that you found your continued study of the central nervous system (CNS) interesting. Your second summative exam in the course is next Wednesday, February 8, 2023. After the exam, i.e., on Thursday and Friday, you will start learning about upper motor neuronal pathways and their effects on body movements. You'll also learn more details about the blood supply to the brain and how sensory and motor pathways are affected when a particular vessel is occluded. There will also be a CNS pharmacovigilance session and a continuation of the Evidence-Based Medicine thread that you have been practicing in the M1 segment. Here is information on the exam and the required active learning sessions for the sixth week of the course:
OPTIONAL- Faculty Pre-Exam Reviews (Virtual via Zoom) on Monday, February 6. Please check the Canvas calendar for specific zoom meeting information for each session. All sessions will be recorded and posted on Canvas. Attendance is encouraged since there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Summative Exam 2 on Wednesday, February 8 for all students as scheduled. There will be 100 multiple-choice questions. Please refer to the Canvas announcement for information on the exam blueprint.
On Thursday, you will resume your learning of new content about the central nervous system and continue your study of the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine. You will also be introduced to new gross anatomy content that focuses on different regions of the head encountered during subsequent dissection. Here are the required active learning sessions for the sixth week of the course, as well as an optional EBM session:
Good luck on the exam on Wednesday!
P4 with Dr. Markowitz
The next scheduled P4-1C session will be Feb 16, 2023. Enjoy your free Thursday morning on Feb 9! Unit 13 continues our discussion of issues related to the geriatric population, and delivering bad news.
SL with Dr. Kaur & Dr. Nazer
OTHER Opportunities to submit abstracts to national conferences and long-term training:
CS with Dr. Miller
This week there are no scheduled Clinical Skills sessions. if you have not yet completed your Neuro session, materials are live on Canvas. A few points:
Learning Coach Applications Now Open from Dr. Reid
Are you a passionate student leader? Do you have a desire to support your peers towards attaining academic success? If you answered, YES to either of these questions, consider partnering with the WSUSOM, Office of Learning and Teaching as a Near-Peer Learning Coach.
Near-Peer Learning Coach Program was created to ensure the long-range success students working in undergraduate medical education curricula by providing them access to highly-skilled tutors and facilitators.
The Office of Learning and Teaching is looking to collaborate with dedicated second-year medical students to carry out this service. Students participating in the Near-Peer Learning Coach Program will have the opportunity engage in longitudinal teaching opportunities being in their second year of medical school and culminating in the fourth year that leads to an IPETP Certification; six credit hours towards their degree upon completion the course competencies for MD4 8035, Directed Teaching in a Medical Education Environment, and a designation in their MSPE letter. Please see the attached job description for more information or to apply to the Near-Peer Learning Coach Program.
Clinical Experiential Course (CEC) Clinical Placement Survey from Dr. Williams
When you begin Segment 2 on April 10th, one new class you will be enrolled in the Clinical Experiential Course with Dr. Williams. This is a unique part of the curriculum at the WSUSOM, giving you clinical exposure while still being in the pre-clerkship phase.
Please make sure you have filled out the clinical placement survey, which was due this past Friday, the link is here.
Key Dates Flyer for Segment 2
Please find the Key Dates Flyer for Term 2A attached, 2 months prior to Segment 2 starting on 4/10/23.
This contains all required events for your first term of Segment 2 (12 weeks), in addition to all exam dates, course lengths, term breaks and holidays for the entire 23/24 Academic Year. We hope this allows you to better plan both your personal and academic obligations!
Please note that the first day of Segment 2 will be virtual (4/10/23), so hopefully this helps with travel arrangements, but you are expected to be in person on 4/11/23. Finally, First Aid textbooks will also be distributed in mid April 23 to the class.
Introduction to the Coaching Program
February 10th 12:15-1:15pm, Blue Lecture Hall
Dr. Maya Hammoud will be presenting the Pre-Clerkship Coaching Program that we are starting this spring! Dr. Hammoud is helping create and deliver a coaching program for WSUSOM students. She is the senior advisor for Medical Education Innovations at the American Medical Association (AMA) with a focus on coaching, authoring Coaching in Medical Education handbook and A Guide to Being a Good Coachee.
Coaching Program Information
We are very excited to implement this program, coaching in medical education has shown improvements in academic performance, professional identity formation, leadership, and master adaptive learning skills. This program will allow students increased facetime with peers and clinical faculty throughout the coaching program. Please join Dr. Hammoud and our team in Person on Friday February 10th at 12:15pm in the Blue Lecture Hall for the Introduction to Coaching Session!
Wishing you all the best this week!