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  1. Department of PediatricsPediatric Clerkship Executive Committee on Curriculum June 2001

  2. Pediatric Education Section Jeffrey Longacre, MD LTC, MC, USA Pediatric Clerkship Director Executive Committee on Curriculum Documents Clerkship Survey School of Medicine Objectives Grid

  3. Jeff Longacre, MD LTC, MC, USA Clerkship Director Woodson Jones, MD LtCol (sel), USAF, MC NCA Site Director Virginia Randall, MD COL, MC, USA NCA Site Director Christine Johnson, MD Maj, USAF, MC NCA Site Director Pediatric Education SectionDepartment of Pediatrics, USU

  4. Pediatric Clerkship Training Sites • Keesler Air Force Medical Center, Biloxi, MS • Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA • National Capital Area, Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA • Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA • San Antonio Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX • Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

  5. Educational Materials COMSEP Curriculum Student Study Guide Clerkship Goals Educational Resources Learning Activities Evaluation Guidelines Administrative Forms End of Clerkship Critiques Case-based Interactive Learning Scenario (CBILS) Critiques Faculty Guides Written and Oral Presentation Guidelines Pediatric Clerkship Materials and Resources

  6. Clerkship Objectives and the Relationship to USU SOM Objectives • Goals of the Pediatric Clerkship (Study Guide) • Relationship to the School of Medicine Objectives (USU SOM Objectives Grid) • Relationship to the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Objectives (Clerkship Matrix) (Underlined items contain hyperlinks to those documents)

  7. Clerkship Teaching Methods and Formats • Clinical Experiences • Direct patient care • Newborn nursery (1 week) • Inpatient pediatric ward (2 weeks) • Ambulatory pediatric clinic (3 weeks) • Daily patient rounds with faculty/residents • Daily didactic sessions • Pediatric Grand Rounds • Issued text books

  8. Clerkship Teaching Methods and Formats • Case-based Interactive Learning Scenarios (CBILS) • Cardiac Auscultation Module (SimCenter) • Web-based lectures • Web-based quizzes • Resources provided to each site • Case-based problem solving texts • Case-based interactive CD-ROMs

  9. Formative Evaluation • Daily Precepted Clinical Encounters • Structured Clinical Observations (SCO’s) • Standardized Patient Encounters (SPE’s) • Cardiac Auscultation Module (CAM) • Weekly Learner-mentor Meetings

  10. Summative Evaluation • NBME End of Clerkship Examination • Comprehensive Written History and Physical Examination • Oral Presentation • Clinical Performance

  11. Student Critique and Feedback • Verbal feedback about the clerkship sought at weekly meetings • Written feedback obtained from end of clerkship critique, which addresses: • Curriculum content • Clerkship mechanics and communication • Specific teaching site issues • Faculty performance

  12. Clerkship Comparability • Guidebook for Clerkship Directors • Annual Site Director Retreat at USU • Active Issues • Standardization • Faculty Development • Regular Contact between Clerkship Director and Site Directors • Curriculum Changes • Student Performance Review • Standardization • Curriculum • Grade Distribution • Local Site Issues Affecting Experience

  13. Clerkship Comparability • Intrasite • Student Feedback (intrasite) • Faculty/Student Mix • Student/Patient Mix • Intersite • Curriculum Standardization • Standardized Forms • Web-based Teaching Resources • External • COMSEP Curriculum • NBME Performance • Specialty Selection

  14. Coordination with Other Disciplines • Inpatient • Teaching Rounds • Radiology, Surgery, Obstetrics, Emergency Dept • Outpatient • Clinic Opportunities • Dermatology, Neurology, Otolaryngology

  15. Current Innovative Interventions • Structured Clinical Observations • Standardized/Simulated Patient Encounters • Cardiac Auscultation Module

  16. Proposed Innovative Interventions • Evidence-based Medicine Module • Environmental Medicine Module • Humanitarian Assistance Module

  17. Strengths Geographical Diversity Exposure Committed Chair Devoted and Talented Section Medical Education Scholarship Leadership Weaknesses Intrinsic demands on Site Directors Geographical Diversity Standardization Communication Interdisciplinary Endeavors Clerkship Strengths and Weaknesses

  18. Clerkship Five Year Plan • Pediatric Education Section envisions leading the University in both quality and innovative medical education and educational scholarship. • Pediatric Education will be the model of a learner- focused, case-based, interactive curriculum that is a component of a continuous, horizontal, interdisciplinary pediatric curriculum that is an integral part of the USU curriculum.