|What are the responsibilities of the "UMMS faculty sponsor" for FCEs supervised by a non-UMMS physician and done outside UMMS? |
| ||determine and agree to - in advance of student-designed proposal acceptance - the necessity of |
- acting as liaison to FCE program administration on behalf of non-UMMS faculty sponsor
- acting as liaison to FCE program administration on behalf of student
- collating multiple student assessments in order to assign credit to student
- assist student in naming an evaluating supervisor, if other than yourself
|Do grades have to be turned in for the student to receive credit? |
- FCEs are not graded, per se. However faculty sponsors are required to complete an assessment of each student's performance, including the recommendation that the student receives (or does not receive) credit.
- All student assessment and program & FCE evaluation will be done via e*Value at the end of each FE term.
|What types of activities qualify?|
- introduction to a medical specialty not offered as a core clinical experience
- activity designed to help with career planning
- development of skills pertinent to the practice of medicine outside of the core clinical experiences, e.g., Allied health professionals, complementary and alternate medicine and community health
- service projects related to the medical field
- international experiences related to healthcare
- research exploration and or preparation
- conference attendance if the student is presenting his/her own work
- physician as a patient and community advocate
- teaching related to medicine and public health
- humanities as it pertains to medicine
- hospital administration; medical leadership
- activities enhancing clinical skills
- remediation of mandatory core clinical experiences
|Will a group activity qualify?|
- Flexible as long as learner satisfies requirements
- Faculty mentor may prefer to offer projects that may need to be done by pairs or groups of students
- Students within an interest group may design projects to be completed by a pair or group
|The following additional criteria must be met for all FCE experiences.|
- There should be a minimum of three distinct experiences and no more than one repetition of a FCE experience will be allowed. In most cases where the same experience is repeated, it will be done for two consecutive FCE sessions, providing for a longer experience. This would allow the student to participate in electives where at least 2 weeks are required for a meaningful learning experience, such as overseas electives or research electives.
- The student should choose experiences in at least two different departments within or outside the medical school. This is in keeping with the spirit of these electives which allow for the students to gain diverse experiences during these electives.
- Experiences are required to be supervised by a qualified sponsor. For student designed electives the sponsor can be chosen by the student, their learning community mentor, clerkship directors, course director or other faculty who may guide the student.
- An FCE cannot be used to continue with a core clinical experience, or contribute to the student’s evaluation of the core clinical experience- i.e. the faculty evaluating a student for the CCE should be different from the FCE sponsor.
- The experience should be related to an aspect of medicine, healthcare, medical education, or healthcare administration, as it applies to the individual or the community.
- The experience must have at least one clearly stated objective.
- One FCE requires a total of 45 hour time commitment by the student in the one-week period (combined face-to-face and 'homework/study/reading' activities)
|What sorts of activities do not qualify?|
- a third week in the same experience
- doing all experiences in the same department, even if it is with different faculty sponsors
- an experience that is continous with a core clinical experience and has the same faculty person evaluating the student for the FCE as for the core experience (i.e., an FCE cannot be used to enhance your evaluation of a core experience)
- an experience unrelated to healthcare, or not supervized by a qualified sponsor.
|What resources must an FCE faculty sponsor provide for the student?|
- Access to facility
- Access to Computer-based information
- Clear schedule for each day to be provided at start of FCE
- Any credentialing required
- Communication with department or clinic administrator or nurse managers about the program and expectations on working with students
|Is there a deadline for submission?|
- Proposals may be submitted at a minimum of 4 weeks before the start of the exercise/course.