Population Health Clerkship 2011: Faculty Resources
Welcome to the new Resource Center for faculty in the Population Health Clerkship. As you know, this year's clerkship will be experienced by second year medical students in addition to the second year Graduate Entry Pathway nursing students. The shift from first to second year gives us an opportunity to fine-tune and improve all of our population health teams to best suit the skill and knowledge levels of the students.
Team Development Template
Each team's faculty members should work together to complete a Team Development Template and return it to Heather-Lyn.Haley@umassmed.edu. This will allow us to provide information about the experience to students in April as they select their preferences for placement in October. If you need assistance in putting together your template, please consider joining us for a planning session (see below).
Population Health Clerkship Timeline:
|August 2010||Students will attend three relevant plenary sessions through the Determinants of Health course, including 8/19/10 "US Health Care System" and 8/24/10 "Unnatural Causes" |
|January-March 2011||Faculty Planning Sessions will be held to assist faculty in developing their team field experience. |
|March 2011||All team development templates should be submitted by March 4. These should be written to have a population focus and include the name of the population in the title of the group. Please describe the exact nature of the group’s activities and include group specific learning objectives.|
|April 2011||Students rank preferences on April 1. On April 12, there will be two hours of plenary session, including one hour for an introduction to the Population Health Clerkship and receipt of student team matches. |
Between April 12-26, students will research the population with which they matched, as well as learning about the mission and services offered by relevant agencies for that population. On April 26, they will meet in PHC teams as small groups from 3-4pm at the medical school. Faculty members are encouraged to attend.
|October 2011||Small groups have the opportunity to meet for final preparations on October 4 from 4-5pm. The Population Health Clerkship Field Experience will occur between October 17-28, 2011. |
Students are asked to submit journals on the third day of the clerkship to allow for early feedback. October 31 will be the students' final day to submit completed Population Health Frameworks and journals. The person who took primary responsibility for the day to day activities of the student in the community (whether that be an agency staff person or UMMS faculty member) is asked to complete an evaluation for each student on their team (the Evaluation of Student Immersion Activities) at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SD2TSP6. Pleae complete these online evaluations before November 4. Team leaders may decide amongst themselves how to divide the scoring of journals; academically credentialled faculty should oversee scoring of the framework (talk to course coordinators if you have questions or need assistance with this task.) Scoring criteria are available in the general course desciption section of the website.
Faculty will provide feedback on the experience to course coordinators and note any changes suggested for the following year. Students will present posters at a public session on November 8 from 2:45-4:45pm; team leaders are encouraged to attend and participate on judging panels. The course directors will provide each team with the Survey Monkey scores for their team members, based on responses provided online, for use in completing the grading grid.
The team leader(s) who has an UMMS faculty appointment should take the responsibility for compiling the various scores and completing one grading grid for each student after consultation with other team leaders (this is to comply with LCME accreditation requirements). Grades should be submitted to email@example.com by November 18th. Grading grids can be scanned and emailed, mailed as hard copies, or hand-delivered.
Faculty Planning Sessions
We are planning a series of faculty planning sessions in order to allow you all time to work on planning with guidance from other faculty. We ask everyone to make an effort to attend at least once but we welcome attendance at all sessions. Participation of academic and community faculty pairs is encouraged. We're hoping to rotate and hold planning sessions at multiple sites. Get in touch with Heather-Lyn Haley if you'd like to coordinate a session at your site.
January: South St Jan 10, 12:00pm; Benedict Jan 27, 7:30-9am SNOWED OUT!
February: February 1 SNOWED OUT!;
NEW TRAINING DATES:
February 8, 7:30-9am and February 11, 1-2pm - both of these sessions are being run online through Adobe Connect. To join the meeting online, go to http://onlinetraining.umassmed.edu/phc/
Aat this website, please login as "Guest" and type your name.
NOTE: If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting before, please test your connection:
http://onlinetraining.umassmed.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to be sure you have all of the needed software to join the webinar.
**You can now view and listen to the February 8 training as recorded on Adobe Connect.
Just click here: http://onlinetraining.umassmed.edu/p64438933/
We thought you might like to tap into some resources to help you think about possible service projects that could be accomplished by students during your team's field experience.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health has a lot of resources on their website for in-depth exploration of the possibilities for service learning in the health professions.
The national website for Campus Compact has a nice compilation of syllabi in the health field that may provide some ideas to help you. UMMS is a new member of the Massachusetts campus Compact group, allowing us full access to these resources.
Let Heather know if you have additional resources you'd like us to list here.