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Educational Methodologies & Student Assessment

Educational Methodologies & Student Assessment

Students learn in a variety of methods depending on the experience they choose. These experiences emphasize one-on-one interaction between the student and teacher. The methods employed include working in the inpatient and outpatient settings under supervision of physicians, oral and written case presentations, and education in specialized testing procedures used in the specialty. Attendance of lectures and seminars specific to the selective may be required. Non-clinical experiences will involve practical hands-on learning under the supervision of the sponsoring expert, based on the objectives and competencies as outlined in the specific experience description. Conference attendance will require the student to submit a copy of the paper or oral presentation along with a conference schedule and attendance at conference sessions to qualify for credit. For student designed experiences, the sponsor is required to identify the objectives of the experiences with a brief description of how these will be met along with the competencies addressed by the selective. Other methods that may be employed include journal keeping for international experiences, community health and service experiences, or project reports for research experiences.

Student assessment methods are defined as are appropriate to specific experiences to determine credit or no credit, with optional narrative on Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE). Criteria for granting credit are attendance, effort, and achievement of minimum standards of performance as laid down by the sponsoring department. Summative evaluation may be provided to each student by the sponsoring faculty or person. Formative feedback by all members of the sponsoring team and the student is required.


 updated JUL 24 2019 | cjb