Medical Student Education SIG
The Medical Student Education SIG will still be dedicated to be a home for all people who are interested in medical student education. It will disseminate information for faculty development and career development of members. It will partner with other SIGs or other organizations to enhance approach to education and training.
Medical Student Education Special Interest Group Update Summer 2013
Greetings from the APA Medical Student Education SIG, home to all with a passion for teaching and for learning new educational techniques. We had a great SIG session at PAS 2013, which was a combined session with the Teaching in Community Settings SIG. A big thanks to COMSEP for providing meeting refreshments!
The first part of our session was a mini-workshop in which the participants discussed strategies on how to enhance time-limited teaching encounters through use of reflection. Michael Barone, COMSEP president, topped it all off with a wonderful facilitated discussion on how to foster and teach humanism even in these brief learner-student encounter settings.
The second part of the SIG session started off with a panel discussion facilitated by Chris Peltier and Scott Krugman, co-chairs of the Teaching in Community Settings SIG that focused on community setting educators and on working effectively with community faculty. The panel featured the clerkship director perspective, coordinator perspective and the perspective of the Teaching in Community Settings SIG chairs. Panel guests included Linda Lewin, University of Maryland and Corrine Lehman, University of Cincinnati.
As SIG chairs we wrapped up the session by eliciting ideas and topics for future sessions and ideas on how to serve you all better. We hope to incorporate these as we think about PAS 2014 in Vancouver, and are always open to other ideas from the COMSEP leadership, the APA Education Committee and any and all of you.
On a final note, there is work in the APA to create a Wiki for each SIG for document sharing. We hope to post documents from the SIG sessions of relevance on this WIKI, which should be available some time in 2013.
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Lavjay Butani, MD
2516 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 734-8118
Michele Long, MD
513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci, Room: S672
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-9599