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David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2016-2017

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UCLA FACULTY

Please review the following information regarding teaching opportunities at the David Geffen School of Medicine and at your clinical site.

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Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

Problem-based learning is a case-based teaching method. Students meet with faculty members who facilitate the group’s learning process without lecturing. Group size is about 8 students. Tutors review students' learning issues online each week, offering comments on quality or thoroughness as needed. First and second year blocks welcome MD clinicians from all disciplines and basic-science PhDs as teaching faculty. Case preview is scheduled weekly. New tutors attend a PBL training session prior to the start of their Block.

First Year Medical Students - PBL

Block 1: Foundations of Medicine I

Pathologic processes, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, basic immunology, history taking, and overview of the physical examination

  • August 8 – October 5, 2016
  • Mondays and Fridays: 8 - 10 am
  • Case preview: Fridays 10 - 11 am

Block 2: Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory Medicine I

Anatomy, pathology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, clinical skills, imaging, and selected pathophysiologic mechanisms of these organ systems

  • October 10 – December 14, 2016
  • Mondays and Fridays: 8 - 10 am
  • Case preview: Fridays, 10 - 11 am

Block 3: Gastrointestinal, Endocrine & Reproductive Medicine I

Anatomy, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, clinical skills, genetics, and selected pathophysiologic mechanisms

  • January 3 – March 1, 2017
  • Mondays and Fridays: 8 - 10 am
  • Case preview: Fridays, 10 - 11 am

Block 4: Musculoskeletal Medicine

Anatomy, pathology, neurobiology, neurology, psychopathology, clinical skills, imaging, psychopharmacology and pathophysiology

  • March 6 – April 12, 2017
  • Mondays and Fridays: 8 - 10 am
  • Case preview: Fridays 10 - 11 am

Block 5: Medical Neuroscience I

Anatomy, pathology, neurobiology, neurology, psychopathology, clinical skills, imaging, psychopharmacology and pathophysiology

  • April 17 – May 24, 2017
  • Mondays and Fridays: 8 - 10 am
  • Case preview: Fridays 10 - 11 am

Second Year Medical Students - PBL

Block 6: Foundations of Medicine II

Basic pharmacology; microbes, host defense & immunity; immune disorders; epidemiology; infectious diseases and therapeutics; cancer, including classification, causes and therapeutics, other disorders of blood

  • August 1 – September 30, 2016
  • Mondays and Fridays: 10 am - 12 noon
  • Case preview: Fridays 12 - 1 pm

Block 7: Medical Neuroscience II

Pathology and pathophysiology of these systems continues; including therapeutics (pharmaceuticals and other treatments); clinical trials and epidemiology; prevention

  • October 3 – November 9, 2016
  • Mondays and Fridays: 10 am - 12 noon
  • Case Preview: Fridays 12 - 1 pm

Block 8: Gastrointestinal, Endocrine & Reproductive Medicine II

Endocrinology; reproductive health and disease; breast; GI diseases; gender-specific diseases; skin diseases, common infectious diseases; therapeutics; prevention, including nutrition

  • November 14, 2016 – January 20, 2017
  • December 19-January 3, 2016: Winter Break (no sessions)
  • Mondays and Fridays: 10 am - 12 noon
  • Case preview: Fridays 12 - 1 pm

Block 9: Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory Medicine II

Pathology and pathophysiology of these systems continues; including hypertension, developmental disorders; therapeutics: pharmaceuticals and other treatments; clinical trials and epidemiology; prevention; common infectious agents

  • January 23 – March 17, 2017
  • Mondays and Fridays: 10 am - 12 noon
  • Case Preview: Fridays 12 - 1 pm

Doctoring/Clinical Skills

Tutors in 1st and 2nd year Doctoring and 3rd year System Based Health are physicians with clinical experience, paired with mental health professionals, certain social scientists and training combinations, such as nursing and law. CMEs, and MCEPs may be earned for some faculty development meetings.

Doctoring 1

Doctoring 1 utilizes a small group format to help first-year medical students learn about the patient-doctor relationship, interviewing, communication, and life-long learning skills. Emphasis is on training humanistic physicians in health promotion, disease prevention, cultural competency, and behavioral analysis in the clinical practice of medicine. Pairs of tutors, typically an MD and a behaviorist (i.e. psychologist, RN, etc.), facilitate three-hour sessions with a group of 7-8 first-year medical students approximately twice each month. Full time and part-time teaching opportunities are available. Instead of teaching 17 sessions, part-time tutors can request to teach 8-9 sessions. Opportunities to serve as a substitute tutor are also available. Please see below for additional details:

Doctoring 2: Tutor

Paired faculty members facilitate a three-hour session with nine second-year students, twice each month. Sessions provide a case-based approach to improving interviewing, clinical reasoning, diagnostic skills, and cultural competency.

Clinical Skills 1 Instructor

Faculty members work with a group of four first-year students who are learning basic clinical skills. Instructors will model skills and observe students conducting a basic screening physical examination.

Clinical Skills 2 Instructor

Faculty members work with a group of four second-year students who completed basic clinical skills in their first year. Review and refine aspects of the clinical exam and introduce the concept of hypothesis generated physical diagnosis using prepared cases plus practice exams during six scheduled sessions. Instructors model skills and observe students conducting focused physical examination.

System Based Health: Tutor

Paired faculty members facilitate a three-hour morning session with about eight third-year students twice each month. Sessions are case-based and use a comprehensive approach to enhancing skills in patient/doctor communication, clinical decision-making, and understanding systems of care.


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Preceptorship

First Year: Preceptor

Preceptors are clinicians either from Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine, who guide one or two first-year students once a month. Students accompany preceptors as they see patients in an examining room or private area in their office or clinic. Students should also have an opportunity to interview and examine patients under preceptor supervision.

Second Year: Clinical Skills Preceptor

Preceptors are clinicians from Internal or Family Medicine, who take second year students into their clinical practices approximately twice a month to provide "hands-on" opportunities to practice skills in physical examination, history-taking, and oral presentation.

Third Year: Specialty Preceptor

During the third year students have an opportunity to explore career choices with an emphasis on building clinical skills and understanding the practice demands and rewards of different specialties. They choose a specialty in which to work for half or all of the academic year.