Neurology Clinician Educator Track (CNET)

Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge and skills as a clinician educator
  • Apply a systemic approach to managing physical exam rounds with medical students
  • Teach clinical reasoning skills in small group setting
  • Contribute to scholarly work in medical education:  Examples not limited to: Chapter development, curriculum development, ChalkTalks, Presentations, etc.
  • Create a clinical educator portfolio

Details:

  • Two year commitment
  • PGY3 mainly, PGY2s welcome
  • PGY4 year, resident will become Academic Chief
  • Hours will need to be documented — Initially this will be used to gauge the workload and to develop a standard for future NCET participants
  • Each resident on NCET will be paired with a mentor
  • Certificate of NCET completion during graduation

Activities / Expectations:

  • Create a project to be implemented over two years
    • Formulate a project idea to present to committee with 2 year plan in the first few months
    • Coordinate with mentor once project is approved
    • Present project at Neurology Research Day at the end of the 2 years
  • Assist with Stroke mock codes twice a year
  • Assist with Overcoming Neurophobia Course
  • Assist with Blumenfeld’s Didactics Series
  • Assist with other teaching opportunities throughout the year which may include:
    • Lumbar puncture medical student teaching sessions
    • M&M Neurology sessions with Dr. Romero
    • Overcoming Neurophobia lectures to Internal Medicine Didactics
    • Developing and giving chalk talks to medical students
    • Lectures to Neurology residents
    • Resident is welcomed to create new teaching opportunities
  • Participate in the IM Teaching Elective for at least 2 weeks
    • PGY1s may be able to take this elective if planning to enter the NCET during PGY2/3 year
  • Attend monthly hour-long seminars, as clinical schedule allows.
    • Seminars focus on teaching and education skills
    • Most will have an article or other reading
    • Seminars led by internal medicine faculty department or other UT teaching faculty.
    • Must attend >50% over the two years
    • Example of previous topics
        • Mentorship
        • Running noon report
        • Bedside physical exam teaching skills
        • Teaching clinical reasoning, adult learning theory
        • Brief teaching models
        • Feedback
        • Developing and presenting a lecture or poster
        • Curriculum development
        • Understanding your teaching style, teaching procedures
        • Supporting the struggling learner
        • Clinician educator career development, presentation of portfolio
    • Afternoon physical exam rounds with medical students (from stroke, wards and VA)
      • At least 4 per year
      • Oserved by Dr. Palm or Wards attending with feedback provided after session
    • Activities may be altered to accommodate resident interests, or in the event that changes occur in program or medical school curricula.
    • As feedback is essential to improvement, the resident is encouraged to seek feedback during all teaching activities

 

  • Educator’s portfolio creation
    • Develop a portfolio of teaching activities and documentation to be presented at the end of the year
    • Examples include:
        • List of teaching activities: date, even, learners
        • Curriculum products: eg, chapters, PowerPoints
        • Evaluations or comments: from faculty or learners
        • Video recordings: eg, brief recording of a lecture or noon report
        • Reflective writings:  your own musing or ideas about anything. Eg, blogging

Requirements:

  • Mentor meetings twice a year
  • Need to have at least 3 teaching activities observed by a faculty member to provide feedback in order to accelerate development as an educator
      • Feedback form must be turned in as part of portfolio
  • Educational project presentation during Neurology Residency Research day
  • Educator’s portfolio presentation to Education Faculty committee
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