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Small Group Facilitator

 

Core Inquiry Curriculum Small Group Facilitator

Watch the Inquiry Overview video and read more about the Inquiry Curriculum here.

Responsibilities:

Guide groups of 8-10 students through updated Problem Based Learning (PBL)-style cases and other Evidenced-Based Inquiry Sessions in the Core Inquiry Curriculum (CIC). These weekly small group sessions take place within each Foundational Sciences Block.

Lead journal club sessions and problem-based exercises in evidence-based medicine.

Faculty Benefits:

  • Teach a group of medical students longitudinally through their first 18 months of medical school
  • Help shape and refine the curriculum for the 21st Century Physician 
  • Learn new teaching skills
  • Engage in cutting edge problems facing 21st century care
  • Gain valuable teaching experience

Faculty Development:

  • We will equip you with the skills necessary for facilitating these small groups. Discussion will be student-led but faculty-guided.
  • Extensive facilitator guides will provide you with content background and everything you need to facilitate the discussions.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for teaching early-stage medical students
  • Interest in exploration and discovery of cases using a PBL format
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement of the emerging Core Inquiry Curriculum
  • Comfort with facilitating discussion

Time Commitment:

  • Teaching: 4-6 consecutive Monday afternoons (2-2.5 hours) for a Foundational Sciences block (listed in table below) in Academic Year 2016-2017. Total 10-15 hours of teaching.

*You do not need to be content area experts for these blocks.

Block 2016-17 Dates #Mondays/~Hours
Ground School Aug 8-Sep 23 4 Mondays, 10 hrs
Airways, Blood, and Circulation - ABC Sep 26-Nov 10 6 Mondays, 15 hrs
Individual Experience of Health & Illness - H&I Nov 14-Dec 9 4 Mondays, 10 hrs
Renal, Endocrine, GI, and Nutrition- REGn Jan 16-Mar 3 4 Mondays, 10 hrs
Health and Society - H&S Mar 6-Mar 31 4 Mondays, 10 hrs
Pathogens and Host Defense- PHD Apr 17-June 2

5 Mondays, 12.5 hrs

 

To apply, fill out the 2016-17 Teaching Interest Form

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Foundation Ground School: Medical Genetics Small Group Facilitator

The foundation ground school is an introductory course that will include introduction to anatomy, autonomic physiology, signaling cell biology, principles of pharmacology, introduction to genetics, mechanisms of disease and the basics of cancer cell biology including principles of cytotoxic chemotherapy.

Read more on the Ground School Block here.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide groups of 12-13 students through small groups on medical genetics

Faculty Benefits:

  • Opportunity to help shape and refine the curriculum for the 21st Century Physician,  learn new teaching skills, gain teaching experience

Faculty Development:

  • Orientation to the course includes a workshop on small group teaching and a tutorial on how to use the online curriculum
  • Prior to each teaching session a prep session will provide an opportunity to discuss content and the process for small group facilitation
  • Detailed tutor notes for all of the teaching sessions will be provided

Qualifications:

  • Medical genetics expertise is required
  • Instructor: Salaried UCSF faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Time Commitment: 

  • The in-class session is 2 hours long and is preceded by a 2-hour prep session. Depending on your level of expertise, several hour of additional preparation will be required
  • Dates of Instruction: 8/3- small group leader orientation, 8/23- 8-10am, 10-12pm 

To apply, fill out the 2016-17 Teaching Interest Form

 

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Foundation Ground School: Pharmacology/Physiology/Cell Biology Small Group Facilitator

This is an introductory course and will include introduction to anatomy, autonomic physiology, signaling cell biology, principles of pharmacology, introduction to genetics, mechanisms of disease and the basics of cancer cell biology including principles of cytotoxic chemotherapy.

Read more on the Ground School Block here.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide groups of 12-13 students through small groups on pharmacology, the autonomic nervous system, and cancer cell biology and principles of chemotherapy

Faculty Benefits:

  • Opportunity to help shape and refine the curriculum for the 21st Century Physician,  learn new teaching skills, gain teaching experience

Faculty Development:

  • Orientation to the course includes a workshop on small group teaching and a tutorial on how to use the online curriculum
  • Prior to each teaching session a prep session will provide an opportunity to discuss the content and the process for optimal small group facilitation

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of autonomic nervous system, pharmacology principles and cancer cell biology and basic principles of cancer treatment
  • Instructor: Salaried UCSF faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Time Commitment: 

  • 2 hour prep session, followed by 2 hours of class time
  • 8 hours of total in-class teaching time with 8 hours of prep meetings
  • Dates of Instruction:
    • Small group leader orientation - 8/3
    • Ans* & Signaling- 8/18, 10–12pm
    • Tumor Suppressor Genes & Oncogenes- 9/6, 10-12pm; 9/7, 1-3pm; 9/8, 10-12pm
    • Chemotherapy and Pharmacogenomics- 9/9, 8-10am
    • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacogenomics- 9/15 8-10am

To apply, fill out the 2016-17 Teaching Interest Form

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Foundation Ground School: Team Learning and Communication Skills Small Group Facilitator

This is an introductory course and will include introduction to anatomy, autonomic physiology, signaling cell biology, principles of pharmacology, introduction to genetics, mechanisms of disease and the basics of cancer cell biology including principles of cytotoxic chemotherapy.

Read more on the Ground School Block here.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide small groups on learning styles, professional development, teamwork, feedback etc. The sessions run longitudinally through FS1 and occur roughly once a quarter

Faculty Benefits:

  • Opportunity to teach a group of medical students longitudinally through their first 18 months of medical school

Faculty Development:

  • Orientation to the course includes a workshop on small group teaching and a tutorial on how to use the online curriculum
  • Prior to each teaching session a prep session will provide an opportunity to discuss the content and the process for optimal small group facilitation

Qualifications:

  • Prior small group facilitation experience helps but is not required; interest in teaching first- and second-year medical students
  • Instructor: Salaried UCSF faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Time Commitment: 

  • 2 hour prep session, followed by 2 hours of class time
  • 1 hour prep in a group setting and one hour teaching during ground school; ideally TLCS facilitators remain with the same group throughout the year 
  • Dates of Instruction: 9/12- 9-10am, 11-12pm

To apply, fill out the 2016-17 Teaching Interest Form

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Foundation Science 1: REGulation Block (Renal, Endocrine, GI, and Nutrition) Small Group Facilitator

Read more on the REGulation block here.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide groups of 12-13 students through clinical case-based problems on topics from the following:
    • Disciplines: Renal Pathology, Renal Medicine, Renal Physiology, Integrated GI (physiology, medicine, path), Endocrine Medicine, Metabolic Biochemistry
    • Curricular Topics: Renal Pathology, Renal Medicine, Renal Physiology, Integrated GI (physiology, medicine, path), Endocrine Medicine, Metabolic Biochemistry

Faculty Benefits:

  • Opportunity to engage early first-year students in critical content

Faculty Development:

  • Small group faculty development is available, and administrative support to support scheduling and developing learning materials

Qualifications:

  • Instructors who are excited to teach, and passionate about supporting early first-year students in directing their own learning.
  • We welcome educators with great expertise in specific areas, but are also interested in instructors willing to teach outside their usual comfort zone. A combination of curiosity, patience, and willingness to challenge is highly desired
  • Salaried UCSF Faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Time Commitment: 

  • 4-8 hrs of contact time depending on the discipline; small groups are scheduled at various times through the 7-week course
  • The entire course runs Jan 13-March 03 2017

To apply, fill out the 2016-17 Teaching Interest Form

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Foundation Science 1: Airway, Blood, Circulation (ABC) Block Small Group Facilitator

Read more on the ABC block here.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide groups of 12 students and help the students through a problem set or clinical cases.
  • Curricular Topics: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Physiology and Medicine, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Heme, Genetics

Faculty Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity to work with a group of first-year medical students and share your expertise and passion. First-year medical students often remark that their small group facilitators leave a lasting impression on them.

Faculty Development:

  • There are detailed tutor notes for all small groups and prep sessions for some of the small groups.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in teaching first-year medicine students, have a clinical or basic science background.
  • Instructor: Salaried UCSF faculty, 4th year medical students

Time Commitment:

  • Variable but should be a minimum of 6 hours total in-class teaching time
  • Dates of Instruction: Sept 27 - Nov 9

To apply, fill out the 2016-17 Teaching Interest Form

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