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Medical Student Education Update - January 2016

January, 2016 Volume 2, Issue 1

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msed-2 Welcome to the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry's medical student education update. This quarterly newsletter is a way to keep you connected to medical student education. In this and future newsletters, you will learn about important medical student policies, curriculum updates and innovations, and student and faculty happenings. We greatly appreciate your dedication to medical education and hope that this newsletter will improve the way that we connect to and inform our community.

Medical Student News: David Paul (M.D. '16) recipient of the William and Charlotte Cadbury Award

David Paul (M.D. '16)

On November 9, at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 2016 medical student, David Paul received The William and Charlotte Cadbury Award from the National Medical Fellowships and the AAMC.  David's scientific achievements, in combination with his ongoing mentorship to Rochester city school students, have made him the first-ever UR medical student to receive this prestigious award.

To read the full story, please click here.

Medical Student News: Outside Funding Awards

Several University of Rochester Medical students received outside funding awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Please see below for the list of students and their experiences.

William Archibald: Funded opportunity at University of Colorado-Denver for the Summer, 2015

Benjamin Cocanougher:  Howard Hughes Medical  Institute Medical Research Fellow at the Janelia Research Campus

Adam Evans: Medical Students For Choice Externship with the OB/GYN faculty

Michael Feldman: Young Investigators Award, American Brain Tumor Association, Chevy Chase, MD  

Jenny Jean: HVTN Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) Scholar Program

Jason Kirschner: The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Jonathin Lin: Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

John Mariano: American Society of Hematology  

Andre Renaldo-Fernandez: The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (AANS NREF) Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Adam Russak: American Heart Association Medical Student Fellowship and The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (AANS NREF) Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Stacy Salerno: World Health Organization Emergency Medicine Fellowship  

Gabrielle Santangelo: American Heart Association Medical Student Fellowship

Alice Shanklin: Fully-funded rural health preceptorship in Indiana

 

Educational Innovation at the University of Rochester Medical Center

On November 9, 2015, Sarah E. Peyre, EdD; Christopher Mooney, PhD;  Eric Rynerson; and David R. Lambert, MD presented 'Leveraging Space Design and Technology to Meet an Institution's Mission and Improve Medical Education' at the AAMC Annual meeting Please click here to view the video.

News and Notes

University of Rochester Medical Center faculty were featured in the Democrat and Chronicle last week.  Dr. Gina Cuyler, Dr. Nana Duffy and Dr. Linda Clark formed the Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Inc.  Thank you for your continued dedication to medical student education, and your mentoring of minority students entering medicine!  Click here to view the complete story.

The annual AOA lecture which will take place on Wednesday, February 10 from 4-5pm in the Class of '62 Auditorium at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.   The keynote speaker will be Robert Horowitz, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine & Clinical Pediatrics.  Please contact Student Services at 275-7923 for more information.

School of Medicine commencement exercises will be held on Friday May 13 at 4 PM at Eastman Theatre. URSMD graduate (MD, '82), Richard Hodes, M.D. will be the keynote speaker.

Teaching Opportunities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine

There are many opportunities to teach medical students at URSMD.  Different formats and options include:

  • Clinical teaching in the clerkships
  • Small Group teaching
  • Serving as a Problem Based Learning tutor
  • Serving as preceptor for 1st and 2nd year medical students

Please contact the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at 275-0827 to discuss the different options available.

School of Medicine and Dentistry Policies

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) has updated and revised important medical student policies. Students, residents and faculty should be aware of these policies to optimize the learning environment.  Policies and Procedures are located, in full, in the URSMD student handbook.  The Teacher-Learner policies can be directly accessed by visiting https://mdpolicies.urmc.edu.