011.1 Teaching in the Anatomical and Physiological Sciences (non-clinical rotation)
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Course Director: Jonathan J. Wisco, PhD
LENGTH OF ELECTIVE
2-4 weeks, depending on PISCEs modules selected. Any combination of blocks is available.
Blocks 10-20 Please arrange schedule with Dr. Wisco
The Teaching in the Anatomical and Physiological Sciences elective is offered in all M4 elective blocks, except Block 9, with opportunities to learn best practices for teaching and learning, develop instructional materials and review content, and teach in the medical school PISCEs modules. Teaching opportunities include in lab-style learning environments, and in-person and Zoom recitation sessions. Students can repeat the elective in 4-week or 2-week time periods, to cover different content teaching experiences.
Most students will be interested in being prosectors and teachers for anatomy content. This year those opportunities have been spread out over the PISCEs curricular years (M1), in the following calendar weeks:
Prosection & Teaching Blocks
For the 2022-2023 academic year:
2nd and 3rd weeks in July (Block 10)
Cadaver prosection of thorax, abdomen, pelvis; head and neck; and back and limbs during the Anatomy and Ultrasound Medical Educator Fellowship
4th week in August, 1st-3rd weeks in September (Blocks 12 and 13)
M1 student teaching, and some cadaver prosection in Foundations 2
Week 1: Neuroanatomy
Week 2: Thorax
Week 3: Abdomen
Week 4: Pelvis
Beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year:
2nd-4th weeks in October (Blocks 13 and 14)
M2 student teaching, and some cadaver prosection in Dermatology/Rheumatology/Musculoskeletal System (DRMSK)
Week 1: Upper extremity
Week 2: Lower extremity
Week 3: Neck and Back
2nd week in November (Block 15)
M2 student teaching, and some cadaver prosection in Head and Neck Integration
Week 1: Head and Neck
In each anatomy-related PISCEs week above, there are two anatomy labs, which will be semi-guided prosections based on the dissections that were completed in July. Expect that final dissection clean-up will be necessary in preparation for labs. Each PISCEs module is split into 2-week sub-modules. The anatomy assessments will include weekly Team-Based Learning (TBL) individual and group readiness assurance tests (iRAT/gRAT), and a shortened practical exam with written exams that include all sub-module content.
Teaching & Instructional Design Blocks
Blocks 11, 14 – 20 the content will cover the multi-disciplinary systems, the schedule of which is available upon request. Teaching duties will primarily involve running recitation sessions for students, and when requested, helping with TBL and other small group learning activities.
Learning Best Practices for Teaching and Learning
Each week students are required to complete readings and reflections on best practices for teaching and learning and will meet with the Course director to correlate teaching activities.
012.1 Advanced Clinical Anatomy/Research in Anatomy (non-clinical elective)
Instructors: Drs. Van Houten (Course Director), Hoyt and Nandy
Location: BUSM Instructional Bldg. Rm. 1004
Number of Students: twenty (Fourth Year Medical Students)
Period to be offered: Block 17: January-February
Description of Elective:
An advanced anatomy course consisting of both guided laboratory dissection and related lectures on clinical anatomy by physicians in a variety of clinical specialties. Laboratory dissections are based on actual surgical approaches, whenever possible, and the relationship between gross anatomy and radiographic anatomy is continually emphasized. Completion of medical gross anatomy is a prerequisite of this course.