Title of Workshop: Early Clinical Exposure:
Basic and clinical science faculty collaborate to improve learning
Names of Faculty With Designation, Institutional Affiliations And Emails:
Dr. Rashmi Vyas MD , MHPE
Co Director FAIMER Institute
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Philadelphia, USA
Professor and Head Dept. of Biochemistry & Clinical Nutrition
In-charge, Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory
Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai
Course Coordinator, GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute
FAIMER Philadelphia 2010 , IFME 2014
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, FAIMER Fellow 2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Center , NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya.
Dr. Debabani Bora
3. Brief Introduction To Workshop
Literature shows an increasing number of medical and other health sciences schools are providing an opportunity for early clinical exposure (ECE) to their students. A variety of methods are described and studies report better learning, student and teacher satisfaction and motivation with ECE 1, 2.
The rationale for ECE lies in providing relevance to and a context in which the basic sciences can be learnt, and to enhance application of basic sciences in the clinical context. It also gives students a chance to observe professionals and thus imbibe values and behaviors from their real interactions with patients and sensitizes students to their broader role as health professionals. It gives an opportunity for basic science and clinical faculty to collaborate to achieve the common goal of improving students’ learning.
4. Who Should Attend?
All who want to improve student learning: Clinical faculty, basic science faculty, program coordinators, deans and head of departments.
5. Intended Outcomes:
In this workshop, the participants through interactive methods
- will explore and share their experiences with early clinical exposure,
- will understand the importance and benefits of collaboration between basic science and clinical faculty to improve student learning
- will learn to develop need-based curricula related to ECE
6. Key References.
- McLean M. Sometimes we do get it right! Early Clinical Contact is a rewarding experience. Education for Health. 2004, 17 (1): 42-52.
- Abramovitch A, Shenkman L, Schlank E, Shoham S, Borkan J. A Tale of two exposures: A comparison of two approaches to early clinical exposure. Education for Health. 2002, 15 (3): 386-390.