Wayne State University

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School of Medicine

Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities in Residency

Fourth year residents have the opportunity to complete a one or two month elective in medical student education.  During this elective the resident is directly supervised by the director and/or assistant director of medical student education.  The focus of the elective is improving skills to teach medical students and junior residents.  Time is spent in several patient care settings within the DMC, working with medical students and junior residents individually and in small groups.  The elective provides the opportunity to foster teaching skills, with time to create and practice teaching materials to use in these settings.  In addition, the resident takes part in larger group weekly didactics under supervision.  During the two month elective, the resident can complete an education project of his/her choice to contribute to the development of the educational curriculum.

Throughout residency training, residents have an opportunity to teach junior and senior medical students on a regular basis.  As an academic program associated with WSU SOM, which has a class size of 290, medical students are a frequent part of the treatment team. The academic atmosphere fosters opportunities to both learn and teach.  Residents frequently have the opportunity to teach medical students at the bedside and in small groups on many services during their training.

Mary Morreale, M.D.