Intern/Resident Workshop Series

An Educational Enrichment Program
for Interns and Residents


General Information

Building the Future

The CORE consortium is offering residents the opportunity to invest in the academic future of the osteopathic profession and in their own careers as osteopathic physician educators. We are presenting five workshops designed especially for interns and residents. These include: Research Skills, Clinical Teaching Skills I, Clinical Teaching Skills II, Leadership Skills, and Writing Skills.

The program goal is to provide residents with useful academic skills that will serve them during the residency while simultaneously building a pool of osteopathic physicians who in the future will make significant teaching, research, and leadership contributions to the profession.

Teaching Philosophy

All five workshops will be based on a “collaborative and active learning” model. Concepts and principles will be taught via small group activities and interactive discussions as appropriate. The teaching/learning model will be to provide information, have the participants practice applying what they have learned, and then provide feedback. Each workshop will be very task oriented, but the atmosphere will be relaxed. All teaching will be guided by adult learning principles. Participants will evaluate each workshop and the feedback will be utilized for program improvement.

Materials and a reading assignment will be given to participants in advance of each workshop. Additionally, there will be a post workshop assignment designed to help participants demonstrate application of what they learned.

Achieving Adjunct Faculty Instructor Status

Interns and residents can apply for “adjunct clinical instructor” status with OU-COM by showing evidence of having completed 12 hours of formal training in the area of teaching, research or leadership. Attendance at any one of the four workshops plus completion of associated assignments will constitute the formal 12 hours of effort. Participants will be awarded a certificate for their successful completion of the 12 hours. A copy of the certificate can then be submitted with the other required paper work as part of the application process for adjunct clinical instructor status.

Post Workshop Support and Ongoing Consultation Offered

Participants will have the opportunity for follow-up consultation with workshop faculty for the duration of the training program. For example, participants of the teaching skills workshop may want a faculty consultant to observe one of their presentations and provide feedback. The consultant will observe the presentation and provide both verbal and written feedback. All faculty associated with the workshops will be available via e-mail or intranet discussion groups.

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