Clerkship Directors Workshop: Practical Issues, Opposing Approaches (Star Wars Edition)

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
Room: Franklin I & II
Cost: $85.00 -- lunch provided

Doug “Princess Leia” Gelb, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Hospitals
Pearce “Obi-wan Korbnobi” Korb, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jeff “Han Solo” Kraakevik, MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Rachel “Storm Trooper” Salas, MD, Johns Hopkins University

Course Description:
The 2019 Clerkship Directors workshop will have a point/counterpoint format. The workshop faculty will take strong opposing positions on various “controversies” related to practical aspects of clerkship structure. After the faculty members have presented their arguments (as forcefully as possible in 5 minutes or less) the workshop participants will discuss the topic in small groups. After 15 minutes, the small groups will report their conclusions. There will be 15 minutes of large group discussion and concluding comments before proceeding to the next topic of controversy.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to

  • Discuss the arguments for and against structuring the neurology clerkship as a longitudinal experience stretched out over a period of at least 6 months.
  • Discuss the arguments for and against structuring the neurology clerkship so that it includes components explicitly intended to teach or reinforce “basic science” concepts.
  • Discuss the arguments for and against expecting students to learn only a screening neurologic examination (as opposed to a comprehensive neurologic examination) during the neurology clerkship.
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