Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs
The Institute for Innovations in Medical Education sponsors education programs for medical students, residents, and faculty covering a wide variety of topics. Some of our programs are available for both students and faculty. Browse our programs below.
The following programs are available to medical students.
NYU Special Topics in Medicine Reading Program
A stated goal of the NYU School of Medicine's Curriculum for the 21st Century is to graduate physicians with well-developed moral reasoning and professional identity. Entry into medical school is the beginning of a lifelong process of defining and adjusting the role of the physician in society, both at the individual and community levels.
The NYU Special Topics in Medicine Reading Program is an introductory selective, in which incoming three-year MD students consider important writings that describe various roles of physicians in society.
Learner objectives of the selective are as follows:
- demonstrating how narratives can influence conceptualizations of the role of the physician in society
- reflecting on personal conceptualizations of these roles
- exploring the interplay between popular media and the culture of medicine
Months offered: July–August
Duration: 5 weeks
Advance Elective in Emergency Medicine: Competency in Interpreting ECG Cases
Preceptors: Martin V. Pusic, MD, PhD; Audrey (Bree) Tse, MD; Masashi Rotte, MD
Program contact: Ellie Pena, Administrator, Undergraduate Medical Education Program
One of the core objectives of the emergency medicine elective is competency in interpreting electrocardiogram, or ECG, cases relevant to acute emergencies. An online learning system was created with a large database of authentic ECGs and downloaded from hospital case files for students to work through. Students then receive written feedback on their ECG reading skills from practicing internists and cardiologists.
Months offered: October–May
Students per period: 15
Duration: 4 weeks
Virtual Reality in Medical Education—A Summer Research Experience
This dynamic two-week experience for NYU School of Medicine medical students focuses on the use of virtual and augmented reality in medical education. Students conduct a comprehensive literature review that encompasses novel methods in medical education, virtual reality in clinical medicine, virtual reality in surgical planning, and supplementation of cadaveric anatomical education through virtual teaching methods. Once relevant evidence has been identified, students are given the opportunity to coauthor a manuscript that identifies current evidence, best practices, and future directions for the utilization of virtual and augmented reality in medical education.
The following programs are available to faculty.
Teaching with Technology: Applying the Science of Learning in Medical Education
Preceptor and program contact: So-Young Oh, MS, MA
Building upon evidence and advances in teaching and learning, this program’s goal is to prepare medical educators to adopt the following meaningful and effective technology-enhanced education practices:
- list foundational ideas of evidence-based educational practices, including cognitive science and adult learning
- analyze educational gaps in learning using audience response system or survey engine technology
- design clinically relevant learning experiences using technology in meaningful ways
- design assessment and evaluation protocol using various technologies
Virtual Reality in Medical Education
Preceptor and program contact: Gregory Dorsainville, MPS
Learn how virtual reality can transform medical education and how to adopt these technologies into your teaching and learning. This two-part course includes hands-on experience and offers continuing medical education credits for eligible participants.
Our Division of Education Quality collaborates with NYU Health Sciences Library, NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, NYU School of Medicine’s Masters of Health Professions Education Program, and departments throughout NYU Langone to deliver workshops and educational sessions on data analysis and methodology.
Data Analysis Sessions
We offer the following data analysis sessions:
- Data Wrangling
- Introduction to R
- Reproducible Research
Our methodology sessions include the following:
- Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis
- Survey and Questionnaire Design
- Principles of Assessment
- Program Evaluation
Preceptor: Colleen Gillespie, PhD
These educational sessions are offered periodically throughout the year. Contact the preceptor to learn more about upcoming sessions. These opportunities are generally open to students and faculty, although prior experience may be needed for specific topics.