Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs

Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs & Divisions Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs
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Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs & Divisions Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs

Institute for Innovations in Medical Education faculty and staff teach courses and give lectures for medical students and residents that explore a range of topics including new technologies to diagnose and treat patients, the effects of climate change on public health, and data analysis in healthcare. Browse the full list of education programs that we offer below.

Emergency Ultrasound Elective

Preceptor: Uche Blackstock, MD

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NYU Special Topics in Medicine Reading Program 

Preceptor: Martin V. Pusic, MD PhD
Program Contact: Carolyn Holmes
Telephone: 212-262-9518

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 will consider important writings that describe various roles of physicians in society. 

Learner objectives of the selective include:

  • 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: Five 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
Telephone: 646-501-6735

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: Four weeks

Educational Sessions on Data Analysis and Methodology

Our Division of Education Quality collaborates with the Health Science Library, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Masters in Health Professions Education Program, and departments throughout NYU Langone to deliver workshops and educational sessions on data analysis and methodology.

Data Analysis Sessions

Data Wrangling
Introduction to R
Reproducible Research
Preceptor: TBD

Methodology Sessions

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.

Virtual Reality in Medical Education - A Summer Research Experience

Preceptor: Marc M. Triola, MD
Program Contact: Greta Elysee
Telephone: 646-501-453

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 will 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 co-author a manuscript that identifies current evidence, best practices, and future directions for the utilization of virtual and augmented reality in medical education.