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.
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 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
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
Introduction to R
Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis
Survey and Questionnaire Design
Principles of Assessment
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
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.