University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Education

Course: Teaching/Scholarly Project

The purpose of the Teaching Requirement/Scholarly Project is to provide students with basic skills in teaching and evaluation in a "coached" environment, to revisit foundation sciences by teaching or scholarly activity and to reinforce longitudinal integration in the VIC by revisiting foundation sciences with clinical perspective. Students may fulfill the practicum experience in one of two ways: the Teaching Requirement or a Scholarly Project.

The Teaching Requirement entails one month continuous participation as a teaching assistant in the VIC foundations courses. Duties could include small group facilitation, laboratory teaching, tutoring and leading review sessions, developing on-line teaching materials, and preparing assessment and other teaching materials. Students will attend two teaching workshops during the month, the first providing specific instruction tailored to their teaching duties, the second on assessment and feedback.

The purpose of the Scholarly Project is to encourage the development of students as physician-scholars by gaining an understanding of the processes and methods involved in scientific inquiry. A scholarly project polishes inquiry, analytical, and communication skills. It solidifies the foundation for lifelong learning by providing a background against which critical evaluation of data can be carried out. The research project may be in the basic or clinical sciences.

Course Administration

  • Eileen Course Director
    Eileen CichoskiKelly, PhD
    Director of Education Instruction and Scholarship
    Assistant Research Professor, Family Medicine
    (802) 656-6177

Last modified December 15 2015 10:48 AM