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The Virtual Sub-internship: A New Opportunity Beyond COVID?
Objective: Visiting sub-internships
(subIs) have allowed medical students short-term clinical opportunities,
exposure to residency programs, and opportunities to demonstrate their
strengths at institutions beyond their own. For residency programs, such
rotations offer prolonged interaction with students and assessment of their
skills with many programs using positive experiences with students for
recruitment. During the pandemic, away rotations were discouraged. In response, some OBGYN medical education
programs created virtual subI experiences.
objectives of this workshop are to:
1. Describe at least 2 examples of virtual
“visiting” OBGYN subI programs
2. Discuss 2 benefits of virtual
“visiting” subIs for medical students and residency programs
3. Brainstorm how to incorporate
“visiting” subIs into OBGYN departments nationally
Methods: This highly interactive
workshop will begin with participants in small groups discussing pre-pandemic
visiting rotations at their institutions (15 min). Specific attention will be paid
to benefits/drawbacks of hosting “away” rotations for the students, residency
programs, and institutions. Each group will report out, generating a more
robust list of the assets and opportunities of away rotations (10 min); in the
larger group, participants will use interactive polling to prioritize essential
components of visiting rotations (5 min).
Results: The speakers will then
share their experiences with virtual subI programs at their respective
institutions (10 min). Again in small
groups, participants will develop blueprints for virtual subIs, incorporating
the essential components and optimizing the benefits of such programs (20 min).
Discussion: The session will conclude with groups sharing their blueprints for virtual
programs, hopefully creating models that they can adapt at their own programs
and institutions (15 min).
Faculty Development Seminar, 2022, Clerkship Director, Clerkship Coordinator, Residency Director, Residency Coordinator, GME, UME,