UMEC Column: Is Clerkship Directors’ School Right for You?

By Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, MD, David A. Forstein, DO, Susan A. Bliss, MD, and the 2016 – 2018 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

Who is the ideal participant for Clerkship Directors School?

  • Current CDs
  • ACDs
  • Faculty considering a future career as a CD
  • Course Directors
  • Any faculty involved in medical student education
  • Anyone interested in improving teaching skills
  • All of the above

Answer: All of the Above. Whether you’re a new clerkship director looking for help learning the ropes, a veteran interested in improving your programs or medical student faculty desiring to improve your teaching skills, Clerkship Directors’ School is truly an innovative CME experience and a great resource.

The 101 and 201 program consists of basic and intermediate-level information specifically designed for developing an ob-gyn clerkship. You will learn tips and tools to maximize your students’ educational experiences, while demonstrating a variety of teaching methods. Click here to view the agenda for the upcoming program, which will be held on January 6, prior to the start of the 2018 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar.

The 301 program is a free standing course which changes each year. It is designed to address some of the most challenging aspects of ob-gyn medical education. Sessions will be conducted in interactive large and small group settings with opportunities to share ideas and network. This program will not only enhance your professional career but will allow you an opportunity to meet in an interactive learning environment with your colleagues. Click here to learn more about the 2018 program, which will be held on February 28, prior to the start of the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.

If you attend Parts 101, 201, and 301 of the APGO Clerkship Directors’ School you will receive a certificate of completion.

You are welcome to attend any of the Clerkship Directors’ Schools, even if you have attended in the past.