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Teaching Opportunities

The Medical Doctor (MD) program offers a variety of teaching opportunities for clinicians and basic scientists, including classroom instruction and clinical experiences.  A general description of these types of opportunities can be viewed below.  To learn more about the curriculum, visit the MD Curriculum Overview page. 

Teach a student one-on-one in your clinic.  Opportunities are available in:

  • Doctoring 2 & 4 Continuity Clinics
    • Primary Care (including Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Outpatient OB/GYN, General Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine)
  • Doctoring 6 Specialty Exploration Experience
    • Specialties and sub-specialties of all kinds

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Lectures, workshops and patient presentations may be arranged with the block chairs of the basic science courses.  These opportunities may be of interest if you would like to teach in one or more of the following Phase I blocks:

  • Health of New Mexico
  • Foundations of Medical Science (genetics, immunology, and pathology)
  • Musculoskeletal, Skin and Connective Tissue
  • Hematology
  • Neuroscience
  • Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal
  • Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, Metabolism, and Endocrine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Human Sexuality and Reproduction
  • Quantitative Medicine (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Evidence Based Practice)
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Faculty provide one-on-one guidance to students in relation to a research or scholarly project.  This teaching commitment is long-term and the time required will vary by student.

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Small group sessions offer opportunities for faculty to work with a group of about 8-12 students to facilitate the learning of a variety of skills:

  • Clinical Reasoning Courses
    • Evolved problem-based learning
  • Doctoring 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 Courses
    • Clinical skills, physical exam maneuvers
    • Communication skills
    • Ethics

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Participate in the Assessment activities within the MD Curriculum. Available opportunities include:

  • Training Standardized Patients (SPs) for Clinical Skills (CS) and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)
  • Grading Notes for Clinical Skills Examinations
  • Assisting with standardizing notes for Calibrated Peer Review​
  • Assisting with case generation and review for CS and OSCE Examinations

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