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Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Introduction to the Special Issue on Blended Learning in the Health Sciences
What You Need To Know!
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The College of Medicine recently presented the following outstanding faculty with special awards during the Clinical Education Awards Day:
Downstate's COM Integrative Curriculum Design Unique and Innovative:
Drs. Lee Eisner and Rikki Ovitsh presented a snapshot of our CS/MK integrative approach of Head and Neck at the NEGEA (Northeast regional meeting for the AAMC) titled: "A Multimodal Active Learning Approach to Integrating Biomedical Knowledge with Clinical Skills Development of the Head and Neck Region".
Not only did I have people coming over to me throughout the day impressed with how we actually accomplished the integration and wanted to speak with me about it to bring it back to their institution, we actually won for "Best Short Communication Presentation for Undergraduate Medical Education" out of all the other schools there, including our friends in the city. The real message here is that we are accomplishing novel things at SUNY Downstate and our new curriculum can be the platform to continue getting us some well-deserved national recognition.
Congratulations to Lee and Rikki!
Faculty Affairs & Professional Development 2015 Calendar – CME Approved
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Inaugural Presentation for ALL FACULTY of SUNY DMC
The Millennial Learner
T.J. Jirasevijinda, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Was held on Wednesday, February 11th
Millennial students are students entering college after the year 2000. Quality student-faculty contact can enhance students' motivation and enthusiasm for their own educational experience. M.E. Wilson (2004) makes recommendations for enhancing teaching effectiveness that include:
Students' learning styles differ, which requires effective faculty to use a variety of teaching strategies. Millennials' achievement orientation will be challenged by any type of failure. By helping Millennial students to use different types of learning strategies in different situations, faculty are helping these students to be critical thinkers and adaptive learners