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Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
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Introduction to Medical Education at Iowa (IMEI) is a program designed to introduce admitted students to medical school at the University of Iowa. Through a partnership with faculty, students, and staff from the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) and Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum (OSAC), participants are able to experience the challenges of medical school in a positive and supportive environment.
Introduction to Medical Education at Iowa provides the experiences to help students:
Educational activities including large and small group sessions, case-based learning (CBL), anatomy lab, clinical observations, computer-based exams, study grops, and self-directed learning, will promote the students’ development of:
Students are expected to:
Formal student evaluation will include weekly exams to assess cognitive knowledge of topics discussed in large groups sessions, anatomy labs, and small group sessions. In addition, CBL facilitators will provide individualized feedback on students' performance. The program director and teaching associates will track student progress and provide each student a summative assessment of their performance.
Introduction to Medical Education at Iowa, involves many educational experiences. Student evaluation of these components is critical to the future success of the course. Students will be expected to participate in the evaluation process during and at the conclusion of the six-week program.
Students with disabilities who seek modification of seating, testing or other course requirements must contact the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Counseling Center before the end of the first week of class to implement the process for determining appropriate accommodation in accordance with the College's Policies for Students with Disabilities.
Much of the day-to-day communications for this course will occur via e-mail and ICON (Iowa Courses On-Line). Each student has an e-mail account. It is the responsibility of each student to check e-mail daily and ICON as directed. Important notices, changes, and information of interest will be posted on these electronic media. Computers for accessing e-mail and ICON are located in 2189 MERF and in all student learning communities located in the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF), as well as in the various computer laboratories on campus.
All students are assigned mailboxes located in their community. It is the responsibility of the student to check the mailbox daily for messages.
Program Director Carrie Bernat is available to answer your questions by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (319) 335-7641, or by appointment in her office 1120 MERF.
If you cannot reach Carrie, you may contact her assistant, Brittney Steapp e-mail Brittneyemail@example.com, telephone (319) 335-6824, or stop by 1216 MERF.
Three Teaching Associates, each a 2nd year medical student, are involved in the design and delivery of this course. Their names and contact information will be provided at the start of IMEI.
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