Students as Teachers
The Institute for Medical Education’s philosophy is that physicians and scientists are lifelong teachers of patients, trainees, and colleagues–and formal teaching skills instruction should be a part of their education. Students are invaluable teachers at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and our goal is to foster their success and professional development as educators.
Becoming a Medical Teacher
A fourth-year medical student elective, Becoming a Medical Teacher, is a comprehensive foundation for learning the principles of practical clinical and classroom teaching techniques. Students are expected to transition naturally to the role of teacher once they enter internship. However, teaching is a skill rather than a gift, and this class provides students with formal training to help them excel as effective clinical teachers. The course is held in the spring. Please contact Dr. Rainier Soriano at firstname.lastname@example.org by November of your fourth year if you are interested in registering.
Institute for Medical Education