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Jennifer Koestler

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    As Director of the Life Science Secondary School-Mount Sinai Health Discovery Program I coordinate the activities of Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residents at this Public Junior/Senior High School. My personal involvement includes the coordination of the program??s orientation and the facilitation and planning of small group, interactive presentations on science topics appropriate for Junior High School Students. Preliminary information about the program was presented at the AAMC National Meeting in the Fall, 2001.

    As Director of the Pediatric Clerkship I developed a case-based, web supported undergraduate pediatrics curriculum, based on a set of core competencies. In the process, I refined the existing course syllabus and goals and objectives.

    The design of the new curriculum also involved planning joint experiences (with my counterpart in Ob/Gyn) for students rotating through Ob/Gyn and Pediatrics. These sessions included a group orientation and joint seminars in Domestic Violence, Ethics, and Child Abuse.

    My specific teaching roles have included major participation in the student didactic series, small group physical diagnosis rounds, and the ?"Introduction to the Pediatric Patient?" lecture for all second year medical students.

    Administrative responsibilities of the position also include the preparation of grade narratives for all third year medical students who have completed pediatrics. Committee responsibilities include participation in each of the following: the Morchand Center Steering Committee, the Second Year Comprehensive Assessment Committee, the Fourth Year Planning Committee, the Promotions Committee, and the Grade Advisory Committee.


  • 2003 -
    Institute for Medical Education-Teaching Award
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • 2002 -
    Harvard Macy Fellowship
    Harvard School of Medicine

  • 2002 -
    Election to Alpha Omega Alpha-Lambda Chapter
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • 2001 -
    Invitational Millennium Conference for Medical Education
    Harvard Medical School, Shapiro Institute; Participant and Mount Sinai School of Medicine Spokesperson

  • 1999 - 2001
    Pediatric Leadership Alliance
    Internal Medicine-Pediatrics AAP Workgroup

  • 1998 -
    Certificate for Excellence in Teaching; U.S. Army Medic Clerkship
    Elmhurst Hospital

  • 1996 -
    The Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award
    The Albany Medical College

  • 1994 -
    CIBA-GEIGY Award for Community Service
    The Albany Medical College

  • 1993 - 1994
    Alumni Memorial Scholarship Award
    The Albany Medical College


\r\n\r\nInnovative Curriculum in Undergraduate Medical Education.
\r\n\r\nFaculty Development Across Multiple Clinical Sites

\r\n\r\nPrimary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient.


Koestler JK, Keshavarz R . Penetrating Head Injury in Children: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2001; 21(2): 145-150.

Koestler JK. 360 Degrees: Planning a New Pediatric Clerkship. Academic Medicine 2002; 77(11): 1163.

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