October 2016 Retreat at Peoria campus and JUMP Center
The College of Medicine’s Phase 2 and 3 Retreat on October 10-11, 2016 was hosted by our Peoria campus http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu. The focus: to discuss the second and third phases of our curriculum renewal plan, including core clerkships, electives, and beyond. Our question: How will we provide the best clinical experiences for our students?
Peoria’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Meenakshy Aiyer and Regional Dean Sara Rusch
Attendees of the Retreat were excited to see the UI-COM Peoria campus’ extensive preparations for welcoming their first class of M1s in August, 2017, including sophisticated anatomy lab spaces. Read Peoria Regional Dean Sara Rusch’s thoughts about the curricular innovations here.
The Retreat was held at the JUMP Trading Simulation and Education Center which is a collaboration between OSF Healthcare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is the site of many simulation activities for medical students at the Peoria campus.
About the JUMP Center: Read a blog entry by Greg Podolej MD, who is currently an MHPE student at UI-College of Medicine completing a two-year health education fellowship at JUMP. He describes the importance of simulation in medical education – and references Miller’s Pyramid of clinical competence, which was developed right here at UI-COM. (Miller, GE. The Assessment of Clinical Skills/Competence/Performance; Academic Medicine 1990: 65(9):63-67). http://www.jumpsimulation.org/blog/a-champion-for-medical-simulation/
Faculty and students discuss key outcomes for UI-COM graduates. Student Tara Bylsma, Drs George Kondos, Jessi Hanks, Pushpa Joseph, Memoona Hasnain, Jonathan Radosta, and Linda Rowe.
Senior Associate Dean Ray Curry summarizing discussion of clerkship structural options
Educational Affairs Group Leaders who organized the Retreat: Meenakshy Aiyer (Peoria), Abbas Hyderi (Chicago), Ray Curry and Sandy Yingling (College), Mitch King (Rockford)
14 student representatives from all UI-COM campuses: (front row) Kenji Kobayashi, Ally Young (C), Ayesha Hasan (P), Sonali Khurana (R), Kate Heitkamp (R), Stephanie Grach (R), Carley Demchuk (P), Tara Bylsma (C). (back row) Joe Geraghty (C), Mark Looman (C), David Lee, Ralph Davis (P), Peter Karalis (R), Ben Kay (U)