AOA Projects & Services: Medical Educational Services
Anatomy Practice Practical Exams
About 2-3 days prior to each anatomy practical exam, 8-10 AOA members
will prepare a mock practical exam. Students will be divided into small
groups for a mini- practical complete with buzzer and simulation of the
actual test day. At the end of the practice, the correct answers are read
and students are able to assess their performance on the practice exam.
More about anatomy practicals.
AOA Sticks is designed to give students a chance to learn practical clinical
skills in preparation for their clinical years. AOA members and the Emergency
Medicine Society will participate in teaching students skills such as
scrubbing, inserting a NG tube, inserting a foley catheter, IV placement,
and drawing blood. Students may also discuss how to write a thorough history
and physical exam as well as a typical SOAP note.
AOA tutoring is dedicated to providing free assistance to the first and
second year students in need of academic help. The service is available
to Jefferson Medical students during the entire school year.
More about AOA tutoring.
Intern on Call Series
The Intern on Call Series is a series of lectures given by AOA honorary
nominees from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital house staff. The
purpose is to impart information about urgent medical conditions commonly
experienced as an on-call intern in medicine. Topics have included hypertension,
hypotension, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Our mission is to support
graduating Jefferson students in their transition into Internship and
Residency. View the lectures.
The sessions will provide some basic knowledge about ordering appropriate
radiological studies and interpreting X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. The
sessions will be divided by body system and will be presented by radiology
residents and attendings.
Teaching to Teach Seminar
AOA hosts a "teaching to teach" seminar to prepare fourth year students for life
as an intern/resident-teacher. Topics include strategies for assuming the role
of teacher of medical students, teaching the basic skills of being on service,
teaching and supervising procedures, methods for dividing and delegating
responsibilities, advice on balancing responsibilities as resident and teacher,
and how to provide feedback.
Led by a pulmonologist or pulmonary fellow, the tutorial focuses on indications,
management, and complications involved in the use of assisted ventilation
in the hospital setting.
White Coat Ceremony
AOA members assist in the white coat ceremony that takes place in the
first year of medical school. AOA members help new medical students put
on their white coats for the first time at this special event.
All students are welcomed and encouraged to participate
in any of the above activities.
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