AAMC Highlights NEOMED’s Remote Teaching with Standardized Patients

Congratulations to Holly Gerzina, Ph.D., and Mariquita (Kit) Belen, M.D., for being invited to represent NEOMED and its Wasson Center for Clinical Skills Training, Assessment, and Scholarship at a presentation by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Friday, April 17.

NEOMED was invited by the AAMC to speak about effective models and approaches to implementing remote Standardized Patient encounters into the medical school curriculum during the pandemic.  

Dr. Gerzina, senior executive director of the Wasson Center,  highlighted the role of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators Standards of Best Practice and the collaboration of the Wasson Center SP Educators and staff with faculty, IT/AT, and leadership support. 

Dr. Belen, an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and course director of Principles of Clinical Medicine, spoke regarding her role as a course director to remain committed in the preparation of second-year medicine students to clerkship, despite the challenges of pandemic.

“Both in caring for the patient and as a formative and summative assessment tool, the telemedicine format is effective to serve and support second-year medicine students,” notes Dr. Belen. 

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