Summer Curriculum Change Initiative Assistant Opportunity for Students

NEOMED College of Medicine has begun to significantly transform the pre-clinical curriculum beginning with the M1 class of 2020-21. The new curriculum will be a systems-based integrated model with less classroom hours, delivered in an engaging and active format with the proper dosages and relevance of material. The NEOMED Curriculum Committee has determined Peer Instruction (PI) will be the main modality used in the classroom. PI is an active learning strategy utilizing prework as the basis of knowledge acquisition followed by an in-class formative question-based assessment that often allows neighboring students to interact, discuss, and rationalize the pertinent concepts and information with one another.

The College of Medicine is looking for four (4) rising M2 students to work part-time for this project beginning June 1, 2020. With PI being new to the faculty and curriculum operations teams, they are looking for students to test PI questions for readability, consistency, difficulty and relevance. Expectations may also be to perform pre-work assignments to provide feedback on the amount of time expected to complete the work and participate in PI simulations to test the Peer Instruction operation and technology. Dr. Moses will oversee the project, but student assistants should expect to work with faculty, curricular teams and the PI Steering Committee.

If Interested, please provide an essay (no more than 500 words) about the characteristics you feel you would bring to this project by May 15, 2020 to Jan McCourtie at

-Submitted by Dayonna Taylor

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