Pre-Doctoral Osteopathic Teaching Fellowship
The Pre-Doctoral Osteopathic Teaching Fellowship program is designed to develop students’ skills in teaching over four prominent domains: osteopathic manipulation and other osteopathic clinical skills, clinical ultrasound, the use of medical simulation in learning, and anatomy. Teaching Fellows will be assigned responsibilities as a discipline lead in one of these four domains, but they will be expected to teach in all MCOM labs (i.e., Osteopathic Clinical Skills (OCS) and anatomy) and across all four domains as appropriate and as resources allow. Fellows will increase their proficiency in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), ultrasound, and other skills necessary for their assigned focus. For instance: Anatomy-focused Fellows will develop skills in prosection, set up practical exams, and teach dissection while Fellows with a simulation focus will learn case creation and operation of medical simulation events. They will all learn to teach, develop and evaluate curriculum, and design and deliver learning modules and engaged learning sessions. In addition, Fellows will maintain and further develop their clinical skills through regular participation in clinical activities, site TBD. Fellows will complete at least one scholarly project during the fellowship.
The Osteopathic Teaching Fellowship is a highly competitive program requiring students to undergo a rigorous application and interview process. Fellows must remain in good academic standing throughout the 3rd year. Participation in the Pre-Doctoral Osteopathic Teaching Fellowship extends the student’s training at RVU by one year. Program experiences will occur during Year 4. In Year 5, Fellows return to the Year 4 Clinical Rotations curriculum. A certificate indicating successful completion of the fellowship will be awarded at graduation.