SCHEDULING FOURTH-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS USING A COMMUNITY SPIRIT
Cindy Chuidian,Sidney Kimmel Medical College/AI duPont Hospital for Children,Wilmington,DE

Rationale:

Fourth-year medical student numbers continue to grow while rotation spots and residency openings remain the same.  Scheduling students in a way that maximizes their experience while being most efficient for the instiution may be a challenge.  We will ask particiipants to consider their current practices and challenge them to come up with innovative ways to accommodate more students while maximinzing the student's chances of matching to their fullest potential.



Objectives:

* To discuss our institution's method for fourth-year medical student scheduling, especially highlighting principles of continuous improvement (CI)

* To share different strategies for fourth-year medical student scheduling

* To create a toolbox for fourth-year medical student scheduling

*To help medical schools and residency programs develop closer working relationships



Methods and Content:

We will discuss participants' current practices and challenge them to develop innovative ways to accommodate more students while maximizing the student's experience.  We will discuss how to use student feedback on the rotation and scheduling process to continuously improve the process.

5 minues - open with objectives of the workshop

20 minutes - groups will be given sample scenarios and asked to schedule students

15 minutes - groups will present their scheduling solutions

20 minutes - groups will be given scenarios of feedback on students and asked how bset to provide the feedback as a learning opportunity for the student

15 minutes - groups will present their methods of sharing feedback while elevating the student

20 minutes - groups will be given scenarios to improve their working relationship with residency programs and institutions

10 minutes - closing remarks and presentation of how using the tools discussed can improve your students' chances of matching with the best fit