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Teaching and Service opportunities

Teaching opportunities

NEOMED faculty play a critical role in educating the next generation of physicians. We invite you to explore the opportunities to teach NEOMED medical students. Choose an option and location that work best with your schedule.

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Student level Title Description Location Time commitment
M1, M2 Primary Ambulatory Care Experience (PACE) Longitudinal, continuity of care experience with a physician preceptor. Physician’s practice site M1: two half days in spring semester. M2: one full day each semester. Faculty may select the most convenient days.
M1, M2 Medical Interviewing Students practice medical interviewing and documentation. Faculty provide feedback NEOMED 2-3 hrs per session
M1, M2 Clinical Reasoning Faculty demonstrate skills in interviewing, data gathering, documentation, and clinical reasoning using various tools such as Integrated Illness Scripts. Video. NEOMED 2-2.5 hrs per session
M1, M2 Communication and Motivational Interviewing Skill Practice Faculty facilitate small groups of students  who practice patient-centered communication such as motivational interviewing skills in various settings NEOMED or remote, synchronous practice of motivational interviewing 2 hour session
M1, M2 Physical Diagnosis Lab (PDL) Students demonstrate a complete exam on a peer/patient and receive faculty feedback. Faculty demonstrates clinical correlation and relevance in patient care Clinical site or NEOMED 2 hours per session
M1, M2 Case Presentation Skill Practice Students practice case presentations. Each small group is led by a facilitator. Faculty, residents, and senior students welcome. NEOMED or remote, asynchronous review of recording 1.5 hour session
M1, M2 Simulated Telemedicine Skills Practice Faculty facilitate a telemedicine group interview of a patient. Students practice telehealth interviewing skills and receive feedback on communication, clinical reasoning and documentation. Remote 2 hours per session
M1, M2 Small group discussion Faculty facilitates small group discussion with students based on their patient encounter focusing on H&Ps, documentation, case presentations, and clinical reasoning skills. Clinical site or NEOMED Average of 2.5 hrs per session
M1, M2 Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Small Groups and  Grading • Faculty facilitation: Students present a patient case or clinical scenario, or discuss medical literature, to answer clinical questions in small groups
• Asynchronous grading: Faculty grade & provide feedback for written assignments and pre-recorded presentations
Online, synchronous sessions and asynchronous grading • Facilitation: 2 hrs. per session
• Grading 15-30 min. per assignment
M1, M2 Interprofessional Education Interprofessional team exercise focusing on LGBTQ+ health, transition of care, end-of-life care NEOMED, Kent State University 2-3 hour session
M3 Technical Skills Day Occurs prior to clerkships. Students learn procedural skills including suturing/knot tying, IV/IO, NGT, Injections, male GU/rectal, catheters, sterile technique NEOMED 9 hours; once a year (July)
M3 Simulated Project ECHO Project ECHO uses technology to share interprofessional expertise to reduce disparities and improve care. Students participate in a simulated ECHO experience and learn about social justice topics that impact patients. Virtual, synchronous 2.5 hours per session. Multiple sessions throughout the year. Faculty may select the most convenient days
M3 Health Systems Workshops Faculty facilitate workshops on topics including physician well-being, healthcare economics, and patient safety. Zoom 2 hours per workshop; faculty may select the most convenient days
M1-M3 Clinical Skills Assessment End-of the year assessment of the students skills in data gathering, physical examination, synthesis of the data, clinical reasoning, formulationg assessment and plan, case presentation and documentation. Remote or NEOMED Half day (About 5 hours) or full day (About 10 hours)
M4 Palliative Care Small Groups Small group discussion during the senior Clinical Epilogue and Capstone course NEOMED 4 hours
M4 Clinical Epilogue and Capstone Mini-Electives Design and teach small-group selectives on an approved topic related to medicine. Topics & syllabi must be approved by course faculty. NEOMED Tues electives: 4 hours/week x 3 weeks. Mon/Wed electives: 8 hrs/week x 3 weeks
M4 Clinical Epilogue and Capstone Book Discussions Faculty select and discuss a book related to medicine. Book must be approved by course faculty. NEOMED 2 hours during March plus prep time
M1-M4 Reflective Practice Students explore humanism and ethics through fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, and case studies NEOMED Leaders work with the same student group from M1 through M4 and may lead up to 4 M1-M4 groups concurrently.
M1&2: 3 hrs/session, 6 sessions per academic year
M3: 3hrs/session, 4 sessions per AY
M4: one 90-minute session per AY
M1-M4 Physician Panel Panel discussion on topics related to the life of a physician (e.g. patient care, gender, culture, racism,  work-life balance, professional boundaries,  and career challenges and opportunities) NEOMED 2 hours
M1-M4 Clinical teaching Precept students on a clinical service at the faculty’s office or hospital Clinical site varies
M4 Elective director Direct a clinical elective Clinical site 4 weeks

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College of Medicine Standing Committees

The College of Medicine standing committees is appointed to represent the College and its interests related to the mission, role, and functions of the college. These committees shall make decisions where appropriate, develop policy, and provide recommendations to the leadership committee of the College.

Faculty are appointed to standing committees by the Nominating and Membership committee through a yearly nomination process that takes place from May through June. The Nominating and Membership Committee reviews faculty nominations to determine the best candidates to serve in open positions on standing committees.

Faculty have the opportunity to serve on a number of standing committees:


  • Typically meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, 8-11 a.m. The purpose of the committee is to oversee the admissions process by setting policies and guidelines for the selection of the College’s students and to ensure that the faculty have final responsibility for recommending student candidates to the dean.

Committee on Academic Progress and Professionalism Phase 2

  • Meets for four hours once a month. Specific date and time influenced by committee members’ availability. The CAPP Phase 2 Committee is responsible for tracking the academic progress of all students enrolled in the M.D. degree program at NEOMED.

Curriculum Committee

  • The curriculum committee meets for 2-3 hours monthly and has ultimate decision-making and policy-making authority for the design, content, administration and evaluation of the curriculum, including its individual modules and segments. This purview includes oversight of integration and continuous quality improvement. Meetings include the option for remote attendance.

Non-Tenure Faculty Appointment and Promotion

  • Meets 4-5 times per year, with the highest volume being in the fall semester. The committee evaluates credentials, education, and research portfolio of applicants for appointment and promotion without tenure.

Nominating and Membership

  • Meets 1-3 times in person per year, plus multiple email/online correspondences, with the highest volume being May-June. This committee evaluates and proposes members for the other standing committees in the College of Medicine. Members of the Nominating and Membership committee are selected by a faculty vote.

For more about the standing committees, contact:

  • Paul Hartung, Ph.D., Chair, Nominating, and Membership Committee and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
  • Jennifer Lint, M.Ed., M.P.A, Director, Administration and Communications, Office of the Dean –

More about the COM standing committees can be found in the bylaws.