Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Med School Seminar
It went well; sixteen students and three faculty were there, and everyone seemed to get a lot out of the writing exercise I gave them. It helped that we were working with a really juicy (although very sad) case that raised a lot of questions and offered many possible viewpoints. I also used anecdotes from my own hospital experience.
The students did a great job, and several said that they don't get to do much reflective writing and really appreciated the opportunity. (Various faculty, including the three who were there, are working on ways to incorporate more reflective writing into the curriculum.)
I was dissatisfied with the last forty minutes: the seminar lagged a little at the end, and I could have done a much better job on time management. If/when I teach this seminar again, I'll definitely organize things differently. But for a first effort with a new audience, I'm pleased.