124. Big Challenges in Medical Student Microbiology Education
Friday, October 28, 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: 391-392
Co-organized by the IDSA Education Committee, the American Society for Microbiology and the Association of Medical School Microbiology and Immunology Chairs

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify key concepts behind modern-day microbiology diagnostics that all medical students should learn to effectively care for patients in the future
  • recognize some microbiology laboratory methods that may become obsolete in patient care and in turn may not need to be included in future medical student microbiology curricula
  • describe several ways to effectively teach modern-day microbiology diagnostics in the classroom and/or teaching-laboratory setting
  • define several ways to effectively bring clinical infectious diseases into a pre-clinical microbiology curriculum
  • describe several ways to incorporate foundational microbiology and immunology into clinical medical student training
  • recognize ways in which enhancements in the organization of course leadership can help longitudinal learning in pre- clinical microbiology in an integrated curriculum
  • describe two teaching methods to enhance longitudinal learning in pre- clinical microbiology in an integrated curriculum

Target Audience: Academicians, Fellows, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Members-in-training, Microbiologists

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, Adult ID

Moderators:  Brian Schwartz, MD, University of California, San Francisco and Joshua Nosanchuk, MD, FIDSA, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

10:55 AM
11:25 AM
11:30 AM
Integrating Clinical and Basic Science throughout the Medical Student Infectious Diseases Curriculum:
Peter Chin-Hong, MD

Elizabeth Joyce, PhD

11:55 AM

CME Credits: No CME credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Credits:

ACPE Number:


B. Schwartz, None

J. Nosanchuk, None

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