IM Coach and Teamlets

You will each be group in “teamlets” of 3-4 students with one Internal Medicine coach. The IM coach does not grade you and their purpose is to:

  • Promote  wellness by providing psychosocial support and facilitate getting you help if you feel overwhelmed
  • Promote deliberate practice through guided goal setting, direct observation, and other skills feedback to start you on the road to mastery
  • Promote growth in clinical reasoning and medical decision making by oversight of peer feedback on H&Ps and supplement feedback as needed

You can meet with you IM coach both individually and as a “teamlet”. You will set these expectations together. The following is a suggested approach to get the most out of this relationship.

Week 1- Develop clerkship goals and give peer feedback on one write-up

Week 2-3- Meet with coach individually and/or as teamlet to set expectations, solidify plan for goals
Meet with teamlet to discuss any group projects and peer feedback

Week 4- Make sure coach has seen at least one write-up to insure you are on track;
Check in with coach, discuss formative feedback and readjust goals as needed; review physical findings observation needs

Week 5- Peer feedback on write-ups, work on any group projects

Week 6-7- Meet with coach individually and/or with teamlet

Week 8- Make sure your 4 best write-ups of the rotation, goals and formative feedback reflection, reflective writing, and discharge phone call log have been uploaded to canvas. For any optional experiences whether with group or individual place in single word document and upload.