TTUHSC ESP Block 2: Orientation Week Workshops
This page is designed to give TTUHSC SOM students advance access to the materials covered during orientation activities prior to the start of classes. Time and place to be announced by email. Other students are also welcome here, but these activities may not occur at your school, or they may be managed differently (see the non-TTUHSC program description).
This one hour lecture session will explain the research that underlies Deliberate Practice, how it was developed, and how it works. This method will be correlated especially with academic achievement and with learning clinical reasoning. This lecture is designed for TTUHSC students who have registered in the program but all incoming students who are interested are welcome – we will always be ready to help you join the ESP if you decide you want to register. the link provides a handout of the lecture notes for each slide.
Concept Mapping - Workshop
This workshop will last for 2 hours. We will use the "Anatomy Terminology" document from the SuccessTypes unit in the Self-Study Block as the source material. This material is essential learning in anatomy so the workshop is "study time." The exercises are designed to comfortably simulate recommended activities every evening.
Question Analysis/Study Groups - Workshop
This workshop will last for 60 minutes. We will use the text, Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Moore, et al., 6th Ed., although earlier editions will still also work. Unlike the concept mapping exercises that should be done at the end of every day of class, the question analysis system should be implemented once or twice a week allowing time for adequate familiarization with the topics to be discussed. This method will comprise the core method for Block 3 ESP Step 1 Prep.
Skills acquired in the Block 2 workshops are developed in the Block 3 ESP Step 1 Prep.
- These sessions are extracurricular, but highly relevant since they will always be correlated with current course content.
- Details of the program will be presented during the lecture on Deliberate Practice.
Best wishes for a strong start at Texas Tech and for your healthy growth physically, mentally, and spiritually, as a new physician.