ESP Block 2: Orientation Week Workshops
This page is designed to give newly matriculated TTUHSC SOM students advance access to the materials to be covered during "P3 Week." This week is designed to bridge from the more formal orientation presentations to the start of the Clinically Oriented Anatomy block. The time and place will be announced by email to all students and is also included in P3 Week schedule. The presentations are designed to serve the dual purpose of a focused summary of the main points in the ESP prematriculation self-study that was announced to all accepted students, and also the purpose of an introduction to any students who missed the communication or who were skeptical but are still curious.
This is the first one hour session held during the Texas Tech orientation week. It will explain the reasoning that underlies the use of Deliberate Practice in medical education, why it is widely accepted, and how it applies throughout medical training. This approach to learning will be applied to test performance and to learning clinical reasoning. The goal is to illustrate that medical education requires a new way of learning and that testing well correlates with this way of learning. A copy of the notes slides for this lecture are provided here. This one hour lecture session will review the main concepts covered to this point in the program followed by an overview of the remaining steps needed to continue participation.
- Note: while this material is structured like a course, it is not part of the curriculum and records are not kept on your participation.
- This is professional development and no curriculum exists that can make you take the necessary steps to self-actualize.
- The only route to becoming all you can be is through taking advantage of contemporary skill development concepts that are at the forefront of science.
This session will also be an opportunity to answer questions from students and address uncertainties.
This session will highlight the two main methods taught in the ESP for using both your brain and your time to fullest advantage. While most students revert to their prior methods of learning as they panic from the pace of the curriculum, the students who grasp and apply the underlying strategy taught in the ESP have the advantage. While many other learning methods exist, none take better advantage of a medical curriculum. 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