Today was my first day as a faculty in the Practice of Medicine (POM) course at Harvard Medical School! It's unclear who was more excited - me or the first-year students...
The POM course is the largest of its kind in the nation, with over 700 faculty and 174 medical and dental students! It is a foundational how-to-be-a-doctor course, with instruction in patient interaction, physical examination, introspection, professionalism, and more. Specifically, I am teaching students in the Interview and Communication Skills (ICS) portion of POM.
I have no pictures to share of my first session, but here are a few snaps from the POM Faculty Retreat last week!
Just a few of the reasons I'm excited:
-The chance to work under the leadership of Dr. Kate Johnston, my former preceptor (now colleague and dear friend!), who is one of the co-directors of POM.
-The privilege of teaching alongside seasoned clinicians and passionate educators like my co-preceptor Dr. Eddy Chen and WHA primary care doctor Dr. Monique Tello.
-The opportunity to be a very small part in the growth and development of the next generation of bright and caring clinicians!