Co-Curricular Programs

Medical Education/Evaluation Committee (ME2)

Students become involved in medical education beyond their traditional role as a consumer. By evaluating course content, lecturers, notes, labs and exams, students interact with faculty and each other to provide feedback and aid in future course development. Students are encouraged to become knowledgeable about issues affecting medical education and to participate in medical education research activities.

Year 1 Students
Activities August thru April 30th
Year 2 Students
Activities August thru April 30th
  1. All students will conduct a minimum of three course focus groups (when applicable).
  2. All students must observe the first Year 2 focus group.
  3. All students not leading or co-leading a course focus group will be required to participate in all the Year I focus groups.
  4. All students will be required to participate in at least one additional ME2 educational activity. Educational activities must be approved by the Director of Assessment and Medical Education Research or his designee.
  5. All students must remain in good academic standing to be involved in any co-curricular activities.
  6. Duties as assigned by the Director of Assessment and Medical Education Research.
  7. Attend monthly debriefing meetings.
  1. All students will conduct a minimum of three course focus groups (when applicable).
  2. All students not leading or co-leading a course focus group will be required to participate in all Year 2 focus groups.
  3. All students that are taking the ME2 for the first time and do not have focus group moderator experience will be required to observe a focus group conducted by a Year 2 student prior to their first group.
  4. All students will be required to participate in at least one additional ME2 educational activity. Educational activities must be approved by the Director of Assessment and Medical Education Research or his designee.
  5. All students must remain in good academic standing to be involved in any co-curricular activities.
  6. Duties as assigned by the Director of Assessment and Medical Education Research.
  7. Attend monthly debriefing meetings.

Fabric of Society

Seminars and volunteer activities that students attend as part of Fabric of Society allow them to learn from persons who have experienced hardships and overcome difficulties due to unfortunate circumstances such as illness, economic difficulties, or family situations. Once in practice medical students will be providing care to patients from all walks of life and they will be able to draw from their Fabric of Society experiences to advocate for their patients’ well being..
75 Required Hours to be accomplished within 5 to 12 hours a month during August through April 30th:

Co-Curricular Seminars
= 15 hours
Mentoring/Community Outreach
Volunteer Service
= 30 hours
Clinical Community
Volunteer Service
= 30 hours
  1. 10 seminars = Monday, and Tuesdays
  2. 1 Saturday = 3hours
  3. 2 Reflection or 2 Journal Club sessions or one of each
  • One substitute seminar off campus will be allowed with pre approval from Director of Co-Curricular Program.
Examples:

  • Reach out to Youth
  • Code Blue
  • Gleaners Food Banks
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Includes health fairs and clinics

Humanistic Medicine (HuMed)

HuMed

Art in medicine is explored through a study of relationships, philosophy, psychology, literature, artwork, and music. The HuMed program advocates for the patient as a person rather than just as a subject or organism with a biological disease that requires treatment. Therefore, activities foster consideration of systems biology and preventative practice. Shadowing alternative medicine practitioners as well as participating in student-led classes/seminars exposes aspects of patient care beyond the conventional standards of today.
75 Required Hours to be accomplished within 5 to 12 hours per month from August through April 30th:

Co-Curricular Seminars and HuMed Student-led Classes
= 15 hours
Mentoring/Community Outreach
Volunteer Service
= 30 hours
Clinical Community
Volunteer Service
= 30 hours
  1. 2 HuMed lunch seminars (1 hour each)
  2. 8 other co-curricular lunch seminars (1 hour each)
  3. One Required Saturday Seminar (3 hrs)
    AND
  • 1 HuMed Retreat (2 hours)
    OR
  • 2 Co-curricular Reflection or Journal Club Sessions (1 hour each)
Minimum 10 Hours from any one of the following activities:

  • Pre-Med Mentoring
    OR
  • Covenant Tutoring
    OR
  • Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families
    OR
  • Music in Medicine
    OR
  • Pediatric Care Interest Group
    OR
  • FutureDocs
    AND
  • 20 Hours other opportunities offered through the co-curricular website (may be from activities listed above)
  1. 10 hours shadowing alternative health care practitioners from approved list.
    AND
  2. Other Clinical opportunities listed on the Co-curricular website.

WayneSOM LEAD

This program is designed to support the involvement of interested students in political issues and action. Activities related to this program are developed to promote a competent understanding of how the medical profession interacts with public affairs through direct instruction, meaningful demonstrations, and community service.

75 Required Hours to be accomplished within 5 to 12 hours a month by April 30th annually.

WayneSOM LEAD
Seminars andGuest Lectures
= 15 hours
Mentoring/Community Outreach
Volunteer Service
= 30 hours
Clinical Community
Volunteer Service
= 30 hours
August: Orientation – How to be a Politically Active Physician
September: Public Health – Physicians for Social Responsibility
October: Health Care Reform – Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers.
November: Effectively Communicate and Advocate
December: Federal and State Health Policy
January: The Business of Health Care – How to Run Your Own Practice
February: Graduate Medical Education Funding – alternative GME funding
March: Health Care Philanthropy – Leadership Development
April: NIH and Health Care Funding – Affordable Care ActRequired one 3-hour Saturday seminar
Examples:

  • Fall Lansing Lobby Day (5 hours)
  • Spring Lansing Lobby Day (5 hours)
  • Spring Break D.C. Lobby Days (10 hours)
    OR
  • Other mentoring outreach options available through the co-curricular program
  • Includes health fairs and WHSO trips

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