Teaching Opportunities

There are numerous teaching opportunities potentially available at the medical school or in the greater university. For example, the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course is the first-year students' first taste of patient encounters and great fun for the faculty to witness students on this threshold. In addition, first-years also have a course on the Doctor/Patient Relationship, and there is the innovative course called "Doctoring" which addresses the non-scientific aspects of being a doctor such as breaking bad news, avoiding "burn-out", medicine and spirituality, etc.

If you would like to find out more about these possible opportunities, you are invited to talk with Anna Delaney, Director of the Curriculum Office in Suite 100, Stemmler. Her phone number is 215-898-8091.

Alternatively, if you have a particular area of the curriculum in which you would like to teach, or a topic (eg: interpreting EKGs, acid-base metabolism, developing a differential diagnosis, etc.), you are welcome to send ASEF an email (asef@mail.med.upenn.edu) and we will try to direct you.

At the start of each Fall semester, all incoming Freshmen are invited to read a book for the Penn Reading Project, which then is discussed in small groups led by faculty. For this coming Fall, "Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley has been chosen, and the organizers are looking for faculty to volunteer to lead the groups. Interested faculty should contact David Fox, director of New Student Orientation at: dfox@upenn.edu, or 215-573-5636.

Rob Roy MacGregor, M.D.,
Co-Chair, ASEF Service Committee