Fostering Curricular Innovations

Teaching Opportunities

The Medical Doctor (MD) program offers a variety of teaching opportunities for clinicians and basic scientists, including classroom instruction and clinical experiences. A general description of these types of opportunities can be viewed below. To learn more about the curriculum, visit the MD Curriculum page. 

Teach a student one-on-one in your clinic. Opportunities are available in:

  • Continuity Clinics
  • Primary Care (including Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Outpatient OB/GYN, General Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine)
  • Specialty Exploration Experience
  • Specialties and sub-specialties of all kinds

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Lectures, workshops and patient presentations may be arranged with the block chairs of the basic science courses.  These opportunities may be of interest if you would like to teach in one or more of the following Phase I blocks:

  • Health of New Mexico
  • Clinical Morphology (Anatomy)
  • Molecular Foundations of Medicine
  • Concepts in Pathology and Tissue Morphology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal
  • Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, and Metabolism
  • Neuroscience
  • Quantitative Medicine (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Evidence Based Practice)
  • Human Sexuality, Reproduction and Endocrine
  • Infectious Disease

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Faculty provide one-on-one guidance to students in relation to a research or scholarly project.  This teaching commitment is long-term and the time required will vary by student.

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Small group sessions offer opportunities for faculty to work with a group of about 8-12 students to facilitate the learning of a variety of skills:

  • Evolved problem-based learning for Clinical Reasoning courses
  • Clinical and communication skills, physical exam maneuvers, and ethics for all Doctoring courses

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Participate in the Assessment activities within the MD Curriculum. Available opportunities include:

  • Training Standardized Patients (SPs) for Clinical Skills (CS) and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)
  • Grading Notes for Clinical Skills Examinations
  • Assisting with standardizing notes for Calibrated Peer Review​
  • Assisting with case generation and review for CS and OSCE Examinations

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WISE stands for Wellness, Integration, Step I preparation, Education. These intersessions between basic science blocks were suggested by medical students to allow time for decompression of material learned in blocks, integration of information, spiraling of content within the curriculum, and enhancement of both Step I preparation and overall wellness. These weeks allow students to concentrate on Phase I content between blocks, try new study techniques, prepare for Step I, and address any weaknesses in knowledge. Faculty have the opportunity to teach workshops in this curriculum. You may submit a suggestion for a workshop you would like to lead via the survey linked below.

Workshops should be related to some aspect of medicine that would be of particular interest to medical students at the beginning of their training. Possible topics could be related to arts and humanities in medicine, how basic science and medical research inform medical practice, the history of medicine, etc. Whatever you are passionate about and think medical students should have an opportunity to hear about, think about and discuss.

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Physical Address

Fitz Hall room 106

Mailing Address

UNM SOM Undergraduate Medical Education
MSC08 4710, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Email Address



Phone: 505-272-4823

Fax: 505-272-1352

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Mountain Standard Time)

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