UNMC - Virtual Observership in Clinical Neuorolgy
The purpose of this enduring material is to make you comfortable with the clinical environment in Neurology such as the various components of the Neurology department in the US, facilities used, residents' life and responsibilities, introduction to some sub-specialties, and some introduction to UNMC and Omaha, Nebraska.
The aim of this course is to create a virtual experience of Observership in Neurology and create a community of interaction among Residency Candidates. The course is responsive and adaptive and additional content would continuously be added throughout the year and in response to your suggestions.
Nothing can truly replace an actual experience of Clinical Observership at UNMC in person, however, an effort is being made in this course to provide some familiarity with the experience and covering some of the essential parts of the experience such as facility tours and residents experience of rounding and learning. There is a vast number of resources at our disposal and at times it’s not even clear what would be useful for an observer which leads us to make this course grow organically through the feedback of the community that joins the course.
Although CoVID related restrictions and limitations have pushed us to do this course now; we have been thinking of building this experience since much earlier given the number of applications we were receiving and our limited capacity of accepting observers. At best of times, we were only able to accept 1% of the applications we were receiving and there were times even less than that.
This is a non-CME course and is designed more of an experience rather than a course. As you join you will see it in its birth, and it will grow with you over the year. A non-CME certificate of attending the course can be offered once you have spent 20 hours within the course as tracked by CANVAS.
Provide familiarity with the core aspects of what a clinical observer is exposed to during an in-person rotation such as our facilities, schedules, residents' clinical and learning experience.
Provide a limited alternative experience to in-person experience given environment due to CoVID-19 and our decreasing capacity to accept applicants.
Develop a community of learning of Residency applicants with knowledge sharing and constant growth.
This enduring material is intended for a broad audience primarily the current or future Residency Candidate interested in applying to a Neurology Residency program in the United States specifically those who are International Medical Graduates and especially so if they have not had any in-person experience in the US residency system.