New Parent/Caregiver Elective
Catalog description: This flexible rotation is designed to allow medical students who become new parents (i.e., birth, adoption, or foster) or are in the role of a caregiver to another child or adult (e.g., elder care, long-term care, rehabilitative care, etc), to spend additional time learning from and benefiting from their experience as a caregiver.
Required session attendance: Does not apply
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery mode: Self paced
Direct patient care: No
Consent requirement: Open to student scheduling
Course objectives: By the end of the course, students will be able to....
- Reflect on how becoming a caregiver changes the way you practice as a physician.
- Disseminate learnings about caregiving through a small scholarly project.
- Develop and practice life long skills of balancing work as a physician and family life/outside commitments.
Graded components: Weekly reflections (250 words on Canvas), final publication/presentation (e.g. Tweetorial, blog post, narrative medicine piece, or a presentation to their peers or students on this clerkship).
Grading scale: P/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Course equivalency: Does not apply