Academic Extras Series
The Prerequisites for the Health Professions program is proud to introduce a new series of no-cost, no-credit, one-week Academic Extras modules. These onlne courses are open to any student currently enrolled in any of the Prerequisites for the Health Professions courses.
The fall 2013 course in this series:“Tips for Success in Graduate Health Professions Education” will be taught by Dr. Lynn Foord, Director of the Prerequisites for the Health Professions program here at MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Tips for Success in Graduate Health Professions Education
September 3-6, 2013
This mini course is designed to prepare you to be successful in your graduate study through an understanding of the elements of successful learning in the health sciences at the graduate level. All of the people involved in the design and instruction of the course bring expertise from their professions to provide a rich, engaging and interprofessional look at graduate study in the health professions.
In this one-week course, you will interact with Steve Ciesielski, the Academic Support Counselor in the School of Nursing; Mike Vella, the Academic Support Counselor for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; and Lynn Foord, the Director of the Prerequisites for the Health Professions program. By completing readings and engaging in daily discussion with faculty and classmates, you will learn about tips and techniques that you can apply to your personal learning to help you be successful throughout your graduate study, beginning with your prerequisite courses.
- Managing your learning, particularly if you are new to learning sciences
- Stress and Time Management
- A look at effective communication with faculty and classmates
- “Getting off the page” and immersing yourself in learning
At the end of the week, the student will be able to:
- Describe expectations for learning science at the graduate level in the health professions and discuss how to be prepared to meet those expectations.
- Discuss common sources of stress in graduate school and identify strategies for avoiding and managing stress.
- Discuss techniques of planning for and managing the time required for graduate study.
- Describe and discuss principles of effective communication with faculty and colleagues and expectations of professional behavior in graduate school.
- Describe how to be an active learner in graduate professional education.
Each module will include relevant reading, a discussion with faculty and colleagues around the topic for the day, and a list of resources for future reference. As appropriate, checklists and planning templates will be provided. Full participation will require approximately one hour of work daily for four days.
Academic Extras Series
We think of these courses as our “Lagniappe Series”. A lagniappe [lan yáp] is an unexpected bonus or extra small gift given to customers at the time of purchase—such as a 13th bagel, or a sample of related products. This is our bonus to you for taking Prerequisite courses at MGH Institute.
The spring 2014 course in this series, “Applying to Graduate School,” will be taught by Dr. Peter Cahn, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs here at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.