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To promote career development for clerkship directors, the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) sponsors numerous activities and initiatives.  These activities provide opportunities for clerkship directors to disucss emerging topics, share best practices, and network with colleagues.

 

 CDIM Precourse for New Clerkship Directors at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2013

This precourse is designed to help orient new internal medicine clerkship directors to their positions.  Experienced faculty will lead discussions of evaluation and grading, curriculum development, teaching strategies, and career development of the clerkship director.  Interested participants will be assigned a mentor from the CDIM membership. This precourse is designed for the clerkship director with fewer than three years of experience in this position.

 

 CDIM Precourse for Experienced Medical Student Educators at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2013

This precourse is designed to provide medical educators with an interactive and instructive experience led by faculty and staff who are knowledgeable in the field of educational assessment.  This course will include expert-led talks, small group activities, and panel discussions.  Participants will gain practical and applicable knowledge and skills regarding different assessment tools and leave with new ideas that will ensure success in the evaluation of learners in medical education. 

 Guidebook for Clerkship Directors

CDIM is a major contributor to the ACE Guidebook for Clerkship Directors.   The book offers advice and practical solutions to the issues that affect clerkship directors across disciplines, including orientation, curriculum, evaluation, instructional strategies, role of the director and administrator, and faculty and career development.

The Alliance for Clinical Education offers the book as downloadable PDFs or for sale as a print product.

 CDIM Annual Survey

The 2011 Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) Survey is complete. This year’s survey was sent only to institutional members of CDIM. Survey results enable CDIM to describe important educational practices in internal medicine, including the use of reflective writing, the use of simulation, steps taken to prepare residents to teach medical students, and institutional members’ perceptions of the CDIM-SGIM Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guide.

 
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