Podcast Transcript

You're listening to ReachMD XM157, the channel for medical professionals.

Dr. Bill Rutenberg (BR)

Welcome to this month's feature series: Focus on Medical Education.

Wouldn't it be nice if medical school was a warm and fuzzy environment?

You're listening to the clinician's round table on ReachMD XM157, The channel for medical professionals. I'm your host, Dr. Bill Rutenberg, and I invite you to join me on this special segment on health education.

With me today are two second year students from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Satish Mezra and Mark Beckett. Today we are discussing the Colleges Program, an exciting new program at Hopkins. The vision of the program is to develop a learning community of students and faculty dedicated to enhancing personal and professional growth and career development to collaborative learning clinical skill building longitudinal advising and enhancing connections between students and all interested members of the School of Medicine.

Greetings and thanks for joining me today at The Clinician's Roundtable, Satish and Mark.

Mark Beckett (MB)

Hi, thank you for having us.


Well, it's quite a program that you've scoped out for yourselves. How's it going?


It's going well, I think we've got a lot of students who've jumped on board and invested a lot of time in developing different aspects of the program and the faculty have been fantastic in supporting us as a group and individually in developing partnership in trying to further develop this program for our future students.


How many students are in this second year class?

Satish Mezra (SM)

We have 120 second year students.


Are all the students in the program or just 30 of them?


Well with the Colleges Advisory Program every student is a member of 1 of 4 Colleges and we make sure to break up the students from across the years, so we have students from each year in 1 of the 4 colleges and that way we have some longitudinal relationships that can develop with student-to-student interactions.


When you entered Hopkins were you expecting this type of program or were you expecting a more traditional approach?