About our Teaching Programs
GCRME courses are known for their emphasis on skills training, interactive teaching and patient simulation through both technology and standardized patients - actors who portray patients. Using realistic "case-based" scenarios to teach healthcare professionals facilitates the discussion of the humanistic aspects of medicine, such as communication skills and medical ethics, in addition to diagnosis and management. The GCRME offers medical student teaching programs in introductory clinical skills, cardiology, and emergency medicine. The GCRME also houses cardiology educational programs for cardiology fellows, residents in internal medicine and family medicine, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, and neurology programs for residents in internal medicine.
The Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education is also dedicated to continuing medical education as part of the life-long learning process. Our Teaching Conference in Clinical Cardiology and Neurology, held annually from 1969 to 2008, provided a primary care update for practicing physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The Center currently offers seminars under the Joan K. Stout R.N. Nurses Training Programs. These are geared toward nurses, physician assistants and other allied health professionals. We also offer training in simulation-based instruction and research.