Costin Program

Content Cluster Areas | Areas of Concentration | Tuition | Academic Schedule

Costin studentsThe Costin Institute is a year long educational experience leading to a designation as a Costin Scholar (C.S.) which signifies advanced expertise in teacing, research, management and leadership skills. This experience will hone the skills of current medical educators and will also provide a realistic job preview to those D.O.s considering a career switch into the academic world.

The Costin program consists of four weekend sessions with 18 contact hours per session plus pre and post-session assignments.

 

Content Cluster Areas

Navigating the academic world

  • How the academic community works
  • Faculty governance

The physician teacher and professional education

  • Examining all the opportunities for teachable moments
  • Responsibility to teach and encourage learning
  • Organizations that support this goal

Management issues

  • Leadership
  • Finance & budgeting
  • Teams
  • Strategy
  • Professional Ethics
  • Dealing with difficult people

Assessment and evaluation methods

  • Measuring success in the classroom
  • Assessment tools
  • Creating learning objectives and course goals

Innovative and effective methods of teaching

  • Effective lecturing/presentation
  • Curriculum design and delivery
  • Learning styles
  • Teaching styles

The Educational Practitioner

  • Keeping current with innovation & technology in education

Scholarly Activities

  • Research methods

Areas of Concentration or Specialty

Academic Administration (Deans, Department Chairs)

  • Role of the Dean and Department Chair
  • Research and scholarship
  • Service to institution and profession
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Legal, ethical, and practical issues
  • Performance Management
  • Staffing issues

Chief Learning Officer / Director of Medical Education

  • Role of the CLO / DME
  • Serving as a role model to faculty
  • Program design and delivery
  • Choosing appropriate content for programs
  • Current trends in Medical Education

Residency Program Director Track

  • Role of the Residency Director
  • Selecting residents
  • Teaching resident how to teach
  • Performance evaluation
  • Mentoring resident
  • Meeting & documentation of Basic Program Training Standards
  • Residency Program Development

Tuition

For the 2017-2018 session, the tuition will be $5100.

Current Academic Schedule (2016-2017)

  • September 15, 16, 17, 2016
  • January 12,13,14, 2017
  • May 4, 5, 6, 2017
  • September 14, 15, 16, 2017

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Academic Schedule (2017-2018)

  • September 14, 15, 16, 2017
  • January 11, 12, 13, 2018
  • May 10, 11, 12, 2018
  • September 20, 21, 22, 2018

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