Medical Science Educator

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 9–10 | Cite as

Benefits of a Physician-Scientist-Tailored Curriculum at a Medical Student-Run Free Clinic

  • B. M. LaitmanEmail author
  • S. Chandrasekaran
  • R. Rifkin
  • K. Barnum
  • D. C. Thomas
  • Y. S. Meah


We designed a curriculum to help sustain pre-clinical knowledge for MD/PhD trainees in their graduate training phase while securing regular providers for our student-run free clinic. MD/PhD involvement increased from 1.91 to 2.45 students-per-clinic-day following implementation, and participants affirmed increased preparedness and comfort entering medical school clinical clerkships.


Physician-scientist Curriculum design Student-run free clinic MD/PhD 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Approval/Informed Consent

This study was determined to be exempt by the IRB at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, as it was an assessment of an ongoing educational curriculum.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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