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Deborah R Erlich MD MMedEd FAAFP

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Deborah Erlich, MD, MMedED, FAAFP (Educators ‘20) is a medical educator and family physician. Deb is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her areas of professional interest include innovative medical education, information mastery and preventive medicine. Deb can be contacted via email.


Zoom, Bloom and the Virtual Room

Amid all of the pandemic’s tragedies, our medical students’ education could not be another sacrifice.  Before COVID-19, our third year medical student clerks spent four days a week seeing patients at their family medicine preceptors’ offices, and then gathered back in the classroom on Fridays for a robust didactic curriculum. It was a day both to review core topics and to get together as a group with breakfast and lunch, the latter a not-so-hidden feature of the program intending to alleviate some of the inherent loneliness of a non-hospital-based rotation comprising one student intensely working with one preceptor.

Alas, COVID-19 hit. After a spring hiatus, masked students returned to their clinical duties, but all in-person classroom programming was suspended. Enter virtual learning!

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Guest — Patrice Thibodeau

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I can be reached at pthibodeau@UMHS-SK.net. Thank you!
Monday, 05 April 2021 8:08 PM
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