Creating Curriculum for HCC

We encourage medical students and faculty to create new curriculum for HCC. Great lessons can be shared and utilized at sites around the country. If you’ve created a successful lesson, please share it with Dr. Gefter.

There are a few key ideas to remember when creating curriculum for HCC:
1) Lecture is the least effective form of teaching
2) Great lessons promote engagement
3) Students like hands-on learning best
4) Discussion and interaction between medical students and high school students are optimal
5) You don’t need slides to create an amazing lesson.
6) If you are creating slides, make sure they are crisp, clear, have very little text, and are easy to digest (see Dr. Gefter’s tips for creating slide-based presentations below)
7) Images: Please avoid clip art and look for images of people that represent the high school students you are serving. It can be difficult to find medical images of non-white people (a huge problem that contributes to health disparities), but please take the time to find them.