"I would highly recommend [Project Medical Education] for any board member or medical 'influencer'- politician, foundation member or just those who always wanted to put on a white coat for the day!"
- 2011 Participant, past member of MMC Board of Trustees
MMC's Project Medical Education (PME) is an invitational education program designed to enhance Maine community leaders' and policy makers' knowledge and understanding of the essential role and value of residency and medical student education and the three fold mission of our teaching hospital:
- Caring for our community
- Meet with Maine Track medical students and faculty to find out what you, as a new "student," are expected to learn over the next four years.
- A Problem-Based Learning session that introduces you to the challenges of information mastery and the complexity of care.
- Practice your diagnostic skills in the Simulation Lab on a computerized patient simulator.
- Shadow a resident as he or she cares for patients and interacts with other health care team members.
- Attend a resident Teaching Conference to examine a patient case, discuss outcomes, and evaluate the thinking process.
- Meet Maine Medical Center Research Institute faculty and world class scientists, hear about the advanced biomedical problems they are working on, and learn how their research translates to improving care at the bedside.
"The best part of the program was that it broadened my view of what our physicians face every day. I don't know how anyone could walk away from this day and not advocate for the continued support of the MMC/Tufts Partnership."
Maine Track Facts
Project Medical Education 2011 Year in Review
View a video of PME day at Beth Israel Deaconess MC
PME is adapted from a program created by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Similar programs were offered by 16 academic medical centers nationwide in 2011.