Student Teaching Assistant Program
FY 2014 OMM Student Teaching Assistants
Student Teaching Assistant Supervisor: Toni Allen
Each April, the Year I class has an opportunity to nominate fellow students to become OMM Student Teaching Assistants (TAs) for the next academic year. TAs are chosen by OMM faculty and staff based on interest in OMM and academic standing. Those selected from the Year I class serve as TAs in the following academic year (Year II) and assist with the teaching of psychomotor skills to other students. Most importantly, TAs serve as an example to their classmates and the Year I students during the Practice Training sessions each week.
TAs are either nominated by peers or self-nominated. In 2012-2013, the department had a very large pool to choose from - over 100 students were nominated. From this large pool, 30 paid and 15 volunteer TAs for the 2013-2014 year were selected.
TAs assist in table training in OMM labs, individual OMM tutoring, large group tutorials, and clinical competency preparation.