I guess I have to feel pretty good about the semester when the students seem to be able to teach the class at the end of it!
One thing to remember is that the bar is set a little bit higher for the graduate students in the class than the undergraduates; two of the presentations today were from graduate students.
Good elements in the presentations thus far include the following: clearly delineating between proximate and ultimate causation in a disease, spending more time on ultimate (evolutionary) causes of the disease, stating the evolutionary medicine category that applies to the presentation, and exploring the consequences of the evolutionary concept to the cause and/or treatment of the disease.
We will have to be a bit more careful with time on thursday. Be sure to practice and try to keep your talk to 15 minutes!
See you thursday.
Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine