The Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators

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The Costin Institute for Medical Educators is an academic program specifically designed for Medical personnel currently involved in teaching, academic management as well as those aspiring to a career in medical academe. The program offers training in critical areas such as Leadership, Teaching and Learning styles and Emotional Intelligence.

The Costin Institute was established at Midwestern University in 2003 through endowed contribution from the  Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and named in honor of J. Richard Costin, D.O., one of the osteopathic profession's leading surgeons and teachers of general surgery. Dr. Costin was a 1949 graduate of Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine ( CCOM) and served as chairman of the board of CCOM. He participated in the transition of a single college into a full university with five colleges. Dr. Costin passed away on August 9, 2014.

Message from Costin Institute Founder Dr. Karen Nichols

FUNDING PROVIDED BY OSTEOPATHIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Program Description

The Costin Institute is a year-long educational experience which signifies expertise in teaching, research, management and leadership skills.

To train physicians and medical educators to become more effective teachers and administrators.

Consists of four weekend sessions (Thurs. - Sat.) with 18 contact hours per session with pre and post-session  assignments.

Costin Cohort Dates

COHORT 15:

  • September 13 - 15, 2018
  • January 10 - 12, 2019
  • April 25 - 27, 2019
  • September 12 - 14, 2019

COHORT 16:

  • September 12 - 14, 2019
  • January 16 - 18, 2020
  • April 30 - May 2, 2020
  • September 10 - 12, 2020

COHORT 17 (Proposed):

  • September 10 - 12, 2020
  • January 14 - 16, 2021
  • April 29 - May 1, 2021
  • September 16 - 18, 2021

COHORT 18 (Proposed):

  • September 16 - 18, 2021
  • January 13 - 15, 2022
  • April 28 - 30, 2022
  • September 15 - 17, 2022

Application Information

The following items are required for a completed application to the Costin Institute:

  • Completed Application form (which includes):
  • Demographic information
  • A copy of your C.V.
  • Answers to the questions listed under "Professional Commitment"
  • Two letters of recommendation    

IMPORTANT DATES:

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2019 FOR COHORT 16

  • September 12 - 14, 2019
  • January 16 - 18, 2020        
  • April 30 - May 2, 2020
  • September 10 - 12, 2020      

Questions:    

Call: 630-515-7421
E-mail:costin@midwestern.edu
Hand-written applications will not be accepted.

Discussing Costin

Costin Panel Discussion September 26, 2018



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Randy Wymore - 2018

Robert Jason Walker - 2018

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Lori Redmond - 2018

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