Undergraduate Medical Education

Program Director: Dr. Jennifer Hayman | Jennifer.Hayman@mainehealth.org
Program Administrator: Ashlee Plowman | Ashlee.Plowman@mainehealth.org
Teaching Format: Didactic, Small Group, Interactive
Learner Type: Third Year Medical Students
Estimated Time Commitment: ~ 1-4 hour sessions, 1-2 times per year
Time of Year: June and December

Threads Interclerkship is two week-long experiences, one week in the beginning of clerkship year and the second about 3/4 through, consisting of a series of discussions devoted to the following topics:  Challenging Conversations, Empathy and Resilience, Adverse Outcomes, Quality Improvement, Law and Medicine, Conflicts of Interests and Health Equity and Social Justice. Students are also given the opportunity to reflect on their own health and wellness, as well as their experiences learning in the clerkship environment.  Teaching format includes didactics, small group discussions, expert panel discussion, and reflection sessions.


Jennifer Hayman, MD

Jennifer Hayman, MD

Dr. Hayman is a Pediatric Hospitalist at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center where, in addition to active inpatient clinical service, she is involved medical education leadership, medical group and hospital leadership, and participates in advocacy work to prevent unsafe sleep related infant deaths in Maine.

Dr. Hayman is the Director of Curriculum for the Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Track. She has received “Excellence in Teaching” and “Notable” teaching awards from TUSM, and special citations for her Grand Rounds Presentations. She also received the “Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year” award from the Pediatric Residency Program at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.  She sits on the Board of Trustees for Maine Health Medical Group, where she participates in in promoting physician leadership and academic integration across the health system.

Dr. Hayman has been an advocate for infant safe sleep since 2008, during which time she has provided educational and training sessions state-wide on the subject of teaching safe sleep practices to newborn and infant care providers.  Dr. Hayman also participates in the statewide multidisciplinary Safe Sleep Task Force and the Maine CDC’s Maternal, Infant and Fetal Mortality Review Panel. Maine Children’s Trust awarded her their “Professional Advocate of the Year” award in 2011, and awarded the BBCH the “Business Collaborator of the Year” Award in 2014, for partnering on Safe Sleep advocacy in Maine.  Dr. Hayman founded the Cribs for Kids, Maine Chapter, to increase access to safe sleep environments to all Maine families. She has presented at conferences in Maine and nationally on infant safe sleep, and has publications on clinical, medical education, and infant safe sleep topics.