GTA/MUTA Job Description

What is a Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA)?

The Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) is trained specifically to teach the breast and pelvic examinations to medical students using their own bodies. Students have an opportunity to practice the breast and pelvic exam on the GTA. Along with instructing on the correct techniques, the GTA offers the patient’s viewpoint on the exam, including: ways to make it more comfortable for the patient, multiple approaches to varying situations, how to identify the proper structures, and how to speak to the patient. Faculty members are available for consultation as needed.


What is a Male Urological Teaching Associate (MUTA)?

Male Urological Teaching Associate (MUTA): MUTAs are men who are extensively trained to teach the male genital/prostate exam to first-year medical students using their own bodies. Students have an opportunity to practice the genital/prostate exam on the MUTA.  Along with instructing on the correct techniques, the MUTA offers the patient’s viewpoint on the exam, including: ways to make it more comfortable for the patient, multiple approaches to varying situations, how to identify the proper structures, and how to speak to the patient.  Faculty members are available for consultation as needed.

Requirements:
  • Available for trainings and interview/exam sessions.
  • Ability to undergo a physical exam (which involves wearing a hospital gown).
  • Reliable, punctual and dependable.
  • Excellent communication skills and be willing and able to provide students with constructive feedback regarding their performance on the exam.
  • Educational training and/or professional experience in health professions, communication, behavioral sciences or education preferred.

Hours:
  • GTAs & MUTAs are scheduled based on the students' curricular schedules. Dates are provided as far in advance as possible.
  • All GTAs & MUTAs temporary employees of the University of Michigan Medical School, however do not receive any additional benefits associated with the University.


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