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Principles of Medical Education. Maximizing Your Teaching Skills

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The Techniques and Strategies that Significantly Improve Student Engagement, and Teaching and Mentoring Effectiveness Incorporating best practices, newer principles of adult learning, and widely available technologies into your teaching can significantly improve your ability to engage and inspire students, residents, fellows, and colleagues. This special program, ranked among Harvard Medical School’s highest-rated CME courses, is a uniquely comprehensive exploration of best practices for teaching medicine at the bedside, in ambulatory settings, and in the classroom.

The 2019 curriculum helps medical educators to:

  • Provide more effective feedback that motivates change
  • Better assess learners' needs individually and as a group
  • Design educational sessions that meet your learning objectives
  • Deliver more impactful and engaging lectures
  • Become a more effective one-on-one mentor
  • Optimize evaluation of trainee competencies
  • Enhance the interactivity of small group discussions
  • Spur critical thinking and self-learning among students
  • Incorporate technology and active learning models into your teaching

Case-based and hands-on learning are a hallmark of this course, with significant participant interaction and active modeling of instruction techniques. Whether you are newer to teaching or a seasoned educator and mentor, this course will give you modern tools and practices to optimize skills transfer and learner success.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Areas of focus in which attendees will deepen their skills include:

  • Interactive Lecturing
  • Bedside Teaching
  • Effective Mentoring
  • Impactful Feedback
  • Developing Curriculum
  • Assessing Learners
  • Peer Observation
  • Procedural Teaching
  • Learner Engagement
  • Teaching Critical Thinking
  • Teaching and Maintaining Wellness

CUSTOMIZE YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Participants of Principles of Medical Education can customize their learning experience, choosing from the following add-on options. Please note that seating is limited for these special sessions—available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is advised.

MASTERING THE SKILLS OF THE MODERN MEDICAL EDUCATOR Friday, April 26 • 1:00 – 5:00 pm

This program delves more deeply into the educator’s skills development as a teacher, a content creator, and an institutional leader.

  • Track 1: Successful Career Development for the Clinician-Educator Or
  • Track 2: Taking Your Teaching to the Next Level Or
  • Track 3: Medical Education Scholarship: From Creating a Curriculum to Publishing Your Work Or
  • Track 4: Harnessing the Humanities in Medical Education

INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR TEACHING

Quickly, Easily, Effectively, and with Minimal or No Expense

Saturday, April 27 • 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

This special half-day program provides strategies to quickly, easily, and cost effectively integrate technology into your teaching for improved outcomes.

Schedule

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

7:00am to 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am to 8:30am Effective Teaching: Setting the Stage

8:30am to 9:30am Teaching in the 21st Century: The Science of Learning

9:30am to 9:45am Break (refreshments provided)

9:45am to 11:15am Teaching Methods and Skills Development Workshops

During the course, each participant will rotate through the following sessions:

  • Designing and Delivering More Effective Lectures: Techniques for Better Learner Engagement
  • Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching
  • Clinical Bedside Teaching: Effective Techniques and Overcoming Barriers
  • Teaching Professionalism in 2019: Strategies for the Front Line
  • Feedback: Making It Powerful, Effective, and Efficient

11:30am to 12:30pm Defining, Teaching, and Assessing Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning

12:30pm to 1:30pm Lunch (provided)

1:30pm to 3:00pm Teaching Methods and Skills Development Workshops

During the course, each participant will rotate through the following sessions:

  • Designing and Delivering More Effective Lectures: Techniques for Better Learner Engagement
  • Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching
  • Clinical Bedside Teaching: Effective Techniques and Overcoming Barriers
  • Teaching Professionalism in 2019: Strategies for the Front Line
  • Feedback: Making It Powerful, Effective, and Efficient

3:00pm to 3:15pm Break (refreshments provided)

3:15pm to 4:45pm Case-Based Skills Development Workshops - Session I

During the course, each participant will have the opportunity to attend two of the following sessions:

  • Being Impactful as a Mentor
  • Ambulatory Teaching: Fitting It All In
  • Can You Hear Me Now: Effective Strategies to Teach Patient-Physician Communication Skills
  • The Problem Learner: Making a Diagnosis and Establishing a Plan
  • Designing a Teaching Session That Is Engaging, Interactive, and Fun

Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:30am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00am to 9:00am Using Multimedia & Education Technology to Enhance Teaching

9:15am to 10:45am Teaching Methods and Skills Development Workshops

During the course, each participant will rotate through the following sessions:

  • Designing and Delivering More Effective Lectures: Techniques for Better Learner Engagement
  • Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching
  • Clinical Bedside Teaching: Effective Techniques and Overcoming Barriers
  • Teaching Professionalism in 2019: Strategies for the Front Line
  • Feedback: Making It Powerful, Effective, and Efficient

10:45am to 11:00am Break (refreshments provided)

11:00am to 12:00pm Assessment of the Learner: Determining Competence

12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch (provided)

1:00pm to 2:30pm Teaching Methods and Skills Development Workshops

During the course, each participant will rotate through the following sessions:

  • Designing and Delivering More Effective Lectures: Techniques for Better Learner Engagement
  • Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching
  • Clinical Bedside Teaching: Effective Techniques and Overcoming Barriers
  • Teaching Professionalism in 2019: Strategies for the Front Line
  • Feedback: Making It Powerful, Effective, and Efficient

2:30pm to 2:45pm Break (refreshments provided)

2:45pm to 4:15pm Case-Based Skills Development Workshops - Session II

During the course, each participant will have the opportunity to attend two of the following sessions:

  • Being Impactful as a Mentor
  • Ambulatory Teaching: Fitting It All In
  • Can You Hear Me Now: Effective Strategies to Teach Patient-Physician Communication Skills
  • The Problem Learner: Making a Diagnosis and Establishing a Plan
  • Designing a Teaching Session That Is Engaging, Interactive, and Fun

Friday, April 26, 2019

7:30am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00am to 9:00am Teaching Wellness: Helping Learners Balance Self-Care and Professionalism

9:15am to 10:45am Teaching Methods and Skills Development Workshops

During the course, each participant will rotate through the following sessions:

  • Designing and Delivering More Effective Lectures: Techniques for Better Learner Engagement
  • Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching
  • Clinical Bedside Teaching: Effective Techniques and Overcoming Barriers
  • Teaching Professionalism in 2019: Strategies for the Front Line
  • Feedback: Making It Powerful, Effective, and Efficient

10:45am to 11:00am Break (refreshments provided)

11:00am to 12:00pm Leadership in Medical Education

12:00pm to 12:30pm Taking It All Home: Embedding New Skills in Daily Practice

12:30pm Course Adjourns

Optional Half-Day Add-Ons: Mastering the Skills of the Modern Medical Educator

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, and each Track is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:00pm to 5:00pm Track 1: Successful Career Development for the Clinician-Educator

For a complete description, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:00pm to 5:00pm Track 2: Taking Your Teaching to the Next Level For a complete description, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:00pm to 5:00pm Track 3: Medical Education Scholarship: From Creating a Curriculum to Publishing Your Work

For a complete description, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:00pm to 5:00pm Track 4: Harnessing the Humanities in Medical Education

For a complete description, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

7:00am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Optional Half-Day Add-On

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

7:30am to 12:30pm Incorporating Technology into Your Teaching: Quickly, Easily, Effectively, and with Minimal or No Expense For a complete description, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who should attend

Medical personnel of all specialties involved in the practice of medical education, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Veterinarians
  • Dentists
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Dr. Christopher Smith is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received a BS degree in biology with presidential honors in 1992 from Loyola University an...
Dr. Richard Schwartzstein’s career embodies his own commitment to lifelong learning and to reinforcing the importance of education, along with patient care and research, in academic medicine. “At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, we know that education is at the heart of patient care. I am i...
John Dalrymple, MD ’91, joined the HMS faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2015 from the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. At HMS as the Associate Dean for Medical Education Quality Improvement, he has taken on an incr...

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