Conference on Medical Student Education

Preconference Workshops

Thursday, January 31, 2019

12:30–5:30 pm

STFM Faculty Development Delivered: Regional Workshop

FDD1: Now You’re the Learner: Develop Curriculum Design Skills Using a Six Step Model in an Experiential Team-Based Workshop

Stephen Wilson, MD, MPH; James Tysinger, PhD

Now in its 7th year, STFM Faculty Development Delivered brings together expert faculty for customized, regional workshops.In this first Faculty Development Delivered workshop at the Conference on Medical Student Education, you’ll experience team-based learning by completing guided readings before the session, completing an assessment exercise at the preconference workshop, and working as part of a team to develop an outline for a curriculum on a timely topic in undergraduate and graduate medical education. Using Kern’s Six-Step Curriculum Development Process, teams will develop needs assessments, write goals and objectives, select appropriate instructional methods, propose an implementation plan, and identify practical ways to evaluate and revise the curriculum so it can be disseminated as scholarly activity. You’ll share your curriculum outline with workshop colleagues and get input on ways to improve your plan. You’ll return to your department equipped to develop and/or improve curricula and teach your peers what you’ve learned. You’ll have the option of continuing to work with your workshop team to develop and disseminate your curriculum.

Learning Objectives:
After this session, attendees will:

  • be given the Kern Six-Step Approach for Curriculum Development and specific elements to include in the curriculum, develop and present an outline for the curriculum to workshop participants.
  • be given goals and objectives and the advantages and disadvantages of an array of instructional methods, select one or more effective instructional methods for presenting the content to learners.
  • be able to specify ways to identify struggling learners’ needs and use instructional strategies to help the learners succeed.

Required Text: Thomas PA, Kern DE, Hughes MT, Chen BY(2016). Curriculum Development for Medical Education: A Six-Step Approach, 3rd Edition. Baltimore, MD. Johns Hopkins University Press. Available for purchase on Amazon.
Homework Assignment: Participants will need to complete required readings before the workshop. More information will be provided to registrants.

Additional Fee: $245  Registration deadline is January 7, 2019. The workshop is limited to the first 25 registrants; no refunds after January 7.

12:30–5:30 pm

PR1: There’s An App for That: Using Technology to Improve Teaching, Scholarship, and Wellness—Tools for Academic and Home Life

Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA; Laurie Belknap, DO, MS, MedL Chivon Vanessa Brown Stubbs; Amanda Chiplock; Ronald Cook, DO, MBA; Matthew Holley, PhD; Kristen Hood Watson, MD; David Kelley, MD; Peter Koopman, MD; Lisa Martinez; Parvathi Perumareddi; Nirmala Prakash; Mandi Sehgal, MD; Srikala Yedavally-Yellayi, DO

The current responsibilities of family medicine educators are at times overwhelming. A range of technological support tools exist to improve the experience or efficiency of activities common to the academic family medicine community. Specific tools and strategies can use technology to improve the delivery and efficiency of teaching, enhance academic organization and collaboration for promotion, as well as support personal wellness.

Goals have been developed for three breakout groups:

  1. Technology Tips to Improve Teaching and Engaging Learners
  2. Technology Tips for Academic Promotion and Productivity
  3. Technology Tips for Communication and Balance.

Each of these sessions will include interactive instruction in tools and strategies and will collect additional tools and strategies from participants. Bring your own smart phone, tablet, and/or laptop so you can practice during the sessions. Following the three breakouts there will be an opportunity to engage in practice with new tools, as well as to share apps beneficial in clinical practice or teaching. The session will conclude with a summary of new tools and strategies and setting of personal goals to utilize technology in the areas covered.

Learning Objectives:
After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • identify and utilize technologic tools and strategies to improve their teaching delivery, such as improved presentation skills and approaches to interactive learning;
  • identify and utilize technologic tools to promote academic collaboration, support academic advancement and organize scholarly projects;
  • identify and utilize technologic tools to promote personal resilience, personal health and allow better personal and family communication;
  • improve skills with new technologic tools and strategies through hands-on practice and experience;
  • develop a plan to implement use of technologic tools and strategies introduced in future teaching, for academic advancement and for personal wellness.

Additional Fee: $195; includes CME, on-site training materials, light refreshments.

1-5 pm

PR2: From Probe to Skin: A Complete Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Curriculum for Medical Students

James M. Daniels, II, MD, Southern Illinois University; Alec DeCastro, MD, Medical University of South Carolina; Greg Havermale, Southern Illinois University; Erica Miller-Spears, PA, Southern Illinois University; Rachel Rahman, MD, Southern Illinois University

This session is for anyone interested in or responsible for integrating point of care ultrasound (POCUS) into a medical school curriculum. Participants will be broken into small groups to discuss subjects such as faculty buy-in and funding, and how to add POCUS to an already over-crowded curriculum. The second half of the session will be small-group hands-on work. Participants will be given eight specific scans “that every doctor should know.” There will be time to practice scanning, and for those who already have scanning skills, there will be discussion on teaching techniques and other tricks to help teach the material to learners.

This program will be presented by faculty from medical schools who have already integrated this material. The faculty assisting in this workshop have published two books on this subject and have given this presentation regionally and nationally to attending physicians, resident physicians, athletic trainers, and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives:
After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • develop a plan and “elevator speech” to get faculty buy-in and funding for POCUS 
  • identify and discriminate between the different types of scanners/probes and be able to select a machine for their program
  • use the 8 scanning protocols every doctor should know to teach medical students POCUS
  • use and identify resources, and new tools, to aid in developing/refining their scanning and/or teaching skills
  • join a cohort of educators to develop medical teaching curriculum

Additional Fee: $195; includes CME, on-site training materials, light refreshments.

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