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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 2018 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


CUSTOMIZE YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE*
Participants of Principles of Medical Education can customize their learning experience, choosing from the following add-on options:
 

BEYOND THE MANNEQUIN: NOVEL USES OF SIMULATION
Thursday, April 5 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm (dinner included)
Join the faculty of the Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for a thorough, hands-on learning experience.
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HARNESSING THE HUMANITIES IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
    An Interactive and Inspiring Workshop to Improve Your Teaching

Thursday, April 5 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm (dinner included)
Discover how to intergrate literature and the arts into your teaching to enhance and deepen the learning experience.
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MASTERING THE SKILLS OF THE MODERN MEDICAL EDUCATOR
Friday, April 6 • 1:00 – 4:45 pm 
This program delves more deeply into the educator’s skills development as a teacher, a content creator, and an institutional leader. Choose one of the following three tracks:

Track 1: Successful Career Development for the Clinician-Educator
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  Or
Track 2: Taking Your Teaching to the Next Level 
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 Or
Track 3: A Beginner's Guide to Medical Education Research
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INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR TEACHING
   Quickly, Easily, Effectively, and with Minimal or No Expense
Saturday, April 7 •  8:00 am – 12:00 pm
This special half-day program provides strategies to quickly, easily, and cost effectively integrate technology into your teaching for improved outcomes.  
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*Please note that seating is limited for these special sessions—available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is advised.