Thursday Evening Add-Ons


April 25 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm (Dinner included)

Choose one of the two optional add-ons described below.

Beyond the Mannequin: Novel Uses of Simulation

In this highly interactive and hands-on workshop led by the director and assistant director of simulation for the department of medicine at BIDMC, participants will experience novel uses of simulation for medical training. During this engaging session at the state-of-the-art Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour the simulation center and its state-of-the-art simulation resources
  • Meet the simulation faculty at BIDMC
  • Learn tips for creating and implementing high-fidelity simulation in your teaching (including tips on creating the perfect case and facilitating/debriefing like an expert)
  • Explore novel applications of simulation, including:
    • House-staff remediation
    • Medical student assessment 
    • Communication skills training 
    • Creation and implementation of low-fidelity simulation for everyday teaching

Participants will leave with tangible strategies to either incorporate simulation in their teaching or improve their current use of simulation. This course is intended for both participants who are new to simulation and those who want to take their simulations to the next level.

Harnessing the Humanities in Medical Education: An Interactive and Inspiring Workshop to Improve Your Teaching

Join us for dinner, connection, community, and an innovative workshop to explore varied methods of using the humanities in your teaching. This unique opportunity will allow participants to experience several different approaches to using the arts and literature, discuss the methods utilized, and explore "applying" these to your learners. Taught by an experienced medical educator with a graduate degree in art history, as well as years of experience facilitating "Literature and Medicine" seminars at Boston hospitals, this workshop will provide you with a personal immersion experience of using the arts and will leave you with tangible skills to teach medical humanities to learners of all levels.