Professional Development

Upcoming Events and Registration

MAY 

Certificate Program: Supporting Learner Wellbeing

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

**Registration has closed.** Please contact Jennifer Aminuddin for the Zoom link.

Moderated by Deborah Barry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Education

Description/Learning Objectives: Wellbeing in academic medicine is a critical issue for medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows. Faculty may feel a responsibility to support the wellbeing of their learners, but may wonder what they can or should do. This session will explore wellbeing and identify ways in faculty can promote learner wellbeing. By the end of this session, participants will be able to discuss the domains of learner wellbeing, review learning theories to support learner wellbeing, and develop a working plan to support learner wellbeing in the classroom. (1 CME credit)

Certificate Program: Asking Good Educational Research Questions

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Moderated by Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics & Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs, Elizabeth B. Bradley, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Director of Curriculum Evaluation, and James R. Martindale, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Director of Assessment

Description/Learning Objectives: Defining your research question is a critical first step in transforming an idea/observation you have about teaching and learning into an educational research project and the conceptual framework within which you ground this question allows you to craft a question that will focus your research and guide the design of your study. Together, attention to these important aspects of a scholarly approach will prepare you to select appropriate methods and determine how you will collect and analyze data to demonstrate significant results and disseminate your findings to the broader academic community. In this interactive session, participants will explore and practice applying learning about these vital components of conducting and publishing educational research. By the end of the session, participants will be able to explain the steps necessary to make the case that a research topic is important; describe what a conceptual framework is; examine how to incorporate conceptual frameworks into the design of an educational research project; and develop a sample research question. (1 CME credit)

Introduction to Climate Change and its Effects on Healthcare: An Evidence-Based Overview

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life

Description/Learning Objectives: From the link between worsening air quality and increasing respiratory illness- to the damage of increasingly powerful storms on healthcare facilities- to the link between a rapidly warming Earth and infectious diseases- to the negative effects on mental health, the changing climate is affecting humanity. Join Kimberley for an evidence-based overview of the topic to learn more about current challenges, what needs to be done to best meet changing needs, and how some groups are approaching those challenges. (1 CME credit)

Journal Club (May)

Thursday, May 20, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Elizabeth B. Bradley, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Director of Curriculum Evaluation

Article:

Schut, S., Van Tartwijk, J., Driessen, E., Van der Vleuten, C., & Heeneman, S. (2019). Understanding the influence of teacher–learner relationships on learners’ assessment perception. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 25(2), 441-456. doi:10.1007/s10459-019-09935-z (1 CME credit)

 

JUNE

Medical Education Grand Rounds: Achieving Equity in Assessment for Clinical Learners

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Presented by Karen Hauer, MD, PhD, Associate Dean, Competency Assessment and Professional Standards and Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Arianne Teherani, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Education Scientist in the Center for Faculty Educators and Director for Program Evaluation and Education Continuous Quality Improvement, School of Medicine, and Founding Co-Director Center for Climate, Health, and Equity University of California, San Francisco

Description/Learning Objectives: In this session, the presenters will review evidence on bias and inequity present in assessment with a focus on clinical learners and the effects of inequitable assessment practices on grades and awards. They will discuss the components of an equitable assessment system and share strategies to minimize bias and promote equity. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: use frameworks for equity in assessment to discuss causes and consequences of inequity and example solutions in assessment of medical learners; discuss the evidence on components of an equitable assessment system; and share strategies to minimize bias and promote equity in assessment. (1 CME credit)

Certificate Program: Using Evaluation Data for Program Improvement

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Elizabeth B. Bradley, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Director of Curriculum Evaluation; Megan Bray, MD, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, Professor of Medical Education ​and Pediatrics & Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs

Description/Learning Objectives: If you are responsible for implementing an educational program (or portion of a program), you have likely asked yourself, “I wonder what the participants thought?” or “I wonder if they learned anything?” or, “How I could do it better next time?”  If so, you have already been thinking about evaluation. Well planned educational evaluation activities help us be certain that our programs are high quality, that they have the intended the impact on learning, and guide improvement efforts. In this workshop, attendees will explore key facets of educational evaluation:  what it is, why we do it,  and how to do it in a way that allows you to make your program better and ​ensure that you are accomplishing the outcomes you would like achieve. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Define evaluation standards that ensure quality in educational evaluation.
2.  Focus an educational evaluation to meet specified goals.
3.  Identify the Who, What, When, and How of evaluation implementation, data sources/collection and analyses.
4.  Outline key stakeholders and critical considerations in reporting evaluation results.

(1 CME credit)

 

Establishing your Personal Brand: Steps for Building a Successful Web Presence

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life

Description/Learning Objectives: Join Kimberley to learn about the basics of brand-building, and about how these simple steps can lead to a solid web presence that benefits you professionally and personally. By the end of this learning opportunity, participants will be able to define “personal branding;” list best practices for establishing their brand; explain strategies for effectively communicating their brand; describe ways to protect your digital assets; and become familiar with the idea of reputation management. (1 CME credit)

 

Journal Club (June)

Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Matthew Miller, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Article: TBD