Gain Guidance in Medical Education

The seminars are designed to provide conference participants with insights and techniques to improve their effectiveness in teaching across health care disciplines, age groups, and learning venues.

When the ATS Board of Directors approved the new Section on Medical Education in February 2015, members interested in medical education gained greater opportunities for collaboration and networking. The section allows educators throughout the Society to share innovations and collaborate on novel educational strategies and research projects.

A driving force for the creation and dissemination of educational resources to support the development of teaching skills of all members, the section will offer three Medical Education Seminars led by master teachers at ATS 2016. RSVP not required. Catch a seminar from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, May 15-17. Participants will take away insights and techniques to improve their teaching effectiveness —across health care disciplines, age groups, and learning venues.

Medical Education Seminars

Sunday, May 15
“How to Improve Your Bedside Teaching”
Participants will review primary literature on bedside rounding from the patient, learner, and attending perspectives. Videos will help attendees deconstruct the MiPLAN approach to effective bedside teaching, which is based on theories for adult learning and structured interviews with master clinicians. Learn how to adopt these tools to your practice.

Monday, May 16
“Delivering Timely Relevant Feedback in Clinical Settings”
Feedback is a cornerstone of medical training. Feedback is a key component in the daily role of clinician educators and a key component facilitating opportunities to improve and encourage trainees to reach their maximum potential. Acknowledging that the provision of meaningful feedback is a skill that can be taught, we approach this session with a literature review of relevance to working clinicians, and follow with an interactive approach to a set of scenarios, illustrated by video case studies.

“How to Successfully Compete for an Academic Job: What Division Directors Want and Do Not Want in Candidates”
This seminar will identify and review critical steps in finding a successful placement in an academic career with topics broadly applicable to fellows, postdocs and junior faculty, regardless of specialty or career track. This seminar will provide guidance especially for those seeking their first jobs, as well as those looking to relocate to new positions.

Tuesday, May 17
“Nuts and Bolts in Negotiating a Job”
Oftentimes junior faculty members are unsure of how to prepare a CV, prepare for an interview, and negotiate when applying for a job. This seminar will provide helpful tips on how to land your ideal job.

“Practical Skills for Teaching in Small Groups”
The small group is one of the primary settings in which medical educators may be asked to interact with learners. While often a highly rewarding experience, it can be a challenging environment in which to teach due to the number of learners, the emphasis on interaction and active participation, and the less structured nature of the teaching encounter. This interactive session will offer strategies for managing these and other challenges to ensure successful small group teaching encounters.

Wednesday, May 18
“The Roadmap to Success in Early Academic Career Development: Your First Five Years”
Junior faculty members can be confronted with numerous, potentially competing obligations. The first five years of their faculty appointment is crucial for establishing the proper career trajectory. This seminar will provide valuable insights and strategies on balancing professional activities, while developing a successful academic career.

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