Medical Education Grand Rounds

Excellence in Medical Education: NxGen Grand Rounds

To register for these sessions (session details are listed below), visit the Faculty Leadership Programs course list.

2013-2014 Program Year

TOPIC:  Engaging the Digital Learner:  How has growing-up digital impacted learning?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., Room G1/G2, Pinn Hall Conference Center

Presenter: Curtis L. Whitehair, MD, Associate Medical Director, Regional Physiatry; Program Director, MedStar GUH/NRH PM&R Residency Training Program; and Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine – Georgetown University School of Medicine

Description: There has been a lot written about the Digital Native, Digital Immigrant and Digital Wisdom or Literacy as it pertains to the learners of today. Most of this literature originated in the early 2000’s concerning how K-12 pedagogy would react to this new Digital Native. Much has been learned about them over the last decade, but these new learners are rapidly approaching medical school and residency training. This presentation will focus on understanding the today’s learner or generation so that educators can start to appreciate the impact this may have on their teaching style, pedagogy and curriculums of the future.  By the end of this session, participants will be able to discuss current literature on those born in the digital age, explore the generational and demographic differences between learners and teachers of today and describe how the young digital age learners are processing information in the rapidly changing digital time. (1 CME credit)

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TOPIC:  Working within Medical Education’s Hidden Curriculum

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., Room G1/G2, Pinn Hall Conference Center

Presenter:   Frederic W. Hafferty, PhD, Professor of Medical Education, Associate Dean for Professionalism, College of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Program for Professionalism & Ethics at the Mayo Clinic

Description: Not all of what is taught during medical training is captured in course catalogs, class syllabi, lecture, notes and handouts…. Indeed, a great deal of what is taught—and most of what is learned—in medical school takes place not within formal course offerings but within medicine’s ‘hidden curriculum.’ By this session’s conclusion, participants will be able to contrast the formal versus the other-than-formal aspects of medical student learning; associate key hidden curriculum concepts with faculty life; and relate issues of the hidden curriculum to issues of interprofessional education.(1 CME credit)

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TOPIC:  Medical  Education and the Soul of Medicine

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Auditorium, Pinn Hall Conference Center

Presenter: Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at George Washington University and 2014 recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award

Description: This session is jointly presented by the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Office’s Medical Center Hour and the Office of Medical Education’s Medical Grand Rounds series.

TOPIC:  Flawed self-assessment:  On the failures of incompetence to recognize itself

Tuesday, April 8 2014, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., location,  Room G1/G2, Pinn Hall Conference Center

Presenter: David Dunning, PhD, Cornell University

Description:   In this talk, Dr. Dunning will discuss the problem that poor performers often fail to have the expertise to recognize their own poor performance.  As a consequence, they express marked confidence in their judgments and decisions even when those decisions are faulty.  He will further discuss the problems this phenomenon has for self-assessment and learning.  Following this session, participants will be familiar with common errors in self-assessment, based on current psychological and medical research and will be able to discuss ways to circumvent these difficulties in self-assessment, to enhance self-knowledge and competence.

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TOPIC:  Designing, Directing and Assessing Learning Experiences

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., location,  Room G1/G2, Pinn Hall Conference Center

Presenter: Thomas Viggiano, MD, MEd, Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Barbara Woodward Lips Professor, College of Medicine, Mayo Medical School; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Mayo Medical School; and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Education, Mayo Medical School.

Description:   During this session, participants will review the theory of outcome-based education and explore applications of learning science to designing and assessing learning experiences.   After completion of this session, participants will be able to apply the theory of Outcome-based Education to designing effective learning experiences; design and direct active learning experiences that enhance learner’s retention, application and transfer; and assess whether learners have achieved the desired learning objectives.

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