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Academy Events

All individuals within the HMS community who teach in classroom or clinical settings are invited to participate in Center activities.



Medical Education Grand Rounds.

Team-based learning: Re-thinking the Concept of Small Group Instruction
Friday, May 2, 2014 – 7:30-9:00 am - TMEC Walter Amphitheater - RSVP
Richard M. Schwartzstein, M.D., Director of the Academy, Harvard Medical School
Jeremy B. Richards, M.D., M.A., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Amy M. Sullivan, Ed.D., Associate Director of Education Research, the Academy, Harvard Medical School

Medical educators who have sought new methods of active learning for students have turned to Team-based learning (TBL) as an alternative to Problem-based Learning (PBL). In this session the logic and methods of TBL will be reviewed, and outcomes data will be presented based on modifications of the TBL model used in the Human Physiology course at HMS.

A Pathway to Culture Change in Medical Schools
Friday, June 6, 2014 – 7:30-9:00 am - TMEC Walter Amphitheater - RSVP
Linda Pololi, MB.BS. Senior Scientist and Director, National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine, Brandeis University
The National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine, known as C - Change (for culture change) is dedicated to improving the culture of academic medicine through research and action. C - Change aims to promote an inclusive, humanistic, relational and energizing working environment for all medical school faculty and physicians in training, at the same time increasing the diversity of leadership in academic medicine. In this interactive session, participants will discuss some of the national qualitative and quantitative data generated by C - Change.

Inter-hospital Collaborative

The Use of Electronic Media in Medical Education - Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Wed., May 14, 2014 - 4:15-5:30 pm - TMEC 104 - RSVP
The session will introduce participants to different modes of medical education that employ electronic media, web-based education for dissemination, assessment and implementation.

      MGH Presentation
The Use of Social Media in Medical Education and Curricular Design
T. Bernard Kinane, MB BCh, BAO, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
This session will demonstrate how social media can be used in the medical school curriculum.

BWH Presentation
Developing and Implementing a Medical MOOC
James Ware, PhD, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital
This session will provide participants with an overview of the experience of and lessons learned from developing, launching, and running a massively open online course (MOOC).

Faculty Development Workshops

Writing for Scholarship Series - Workshop I: From Results to Manuscript
Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm - TMEC 227 - RSVP
Moderator: Subha Ramani MD, Lecturer on Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Presenters: Stuart F. Quan, M.D., Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Julie Rich Ingelfinger, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
During this session, Drs. Quan and Ingelfinger will review the process of preparing a manuscript for publication, and will guide participants in developing approaches to writing an original manuscript in the field of medical education. The presenters will demonstrate and outline how to write specific sections of a paper (abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, tables and figures), and will show participants how to develop the ancillary parts of a paper and determine their applicability to their work (i.e. online supplementary appendices, animations and videos).

Writing for Scholarship Series - Workshop II: The Journal Review Process and How to Respond to Reviews
Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm - TMEC 227 - RSVP
Moderator: Terry R. Bard, D.D., Rabbi and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Presenters: Jonathan F. Borus, M.D., Stanley Cobb Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Michele Burns, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
During this session, Drs. Borus and Burns will demystify the journal review process and discuss how to respond to requests for revision or rejection decisions. The presenters will describe the pre-review and submission processes, explain the intent of review process, and outline ways to respond to reviews that will enhance your chance of having a paper accepted for publication.


Major Events and Symposia

 More to come in the next academic year!




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