Medical Education Grand Rounds
Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Medical Education Grand Rounds: Building a Competency Based Curriculum: Pedagogy and Assessment
Friday, March 1, 2013 – 7:30 to 9 am - TMEC 250
Lawrence G. Smith, MD, Founding Dean of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine
This presentation will review the process engaged in by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in the initial phases of planning and then curricula and assessment design for the role-out of the curriculum; as well as establishing core principles that guided, and continue to guide, the implementation, evolution and continuous improvement of the curricula process. Special emphasis will be paid to the tight synergy between curricula goals and objectives and the assessment process all based on a competency frame work.
Medical Education Grand Rounds: Reimagining the Preclerkship Curriculum
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – 4 to 5:30 pm
Jules Dienstag, MD, Carl W. Walter Professor of Medicine, Dean for Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
No sooner had we completed our Medical Education Reform Initiative culminating in the 2006 New Integrated Curriculum than our faculty began to re-evaluate the way we teach introductory clinical skills and to reconsider our approach to classroom learning. Task forces on classroom learning and on teaching clinical skills recommended better ways to teach and learn and to address the mismatch between teachers and learners—the generational change in the way digital-native students engage and learn. Coinciding with the adoption by peer and new medical schools of novel approaches to pedagogy, Harvard University has placed a high priority on innovations in pedagogy by launching the Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT).
Surrounded by this level of curricular foment and innovation, Harvard Medical School needs to assess thoughtfully whether, through our existing curriculum and approach to teaching, we continue to offer the best education for our students. Focusing on the preclerkship curriculum, we have begun to ask what we should be teaching, when we should be teaching it, how we should teach it, who should teach it, where should we teach it, and how we should assess what our students are learning? Reflecting on our education goals, we have embarked on a mission to educate physicians who reason and think critically, to foster a culture of curiosity and scholarly inquiry, to renew the excitement of teaching and learning, and to re-imagine a curriculum that inspires students.
Medical Education Grand Rounds: A new model for peer-to-peer clinical education: the Crimson Care Collaboratives
Friday, May 3, 2013 – 7:30 to 9 am - TMEC 250
HMS IV students Jessica O'Brien, David Tian, and Jane Zhu
Some of the most important priorities for 21st century medical education are the most difficult to design and sustain: primary care experiences that are longitudinal over time, experiential learning under supportive supervision, interprofessional collaboration, early exposure to patient interaction, and opportunities for trainees to learn teaching skills for the next generation. The Crimson Care Collaboratives are an innovative set of student-designed evening clinics offering a novel teaching and learning environment that includes all of the features listed above. Three fourth year students serving as curricular leaders will describe these clinics and discuss both the opportunities and challenges as increasing numbers of HMS students supplement their clinical education through participation in one of the Crimson Care Collaboratives.
Medical Education Grand Rounds: Reflections of a Clinical Teacher
Friday, June 7, 2013 – 7:30 to 9 am - TMEC 209
Frederick Lovejoy, MD, Associate Physician-in-Chief, Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, Deputy Chair, Department of Medicine
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