Medical Education Grand Rounds

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Medical Education Grand Rounds

Medical Education Grand Rounds are a series of one-hour monthly sessions, open to all HMS faculty, are held throughout the year. Sessions alternate between HMS and hospital-based medical education grand rounds programs.


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Myths and Realities of Learning and Teaching 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:30-9:00 am - TMEC 250
Samuel T. Moulton, Ph.D., Director of Educational Research, Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT)
Our intuitions and common beliefs about learning and teaching are oftentimes wrong and oftentimes for revealing reasons. In this talk, Dr. Sam Moulton, Director of Educational Research and Assessment for the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) will detail counter-intuitive but compelling conclusions from educational research, focusing on topics of practical importance such as learning styles, expertise, and the “curse of knowledge”.

Squeezing Four Years of Medical School into Three: Creating Time to be Creative 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:00-5:30 pm - TMEC 250
Edward G. Buckley, M.D., Vice Dean for Education, Duke University School of Medicine 
At a time when knowledge is exploding, technology is enabling us to learn more in less time. The paradigm of "knowing" is shifting to "acquiring". Our task as medical educators is to provide the infrastructure for our students to be lifelong "learners" instead of "knowers". Duke's innovative 2 year required curriculum gives endless opportunities while providing the necessary foundation to be successful. How it happened, lessons learned, and future directions will be presented.

A Pathway to Culture Change in Medical Schools
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm – TMEC 250
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.

Vanderbilt’s Recent Experience Moving the Core Clerkships to Year Two 
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:30-9:00 am - TMEC 250
Bonnie M. Miller, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education and Associate Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs, Vanderbilt School of Medicine 
Over the past two years, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has undergone a major curriculum reform, moving the core clerkship year from year three to year two, and creating a new set of post-clerkship advanced integrated science courses, time for research, and a robust system of advising and student portfolios for assessment.  With our curriculum at HMS launching next year, this is a perfect time to learn from the Vanderbilt experience, and Dr. Miller will share both the opportunities and challenges of various key elements of implementing this new curricular design.

February Session
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm – TMEC TBD
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March Session
Friday, March 7, 2014 – 7:30-9:00 am – TMEC TBD
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Annual Medical Student Presentation Session (April)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm – TMEC TBD
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May Session
Friday, May 2, 2014 – 7:30-9:00 am – TMEC TBD
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Final Session of the Academic Year (June)
Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:30-9:00 am – TMEC TBD
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