Peer Observation: Maximizing the Power of Teaching Observations: Tools, Techniques, and Training

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Maximizing the Power of Teaching Observations: Tools, Techniques, and Training

Title/Topic:

Mini Symposium: Maximizing the Power of Teaching Observations: Tools, Techniques, and Training

Date/Time:

Thursday, January 31, 2013
2:30 to 5:15 pm

 

Location:

Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Room 227

Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue

 

Target Audience:

All HMS faculty are invited to attend and eligible to participate.

 

Overview/

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

1. Describe the value of peer observation of teaching for individualized faculty development

2. Identify practical approaches and apply standardized tools to the peer observation of teaching process

3. Identify common teaching observation pitfalls and generate techniques to troubleshoot these issues

4. Consider challenges of providing feedback to a faculty member on their teaching and determine best practices.

 

2:30-2:45

Welcome and Introduction  

  • Introduction, Richard Schwartzstein, MD
  • Peer Observation on the Medicine Service (MGH)  Alberto Puig, MD, PhD
  • PCC Experience with Peer Observation: Lessons Learned Susan Frankl, MD

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2:55-

3:45

Workshop Session #1 (Choose 1)

Use of Peer Observation for Individualized Faculty Development in:

  • Lecturing: Barbara Cockrill, MD and Randy King, MD, PhD
  • Tutorials/PBL: Laurie Fishman, MD and Robert Stanton, MD
  • Small Group Teaching-Clinical Focus: Meredith Atkins, MD and Holly Gooding, MD
  • Ambulatory Precepting: Susan Frankl, MD and Lisa Breen, MD
  • Teaching on Rounds: Daniel Hunt, MD, Christopher Smith, MD, and Kathleen Finn, MD

 

3:55-4:45

Workshop Session #2 (Choose 1) 

Use of Peer Observation for Individualized Faculty Development in:

  • Lecturing: Barbara Cockrill, MD and Randy King, MD, PhD
  • Tutorials/PBL: Laurie Fishman, MD and Robert Stanton, MD
  • Small Group Teaching  Clinical Focus: Meredith Atkins, MD and Holly Gooding, MD
  • Ambulatory Precepting: Susan Frankl, MD and Lisa Breen, MD
  • Teaching on Rounds: Daniel Hunt, MD and Christopher Smith, MD

 

4:55-5:15

Feedback Plenary  

  • Giving Feedback to a Colleague: Overcoming barriers, David Roberts, MD
  • Wrap-Up/Next Steps, Richard Schwartzstein, MD

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Resources:

Peer Observation of Teaching Handbook

12 Tips for Peer Observation of Teaching

Developing a Peer Assessment of Lecturing Instrument: Lessons Learned

How to become a better clinical teacher: A collaborative peer observation process

Lessons Learned from a Peer Review of Bedside Teaching

 

Course Director:

 

Richard Schwartzstein, MD,

Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education

Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School

 

Course Planners:

Susan Frankl, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Chair of the Academy Peer Observation Interest Group

Lori Newman, M.Ed, Teaching Associate in Medicine, Co-Chair of the Academy Peer Observation Interest Group

David Roberts, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School

 

Accreditation:  

 

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 2.25 PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity