Medical Education Grand Rounds

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Medical Education Grand Rounds

Medical Education Grand Rounds are a series of 1.5 hour monthly sessions, open to all HMS faculty. 


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

Are we training for collective incompetence? Three common educational assumptions & their unintended impacts on healthcare teamwork 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 ~ 3:30-5:00 PM 
TMEC 209 ~ RSVP 

Lorelei Lingard, PhD
Director, Centre for Education Research & Innovation
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry 
Western University

Effective healthcare requires effective teamwork. Accordingly, health professional education has a mandate to produce not only competent individuals but also competent teams. However, this is proving to be a challenge, given the strongly individualistic orientation of health professional education.

This presentation will draw on empirical research to illustrate how some of our conventional educational assumptions constrain our ability to produce competent teams. Three assumptions will be considered in detail: 'competence', 'problem solving' and 'teamwork'.  In each case, we will consider both what the conventional assumption focuses our attention on (i.e., the important contributions it has made to our educational practices) and what it distracts us from (i.e., the blind spots it has created). Weaving together a series of brief clinical stories and empirical research findings, this presentation supports us to consider how to productively reorient ourselves so that we can approach competence, problem solving and teamwork in ways that maximize the collective competence of our healthcare teams.

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