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Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills

Registration Open for One of the Highest-Rated CME Courses at Harvard Medical School!

NEW THIS YEAR! Advanced Educator Course. Click on the link to the Course Brochure below for details.

Sponsored by Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center March 19-21, 2014 at the Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA under the direction of Beth A. Lown, MD; Lori R. Newman, MEd; David H. Roberts, MD; and Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD.

This course is an introduction to the principles of effective clinical teaching for adult learners. Through didactic and interactive sessions, participants will learn models of clinical instruction and how to apply these effective techniques to their own teaching. The course will also provide an exploration of critical thinking, reflection, assessment, and feedback.

Course facilitators are Harvard Medical School faculty members with advanced training in medical education and extensive experience teaching medical students, residents, and faculty. Participants will rotate through a series of 5 dynamic, small group sessions focusing on teaching methods such as lecturing, small group teaching, teaching professionalism, providing effective feedback, and clinical teaching with patients. Plenary sessions will offer insights into the principles of adult learning, the fostering of critical thinking skills, the assessment of trainee competencies, and the effective use of technology for the millennial learner. Course attendees may also visit our state-of-the-art Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center to learn first-hand how simulation may be effectively incorporated into clinical teaching.

Participants will have the opportunity to network and engage with like-minded clinician-educators from across the country to discuss their educational challenges and questions. Facilitators will encourage attendees to reflect on their own learning needs throughout the conference. At the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center, attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on participation in simulated learning experiences.

Course brochure

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave, East-200
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-9120
617-667-9122
education@bidmc.harvard.edu