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Improving Grand Rounds Tops Goals for Education
June 25, 2013

Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., Department of Pediatrics vice chair for education

An essential goal for the Department of Pediatric is improving the attendance and quality of our Grand Rounds. We are asking speakers to tailor their presentations to the diverse audience that attends Grand Rounds. In addition, the presentations will be shortened to 45 minutes so there is ample time for questions.

With the help of Scott Harrison, we are developing a card swipe system to record attendance so we can monitor attendance more accurately and efficiently. Finally, we will be offering CME credit for those who are unable to attend the session in real time.   

Another major goal for this coming academic year is providing video conferencing for the resident noon conferences. This will enable us to provide a more interactive learning experience for residents who are doing rotations at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. We are working with Terry Tinsley in the Hospital IT Department to determine a feasible and cost-effective approach for video conferencing.  

Over the next several months, Dr. Reimschisel will be meeting with division directors in the Department of Pediatrics, nursing leadership, and other leaders in the Children's Hospital to assess the educational needs within our hospital.

His goal is to identify inter-professional educational opportunities that will strengthen faculty and staff collaborations. It will also be helpful to begin building educational programs that span the various levels of learners. For example, educational sessions on assessing learners and providing feedback will be helpful for residents, fellows, faculty and other healthcare professionals.  Also, developing Maintenance of Certification projects that incorporate residents and fellows will provide invaluable educational experiences for our physicians-in-training while also helping our faculty meet their MOC requirement.   

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