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Fall Education Opportunities
September 11, 2017
Interested in refining your knowledge and skills as a medical educator? There is a multitude of options for you on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus. The Department of Pediatrics offers a series, “Becoming a Better Educator,” each summer on Mondays at noon. You can earn CME credit and learn about a variety of education topics relevant to you, such as teaching clinical reasoning, teaching a skill, engaging the quiet learner, and addressing the challenges of a difficult learner.
We are very fortunate to have a robust Office of Health Sciences Education in the Medical Center. This Office provides monthly Education Grand Rounds. The first lecture for this academic year is on October 2. Dr. Stanley Hamstra from the ACGME will be speaking on the use of milestones data for improving residency and fellowship programs.
If you can devote an afternoon to learning more about teaching and education, there are also three-hour Educator Development Program Workshops offered once or twice each month on Tuesday afternoon. The sessions this fall include “Teaching as a Consultant,” “Question Writing,” and “Copyrighting and Protecting Intellectual Property.” If you are interested in getting targeted feedback on your teaching in any teaching environment, the EDP also provides consultations that you can request through the EDP website.
To stay informed about the learning opportunities for educators at Vanderbilt and to read about the ongoing contributions that Medical Center faculty make to the field of health professions education, consider joining the EDP mailing list so you can receive the Education Development Core newsletter.