BUSM/BUMC Medical Education Faculty Development Events

Office of Medical Education Journal Club

All faculty and staff are invited to join Dr. John Wiecha and Dr. Gail March in informal and lively conversations about current topics in medical education by reviewing selected journal articles. The OME JC meets at noon on specific dates. Contact Gail March to receive the electronic links for the articles before the club meeting time. Learn more…

Instructional Strategies Tour and Live Labs

The Instructional Strategies (IS) Tour is a Blackboard site dedicated to helping faculty identify an instructional method appropriate for a specific course. Contact Gail March to get access to the site. Faculty need a username and kerberos password. Accompanying the Instructional Strategies Tour are Live Labs on specific dates. Faculty can bring in their course content and meet with medical education experts, educational technologists, librarians, and early adopters to transform your course into an effective, interactive experience. The next IS Labs are September 15 and October 4 to introduce the new Digital Media Studio.Register!

BUSM+ Medical Education Digital Badge Program

The Office of Medical Education invites health care providers who also teach  to register for the Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning course that includes 24/7 online, asynchronous sessions. You can take single sessions or multiple sessions to earn badge levels delivered to your social networking site, cv, eportfolio, and signature line. CME credit is available for physicians. The program is currently being updated with new technology and will return in 2016.  Do you have your badge yet? Learn more…

McCahan Medical Campus Education Day Preparation

Each Spring, the faculty, staff, and students gather to talk about medical education for one day of presentations, workshops, posters, and exhibitors.Start now to prepare your presentations, workshops, or posters for the John McCahan Medical Campus Day in the Spring.  Check out this year’s event.

Residents as Teachers

New residents at BMC attended this June an exciting interactive seminar on teaching medical students. Learn more…

BMC MedEdTalks

The Graduate Medical Education Department sponsors a series of seminars every other month on current hot topics in medical education. The first seminar by Dr. Rob Lowe on Critical Thinking was a roaring success and the second seminar by Dr. Douglas Kaufman on Debunking Urban Myths about Learning challenged our thoughts. Contact Gail March to learn more about the seminar topics, dates, and scheduled rooms.

Faculty Practice Foundation Seminars

Faculty Practice Foundation Seminars are open to faculty across BUMC & BMC directors, administrative directors, and senior directors, and focus on leadership, education, research, quality improvement, wellness, and academic promotion. See the schedule at FPF Seminars

Workplace Faculty Development

Contact Gail March or call (617)414-7440 for more information about scheduling or customizing a presentation for your department or clinical site based on your  instructional needs. An sample list of topics that are available:

  1. Designing a Course for the BUSM Curriculum
  2. Planning Instruction for Today’s Medical Student
  3. An Easy Way to Write Learning Objectives
  4. Organizing a Syllabus and Blackboard Site
  5. An Interactive Lecture
  6. Teaching with TurningPoint Audience Response System
  7. Facilitating Small Groups of Students
  8. Giving Effective Student Feedback
  9. Best Practices for Using PowerPoint
  10. Creating videos for online flipped classes
  11. Generating content in SoftChalk
  12. Assessing Student Professionalism
  13. Writing Multiple-Choice-Question Test items
  14. Designing and Developing Medical Education Research
  15. Publishing your Teaching Ideas in MedEdPortal







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