Office of Medical Education Faculty Development Events

BUSM+ Medical Education Badge Program

The Office of Medical Education invites health care providers who also teach  to register starting in August for the October Teaching and Learning course that includes 10 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. Do you have your badge yet?

Office of Medical Education Journal Club (OME JC)

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. CME credit is available. Contact Gail March to receive the electronic links for the articles before the club meeting time


Instructional Strategies Tour and Live Labs

The Instructional Strategies 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 and educational technologist to transform your course into an effective, interactive experience. Contact Gail March to reserve your time in the Live Labs.

John 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  by contacting Gail March to receive templates and best practices suggestions.Check out this year’s event.






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. Best Practices for Using PowerPoint
  9. Assessing Student Professionalism
  10. Writing Multiple-Choice-Question Test items
  11. Designing and Developing Medical Education Research
  12. Giving Effective Student Feedback







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