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Precourse Descriptions

The Alliance is pleased to offer multiple precourses, which will all take place Sunday, March 19.  Click on the precourse titles to learn more about learning objectives, agendas, and CME credit

 

“How to Incorporate High Value Quality Improvement into Your Training Programs”
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Course Description
High value care aims to maximize patient outcomes at the lowest possible cost. As health care costs are rising without significant improvement in patient outcomes, it is essential to incorporate high value care into medical training. However, many physician educators feel unprepared. Through this precourse, participants will learn how to combine high value care and quality improvement (QI) educational goals through the implementation of experiential high value QI curricula for their trainees. Additionally, they will learn about other innovative approaches to high value education across the medical education continuum (UME, GME, CME). National leaders in high value care education, faculty development, and QI will impart key foundational knowledge combined with specific clinical examples and tools to help participants do this work. Participants will then decide how to best implement trainee-driven, value-based quality improvement activities and curricula in their own institutions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for using mentored value-based QI projects to promote high value care education and practice.
  • Demonstrate how to apply a QI framework to high value care.
  • Apply QI methods and tools to a local value-based problem at your institution.
  • Describe different curricular strategies to embed a culture of high value care into your internal medicine training program, clerkship, or department.

Audience
This precourse is designed for internal medicine educators at any level – from medical student to residency to fellowship – with an interest in high value care or quality improvement.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 100 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting.

CME Credit:  6.00 credits

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“Making Our Learners and Faculty Champions of Social Justice and Promoting Health Equity for Our Patients”
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Course Description
Environments and curricula that promote cultural competence and address health care disparities are an important goal for undergraduate and graduate medical education.  Ultimately, health equity must be achieved in our health care system.  This precourse will introduce several mechanisms to address and mitigate health care disparities through the delivery of culturally competent care, the identification of disparities through data and interventions designed to eliminate those disparities, and the development and nurturing of a diverse health care workforce.  This precourse will underscore the importance of decreasing health care disparities and will outline ways to promote interest in social justice in our learners and faculty.

Innovative curricula in cultural competence and health care disparities will be presented with the goal that participants will be able to implement such curricula at their own institutions.  The precourse will also discuss several tools to help faculty become champions of diversity and health equity at their institutions.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will:

  • Receive resources on cultural competency training and understand the impact that such training has on learners, patients, and health care disparities.
  • Learn mechanisms to identify health care disparities and implement projects to address them. 
  • Engage learners and faculty in serving as advocates for their patient population.
  • Understand the importance of creating a diverse health care workforce and learn mechanisms to create an inclusive environment for diverse learners and faculty.

Audience
Any interested faculty or staff may attend.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 50 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting.

CME Credit:  6.50 credits

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“The Nuts and Bolts of Accreditation”
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Course Description

In July 2013, ACGME introduced the Next Accreditation System (NAS) framework for institutional self-regulation and educational outcome-based competencies in its major restructuring of the GME accreditation process. The Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) emphasized the expectations of sponsoring institutions to instill a safe and high quality clinical environment for learning and patient care. Embedded into CLER is the 10-year self-study process in which residency programs must undergo a comprehensive, longitudinal self-evaluation of their training program with aim to continuously improve the program and the learning environment. Educational leaders tasked to ensure ACGME compliance have struggled to understand the specific programmatic and faculty development needs for these new components of the ACGME NAS. Many have questions on effective strategies and best practices to adhere to the relatively new CLER and self-study process.

This precourse is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the ACGME NAS accreditation process. It will focus on the skills and tools needed for accreditation success. Topics include life cycle of a program citation, development of a new residency program, and overviews of the milestones competency-based assessment, CLER preparation, clinical competency committees (CCCs), and self-study process. Intertwining large group presentations with small group breakout sessions, this precourse will teach much-needed skills and tools for residency administrators to implement a successful CCC review and 10-year self-study process. Precourse presenters include educational leaders from ACGME as well as from university-based and community-based programs. This diverse group of faculty experts will share their perspective, pitfalls, lessons learned, and best practices in the NAS accreditation process. Attendees will be able to utilize the collective knowledge and experiences of the precourse faculty and leave with effective deliverables to apply to their own home institution’s accreditation process.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the key components of the CLER preparation.
  • List the eight steps to a successful 10-year self-study review.
  • Identify the programmatic needs for an effective CCC reviews at their home institution.
  • Design a faculty development program for their own institution’s CCC.
  • Apply the strategies taught in this course to develop a longitudinal self-study process at their home institution.

Audience
This precourse will benefit any faculty or staff heavily involved in residency administration and responsible for the implementation and oversight of the ACGME NAS accreditation process at their institution. These faculty and staff  include but are not limited to designated institutional officers, program directors, associate/assistant program directors, core faculty, and program administrators. Residency leaders in both university-based and community-based programs, regardless of size, will find this precourse valuable.

Registration Fee and Limit

The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 75 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting.

CME Credit:  6.75 credits

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“Leadership 201: Pulling Back the Curtain”
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Course Description
Leaders within academic internal medicine who fill administrative roles often have not had opportunities to engage in formal educational experiences focused on the responsibilities of these positions. In this one-day precourse, we aim to develop leadership, management, and communication skills in critical areas essential to success for developing leaders within departments of internal medicine. Important concepts and fundamental methods of communication and leadership, along with concrete examples of effective management strategies will be shared by APDIM leaders with a track record of success.

The precourse will include opportunities for participants to practice the leadership, negotiation, and communication skills they have learned in small group hands-on sessions. The day will culminate with low-stakes yet high yield leadership OSCEs built to provide experiential learning, feedback, coaching, and mentoring to solidify these skills. Precourse faculty is composed of program directors, deans, past APDIM presidents, and chairs with experience, wisdom, and credibility in leadership and education. Whether you are already in a leadership position or aspire to one, this precourse is for anyone who wants to further enhance your skills towards success in their job.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Develop effective communication skills to enhance interactions with hospital and departmental leaders.
  • Demonstrate effective negotiation strategies to obtain resources for your program.
  • Identify strategies that will assist you in managing conflict and de-escalating heated situations.
  • Manage and build your leadership team by cultivating a shared vision, communication system, and developing others.
  • Build and manage your “org chart” to establish who they are, what they do, and enhance accountability.
  • Create strategies for effectively managing meetings in a time-efficient and productive manner.
  • Analyze and utilize team members based on their strengths.

Audience

This precourse is designed for medical educators interested in developing their leadership, management, administrative, and communication skills to serve as more effective leaders and mentors in their current and future roles.

Registration Fee and Limit

The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 80 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting. 

CME Credit:  7.00 credits 

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“How to Create a Faculty Development Curriculum for Your Program”
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Course Description

Faculty development is vital to support physician educators who are training medical students, residents, and fellows. Program and clerkship directors responsible for faculty development often have limited time, resources, and skills in this area. In addition, both salaried and volunteer faculty are busy balancing patient care and teaching responsibilities and have little time to participate in faculty development programs. This precourse will review the general process of creating a faculty development program as well as focusing on specific content area that can be implemented into a faculty development program.

We will have a workshop showing how to use evaluation data and comments to help faculty identify their biases and improve narrative comments. We will also have three concurrent workshops demonstrating techniques to improve teaching skills, explain the use of TED talks to introduce new topics, and describe how to provide faculty development in small 20-minute snippets.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to promote faculty development programs at their institutions with limited time and resources.
  • Discuss innovative techniques for using evaluation data to guide faculty development with focus on narrative comments and teaching styles.
  • Utilize a multimodal approach to developing content for faculty development programs.

Audience
This precourse is designed for medical educators interested in learning how to create and implement a faculty development curriculum locally at their home institutions.

Registration Fee and Limit

The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 100 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting. 

CME Credit:  5.75 credits 

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Precourse for Clerkship Administrators, “Innovate, Advocate and Making Our Way toward Professional Growth”
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Course Description
The precourse will have a dual track to meet the needs of new and experienced coordinators and administrators who administer internal medicine clerkship programs. The workshops were designed in response to member feedback to address opportunities and challenges in medical education administration such as accreditation, student mistreatment, integrated clerkships, professional development, and sharing of best practices. Participants can create a customized experience based on their individual needs and interests.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history of CDIM and its innovative resources for clerkship administrators.
  • Obtain new strategies for successful leadership styles, team development, change management, and communication.
  • Understand various organizations and their role in UME.
  • Identify professional growth and development opportunities for clerkship administrators.
  • Identify student mistreatment guidelines as well as student advocacy for the administrator.
  • Understand the process and procedures involved in core EPAs for entering residency.
  • Understand competency-based programming and assessment in medical education.
  • Share ideas, problems, and best practices with colleagues nationwide.

Audience
This precourse is structured to reach staff who administer internal medicine clerkship programs or who interact regularly with students and residents in an educational context. Coordinators and administrators at all experience levels are welcome.

Registration Fee and Limit

The registration fee for the precourse is $300 and enrollment is limited to 75 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting. 

CME Credit Description
The Precourse for Clerkship Administrators is not designated for CME credit.

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Precourse for New Clerkship Directors
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Course Description
This precourse is designed to help orient new internal medicine clerkship directors, associate clerkship directors, and educators involved in the medicine clerkship to their positions. Experienced faculty will lead discussions about evaluation and grading, curriculum development, teaching strategies, and career development of clerkship directors. Interested participants will be assigned a mentor from the CDIM membership.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will:

  • Recognize struggling learners and develop strategies for these students with academic and/or interpersonal problems.
  • Have the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a successful clerkship curriculum that is consistent with national standards and trends.
  • Learn practical teaching techniques that are applicable to the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Understand how to synchronize your career in education with research opportunities that make sense for the busy clinician and educator.
  • Create a new network of colleagues through CDIM to continue to share work and learn from other faculty members beyond the precourse.

Audience
This precourse is designed for the clerkship director with fewer than three years of experience in this position.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 75 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting. 

CME Credit:  5.75 credits

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“Innovating Medical Education: Updating Your Student Curriculum for 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Course Description
This precourse is designed to understand and explore various challenges that medical educators are experiencing today and start to implement changes and solutions based on the best evidence and experience available.

Clerkships are continually challenged to update their curricula to meet the needs of the adult student learner. From podcasts to simulations, a wide variety of electronic or web-based curricular tools exists that may present learning material in a novel yet familiar way to the tech-savvy student. This precourse will introduce newer educational technologies and teaching strategies attendees can incorporate into their own curricula.

One of the challenges in clerkship education is the assessment of learner diagnostic reasoning skills, which is an essential competency and thus one of the most important aspects of education and clinical practice. Clerkship directors are responsible for providing guidance to faculty and residents on how they can directly assess clinical reasoning in students. During this precourse, attendees will gain insight and best practices for assessment of clinical reasoning, including tools that they can incorporate into their clerkships.

The increasing presence of the electronic medical record (EMR) presents new challenges for students and educators who may want to utilize patient histories in the EMR for educational purposes over time without violating patient privacy rights or hospital compliance regulations. This precourse will touch on the ethics of how accessing patient EMRs for educational purposes does or does not infringe on patient rights and discuss examples of institutional protocols to manage this risk. Also, models for how to incorporate a curriculum to teach students how to write appropriate medical-legal documents for the EMR will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the opportunities and challenges of creating and integrating videos into a clerkship curriculum.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of clinical reasoning assessment strategies and tools for assessing students on the wards.
  • Practice using some of these clinical reasoning assessment tools to assess a night float admission.
  • Understand the ethics of using EMR and patient data for student education purposes in the era of HIPAA.
  • Discuss development of formal institutional protocols to incorporate HIPAA-sensitive use of patient data for educational purposes.
  • Present and discuss a model curriculum for teaching students how to write medico-legal sensitive patient documentation.

Audience
This precourse is designed for clerkship directors, program directors, and others involved in student education.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 60 individuals.  Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting. 

CME Credit:  5.00 credits

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Precourse for New Business Administrators, "Managing the Tripartite Mission"
Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Course Description
This precourse provides new business administrators in departments of internal medicine and their associated divisions an overview of the management aspects involved in the tripartite mission of internal medicine: research, education, and patient care.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Support the principles of and overcome the challenges related to the education, clinical, and research missions.

Audience
This precourse is designed for department or division business administrators with fewer than two years of experience in the position; new practice plan and research administrators may also find the precourse of interest.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for the precourse is $375 and enrollment is limited to 45 individuals. Once the limit has been reached, participants will be added to a wait list and will be notified via email about their status no later than two weeks prior to the meeting.

CME Credit
The Precourse for New Business Administrators is not designated for CME credit.

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