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AAIM is pleased to offer precourses, which will all take place Thursday, October 20, at the 2016 AAIM Skills Development Conference.  Click on the precourse titles to learn more about educational objectives, agendas, CME credit, potential audience, and registration fees.

Women in Medicine Leadership Development Forum


Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Course Description
This unique forum is designed to provide AAIM women faculty and administrators important guidance in their professional career development, as well as advise on effective ways to create pathways to move their careers forward, and evolve into the leaders they want to become.  The forum will be relevant for current and emerging leaders—women chairs, division leaders, clinician educators, administrators, and coordinators—in departments of internal medicine from academic medical centers and community teaching hospitals.  

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:
  • Apply sound communications and negotiating techniques in the workplace.
  • Understand the impact of gender differences in departments of medicine.
  • Gain insight into techniques to minimize the effects of unconscious bias.
  • Gain insight into personal decision-making regarding the promotion pathway.
  • Build and maintain a new network of current and emerging women leaders in internal medicine.

Audience
All women members of APM, APDIM, CDIM, ASP, and AIM are welcome to attend this forum.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for the precourse is $300 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:  6.50 credits

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2016 AAIM Skills Development Precourse, “All About Me—How to Position Yourself for Professional Success”


Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Course Description
In the life of a busy clinician-educator, it is critically important to address our need for professional development and career advancement.  We spend our days on many tasks from caring for patients to educating learners but not enough time caring for our own needs.  This one day precourse will focus on you—a full day centered on helping you in your professional development.  The precourse will offer three exciting tracks:  Effective Communication, Career Advancement and Navigating Your Environment.  These tracks will cover different topics such as negotiation, mentorship, career, and resilience to name a few.  There will be an interactive mix of didactics and small group workshops.  Participants can remain fully within one track or pick and choose workshops across tracks that meet their needs.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:
  • Describe concrete mechanisms to develop educational research around their daily work.
  • Understand personality types and apply the skills in daily life.
  • Negotiate difficult professional conversations.
  • Effectively promote yourself.
  • Implement strategies to prevent burnout and maintain balance.
  • Effectively lead a team to achieve best results.

Audience
This precourse is designed for faculty at all levels who want to develop additional skills for professional development and career advancement.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for this precourse is $375.  Enrollment is limited to XX 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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2016 AAIM Skills Development Precourse, “Assessment in Medical Education”


Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Course Description
Training of physicians continues to evolve and medical educators are being asked to continually adapt the way they assess their learners.  This precourse is designed for UME/GME educators to spend the day reviewing basic tenets of effective assessment and different tools that can be utilized.  The morning will be spent with the larger group learning about core assessment and feedback methods from a national expert.  Attendees can then tailor their experience choosing from afternoon workshops that give them a selection of different aspects of assessment to develop.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:
  • Develop more effective assessment practices for their learners.
  • Coach their faculty members on basic principles of assessment.
  • Use a variety of assessment tools to gain a fuller picture of their learners’ strengths and needs.

Audience
CDIM and APDIM members who are new to midcareer educators.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for this precourse is $375.  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:  7.25 credits


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2016 AAIM Skills Development Precourse, “Enhancing Skills at the Bedside:  Patients, Learners, and Technology”


Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Course Description
Clinician educators and GME program leaders are faced with a paradigm shift in the education of millennial learners at the bedside.  The tradition of bedside rounds is often challenged by novel technological advances in diagnostic capabilities such as point of care ultrasound, various gadgets, and apps.  In addition, current and upcoming technology may upend the traditional teaching skills of educators.

The precourse will focus on integrating novel and time-tested approaches to bedside rounding.  It will provide attendees with various tools that will help them use technology at the bedside for both diagnostic and educational purposes.  The precourse will provide physicians the knowledge and skills necessary for the evolution of teaching at the bedside for the 21st century.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:
  • Integrate new diagnostic tools to assist in the bedside physical examination.
  • Integrate new technology to assist in teaching at the bedside.
  • Develop a model for bedside rounding addressing the needs and challenges of current learners.

Audience
Program directors, associate program directors, clerkship directors, and all faculty involved in teaching or rounding at the bedside with medical students and residents in the inpatient as well as outpatient setting.

Registration Fee and Limit
The registration fee for this precourse is $375.  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:  7.25 credits


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