Precourses

Precourses at Academic Internal Medicine Week

Get a jump on Academic Internal Medicine Week by attending a precourse on Sunday, April 19. Precourses offer small-group learning and problem solving in intensive, day-long workshops. An additional fee is required and includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception for all conference attendees. Space is limited.

AAIM Women in Medicine Leadership Development Forum

Course Description

2020 marks the fifth year for this highly successful forum, 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 advance their careers, evolve as leaders, and develop networks which can serve as an entrée to opportunities for coaching, mentoring and engagement. The forum’s program content is 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.  

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AIM New Business Administrators Precourse

Course Description

The 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. The course will be interactive and engaging, with speakers and open panel discussions.

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APDIM All About Me Precourse

Course Description

Core faculty, associate program directors and program directors spend their normal workday addressing in the urgent and important quadrants of the Eisenhower Matrix and struggle to find time for the very important but less urgent need for professional development and career advancement. This one-day precourse will focus on providing a variety skill sets aimed at professional and personal development along three different tracks: Cultivating Leadership, Career Advancement, and Enhancing Resilience. These tracks will cover different topics including negotiation, mentorship, scholarship, and promotion. There will be an interactive mix of didactics and small group workshops. Participants can elect to remain within one track or choose workshops across tracks that meet their needs.

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APDIM Precourse—Making it Work: Practical Strategies for Smaller Programs with Limited Resources

Course Description

Smaller programs often have limited resources to attract and support faculty, recruit residents, foster resident scholarship and compensate faculty.  This creates substantial challenges in meeting the needs of the trainees, training program and teaching faculty. Smaller programs are often dependent on limited numbers of faculty with varying levels of experience and training in residency education. Educational sites may be geographically distinct from the main teaching site which creates challenges in oversight and ensuring high quality education. One size fits all recruitment strategies may not attract the best suited residents for the program. The clinical environment may not have the infrastructure to promote resident scholarly work and program leadership may find it difficult to attract and sustain quality faculty educators.  In this precourse, faculty from a diverse group of smaller programs will describe strategies to overcome these challenges and provide tools to promote success. Participants will engage in several facilitated discussions and interactive sessions with deliverables to apply to their own programs.

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CDIM Precourse for New Clerkship Directors

Course Description

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

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CDIM Precourse on Clinical Reasoning

Precourse Description

The precourse is designed to further an understanding of the longitudinal development of clinical reasoning from the pre-clerkship learner to the senior resident. Our goal through both didactic and small group activities is to present and further refine the best practices to teach assess, and remediate learners clinical reasoning abilities at each stage of development.

The precourse will begin with experts in the field presenting an overview of the currently relevant theories related to the development of clinical reasoning. Sessions will be devoted to teaching clinical reasoning in the classroom and in the clinical environment, assessment of clinical reasoning, and remediation of clinical reasoning difficulties. Each session will begin with a brief presentation describing best practices. Content experts will facilitate small group discussions to further refine and apply these best practices across institutions and contexts (pre-clerkship, clerkship, and GME). Time will be provided between each session to allow for a broader group discussion to share common themes and to emphasize the transitions that occur across contexts in the development of clinical reasoning. Through the pre-course, participants will have time to reflect on information presented, ask questions, and share ideas.

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