Free Pre-Conference Workshop at IAMSE Virtual Forum

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Calling All Future Medical Educators

Are you a medical student interested in pursuing a career in medical education? Perhaps you know students who’ve expressed an interest in teaching and training future doctors? 

The IAMSE (International Association of Medical Science Educators) Virtual Forum is pleased to offer a free pre-conference workshop explicitly designed for students: PCWS: New Educator and Scholar Training (NEST): A Professional Development Workshop for Students. This workshop is sponsored by ScholarRx, a partner association of IAMSE. 

Workshop Details: 

  • Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 12:15 PM – 3:15 PM EDT 
  • Location: Virtual (link provided upon registration) 
  • Who Should Attend: Medical students interested in medical education 

What You’ll Learn: 

This interactive workshop will equip students with a foundation in medical education professional development, focusing on three key areas: 

  • Curriculum Design and Development: Gain a practical understanding of applying Kern’s Six-Step Model to design a complete educational activity. 
  • Pedagogic Strategies: Explore best practices for engaging teaching methods. 
  • Educational Scholarship: Discover how to convert curriculum design experiences into scholarly work. 

Workshop Activities: 

  • Introduction and Theory Overview: Participants will receive a brief introduction to each focus area, including relevant theories and best practices. 
  • Small Group Exercises: Students will work in facilitated groups on structured worksheet exercises, utilizing flipcharts to brainstorm and collaborate. 
  • Group Discussions and Reporting: Each group will report to the larger audience, sparking discussions and knowledge sharing. 
  • Theme Synthesis and Dissemination: Key takeaways that integrate the workshop’s focus areas will be summarized and captured for future reference. 

Workshop Leaders: 

  • Colleen Croniger: Case Western Reserve University 
  • Amber Heck: University of North Texas Health Science Center 
  • Tao Le: ScholarRx and the University of Louisville School of Medicine 
  • Elisabeth Schlegel: Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (previously Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell) 

The Importance of Student Development in Medical Education

Research shows a significant gap in student-as-teacher training programs within medical schools. While all medical schools surveyed utilized students for teaching purposes, only 44% offered dedicated professional development opportunities (Soriano et al., 2010). Accreditation bodies and medical education conferences have emphasized the importance of teaching skills for physicians, highlighting the need to bridge this gap (Freret et al., 2017; Pihlak, 2017). 

Register Today! 

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain valuable skills and knowledge as you embark on your medical education journey. Space is limited, so register today!

We look forward to seeing you at the IAMSE Virtual Forum! 

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