October 6, 2011

Educator Development Program Workshop to be Tuesday, Oct. 11

The Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine will present the Educator Development Program (EDP) Workshop, "Teaching Technical Skills – The Boot Camp Experience at Vanderbilt," Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in MCE 8380-B.

Facilitators for the event will be Arna Banerjee, M.D., and Kyla Terhune, M.D.

To RSVP (space is limited), go to medical.education@vanderbilt.edu

Workshop goals:
1. To exhibit one model of curriculum development designed around the initial phase of procedural learning.

Workshop objectives: Participants will:
1. Identify one model of curriculum development designed around a multidisciplinary assessment of needs.
2. Compare some of the learning theory behind procedural learning and how this may be applied to clinical settings.
3. Be able to formulate a step by step plan for teaching procedural learning based on their own needs assessment.
4. Develop a curriculum to teach technical skills in their area of expertise.

Session description:
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the development and implementation of one model of interdisciplinary procedural learning-- Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary clinical orientation program (affectionately known as Intern Boot Camp). We will review its transformation and growth over the past four years, and how institutional needs assessments were used to initiate and develop curriculum. There will be a focus on teaching bedside procedures and clinical skills but with discussion of how the initial process fits into broader procedural teaching which continues throughout residency. By the end of the session the participants will develop a curriculum for teaching technical skills in their area of expertise.

This workshop is open to VUMC faculty, residents, and staff, and is sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Accreditation and Credit Designation: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.