Beyond See One, Do One, Teach One: Developing Graduate Students and Medical Trainees as Medical Educators

Presented by Valerie O'Laughlin, PhD and Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd on October 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

This session will focus on building the skills of graduate students, medical students, and graduate medical education trainees as medical educators. The webinar will present two distinct yet parallel methods (graduate students and medical trainees) for developing learners in the art and science of medical education. We will begin by explaining why these types of training are needed, what training strategies are successful, and what challenges may exist in developing this training at your institution. It will highlight specific methods to leverage students as peer teachers that not only are effective but also can provide an even larger return on investment beyond the teaching that is provided. Participants will be provided with resources for curricula, assessment tools, and innovative ideas to reward trainees for their teaching.

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Valerie Dean O’Loughlin, Ph.D., is Professor of Anatomy and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education at Indiana University School of Medicine – Bloomington (IUSM-B). She teaches anatomy, a pedagogical methods course, and mentors PhD students pursuing medical education research. Her research interests are in anatomy education and teaching assistant pedagogical development, and she utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methods for her education research. She was the recipient of the 2014 Scholar Educator award from the Indiana University School of Medicine, which recognizes a single faculty member who approaches teaching through a scholarly lens. Valerie is coauthor of two textbooks: McKinley/O’Loughlin/Pennefather-O’Brien: Human Anatomy, 6th edition and McKinley/O’Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 3rd edition

Teri L Turner is professor and Martin I Lorin, M.D., Endowed Chair in Medical Education, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and director, Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship in Medical Education, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas. She was part of the national Student as Teacher Delphi group that defined curricular priorities for student-as-teacher programs and she currently mentors the Academy of Distinguished Resident Educators in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Turner has mentored resident educators in the development of both a teaching portfolio and a required month long teaching rotation (Supervising and Teaching as Residents with Safety) that both received the ACGME David C. Leach Award for educational innovation. She is the first author of the Clinician-Educator’s Handbook, designed to aid clinicians in their day-to-day teaching duties. At her core, Dr. Turner is fervent about helping others succeed in their roles as teachers and educational scholars.