“I’m very excited that so many people participated in the activities of Medical Education Day. It is super gratifying to me, as someone who has been here for 13 years, to work at a place where medical education is so highly valued and that provides a venue to help people become better educators[...]”
-Walter Eppich, MD, MEd, director of FAME
In a morning session on teaching management of microaggressions, small groups of attendees discussed examples of implicit bias and microaggressions in the hospital setting and explored strategies to reduce their occurrence.
Other sessions from the day included how to engage learners with iPad teaching, improving skills in telephone talk, measuring educational outcomes and developing “chalktalks” — brief teaching sessions that use visual aids to cover a topic, with a focus on student participation.
During a series of short presentations, Noah Weingarten, a fourth-year medical student discussed Second Opinions, a student group that provides pro-bono consulting to local healthcare non-profits.
Patricia Vassallo, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, delivered a presentation on inclusive teaching strategies and navigating differences in learning styles and personality types.
During the closing reception, Walter Eppich, MD, MEd, and Mary McBride, MD, MEd, associate director of FAME, presented the winners of the John X. Thomas, Jr. Best Teachers of Feinberg Award and the FAME Outstanding Teacher Award.