Congratulations Graduating Class of 2017!!

Congratulations to Dr. Robison for being named the Senior Editor for AECT's Journal of Applied Instructional Design (JAID) September 1, 2017.

Graduate (Cohort 2017) Olena Mykhaylichenko received an award from Stanford Medicine for outstanding contributions to Graduate Medical Education as Program Coordinator:

2017 Program Coordinator Award

Olena Mykhaylichenko, Coordinator for Dermatology, "I don't think I would be here without my Master's degree in MHPE with a concentration in GME. The program helped me to build confidence and discover my leadership abilities in graduate medical education."

Congratulations Olena!!

Dr. Agatha Parks-Savage, Assistant Dean of GME, Dr. Linda Archer, DIO and Vice-Dean of GME, Amelia Wallace, Senior Standardized Patient Educator

"Remediation, Probation, and Dismissal from Residency Training: Managing Crucial Conversations with Residents Using a Systematic Method and Live-Simulation" has been accepted for presentation as a "90 minute workshop" at the 2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

Session Description:

Crucial conversatons consist of three primary elements. It's a conversation that has opposing opinions, can evoke strong emotions, and are considered high stakes. One of the most stressful and challenging discussions program directors are faced with is related to a resident's sub-par performance. Even more stressful and time consuming is placing a resident on remediation, probation, and/or dismissing a resident from the training program. When the need for these crucial conversations arises, most program directors do not feel equipped to manage them in a systematic way. They often defer to strategies they have "picked-up" along the way in their own training experience, which sometimes is not the ideal method. In this presentation, a systematic approach utilizing small group and live- standardized simulation experiences will be used to help program directors facilitate crucial conversation with three types of challenging resident scenarios: the depressed/excessively apologetic resident, the passive-aggressive resident, and the verbally aggressive resident.

Congratulations to Anna Dusseau who will be presenting a workshop at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) conference.

Workshop 2: Out Loud - Educational Activities to Promote the Health and Well-Being of LGBTQ Patients

Brian Lurie MD MPH, Atlantic Health Program, Morristown, NJ, Anna Dusseau BHCA, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron/NEOMED, Akron, OH, Emily Allen MD, Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, Beth Payne MAEd, C-TAGME, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, Michelle Brooks, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Paulo Pina MD MPH, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY, Yasmin Pedrogo MD MSEddLc, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Jeremiah Cleveland MD, Maimonides Medical Center/Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Although the majority of adolescents identifying as a sexual minority will grow up to be healthy and resilient, significant health disparities exists for this population. Many health care providers find it difficult to care for them because of lack of formal training and few professional resources. Currently, there are no uniform training requirements on LGBTQ health at the graduate medical education level. In addition, recent studies show that even in undergraduate medical education the median time dedicated to LGBTQ related content is five hours over four years, while one third of all medical schools report no hours. Barriers to content inclusion include lack of curricular materials demonstrated to be effective, absence of faculty willing or able to teach relevant content, and lack of instructional time. There is a need for specific evidence-based educational interventions to improve Pediatric residents' knowledge, skills, and attitudes to caring for LGBTQ individuals. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will enhance their own knowledge and develop the necessary tools enabling them to teach Pediatric trainees the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to care for sexual minority and gender non-conforming youth. After starting with a pair share activity identifying challenges faced when teaching dynamics of working with this population, participants will play an interactive game familiarizing them with definitions and health disparities which disproportionately affects this protected group. Participants will then be introduced to small group activities designed to help residents recognize how biases can affect their behavior and communication skills. Afterwards, through analyzing videos and using role play, participants will identify positive and negative approaches when communicating and interviewing LGBTQ patients. In small groups, participants will then develop an educational activity to use in their own program to promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ patients. Concluding with a summary of lessons participants will leave with a faculty guide that consists of all educational strategies discussed.

Olena Mykhaylichenko recently attended the Stanford Department of Pediatrics 3rd annual Medical Education Day. This was a day filled with innovative presentations and faculty development on topics in medical education.  Olena attended the following:

Grand Rounds: Clinical Decision-Making: Blinking or Thinking? Speaker: Pat Croskerry, M.D., PhD, FRCP (Edin), Professor and Director, Critical Thinking Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Cognitive Biases and Diagnostic Errors workshop Speaker: Pat Croskerry, M.D., PhD, FRCP (Edin), Professor and Director, Critical Thinking Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada

Team-Based Learning workshop Speaker: Andrew Mutnick, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Reflective Practice workshop Speakers: Michele Long, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, UCSF, and Lavjay Butani, M.D., MSEd, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Nephrology, UC Davis

Congratulations to Temple West and Amelia Wallace, MHPE students and Standardized Patient Educators, who participated in two sessions at the AMEE 2015 Annual Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Shifting gears to drive standardized debriefing down new roads

Temple West, Amelia Wallace, Lorraine Lyman, Gayle Gliva-McConvey (Eastern Virginia Medical School, Professional Skills, Norfolk, USA)

Conference Workshop: Training live simulators for realistic portrayals in five steps

Gayle Gliva-McConvey, Lorraine Lyman, Amelia Wallace, Temple West (Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sentara Center for Simulation & Immersive Learning, Norfolk, USA)