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  • From Whining to Winning: Transforming the Chronic Complainer into a Constructive Champion

    From Whining to Winning: Transforming the Chronic Complainer into a Constructive Champion

    It is a supreme understatement to say that medicine - as a physician, as a resident trainee, as a medical student - can be challenging. The tension between clinical care and the frustration of clinical operational complexity is growing, layered on the high expectations for performance and mastery fo…

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  • Game Theory: Approaching Negotiation & Conflict Resolution as a Chief Resident

    Game Theory: Approaching Negotiation & Conflict Resolution as a Chief Resident

    Studies on game theory often reveal that many of us approach problem solving in a zero-sum fashion: one that involves a gain at the expense of another. In other words, one person wins and one person loses. After all, as a chief resident it's impossible to make everyone happy. But what if there was a…

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  • Gamification Principles, Execution, and Updates to Novel Paradigms

    Gamification Principles, Execution, and Updates to Novel Paradigms

    Gamification is a commonly used learner engagement strategy in medical education that aims to promote information retention, attendance, and wellness. The predominant tools used for this purpose in residency curricula are game show models (Jeopardy) and audience response systems, both of which provi…

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  • Getting to

    Getting to "Yes?" and Mastering "No?": Evidence-Based Negotiation Skills for the Academic Internist

    The necessity of navigating negotiations transcends both personal and professional daily life experiences. All negotiations are ultimately conversations and, like assessments, exist on a continuum from low to high stakes. Despite the ubiquitous nature of negotiations in our lives, few professionals…

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  • Helping You Help Them: Innovative Strategies to Remediation: A Case Based Workshop

    Helping You Help Them: Innovative Strategies to Remediation: A Case Based Workshop

    As internal medicine programs continue to refine and improve their assessment processes, more and more residents are being identified for performance improvement andremediation. Crafting individualized and achievable plans for struggling residents is challenging when starting from scratch. This work…

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  • Hot Off the Press: Integrating the New Clinician Educator Milestones into Faculty Development Programming

    Hot Off the Press: Integrating the New Clinician Educator Milestones into Faculty Development Programming

    Faculty development is a critical endeavor benefitting both faculty and trainees across the educational spectrum. Recently, clinician educator (CE) milestones were developed by ACGME in conjunction with other national organizations to outline competencies for CE faculty. These milestones highlight t…

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  • Hot Potato: Navigating Student Anxiety Around Grades

    Hot Potato: Navigating Student Anxiety Around Grades

    Medical students face considerable demands to deliver stellar grades in an effort to succeed as they transition from the UME to GME realm. In the era of increased pass-fail school-based and national assessments, students and educators alike are aware of diminishing graded assessments for students t…

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  • How Did You Do That? Leveraging Online and Social Media Presence to Elevate Resident Engagement, Education, and Recruitment

    How Did You Do That? Leveraging Online and Social Media Presence to Elevate Resident Engagement, Education, and Recruitment

    In a post-pandemic world where travel restrictions, social distancing, and virtual interviews have become the new norm, how do you leverage technology and the online space to make and maintain connections among younger learners to help with residency recruitment, education, and support? As residency…

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  • How to Manage Up

    How to Manage Up

    Program coordinators are members of the leadership team and must possess skills in leadership and personal management (ACGME Common Program Requirements II.C). Our workshop is based on two key resources - Harvard Business Review "Managing Your Boss" & and Emotional Intelligence 2.0. We apply these p…

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  • I Wasn't Trained for This: Practical Strategies to Address Bias in the Clinical Learning Environment

    I Wasn't Trained for This: Practical Strategies to Address Bias in the Clinical Learning Environment

    Clerkship directors (juggle many roles. Managing issues related to bias in the clinical learning environment (CLE) is a sensitive area that, often, clerkship directors are neither prepared for nor directly trained in addressing.

    Medical students encounter implicit and explicit bias from pati…

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  • IDEA Method for Assessing Clinical Reasoning

    IDEA Method for Assessing Clinical Reasoning

    Feedback and assessment by supervising physicians are vital for students to develop clinical skills and to ensure clinical competence. One important skill that students must develop prior to beginning residency is the proper documentation of a history and physical. Students regularly perform this ta…

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  • Implementing Dedicated Independent Study as an Adjunct to Formal Lecture in Resident Education

    Implementing Dedicated Independent Study as an Adjunct to Formal Lecture in Resident Education

    Formal and group learning is an effective and necessary part of internal medicine residency education. It allows one to solidify and discuss concepts with peers as well as offers a chance to reframe and reorganize thought processes and to engage and interact with new material. However, there is a n…

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  • Inclusivity and IMGs in Residency Selections: Literature Review and Shared Experiences to Mitigate Bias

    Inclusivity and IMGs in Residency Selections: Literature Review and Shared Experiences to Mitigate Bias

    Several studies and recommendations have been put forth to promote inclusivity and mitigate bias in the residency selection process. We will review recent articles to identify the unique challenges faced by international medical graduates (IMGs) and programs attempting to be inclusive of IMGs. We wi…

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  • Juggling Hats - How to Rock Every Role You Play as a Medical Educator

    Juggling Hats - How to Rock Every Role You Play as a Medical Educator

    Medical educators are increasingly tasked with a longer and longer list of roles to fill and "hats" to wear. They are often asked to evaluate, teach, advise, mentor, remediate, or coach the same learner. Wearing multiple hats can be confusing, and failure to define and choose hats with intention can…

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  • Leading the Charge in Practice Management: An Innovative Experiential Curriculum

    Leading the Charge in Practice Management: An Innovative Experiential Curriculum

    Internal medicine residents are entering an increasingly complex practice environment upon graduation and need to be equipped with the skills to advance patient care by leading interdisciplinary teams and completing panel management. In our residency training clinic, residents have the opportunity…

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  • Letting Go and Letting Residents Write Their Own Prescription for Wellness

    Letting Go and Letting Residents Write Their Own Prescription for Wellness

    Physician burnout and depression is well documented and has been shown to vary with level of training throughout a physician's medical career with burnout prevalence as high as 60% for residents. We initially thought that physician well-being was simply the absence of burnout, but it failed to ackno…

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  • Medical Student Learning Experiences on Hospital Medicine Teams

    Medical Student Learning Experiences on Hospital Medicine Teams

    The increasing class size of medical schools has required educational leaders to develop innovative ways to balance the number of learners on traditional ward team, including clerkship directors increasingly placing medical students on the direct care hospital medicine service. There is, however, li…

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  • MediChats the Virtual Talk-Show: Enhancing Resident Medical Decision Making and Medical Knowledge Through Livestream Conversations and Synchronous Podcasting

    MediChats the Virtual Talk-Show: Enhancing Resident Medical Decision Making and Medical Knowledge Through Livestream Conversations and Synchronous Podcasting

    The evolving trend in medical education is to limit traditional lectures and diversify how educational sessions are structured and delivered. In the age of podcasts, social media, and on-demand channels, learners are transitioning to more engaging avenues to enhance clinical knowledge and decision-m…

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  • Mentoring Through a Lens of Equity and Trust

    Mentoring Through a Lens of Equity and Trust

    This interactive workshop focuses on cultivating the skills needed to engender trust and foster equity in near-peer mentoring relationships. As residency programs foster diversity in their communities, we have seen an increase in the number of mentor-mentee connections that span differences in ident…

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  • Microaggression Bystander Intervention Training: LIFT

    Microaggression Bystander Intervention Training: LIFT

    LIFT microaggression bystander intervention training was designed to prevent and mitigate microaggressions on an academic medical campus. LIFT is a workshop designed to give faculty the skills to identify and respond to microaggressions in the workplace. The workshop utilizes vignettes of actual mic…

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