American Society of Hematology

Program for the 2017 ASH Medical Educators Institute Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Welcome Reception and Dinner
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast available
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, Co-Director
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd, Co-Director
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Wake Up to Active Learning

This session will kick start the workshop by introducing valuable principles of Team Based Learning and Just in Time Teaching. Participants will participate in a TBL and discuss how to incorporate active learning into their teaching sessions.
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Developing Multiple Choice Questions and Tests

Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing multiple choice questions while learning about common flaws in questions and how to correct them. Participants will better understand how to read literature on testing (i.e., psychometrics, validity) and how to create new instruments for testing.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch and Introduction to Small Group Session

Participants will learn the specific steps small groups will take during the workshop to better define the scholarly projects.
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Small Group Session 1: Project Introduction

Participants will receive feedback on their individual scholarly project proposals concerning feasibility, evaluation, methods, statistical analysis, and other factors. This feedback will consider facilitators and barriers to performing scholarly work in medical education.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Research Design in Hematology

Educational Research Design in Hematology will focus on the most efficient and useful process and tools to create an educational research project. We begin with the development and refining of the educational research question and hypothesis and then articulate strategies for compiling a study sample and recruiting participants. We will also discuss benefits and challenges of different study designs and explore outcome measurement.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Promotion as a Hematology Educator

This session will feature the stories of MEI faculty who have successfully secured promotion with regard to their balancing of educational, clinical, and scholarly activities and their navigation of the promotion and tenure processes in their institutions.
EveningDinner on your own
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Available
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Developing an Educator’s Teaching Portfolio

A teaching portfolio is the mechanism through which an educator can document his or her educational contributions at the local, regional, and national levels. Compilation of a portfolio is a best practice for medical educators as it is invaluable when seeking promotion or negotiating job responsibilities.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Answering FAQs in the Conduct of Assessment and Provision of Feedback

Evaluation of trainees, faculty, and programs is necessary to ensure outcomes are being met. This session will address the options for assessment aside from multiple choice tests. It will also address how to meaningfully provide feedback to trainees based on the results of assessments with the goal of behavior change in mind.
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Qualitative Methods in Medical Education Research

Small sample sizes in medical education lead to an emphasis on qualitative over quantitative methods in research. This session will review the techniques that can be used in collecting qualitative information (surveys, focus groups, interviews) and key approaches to assembling and analyzing qualitative data.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lunch and Small Group Session 2

This small group discussion will continue the provision of feedback on participants’ scholarly projects and will also allow for a review of the participants’ CVs or teaching portfolios vis-à-vis preparation for advancement to a new role or promotion.
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Smaller May be Better: Small Group Instruction

In this session, participants will learn strategies to maximize small group teaching time by ensuring participation, rightsizing learning objectives, and deploying effective evaluation tools.
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. One-on-one meetings between participants and faculty
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Group Dinner
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Friday, October 20, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast available
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Using Technology in Medical Education

Participants will rotate through hands-on learning stations that will provide skills development in creating digital texts, polling using free audience response systems, and new techniques for digitally capturing teaching content.
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Small Group Session 3

Participants will have the opportunity to solicit final feedback on their scholarly projects.
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Group Scholarly Project Discussion and Lunch

Each participant presents his or her project for 10 minutes.
2:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Mentorship in Hematology

Faculty will address best practices in how you can get the most out of a mentoring relationship that you have with a more senior faculty member and how you can become a good mentor for more junior faculty members and trainees. This session will involve a presentation of general principles, followed by case studies to discuss opportunities and problems that can arise with your mentors or mentees.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Wrap-up and Evaluation Completion
Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd
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