Write it down LITFLers – another awesome medical conference:
November 11th to 16th 2012 is the time.
Baltimore is the place.
The International Emergency Medicine Faculty Development and Teaching Course, presented by the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine
This exciting course promises to turn you into an emergency medicine educator extraordinaire. It is being put together by master educator Rob Rogers — you know, the guy with the leprechaun accent from EMRAP and the brains and brawn behind EMRAP: Educator’s Edition. The course faculty has yet to be finalised, but in addition to Rob I’d be expecting luminaries such as Amal Mattu, Terry Mulligan, Mike Winters and Lee Wallis to hopefully show their faces. Fingers crossed, either myself or Mike (or both) might just be able to make our presences felt (with a bit of luck in the flesh, rather than virtually).
But who is this course for?
“The Faculty Development and Teaching Course is designed specifically to meet the career development needs of emergency physicians from countries other than the United States. It is intended for physicians who seek to enhance their own development as faculty members, to improve their skills as medical educators, and to participate in the development of emergency medicine in their home countries.”
In a series of didactic and small group sessions this course will cover:
- Presenting lectures to large groups
- Leading small groups
- Giving feedback
- Best practices in teaching medical students
- Using educational technology in medical education
- The needs of you and your country for developing emergency medicine
- Developing your special area of interest in emergency medicine
- Presentation tools for the educator
- Developing and running a fun and functional journal club
- What you need to know about adult learners to be a successful educator
- Developing an educational curriculum
- Teaching physicians-in-training
- The use quality assurance (QA) as a teaching tool
- Morbidity and mortality conference/patient safety as a teaching tool
- How to teach different types of learners
- Helping the learner in need
- Simulation as a teaching tool
- Leadership skills for the emergency medicine educator
- A visual tour of emergency department teaching techniques
- Useful resources for the emergency medicine educator
- Developing a curriculum vitae and teaching portfolio to promote yourself
Check out the course homepage at teach.umem.org for new details as they are confirmed, in addition to information about course costs and accommodation options.
Registration opens May 1st 2012
This is going to be an absolute ripper of a course if you’re interested in learning more about emergency medicine education.
Now, I just need to find out exactly where Baltimore is…