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DOCS 2021

Annual Meeting

DOCS in the Post-Step 2 CS world: 

Setting the Standard for

Clinical Skills Education

DOCS 2021 Schedule At a Glance

Session Date / Time
Title / Theme
July 9, 2021, 12p - 1p
Showcase:  "Lessons Learned:  Covid Curricular Changes That Are Here to Stay" - Innovations with Simulation Modalities Beyond SPs
May 7, 2021, 12p - 1p
Webinar:  "A Call To Action:  How Can We Collectively Measure The Outcome Of Clinical Skills Education?"
August 13, 2021, 12p - 1p
Workshop:  The Core and Cluster Approach to Teaching the Physical Exam
September 10, 2021, 12p - 2p
Webinar:  Keys to Successful Clinical Skills Consortia
September 24, 2021, 12p - 1p
Workshop:  Longitudinal Approach to Clinical Skills Assessments
October 8, 2021, 12p - 1p
Workshop:  Remediation/Difficult Learner/Competency (High-Stakes) Exams/ Diagnosing the Learner/Feeding Forward/Clinical Coaching
November 4, 2021, 7p - 9p
DOCS Member Happy Hour (7p - 8p) and Mentoring Happy Hour (8p - 9p)
November 5, 2021, 11a - 4p
DOCS Annual Business Meeting & Plenary
November 5, 2021
Showcase:  Note Writing:  Report out of Working Groups
December 10, 2021, 12p - 1p
Workshop:  Incorporation of Health Systems Science Into Courses/Pre-Clinical Curriculum

DOCS 2021 Meeting Schedule

May 7, 2021, 12pm - 1pm EDT

Webinar with Dr. Henry Pohl:  "A Call To Action:  How Can We Collectively Measure The Outcome Of Clinical Skills Education?"

Dr. Henry Pohl leads this webinar discussion about moving forward after the discontinuation of USMLE 2 CS.  Dr. Pohl chaired the Standardized Patient Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners charged with developing a clinical skills examination for licensure from 1989 – 2004. And, he chaired the Test Material Development Committee, USMLE 2CS 2006-2009.  During the webinar, Dr. Henry Pohl  shares his perspectives on the history of the USMLE 2 CS, implications of its discontinuation, and opportunities moving forward. This session included time to answer presubmitted member questions.

 

July 9, 2021, 12pm EDT

Showcase:  "Lessons Learned:  Covid Curricular Changes That Are Here to Stay" - Innovations with Simulation Modalities Beyond SPs

This showcase is a panel discussion, moderated by Katharine Yamulla, who explores attendee questions with the innovation presenters.  The showcase is presented in a multi-media format, with DOCS members submitting innovative videos about their curricular innovations ahead of the Showcase.

 

Innovation videos:  The showcase videos can be accessed on the DOCS YouTube channel.

August 13, 2021, 12pm EDT

Workshop:  The Core and Cluster Approach to Teaching the Physical Exam

September 10, 2021, 12pm - 2pm EDT

Webinar:  Keys to Successful Clinical Skills Consortia

Sept 24, 2021, 12pm EDT

Workshop:  Longitudinal Approach to Clinical Skills Assessments  (Content/Delivery/Faculty Rater Training/EPAS/Graduation Requirements/Institutional CS Replacement, etc.)

October 8, 2021, 12pm EDT

Workshop:  Remediation/Difficult Learner/Competency (High-Stakes) Exams/ Diagnosing the Learner/Feeding Forward/Clinical Coaching

November 4, 2021

 

7pm - 8pm EST:  DOCS Member Happy Hour

8pm - 9pm EST:  DOCS Mentoring Happy Hour

 

November 5, 2021, 11am - 4pm EST

Annual Business Meeting & Plenary:  Our annual business meeting, plenary, and programming event will be held remotely. 

Plenary Speaker:  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Yudkowsky will be our plenary speaker during the annual meeting.  She will be speaking on what is needed now more than ever in the areas of reliability and validity evidence in clinical skills assessment.  Dr. Yudkowsky served as the Director of the Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center from 2000-2018, where she developed standardized patient and simulation-based programs for the instruction and assessment of students, residents and staff.  She also served as Director of the University of Illinois Health Sciences Simulation Consortium from 2009-2018.

 

Showcase:  Note Writing:  Report out of Working Groups (time TBD)

December 10, 2021, 12pm EST

Workshop:  Incorporation of Health Systems Science Into Courses/Pre-Clinical Curriculum

Submissions to Present at DOCS 2021 - Share your clinical skills curriculum research and innovation work in a poster abstract, showcase, or workshop.

Poster Submissions

Workshop Submissions

Showcase Submissions

Meeting Registration - Register now!