SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

The purpose of Special Interest Groups (previously called Scholarship Working Groups) is to connect active DOCS members who have common interests and provide for them a semi-structured environment to facilitate scholarly projects.


The hope is that these groups will gradually build expertise in their area of interest and become a resource for DOCS, its members, and the general medical education community at large.


A SIG can form in one of several ways: 

  1. from a call from the DOCS Executive Council or one of its standing committees

  2. from a group of collaborators facilitating a workshop at an annual meeting

  3. from a request to form such a group from an active DOCS member

  4. in response to a vibrant listserv discussion

The DOCS Executive Council must approve all official Special Interest Groups. The DOCS Advocacy and Advancement Committee provides oversight to SIGs, and advocates for the SIG should it need resources or want to present its work at the annual DOCS meeting.


Previous and/or current SIGs have centered around:

  • Clinical Reasoning*

  • Remediation and Coaching*

  • Faculty Development

  • Innovative Instructional Design

  • Patient Encounter Notes

*Currently active

If you have any questions about SIGs or are interested in joining one as an active member, email Ruth Crowe, Chair of the DOCS Advocacy and Advancement Committee.
 

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