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Upcoming Webinars:  DOCS Virtual Learning Series

We will continue to offer virtual programming throughout the year.  Keep on the lookout here and on the DOCS listserv for information on the next virtual event.

For showcase questions:  email Lisa Bernstein.  After each offering, session content and recordings will be posted to the DOCS website members area.

Recent Webinars:

January 14, 2022, 12pm - 1pm EST

Webinar:  NBME OSCE Enhancements

Presenter:  Chris Feddock, MD, MS, FAAP, FACP, Associate Vice President for Competency-Based Assessment at NBME

Session overview:  Dr. Chris Feddock first joined NBME in April of 2020, serving as the Executive Director of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration, which was previously responsible for the administration and strategic development of the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills examination.  Prior to joining NBME, he served as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.   In today’s webinar, Dr. Feddock will review the recent work performed by NBME to assess the current state of OSCE programs in U.S. medical schools and to collaborate with medical educators to best prepare the next generation of health professionals.  In October 2021, NBME released a survey over the DOCS listserv to better understand the medical education community’s priorities regarding their OSCE programs.  Then, in early January 2022, NBME announced a new funding opportunity to enhance the assessment of clinical reasoning in school based OSCEs. 

DOCS members - see Members' Area of our website for access to the recording.

January 28th, 2022, 12pm - 1:30pm EST 

Showcase:  Best in Clinical Skills Literature Review

Presenters:  Joanne Hojsak, Lisa Auerbach, Ronald Silvestri, Jaideep Talwalkar, Siobhan Hollander

Session overview:  Members of the DOCS Research Committee are here to assist very busy DOCS clinician educators by reviewing some of the most interesting timely journal articles published in 2021 in four of the major medical education journals. Topics to review and discuss include clinical skills education following the cancellation of Step 2 CS, the impact of conversion of Step 1 grading to Pass/Fail, clinical skills teaching in the COVID era, teaching the physician teacher, as well as  “Bread & Butter”  education of communication skills and physical examination.

DOCS members - see Members' Area of our website for access to the recording and other session materials.

March 11th, 2022, 12pm - 1:30pm EST 

Workshop:  Incorporation of Health Systems Science Into Courses / Preclinical Curricula

Presenters:  Shruti Varadarajan, Marybeth Jones, and Christine Tsai

Health Systems Science is a burgeoning field of increasing relevance to medical students, who need to understand the complexity of the healthcare system and their role in it in order to practice and lead effectively as physicians.  Medical educators nationwide have developed a wide range of experiences to teach students these concepts that many physicians learned on the job.  Teaching this expansive topic can be incredibly rewarding as students make connections and add value to the system, but it is not without challenges as there are a variety of resource limitations for clinicians and educators.  We aim to share examples of different curricula our schools use at the preclerkship level, collectively identify key areas of health systems science education for early medical students, and brainstorm new curricular elements that are essential for future physicians.

DOCS members - see Members' Area of our website for access to the recording and other session materials.

Friday, June 10th, 12pm EST: 


Equity & Inclusion and Teaching Transgender Healthcare Showcase

Part 1:  Feasibility and Early Outcomes from an Equity and Inclusion Standardized Patient (SP) Workshop

Presenter:  Susannah Cornes, University of California San Francisco

Session objectives:  

- Reflect on the benefits of a diverse curricular development team for DEI work

- Describe the potential impacts of a DEI workshop on SP knowledge, skills and attitudes

- Share institutional experiences with DEI SP work with your DOCS colleagues 


Part 2:  Teaching Transgender Health Care as a Model for teaching core doctoring skills

Presenters:  Jenny Murphy and Meg Dobson, University of Michigan

Session overview:  Participants will describe how teaching about the care of transgender patients includes core doctoring skills of reflecting on communication, identifying barriers patients experience and expanding perspectives around our own biases.  Participants will identify the value of shared educational development with clinician educators, SP educators, and patient experts to broaden the view of a teaching team, especially in areas of nuanced clinical practice and potentially biased clinician perspectives.

DOCS members - see Members' Area of our website for access to the recording and other session materials.

September 9, 2022, 12p EST

Webinar:  Teacher Development

Moderator: Katie Yamulla

Showcase organizer:  Lisa Bernstein


Presentation #1:  Improving written feedback for student write-ups – a portable workshop

Presenter:  Dr. Athina Vassilakis, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

Session overview:  Feedback delivery is a core method in medical education, but written feedback for medical student write-ups is an area with scarce literature to guide best practices.  This pilot workshop was developed and delivered remotely at Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in March 2021.  The workshop included a novel online interactive Canvas-based asynchronous module followed by a zoom-based synchronous debrief session.  Dr. Vassilakis will present the key content of the workshop as well as outcomes and future directions. 


Presentation #2:  Beyond see one, do one, teach one: a formal curriculum for M4 near-peer teaching 

Presenter:  Dr. Alice Wong, Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Session overview:  Dr. Wong will be presenting how she incorporates M4 students into her preclinical doctoring course and the development of an M4 elective with formalized training on teaching strategies based on the Stanford teaching framework to enhance their near-peer teaching experience. 

DOCS members - see Members' Area of our website for access to the recording and other session materials.

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