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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Deborah German, MD




Pursuing Excellence: The Challenge of Innovation in Medical Education
John Andrews, MD
VP, GME Innovations, American Medical Association

Learning Objectives:
*Describe the need for innovation in medical education List barriers to innovation in medical education Plan approaches to innovation through collaboration

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Medical Student Educators’ Luncheon
Social Media for Medical Education and Professional Development

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD
Interim Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine

Learning Objectives:
*Understand the potential value of social media to engage learners and for professional development.
*Identify examples of how social media can be used by physicians and clinician educators.
*List some potential risks or barriers to the use of social media.

Friday, February 28, 2020

The Psychology of Critical Thinking: Tools, Tips and Techniques to Help You Think at Your Best
Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, MS, RD, LDN
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: Describe the difference between “usual” thinking patterns and critical thinking Self-identify their stage of thinking based on a six-stage process of critical thinking functioning Apply tools to promote their application of critical thinking Apply the standards of reasoning through the use of open-ended questions Describe how thinking becomes corrupted through ego-centric and irrational thinking.


We Can Agree: Nobody Starts the Day Wanting to Do a Bad Job! Getting Us To Our Best Days Through Communication, Innovation, and Critical Thinking
AnnaMarie Connolly, MD
Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina

Through participation in this presentation, the participant will demonstrate increased familiarity with 1. Generational differences in communication including challenges to critical thinking 2. Applying effective communication principles to providing feedback 3. Reflecting on their own experiences with effective and ineffective feedback: What works? 4. Looking for opportunities to innovate to improve communication and performance 5. Tools to facilitate communication, workplace feedback, and critical thinking.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leading. Changing. Growing.
Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH
CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)