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Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281

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Des Moines,IA50322United States
515-271-1400

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September 2016
Free

Use of Preclinical High Fidelity Medical Simulations to Promote the Integration of Basic and Clinical Sciences in Undergraduate Medical Education

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. For more information, click here. This session will discuss how to implement and effectively integrate pharmacology and physiology with other essential foundational and clinical sciences using preclinical high fidelity medical simulations carefully scaffolded to keep cognitive domain levels appropriate to the novice medical student’s abilities. While the medical educational literature is replete with proposed curricular models designed to integrate critical foundational…

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Self-Directed Learning in your Curriculum: Getting from Theory to Practice

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.In today’s health care arena with rapidly expanding knowledge, yesterday’s best practice may be obsolete tomorrow. This creates an imperative for physicians to be life-long learners. As students progress through medical education their learning will need to be increasingly self-directed and develop the necessary skills to diagnose and address their own learning gaps. Despite the growing recognition that such…

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Entrustment Decision Making in EPA-Based Curricula

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.Assessment of clinical competence is an ongoing topic of debate among medical educators. Competency-based medical education intends to train and assess residents and students who meet predefined standards. The quest for psychometrically valid assessments, i.e. sound measurement of trainee competencies, to provide sufficient certainty to the public that all those who complete undergraduate medical education are ready for residency,…

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The Breadth and Depth of Standardized Patients in the Teaching and Assessment of Clinical Skills

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.Over the past five decades Standardized Patient methodology has evolved from its roots in teaching and assessing proficiency in communicating with patients. Standardized Patients (SPS) now perform a variety of roles in medical and non-medical education from undergraduate learning to licensure examinations to continuing education. In this presentation, we will use a non-traditional definition of Standardized Patients (SPs): “individuals…

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October 2016
Free

New Tools and Paradigms for Assessing Professionalism in the Health Sciences

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Open to DMU faculty and staff only. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.For more information, click here.Professionalism is a critical component of both undergraduate and graduate medical education. Continual assessment of professionalism is necessary for mastery of this competency and to help learners understand and ultimately develop skills to avoid professionalism lapses. Individual behavior and attitudes are often affected by the overall work and learning environments and role modeling by attending physicians and peer pressure…

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