UC San Diego Faculty teaching Development day
September 6-7, 2019

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UC San Diego Medical and Pharmacy School faculty are comprised of a diverse group of educators including bench science researchers and clinicians. Developing and enriching our teaching skills is necessary to remain effective educators. The UC San Diego Faculty Teaching Development Day will provide UC San Diego faculty with the opportunity to advance their teaching methods in order to provide an enhanced educational experience for learners.

In additional to the plenary sessions focused on best practices and innovative approaches to education, attendees will have the option to participate in up to four workshops focused on a different aspect of medical education. The workshops will be small-group interactive sessions where attendees will engage in skill development.

Learning Objectives

Upon the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Target Audience

Health professions educators at UC San Diego engaged in teaching students and residents.


The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (ACCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For other states, please contact your Board of Pharmacy for details.

Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

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Register Online

Registration is Complimentary

If, after registering, you find that you are unable to attend the conference, please contact our office at (858) 534-3940 or ocme@ucsd.edu at your earliest convenience. Space is limited and your cancellation may allow someone else to attend in your place. It will also help ensure that we have the appropriate number of materials. We thank you in advance for this courtesy.

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Topics in Bedside Ultrasound (Daniel Sweeney, MD & Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH)
The aim of this workshop is to introduce the internist to many of the advantages of bedside ultrasound.  This workshop will include a brief lecture, bedside demonstration and hands-on experience.  Topics covered will be tailored to the learners' interest and skill level.  It should be emphasized that this workshop is an introduction to bedside ultrasound and does not represent a comprehensive review of the subject material.

Better Feedback in the Clinical Setting (Maria C. Savoia, MD)
Have you ever been at a loss for words?  Feedback is necessary for both systems and individuals to be their best, but finding ways to give constructive feedback can be challenging for both the giver and receiver.  In this workshop, you will learn some techniques to help you give feedback, both positive and negative, more effectively.

Improv as a Tool in Medical Education: Join the fun! (Lina Lander, ScD & J. Michael Maury)
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to experience and contemplate medical education and the practice of medicine through the art-form of improvisational theatre. We’ll discuss how collaboration, curiosity, and discovery create a safe space to make mistakes and expand one’s capacity to communicate with awareness and empathy. Learn how improvisational theatre skills can improve your ability to communicate with patients, colleagues, and students.

Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Integrating Technology to Your Teaching (Lina Lander, ScD & Scott Mullaney, MD)
This interactive session will help you discover apps to connect with learners inside and outside of classroom. You will learn best practices to record audio and video to integrate in your teaching. Help your learners connect with content using fun and interactive tools.

Use of Simulation in Medical Education (Preetham Suresh, MD)
Want to make your teaching more dynamic and hands on?  Learn best practices and the logistics of incorporating simulation into your efforts.  Get more familiar with the resources available to you at the UC San Diego Simulation Training Center and Professional Development Center.

Gamification in Medical Education (Scott Mullaney, MD)
Looking for new ways to engage learners and teachers? Adding games and game elements to create community, competition, and fun while enhancing education.  We will review game elements and game creation - come with ideas for games (or games you have already created) and topics you have struggled to teach to take the first steps toward becoming an educational game-maker.

Course Development & Management (Steve Schneid, MHPE)
The course or program director plays a pivotal role in all stages of curriculum development and should therefore be equipped with some basic tools to be successful. In this workshop, we will introduce a commonly used and straightforward 6-step approach to curriculum development. We will also discuss the numerous responsibilities of a course or program director and how to identify available resources to develop those skills.

Clinical Trainee Evaluations:  Doing a Good Job Without the “Good Job” (Meghan Sebasky, MD & Mohammad Farkhondehpour)
Completing evaluations of medical students and residents in the clinical setting is required of all academic clinicians, but often no training on this essential skill is provided. This workshop will review the basics of MedHub evaluations for medical students and residents as well as provide an overview of the RIME framework and ACGME milestones.  Participants will learn how to provide high-quality descriptive comments to elevate the usefulness of their evaluations and have the opportunity to practice these skills.

TBL Workshop (Stephen Schneid, BS, MHPE)
Trademarked team-based learning (TBLTM) is an instructional strategy that is on the rise at medical and pharmacy schools nationally and internationally. Some major differences from problem-based learning (PBL) is that there is no need for multiple faculty or rooms, the facilitator must be a content-expert, and the use of frequent testing and feedback. This workshop will introduce participants to the TBLTM approach developed in the business school environment by Larry Michaelsen in the early 1990s and will be conducted using the TBLTM methodology to give participants an opportunity to experience it firsthand.

Using Epic Slicer Dicer to Learn More About Your Patients (Brian Clay, MD)
The Epic electronic medical record has a self-service analytics tool available to all physicians called Slicer Dicer.  This session will demonstrate the basic use of this tool for common clinical questions and quality improvement needs that physicians might encounter.  The session will also introduce a new service available at UCSD, the Clinical Informatics Consult service, which is available to assist physicians in answering clinical questions about patient care using information on already existing similar patients in our Epic EHR.

Teaching for Equity and Inclusion (Carolyn Sandoval, PhD) 
In this session we will engage in a broad discussion of inclusive pedagogy, the evidence for its importance, and strategies to teach for equity and inclusion. Using active approaches, participants will reflect on their role as educators and their teaching practices, who their students are and the experiences they bring to the classroom, and ways to create supportive learning experiences.

Developing a New Curriculum for Residents who want to Become Teachers (Supraja Thota, MD)
Becoming a good teacher takes effort and training and is an area residency programs have been trying to expand over the years. This workshop will focus on developing a well-rounded curriculum to ensure residents learn the skills to be better teachers in multiple different areas and prepare them for a successful career in academic medicine. 

GME 2025: Preparing Our Learners and Ourselves for the Medical Workforce of the Future (Sherry Huang, MD)
With this course, you will learn about the ACGME outlook on changes to the learning environment as well as the workforce makeup, recognizing the complexity in society, information transparency, commoditization of health care services, and the approach that ACGME has for training for the future.

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Friday, September 6, 2019
5:00 – 6:00pm Registration
6:00 – 7:00pm Plenary Session – iGen: Teaching the Smartphone Generation (Jean M. Twenge, PhD)

Traditional-age college students are now iGen (born after 1995), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. iGen’ers spend more time online and less time with each other in person, are growing up more slowly as adolescents, and are more extrinsically and less intrinsically motivated, necessitating new strategies for reaching them in the classroom.
7:15pm Faculty Teaching Recognition & Reception
Saturday, September 7, 2019
7:30 – 8:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00am

Workshop 1

  • Developing a New Curriculum for Residents who want to Become Teachers (Thota)       
  • Better Feedback in the Clinical Setting (Savoia)  
  • Course Development & Management (Schneid)               
  • Gamification in Medical Education (Mullaney)    
  • Topics in Bedside Ultrasound (Sweeney  & Wardi)
10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 11:45am

Workshop 2

  • Improv as a Tool in Medical Education: Join the fun! (Lander/Maury)      
  • Better Feedback in the Clinical Setting (Savoia)  
  • Course Development & Management (Schneid)               
  • Gamification in Medical Education (Mullaney)    
  • Topics in Bedside Ultrasound (Sweeney & Wardi)
11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30pm

Workshop 3

  • Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Integrating Technology to Your Teaching (Lander/Mullaney)         
  • TBL Workshop (Schneid)               
  • Clinical Trainee Evaluations: Doing a Good Job Without the “Good Job” (Sebasky/Farkhondehpour)        
  • GME 2025 and How Do We as Educators Get There (Huang)        
  • Use of Simulation in Medical Education (Suresh)
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45 - 4:15pm

Workshop 4

  • Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Integrating Technology to Your Teaching (Lander/Mullaney)         
  • Using Epic Slicer Dicer to Learn More About Your Patients (Clay)
  • Clinical Trainee Evaluations: Doing a Good Job Without the “Good Job” (Sebasky/Farkhondehpour)        
  • Teaching for Equity and Inclusion (Sandoval)       
  • Use of Simulation in Medical Education (Suresh)
4:15 – 4:30pm Closing Remarks (In the Courtyard)

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T. Denny Sanford Medical Education and Telemedicine Center
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093

Directions | Map of parking

Parking on Friday: Parking permits $3/hour or $30/day. Parking permits are available at pay stations located in the Osler Lane and Gilman Drive parking garages or you can purchase parking by using the ParkMobile app. You may also park in the lot next to the SOM Library with a valid permit.

Parking on Saturday: Parking is free on Saturday unless otherwise marked.

Please observe all parking signs.

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Contact us for additional information

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0947
La Jolla, CA 92093-0947
Phone: (858) 534-3940
Toll-Free: (888) 229-6263
Fax: (858) 534-1896
E-mail: ocme@ucsd.edu
Website: cme.ucsd.edu

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