"Slowing Down When You Should: Key to Expert Performance"
"Slowing down when you should” has been described as the transition from automatic to effortful functioning in professional practice. The ability to “slow down” is an important factor in expert judgment. From an educational perspective this framework provides an opportunity to teach clinical judgment in a structured and explicit manner, taking advantage of critical moments both planned and unplanned in every clinical case. Making “slowing down” moments explicit provides opportunities for self-reflection with implications for continuing improvements in practice.
Upon completion of the program(s), attendees should be able to:
1. Discuss the nature of the “slowing down” phenomenon intraoperatively and its link to surgical judgment.
2. Identify influences and initiators to the “slowing down” phenomenon.
About Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton:
Dr. Moulton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Staff Surgeon with the Division of General Surgery, University Health Network. She is currently the Medical Director of the Operating Room in Toronto General Hospital and a Scientist in the Wilson Centre. Dr. Moulton's research program focuses on understanding the complexity of surgical judgment, the development of surgical expertise, and underlying causes of surgeon error.
RSVP REQUIRED: Attend in-person (T-439 at UW Health Science Building) OR remotely via Mediasite (link to be sent to respondents on 3/7).
The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.