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CLIME Together: A Symposium for Excellence in Health Professions Education

Who: UW Health Professions Educators
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Registration opens at 8:30am | Sessions from 9:00am - 1:00pm | Hors d'oeuvres reception from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Where: Talaris Conference Center (4000 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105)
There is no cost to attend.

The University of Washington (UW) Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) invites all health sciences educators to participate in its second annual CLIME Together Symposium for Excellence in Health Professions Education on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at The Talaris Conference Center

Come meet other members of UW’s vibrant community of educators and participate in a half-day of activities devoted to sharing educational innovations and scholarship. Let’s celebrate our education community and its accomplishments together!

We are delighted that Dr. Leslie H. Fall, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University and MedU, will kick-off our morning with an invited plenary.

  • 8:30 - 9:00am: Registration 
  • 9:00 - 10:10am: Welcome & Invited Plenary, "Collaborating to improve the integration of basic science into health professions education and practice " by Leslie H. Fall, MD, Geisel School of Medicine, MedU
  • 10:10 - 10:20am: Break
  • 10:20 - 11:20am: Lightning Round Abstract Presentations 
  • 11:20 - 11:30am: Break
  • 11:30am - 12:45pm: Hackathon Round Table Discussions: A team-based creative exercise for new innovations
  • 12:45 - 1:00pm: Awards and Acknowledgements
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm: Hors D'oeuvres Reception

: Leslie H. Fall, MD
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The 2015 Institute of Medicine report on “Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare” notes that diagnosis and diagnostic errors have been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. One of the primary roles of health care training programs is to help learners develop medical decision-making skills, and to do so with graduated levels of independence. Effective cognitive integration of basic and clinical science concepts plays an essential role in enhancing diagnostic accuracy for novice clinicians. Furthermore, the ability to transfer knowledge obtained in one clinical context to solve a new problem, or the same problem in another context, is critical to the development of clinical expertise.

Unfortunately, many students who have demonstrate adequate basic science understanding in the preclinical curriculum are often unable to apply this knowledge to clinical problem-solving. Meanwhile, the relevant scientific knowledge of both basic and clinical instructors is often encapsulated, challenging their ability to help students learn and effectively integrate and use core concepts. In this hour, we will explore the reasons behind expert knowledge encapsulation, and consider collaborative methods for “unpacking” instructors’ knowledge and reinforcing its connections to clinical decisions in order to facilitate student activation of their basic science knowledge, improving both diagnostic accuracy and long-term retention, towards the ultimate end of clinical entrustment. 

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We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event,
CLIME Leadership Team