Workshop Details 9/18/13

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Professionalism in Medical Education

VIDEO LINKS:  To view the recorded video and slides from the Keynote Address, click here. To view the recorded video and slides from the Workshop, click here.

DESCRIPTION: This half-day workshop will address the importance of professionalism within medical education and focus on practical strategies for teaching professionalism to learners at all levels. While medical students and residents often receive information about professionalism with skepticism or dismissiveness, unprofessional behavior persists and has a large impact on medical careers, medical teams, and patient care.

Dr. Maxine Papadakis, a leader in the area of unprofessional behavior on the part of medical students, will provide a framework for a discussion about this important topic. Her address will include data regarding unprofessional behavior, its prevalence and documentation, and the extent to which it predicts later sanctions by medical licensing boards. A subsequent workshop session will provide participants the opportunity to explore a variety of methods to teach this complicated and occasionally nebulous topic in classroom and clinical settings.

As an optional extension of the half-day seminar, and as part of the Advanced Medical Training program, participants will identify a teaching session in which they address the issue of professionalism with learners. Participants will sign up for an observation of their teaching by a Program consultant, and consultants will provide confidential feedback on communications skills, organization of materials, presentation style and use of technology. Additionally, after the observation session, each participant will submit a brief reflection on teaching and learning related to the seminar topic.


Maxine Papadakis, MD, FACP
Associate Dean for Students
School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Bethany J. Gentilesco, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Department of Medicine

Steven C. Rougas, MD 
Medical Education Research Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine

Libertad Flores, MD14
Warren Alpert Medical School

DATE/TIME: September 18, 2013
                       8:00–8:30 am Breakfast and Registration
                       8:30–9:15 Keynote Session: Assessment of Professionalism as                                              an Obligation for Self-Regulation
                       9:15–9:45 Discussion
                       9:45–10:00 Break
                       10:00–11:30 Teaching Professionalism In and Out of the                                               Classroom: Impacting Student Behavior Through Formal                                               and Informal Curricula
                       11:30-12:30 Lunch and Debriefing

AUDIENCE: This session is open to and appropriate for all faculty and residents who teach and evaluate professionalism in medical students.

LOCATION: Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond, room 270

TO REGISTER: Registration is closed.