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Q&A with Stanford Anesthesia's Residency Director

January 2011

Meetings to learn about medical education and becoming a better teacher

Question:
What meetings would you recommend to learn about education and becoming a better teacher?

Answer:
All faculty are trained as clinicians, and many are trained as researchers. Few faculty however have formal instruction in teaching. Faculty aspire to achieve the same high level of expertise in education as that expected of faculty performing research. Expanding and refining the teaching toolbox should be the goal of every physician responsible for teaching others.

Many professional meetings to learn about teaching are available including:

Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills
Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education
http://cme.med.harvard.edu/index.asp?SECTION=CLASSES&ID=00312631

Society for Education in Anesthesia/: Spring Meeting, Fall Meeting, and Teaching Workshop
http://www.seahq.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=60

ACGME Annual Educational Conference http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/meetings/2011Conf/me_EducConf_11_brochure.asp

Listing of many available Medical Education Meetings
http://www.mcgill.ca/medicinefacdev/links/meetings/

Harvard Medical School Macy Institute Program for Educators in the Healthcare Professions
http://harvardmacy.org/

Annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators
http://iamse.org/conf/conf15/

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