Adam Weinstein,Geisel School of Medicine,Lebanon,NH; Lavjay Butani,University of California Davis,,; Mark E. Harrison,University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita,,; Valli Annamalai,Dell Medical School at University of Texas at Austin,,; Corinne Lehmann,Cincinnati Childrens,,


This interactive workshop is designed for educators who would like an introduction to, review of, and experience regarding a variety of topics and innovations related to medical student education. Target audiences are new and experienced clerkship directors, site directors, sub-I directors, and anyone else wanting an exposure to the basics of leading medical student clinical educational programs or to reinvigorate their programs and advance their leadership and scholarship. If you have questions about getting started, infusing new elements into your clerkship, curriculum development and implementation, problem solving strategies and your own career development, then this is the workshop for you! Please join us for an informative, real world, and FUN workshop designed to help you and your learners succeed.


1) Design curriculum within their pediatric clerkship, sub-internship, or clinical educational program

2) Describe  strategies to incorporate innovative instructional strategies and approaches into their educational environment

3) Discuss how to best manage the educational enterprise and meet accreditation guidelines

4) Develop a plan for their own professional growth and scholarship

Methods and Content:

Experienced educational leaders will engage workshop participants in an active exploration of curriculum development. Each step in curriculum development will be introduced using innovative pedagogy, introducing a variety of interactive techniques while simultaneously sharing best practices in teaching and assessment of learners and meeting accreditation standards and institutional requirements. Strategies on how to address challenges that may arise during the administration of a pediatric curriculum, including working with ‘problem learners’ will be discussed. The workshop will also focus on the professional development of educators to facilitate the cultivation of educational leaders who can be change agents within their institutions and outside.  

The  morning session will lay the foundation for key concepts using interactive teaching strategies.  A networking luncheon will allow for individualized questions and collaboration.  The afternoon session will include facilitated discussions based on targeted learner needs assessment.



10 Minutes:  Introductions

40 Minutes: Curricular Development Overview, Problem Identification and Needs Assessment using Team Based Learning

40 Minutes: Goals and Objectives, including Small Group Practice writing goals and objectives, case exercise

15 Minutes: Break

45 Minutes: Educational Strategies, large group example sharing followed by structured discussion

30 Minutes: Implementation, including introduction to LCME

60 Minutes: Lunch- with 30 minutes of tabletop discussions on LCME “hot topics” and large group debrief


40 Minutes: Evaluation and Feedback

90 Minutes: Interactive Learning Strategies Practice, OSCEs and Games

15 Minutes: Break

75 Minutes: Faculty Development, Feedback Practice Pairs

20 Minutes: Educational Scholarship and Leadership Overview, Wrap Up Questions