Medical Education Day

Sponsored by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE), Medical Education Day evolved from OMSE’s annual spring teaching retreat. All Washington University medical educators – undergraduate and clinicians – are welcome to attend.

The day encompasses an expanded education retreat, including workshops geared toward teachers of all levels of experience. National leaders in education are invited to Medical Education Day to lead plenary sessions and workshops. Poster sessions and exhibits showcasing current curricular technologies are included.

A highlight of Medical Education Day is the workshop discussions. Past topics have included small-group facilitation for new preceptors, advanced small-group facilitation and planning, team-based learning (TBL), designing the ideal lecture and handout, educational research designs, professionalism, residents as teachers, effective small group teaching, the five-minute preceptor, and feedback in clinical medicine.

Past speakers and visiting professors

Past plenary speakers include:

Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD “Medical Education: Can Less be More?” 2006.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine.

Joseph Kras, MD, DDS “Computer Simulation and IT in Education.” 2005.
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine.

David Stern, MD, PhD “Professionalism.” 2003.
Associate Professor, Medicine and Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School.

LuAnn Wilkerson, EdD “Learning: An Evolving Science.” 2001.
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, University of California, Los Angeles.

Susan Case, PhD “National Board of Medical Examiners Test Writing Workshop.” 2000.
National Board of Medical Examiners.

David Swanson, PhD “National Board of Medical Examiners Test Writing Workshop.”  2000.
National Board of Medical Examiners.

Sharon Krackov, EdD “Teaching on the Fly: Guidelines for Teaching in Brief Episodes.”  2000.
Associate Dean for Educational Program Development, New York University School of Medicine.

Past visiting professors include:

Larry Gruppen, MD, chair, Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School.

Paul Koles, MD, cytopathologist and director of pathology education, Wright State University School of Medicine.