Teaching is a complex and personal art. Academic medical institutions have long emphasized the importance of having a command of the subject matter as the primary reflection or measure of effective teaching. Our experience as learners in the field of medicine has shown us that effective teaching calls on far more than a comprehensive understanding of the material. Conveying new information to adult learners requires skills not usually taught and talents not always rewarded in medicine. Effective teaching requires an integration of skills in speaking, an understanding of the learners and the learning process and an organization of teaching points with clear and useful objectives. Physicians can improve upon their teaching talents and skills using concepts advanced by leaders in the field of adult learning.
The Medical Educator Workshops is both multifaceted and dynamic. Each session is devoted to specific aspects of the medical learning environment. Instructors are Emory faculty from a variety of departments who share a passion and expertise in education. The workshops employ presentations and interactive exercises to practice concepts of adult learning in academic medicine.
After participating actively in these seminars and completing recommended project activities, participants be able to:
1) Apply principles of teaching to different learning audiences and settings
2) Design and deliver a quality formal presentation.
3) Critically evaluate educational events and programs
A. Teaching in Medicine
B. Understanding Adult Learning
C. Precepting: Models for Teaching through Patient Encounters
D. Small Group Learning Dynamics
E. Feedback vs Evaluation
F. Planning a Lesson
G. Audiovisual Tools
H. Public Speaking: Pace, Pitch and Presence
I. The Writer's Toolbox
J. Essay Writing: Your Voice on the Page
K. Writing Well for Medical Journals
This workshop series is offered to any department or division in the School of Medicine at Emory University and may be tailored to a variety of audiences ranging from students to faculty. Each workshop can last 45-90 minutes depending on the interests of the audience and availability of the instructors. Departments and Divisions may select any workshop and schedule at their convenience.