Held on Tuesday, April 25, available onsite only.
Full Day (8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET)
Effective Strategies to Maximize Student Match Success through Career Advising and Development
This interactive workshop presented by the Council on Residency Placement (CORP), will examine and present best practices on the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education (GME) focusing on the residency selection and matching participation processes. The target audience is osteopathic medical school student advisors, academic affairs, deans and faculty, administrators, program directors, program coordinators and others that interact and advise students in the residency selection and matching process. It is designed to facilitate a robust discussion around how to best advise students to succeed in the residency matches, identify tools and resources to make the transition successful, discuss national data and trends on enhancing match success, and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the residency recruitment and selection process.
- Discuss advising osteopathic medical students in a COMLEX/USMLE Pass/Fail era and outline solutions for success.
- Describe best practices and recommendations on advising students and matching into residencies.
- Modify student advising programs and residency interview and selection processes to ensure the best match fit possible.
Morning (8:30 am – 12:00 pm ET)
Measuring, Developing and Implementing Supportive Learning Mindsets in OME
Participants will learn about intervention strategies that AACOM and Motivate Lab have developed to support student and faculty learning mindsets within COMs located in rural areas. Participants will learn about initial data collected from Resilient Mindsets and Medicine pilot course that connects learning mindsets with burnout, wellbeing, and resilience related constructs.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the aspects of the learning environment that support or hinder students’ adaptive learning mindsets and subsequent performance and retention.
- Introduce COM-validated measures of student and faculty learning mindsets & well-being.
- Present learning-mindset supportive strategies and outcome data from the pilot course
Yoi Tibbetts, PhD, MS
Alliyah Francis, MSEd
Zach Himmelberger, PhD, MS
Mark Speicher, PhD
Afternoon (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET)
Innovative Technology-Assisted Faculty Development
This workshop will provide opportunities for audience members to learn about innovations in technology-assisted faculty development (TAFD) and how they aid in providing effective, barrier-free, customized on-demand resources for multiple needs and audiences. Innovations from three schools will be described including Just in Time Training (JiTT) mobile technologies, automated faculty development/CME, and online programming including blogs, podcasts, and YouTube. Participants will not only be exposed to the technologies but also the design templates, processes, procedures, mechanisms, pros/cons, tip/tricks and so on that are used or important to these technologies. Success measures in the form of usage, satisfaction, and testimonials will be shared. The power of this workshop is that participants will get to explore multiple technology-assisted faculty development options and the success of each to help them pick a technology to try at their home institution. The skills learned in this workshop can be used for solutions beyond faculty development.
- Describe the elements of faculty development that are challenging and how technology assisted faculty development can meet those challenges.
- Outline at least three new innovations in faculty development including JiTT mobile technologies, automated faculty development/CME, or online learning technologies such as blogging or YouTube.
- Discuss the success and pros/cons of each of these new innovations in faculty development.
Alice Fornari, EdD Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell
Machelle Linsenmeyer, EdD WVSOM
Elisabeth Schlegel, PhD Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell
Afternoon (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET)
Understanding the New COCA Diversity Standards
This multi-roundtable discussion will feature interactive discussions between participants and Osteopathic Medical School faculty and experts on the new Diversity COCA standards. This workshop is designed to assist Osteopathic medical school faculty and administrators in completing the ever-evolving COCA standards from the perspective of diverse facilitators and accreditation experts. Group roundtable discussions will allow for participant involvement in this workshop, further enhancing the discussion on these new COCA standards.
- Discuss the evolving COCA accreditation standards covering diversity and inclusion.
- Describe best practices and recommendations on approaching the COCA accreditation diversity standards from the viewpoint of diverse Osteopathic Medical School faculty and accreditation experts.
- Discuss updates to the COCA accreditation diversity standards and how these are being approached at various Institutions.