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Interactive Video Blog Series: The Evolution of Outcomes-based Competencies in Medical Education with Dr. Eric Holmboe

Interactive
Video Blog Series:  The Evolution of
Outcomes-based Competencies in Medical Education with Dr. Eric Holmboe

Over the past two decades, a slow but steady shift in medical education has been in progress. Across the training continuum, the focus of medical curricula and assessment has expanded beyond the acquisition of medical knowledge and now incorporates the development of essential physician competencies for the comprehensive and effective delivery of high quality health care to meet society's evolving needs and expectations.In this video, Dr. Eric Holmboe reviews the rationale for outcomes-based medical curricula and the benefits of competency-based assessment.He and Dr. Connie Bowe discuss the progress that has been made to date and future changes that are still needed.To learn more about these issues, visit www.harvardmacy.org for information about current program offerings for the health care professions educators and leaders.

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What was discussed during #HMIchat February 2017

What was discussed during this month's #HMIchat on #reflection in #meded? Were there any surprises? How was the tweet chat "flow"?



#HMIchat February 2017 brought together the Harvard Macy & KeyLIME communities to discuss social media scholarship in medical education. Our facilitators were Drs. Kristina Dzara, Kathleen Huth, and Jonathan Sherbino. For this second #HMIchat reflection, we invited Dr. Anna Cianciolo (editor of Teaching and Learning in Medicine) to add her perspective. Please leave your feedback below! We hope to improve the value of these reflections.

Please join our Harvard Macy community for the next tweet chat on March 1st at 9 pm EST. Humanism in Medicine; hosted by Meg Chisolm.

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Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion – an interview with Patti R. Rose, MPH, EdD and HMI Alum Annie Daniel, PhD

HMI: Dr. Rose, please tell us why you selected the topic of Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion for your new book?                                   

Dr. Rose: As a young graduate student at Yale University pursuing a master of public health degree in the mid-1980s, I stumbled upon a topic that I was unfamiliar with— namely, health disparities in terms of race and ethnicity. I was taking a number of core courses, and within most there was mention of a gap between the health statuses of Black and White people in the United States. I reflected upon this issue and decided it would be a key area of interest for me, and indeed it has been to this day.

 

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Teaching and Training for Transplant Professionals

One of my mentors in medical school in Egypt had a coffee mug that reads “To teach is to touch lives forever”. That was a couple of decades ago but I still remember it vividly. I think overall I have been thought of as a “good teacher” by students, peers and course directors but until recently I personally had no clue what “good teacher” really meant.

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What was discussed during this month's #HMIchat on #reflection in #meded?

What was discussed
during this month's #HMIchat on #reflection in #meded? Were there any
surprises? How was the tweet chat "flow"?



Watch Teresa Soro, Elissa Hall, and Justin Kreuter get metacognitive about the first #HMIchat of 2017 and ponder on where it will take us in the future! In case you missed it, Victoria Brazil facilitated our rich discussion of reflective practices in medical education on January 4th. Please join our Harvard Macy community for the next tweet chat on February 1st at 9 pm EST.

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