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Margaret Fallon

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Maggie Fallon, MD, MEd (Future Academic Clinician Educators ’19) is a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Maggie’s areas of professional interest include pediatric primary care, medical education, and lactation counseling. Maggie can be reached via email.

Micro-teaching at the Harvard Macy Institute

As I skimmed through the Harvard Macy Program for Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators course materials, I became even more excited for the three-day deep dive into medical education – a rare opportunity to take a break from patient care and focus completely on developing as a clinician-educator. As I read the session titles, I eagerly downloaded the pre-reading for “Effective Feedback and a Feedback Alliance” and “Drawing Parallels: Education and Leadership.” Reflecting on my most recent rotation as Ward Senior and preparing for a year as Chief Resident, I was ready to learn new skills and refine my practices in these areas. However, not every session inspired such enthusiasm. In fact, as I looked at the afternoon of the second day, a pit formed in my stomach. “Micro-teaching? Oh no. What have I signed up for,” I feared.

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