[click on the event date to view or download the available presentation files.]


    • PRE-COURSE   Track 1 [Faculty Track]:  Developing the Pillars of Learning Communities
      • Part 1:  Professional Identity Formation: Forming Doctors, Forming Mentors 

Dave Hatem (University of Massachusetts) and  Lars Osterberg (Stanford)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

      • Part 2:  Mentoring / Advising

Robert Shochet (Johns Hopkins), Meg Keeley (University of Virginia),  Amy Fleming (Vanderbilt)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

    • PRE-COURSE   Track 2 [Student Track]:  Learning Communities 101: Students as Learners and Leaders

      • Introductions
      • All about your learning communities
      • Student leadership development
      • Synthesis and conclusions     [VIEW PRESENTATION]



What We Know About Learning Communities: The Collegiate Experience  Emily Lardner, PhD, Director, National Center for Learning Communities, Evergreen State College    [VIEW PRESENTATION]



  • Curricular/Structural Innovations
    • Promoting Healthy Habits: UMass Medical Schools’s Wellness Month  Christine Motzkus-Feagans (University of Massachusetts)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Student Run Free Clinics: Opportunities for Service Learning Community Mentors  Daniel Kronenberg (UCSD) and Jacinta Leyden (Stanford)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Anatomy Revisited: A Learning Community Framework for Peer-led Reflection  Cody Cichowitz (Johns Hopkins)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Development and Implementation of an Interprofessional Educational Activity Within the Structure of Academic Communities  Charlie Goldberg (UCSD)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • A “Hidden Curriculum”: Introducing Interprofessional Education through Learning Communities  Nick Andresen (University of Iowa)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Advising and Student Support
    • A Successful Match: Preventive Care, Diagnosis and Treatment  Alice Chuang (UNC)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Identifying Effective Advising Practices  Emily Frosch (Johns Hopkins)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • The UNC SOM Student Advocate Program: Student Leadership in the Informal Curriculum   Alexander Plattner (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Conflict of Interest in Medical Education: The Conversation Continues  Michael Pilla (Vanderbilt)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Professional Identity and Community Development
    • Promoting Student Professional Identity Formation through Learning Communities  David Hatem (University of Massachusetts)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • An Analysis to Determine the Most Successful Type of Learning Society Event  Anna Howell (Georgetown)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Designing and Assess Learning community Environments  Megan McDowell (University of Iowa)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Cloaking as a Community: Re-imagining the White Coat Ceremony with a Medical School Learning Community  Robert Tamai (Johns Hopkins)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Skill Building

    • Using Learning Communities to Support Empathy in Medical Students  Janet Piskurich (Texas Tech)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • A New Leadership Development Curriculum for Student Learners in Learning Communities  Arianne “Cuff” Baker (University of Massachusetts)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Incorporation of Mindfulness in the “Doctoring” Course to Improve Medical Student Well Being  Michelle Johnson (UCSD)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Sharing a Common View: Can Seeing the Same Situation Through Different Eyes Reduce the Perception of Student Mistreatment?   Cynthia DeTata (Stanford)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]



Poster #           TOPIC:       Clinical Skills

Novel Course Introducing Pre-Clerkship Medical Students to Real-Time Clinical Skills  Sarah Waliany (Stanford)     [VIEW Poster]

2 Can Quality Peer Reflection and Feedback in Learning Communities Improve the Acquisition of Clinical Skills?  Dide Ebert-Blackburn (University of North Texas Health Science Center)     [VIEW Poster]
3 Lessons Learned From the First Year of Using an Informal Learning Community to Help First Year Students Prepare for Step 1  Kathy Spicer (University of Arizona)     [VIEW Poster]
4 Our Experience With the Use of Schoology as an Administrative Resource for Organization and Implementation of Academic Societies at Tecnologico de Monterey School of Medicine  Irma Elisa Erana-Rojas (Tecnologico de Monterey)     [VIEW Poster]

                                TOPIC:       Reflective Practice and Deliberate Practice

5 Communities of Practice: A Review of the Literature Designed to Facilitate Decision Making  Kathy Spicer  (University of Arizona)     [VIEW Poster]
6 How Can Learning Communities be Used to Nurture Reflective Practice? The George Washingon University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GW SMHS) Experience  Rebecca Surrey  (George Washington).     [VIEW Poster]
7 Focus Four Globalshet in the Hospitalized Adult Clerkship  Marisa Echaniz  (Denver Health & Hospitals).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Faculty in Learning Communities and Medical Student Mentoring/Advising
8 Changing Faculty Perceptions of Learning Communities Reflected in Word Clouds Lisa Sherwood  (Penn State)     [VIEW Poster]
9 Maximizing Global Involvement in LCs via Streamlining the Process of Event Design and Budget Approval  Anna Howell (Georgetown).     [VIEW Poster]
10 Mentoring in Academic Societies at Tecnologica de Monterrey School of Medicine using a Learning Management System: a 2 to 1 Challenge  Claudia Eugenia Hernandez Escobar (Tecnologica de Monterrey)     [VIEW Poster]
11 Who ya Gonna Call?  Your Advisor! Alice Chuang (Univ North Carolina)     [VIEW Poster]
12 Withdrawn
13 Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match  Michael Ennis (University of Massachusetts)     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Novel Learning Community Programs
14 Promoting Identity and Sense of Belonging in Academic Societies at Tecnologico de Monterrey.  An Intersociety Lecture, Challenge and Gathering  Irma Elisa Erana-Rojas (Tecnologica de Monterrey)     [VIEW Poster]
15 Promoting Identity and Sense of Belonging in Academic Societies at Tecnologico de Monterrey.  An Intersociety Physical and Intellectual Challenge  Irma Elisa Erana-Rojas (Tecnologica de Monterrey)     [VIEW Poster]
16 Maintaining Connections with Academic Communities in the Clinical Years  Ramon Aldeceoa  (xxxxxx).     [VIEW Poster]
17 The Role of Academic Community Liaisons in the Learning Community Model  Alyssa Hamlin  (UCSD)     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Culture, Wellness, and Student Support
18 Developing Successful Wellness Programs:  How Do We Get Started  Jennifer Meka  (Penn State)     [VIEW Poster]
19 Please Let Us Study  Michelle Bardack (University of New Mexico)     [VIEW Poster]
20 Learning Communities as Contexts for Cultural Change  William Agbor-Baiyee (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)     [VIEW Poster]
21 Student Support Services Presentations at Learning Communities Faculty Meetings  Michelle Bardack (University of New Mexico)     [VIEW Poster]
22 Strategies to Enhance the Success of URMs in Medical School:  A Collaborative Model Between the Offices of Student and Diversity Affairs  Sharon Edwards (Mount Sinai Hospital)     [VIEW Poster]




Professional Identity Formation:  Moving from “Doing” to “Being”   Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of British Columbia    [VIEW PRESENTATION]


  • FEATURED PRESENTATIONS:  Young Investigator;  Research in Learning Communities

    • YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PRESENTATIONThe Impact of Learing Communities on Medical Student Social and Educational Interpersonal Relationships  Eve Privman, MD-PhD Candidate (University of Virginia)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Measuring Learning Outcomes of a Longitudinal Clinical Skills Curriculum Deliversed in Learning Communities   Jorie Colbert-Getz (University of Utah)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Defining Learning Communities in Medical Education  Robert Shochet (Johns Hopkins)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]


  • WORKSHOP #1:  Interrupting Bias – Building Skills in Cross Cultural Awareness

Molly Blackley Jackson, Kim O’Connor, Genevieve Pagalilauan  (University of Washington)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #1]

  • WORKSHOP #2:  Teaching Clinical Skills and Faculty Development in LCs

Lars Osterberg (Stanford), Sarah Waliany (Stanford), Sunny Smith (UCSD), Charlie Goldberg (UCSD), Yasmin Aghajan (UCSD), Tina Vajdi (UCSD), Kevin Moynahan (University of Arizona), Yuan He (University of Arizona), Jared Brock (University of Arizona), Erika Goldstein (University of Washington)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #2]

  • WORKSHOP #3:  Advisors as Teachers?  Integration of Formal and Informal Curriculum in Professional Development and Wellness

Erin Malloy, Alex Plattner, Alice Chuang (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #3]

  • WORKSHOP #4:  Bridging the Gap Between Learning Communities and Interest Groups/Clubs in Undergraduate Medical Education 

Daniel Beskind  (University of Arizona),    Ashish R. Panchal (Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #4]

  • WORKSHOP #5:  Potential Conflicts of Interest in Advising Medical Students:  Managing and Messaging

Peter Gliatto, Sharon Edwards (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #5]

  • WORKSHOP #6:  Perfect Practice Makes Perfect:  Utilizing Deliberate Practice to Improve Knowledge and Skill Acquisition

Meg Keeley (University of Virginia), Bill Cutrer (Vanderbilt)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]


Wellness from a Student Perspective

  • Introduction:  Monica Bhutiani (Vanderbilt) and Yuan He (University of Arizona)     [VIEW Introduction]
  • Defining Wellness:  Nick Andresen (University of Iowa) and Cody Cichowitz (Johns Hopkins)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Best Practices from a Student Perspective:  Jared Brock (University of Arizona), Eve Privman (University of Virginia), and Robert Tamai (Johns Hopkins)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Breakout Discussion Groups:  Maggie Grey (Vanderbilt) and Dan Luftig (University of Virginia)     [VIEW Discussion Topics]

      • PLENARY PRESENTATION Enhancing Medical Student Wellness Through the Use of Wellness Retreats      Scott Rodgers, MD; Bill Cutrer, MD; Amy Fleming, MD; Michael Pilla, MD; Cami Pfennig, MD; Wally Clair, MD; BethAnn Yakes, MD; Lindy Fenlason, MD  (Vanderbilt School of Medicine)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
      • WORKSHOP #1:  Teaching Humanities to Medical Students: Can we Find the Sweet Spot? 

Stephen Sandroni, MD (Paul L. Foster School of Medicine)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

      • WORKSHOP #2:  Learning Technologies in Learning Communities

Bob Dudas, MD (Johns Hopkins);  Toufeeq Ahmed, PhD (Vanderbilt);  Amy Fleming, MD (Vanderbilt);  Jennifer Meka, MS (Penn State); Milind Kothari, MD (Penn State)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]  [creating polls]

      • WORKSHOP #3:  From Cheerleader to Coach: Advancing Your Skills in Giving Feedback to Students

Molly Blackley Jackson, MD;  Marjorie Wenrich, M.P.H;  Ramoncita Maestas, MD (University of Washington)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

        • Review of Current Literature in Learning Communities  Dr. Sunny Smith (University of California San Diego)  [VIEW PRESENTATION]
        • Medical Student Perspectives on Learning Communities  Zac Cordner and Monica Bhutiani (Johns Hopkins)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
        • Project Brainstorming

*SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Building an Assessment Plan for your Learning Community                                    Dr. Pamela Baker, PhD., Associate Dean for Medical Education, and Dr. M. Stephen Baxter, MD, Director, Learning Communities Program  (College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]



Poster # TOPIC:       Clinical Skills and Student Teaching in Learning Communities
1 Third and Fourth Year Medical Students as Teachers and Mentors: Our Three Year Experience Implementing an “Education-Centered Medical Home” (ECMH) as a New Model for Longitudinal Team Learning and Peer Mentoring. Daniel B. Evans, MD*  (Northwestern University).     [VIEW Poster]
2 Clinical Skills Teaching within a Learning Community: A Model for Vertical Integration. Phillip Fournier MD*, Christine Woolf PhD, PY Fan MD, Janette Abramowitz MD, Melissa A. Fischer MD Med  (University of Massachusetts).     [VIEW Poster]
3 A Foundational Approach to Clinical Skills Acquisition in Long-established Learning Communities of Medical Students and Physician Faculty in Continuity Care Clinics. Jennifer Bequette, MD*, Miranda Huffman, MD*, Rebecca Pauly, MD, Louise Arnold, PhD, Jennifer Quaintance, PhD  (University of Missouri-Kansas City).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Reflective Practice in Learning Communities
4 Facilitating Professionalism: Ongoing Dialogs in Safe Spaces. Emily Frosch, MD*, Rob Shochet, MD  (Johns Hopkins University).     [VIEW Poster]
5 Student Reflections on Empathy: Incorporating Student Voice into Medical Curriculum. Margaret Wilkes, M2*, Jana K. Zaudke MD, MA  (University of Kansas).     [VIEW Poster]
6 Reflecting Through Learning Communities: A Unique Opportunity to Provide Instruction while Maintaining Student Openness. EM Powers, MBA, MD Candidate, LD Vance, MD Candidate, AE Fleming, MD  (Vanderbilt University).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Wellness in Learning Communities
7 Iron Med: a Wellness Initiative at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Julia Loewenthal*, Kendall Brooks and Michael Hardy  (University of Virginia).     [VIEW Poster]
8 Resilience in Medical Students. Julia Loewenthal*  (University of Virginia).     [VIEW Poster]
9 LiveWell in a Learning Community: A Student-Driven Curriculum Supporting Self-Care. Maxine Norcross, MS3*, Wynne Callon (MS2), Carolyn Arnold (MS2), Tracy Yang (MS2), Ekene Obi-Okoye (MS2), Trinh Trang (MS2), Robert Shochet, MD, Emily Frosch, MD  (Johns Hopkins University).     [VIEW Poster]
10 Penn State College of Medicine Wellness Program: Reflecting on the Program’s Inaugural Year. Christine Pennesi, Cameron Gettel, Milind Kothari  (Penn State).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Faculty in Learning Communities
11 Choosing Learning Community Mentors: Should Specialty Be Considered? Jim Wagner*, MD, John Sadler, MD, Celia Jenkins, MD, Jerzy Lysikowski, PhD, Gary Reed, MD  (UT Southwestern).     [VIEW Poster]
12 Faculty Turnover in Learning Communities. Michael Ennis, MD*, Melissa Fischer MD, MEd, Michael Kneeland MD, David Hatem MD  (University of Massachusetts).     [VIEW Poster]
13 A New Faculty Development Program for Mentoring in Learning Communities. Graciela Medina-Aguilar*, Rosa Nelly Cavazos, Claudia Hernández-Escobar, MD, Teresa Zamora, MD, Mary-Ana Cordero-Diaz, MD, María del Pilar Gonzalez-Amarante, MD, Melvin Delgado  (Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine, México).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Inter-professional Education and Novel Learning Community Programs
14 Jeffersonian Dinners: Promoting Interprofessional Understanding. Eve Privman*, Monika Criman, Madeline Graham, Tina Brashers  (University of Virginia).     [VIEW Poster]
15 The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL): The development of a longitudinal learning environment where medical, nursing, pharmacy and social work students learn and work together in clinical settings. Heather Davidson, PhD,* Bonnie Miller, MD, Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN  (Vanderbilt University).     [VIEW Poster]
16 Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an MD-PHD Learning Community. Zac Cordner*, Emily Heilkamp, Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD  (Johns Hopkins University).     [VIEW Poster]
17 Foundations of the Profession: An Introduction to Medical School and Learning Communities. Amy Fleming MD,* Michael Pilla MD, Maya Neeley MD, Lindy Fenlason MD, Cami Pfennig MD, William Cutrer MD, MEd, Bonnie Miller MD  (Vanderbilt University).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Assessment and Learning Communities Programs
18 Learning Communities as a Vehicle for Quality Improvement Education. Nandini Kumar*, Devin Haddad, Kathryn Callahan, MD, Milan Nadkarni, MD, Simon A. Mahler, MD, MS  (Wake Forest).     [VIEW Poster]
19 Assessing Qualities of the Learning Environment at Two Medical Schools with Learning Communities: Johns Hopkins and University of Virginia.   Rob Shochet, MD* (Johns Hopkins); Meg Keeley, MD* (University of Virginia); Jorie Colbertz-Getz, PhD (University of Utah).     [VIEW Poster]
20 Weaning Medical Students from Multiple Choice Questioning. Larry Nichols, MD*, Charles Handorf, MD, PhD  (University of Tennessee).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Technology and Learning Communities
21 A Hybrid Approach to Create a School Culture of Online Professionalism. Cordero-Diaz, Mary-Ana, MD*, Gonzalez-Amarante, María del Pilar, Medina-Aguilar, Graciela, Soria, Ana Lucía, Arreguin, Stefanie, Aviña, Jaime  (Tecnológico de Monterrey, México).     [VIEW Poster]
22 Using Online Forums to Create an Active Learning Space for Interactive Discussions in Learning Communities. Margaret Gray, Medical Student*, Bill Cutrer MD M.Ed.*, Michael Pilla MD, Amy Fleming MD, Toufeeq Ahmed PhD  (Vanderbilt University).     [VIEW Poster]



      • YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PRESENTATION:  Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an MD-PhD Learning Community.  Zac Cordner*, MD, PhD student; Emily Heilkamp, MD, PhD student; Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University).     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
      • Interprofessional Learning Communities: The Next Generation of Learning for 21st Century Healthcare.   Gwen Halaas*, MD, MBA  (University of North Dakota);  Bob Lavey, AIA and Andrea Stalker, (Steinberg Architects).     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
      • Clinical Reflections as an Academic Focus for Medical Students in Learning CommunitiesDouglas Reifler*, MD; William Agbor-Baiyee, PhD  (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science).     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
      • Empowering Medical Students to Conduct a Community Assessment and Identify Meaningful Community Service Projects within Learning CommunitiesSunny Smith*, MD;  Steve Niemec*, student;  Michelle Johnson, MD  (University of California San Diego).     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

      • WORKSHOP #4:  Enhancing Learning Community Faculty Skills in Chalenging Advising Scenarios Using an Advising Case Conference 

Rachel Levine, MD, MPH;  Emily Frosh, MD;  Robert Shochet, MD  (Johns Hopkins University)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

      • WORKSHOP #5:  Facilitating a Faculty Learning Community for Your Student Learning Community

Laurie Richlin, PhD (WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine);  Milton D. Cox, PhD (Miami University – Ohio)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

      • WORKSHOP #6:  Learning Communities, Clinical Skills, & Core EPA’s: Strategies for deploying Learning Communities to Ensure Clinical Skills Milestone Achievement

Danielle Roussel, MD;  Sara Lamb, MD;  Jorie Colbert Getz, PhD (University of Utah)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]


                        • further updates in progress…
      • Opening remarks:
        Rob Shochet, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
        Crystal Wright, Baylor University


      • KEYNOTE: Social Networks and Professional Formation – Opportunities for Learning Communities 
        Paul Haidet, MD, MPH, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

 [Presentation N/A]

      • Innovations in Learning Communities – Featured Presentation

Making Mentors – Qualitative Description of the Needs of Learning Community Mentors in a New Learning Community      Dave Hatem, MD, University of Massachusetts          [VIEW Presentation]

      • Innovations in Learning Communities – Table Presentations
        1. Professionalism through Reflection: The Educators-4-CARE Model of Teaching and Reinforcing Professionalism; Lars Osterberg, MD; Stanford University          [VIEW Presentation]  [VIEW Handout]
        2. MSRU Mind/Body Professional Learning Community; Marion J. Lombardi, MS; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University          [Presentation N/A]
        3. Learning Communities in the Clerkship Year; Meg Keeley MD; University of Virginia  [VIEW Presentation]  [Clerkships at UVA]
        4. Personalized Learning Plans Utilizing a Social Network Interface; Bill Cutrer, MD; Vanderbilt University [VIEW Presentat’n]
        5. Mock Residency Interviews: Utilizing Learning Community Faculty for Success in the Match; Michael Pilla, MD; Vanderbilt University          [Presentation N/A]
      • Learning Community (LC) Interest Groups
        1. Incorporating Wellness Activities into LCs
        2. Advising and Mentoring in LCs
        3. LC Collaborative Research
        4. Mentoring New LCI Members and LC Leaders
        5. Building Curricula for LCs
        6. LCs Across Multiple Sites
        7. Vertical Integration in LCs
      •  LCI Organizational Updates and Future Activites


      • Poster Presentations

        1. Pharmacotherapeutics Learning Communities. Julie Bridges; Stony Brook University   [VIEW Poster]
        2. Evaluation of Learning Communities by Pre and Post-Curriculum Reform Classes. Alan E. Harzman, MD; The Ohio State University     [VIEW Poster]
        3. Role of MBTI in Learning Community Development and Teaching. Shawn Garrison, PhD; Morehouse School of Medicine     [Presentation N/A]
        4. Reconnect and Reflect (R&R) – Longitudinal support and regular reflective practice for MS3 / MS4 students through Videoconferencing. Molly Blackley Jackson, MD or Thomas McNalley, MD; University of Washington     [VIEW Poster]
        5. Model of an Advising Resource Office Serving Societies (Learning Communities) at Harvard Medical School. Laurie Raymond, MD; Harvard Medical School     [Presentation N/A]
        6. The Role of Psychiatrists as Learning Communities Mentors. Dan Kirsch, MD and Peter Metz, MD; University of Massachusetts     [VIEW Poster]
        7. Course/Faculty Assessment (CFA). Bonnie Granat, PhD; New York Institute of Technology     [VIEW Poster]
        8. Transitions to Residency: Using Learning Communities to Prepare Third Year Medical Students for Residency. Gauri Agarwal, MD; University of Miami     [Presentation N/A]
        9. Societies as a Scaffold for Connections, Curriculum and Relationships During Curriculum Change. Milind Kothari, MD; Penn State     [VIEW Poster]
        10. Mentoring in Learning Communities: Description of a new, highly interactive Student Portfolio Interface using Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) and Social Networking. S. Toufeeq Ahmed, PhD; Vanderbilt University     [Presentation N/A]
        11. Training Today’s Medical Students to be Tomorrow’s Leaders: Leadership Training through Learning Communities. Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN; Morehouse School     [Presentation N/A]
        12. A Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum Utilizing Existing Learning Communities for Patient Care and Learner Education. Jennifer Bequette, MD; University of Missouri-Kansas City     [VIEW Poster]
        13. The Masters Colloquium: a Course that Integrates the Learning Communities with the Medical School Curriculum. Gordon Woods, MD; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center     [VIEW Poster]
        14. The “jigsaw” method to promote cross-talk and maximize learning across Learning Communities. Nancy L. Hayes, PhD; The Florida State University     [VIEW Poster]
        15. Practice-Specific Learning Communities As A Response to LCME Visitation. Nicole M. Deiorio, MD; Oregon Health and Sciences University      [Presentation N/A]
        16. Collaborative Mentoring for Medical Education Faculty through Faculty Learning Communities. Terri Kurz, PhD; Texas A&M Health Science Center     [Presentation N/A] 
        17. Development of a Cross-College Faculty Development Learning Community in Interprofessional Education. Sonya Echols, PhD; Virginia Tech Carilion     [Presentation N/A]
        18. Two Innovations for Creating a Community of Learning in a Distributed Campus. Bruce Rosenberg, MD; McMaster University      [Presentation N/A]
        19. Building Bridges to Establish a Longitudinal Career Counseling Program: Collaboration between Student Affairs and Student Mentoring Program. Crystal Wright, MD; Baylor College      [Presentation N/A]
        20. Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an MD-PhD Learning Community. Zachary Cordner; Johns Hopkins University     [VIEW Poster]
        21. Consistency in Evaluation of Medical Student Case Reports by a dedicated group of faculty. Geln S. Tamura, MD; University of Washington     [VIEW Poster]
        22. The Value of a Faculty Community for Educational Development and Innovation: A Case Study in Translational Sciences. Christina M. Cestone, PhD; University of Texas     [VIEW Poster]
        23. A Learning Community of Faculty and Students Developing Emotional Intelligence to Cultivate Leadership Skills. Amy Smith, PhD; Lehigh Valley Health Network     [Presentation N/A]



      • KEYNOTE (@Moscone Center): From High School to Professional School – The Learning Community (LC) Experience [VIEW Keynote] 

Jeff Gilbert, Principal at Hillsdale High School, San Mateo, CA
Rachel Lotan, PhD, Stanford University School of Education

VIEW Video of Hillsdale Student – Carlos Duke (below)

VIEW Video of Hillsdale  Student  Carlos Duke

      • Learning Community Innovations, Part I (Oral Presentations) – @Moscone Center
        • Longitudinal Advising in LC in a School with Geographically Separate Campuses – Crossing the Divide  [VIEW Presentation]
  • Kathleen Watson, MD
  • Ruth Westra, DO, MPH
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
        • LCs to Teach Teamwork, Professionalism, and Determinants of Health in a Community Setting   [VIEW Presentation]
          • Joseph Kiesler, MD
          • Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD
          • Anne Gunderson, EdD, GNP
          • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
        • Developing a Cadre of LC Mentors  [VIEW Presentation]
          • Mike Ennis, MD
          • Dave Hatem, MD
          • University of Massachusetts Medical School
      • Learning Community Innovations, Part I (Poster Presentations) – @Moscone Center
        1. The “POD System”: An Innovative Strategy to Reform GME Teaching Sessions       [VIEW POSTER #1]
        2. Second-Year Medical Student Reflections: A Pilot Study to Prevent Decline in Empathy                [VIEW POSTER #2]
        3. Medical Student LCs: Developing Professionalism, Clinical Skills, and Mentoring Relationships       [VIEW POSTER #3]
        4. Maintaining the “Family Atmosphere” through LCs Amidst An Increasing Class Size              [VIEW POSTER #4]
        5. Merger of Doctoring Course and Mentoring Program            [VIEW POSTER #5]
        6. Analysis of student attitudes about LCs              [VIEW POSTER #6]
        7. Functional mentorship in LCs                               [VIEW POSTER #7]
        8. LC at a new medical school, lessons learned      [VIEW POSTER #8]
        9. Evaluating an advisory dean program                 [VIEW POSTER #9]
        10. Teaching conflict management among peers in LCs                     [VIEW POSTER #10]
        11. Determining need for structured advising program                      [VIEW POSTER #11]
        12. LCs and critical events to assist in professional development        [VIEW POSTER #12]
        13. LC pilot for underrepresented, underprepared entering medical students    [Presentation N/A]
        14. LCs within LCs benefits for students and faculty     Handout 3     Poster 2
        15. Competitions in LCs                                                      [VIEW POSTER #15]
        16. Using LCs to discuss challenges in clinical learning environment      [VIEW POSTER #16]


      • KEYNOTE (@Stanford): The Stanford Medicine 25–A Means of Continuing Bedside Medicine Education [VIEW Keynote]
        Dr. Abraham Verghese, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • The Stanford 25 and Bedside Ultrasound: The Future of Bedside Medicine [VIEW Presentation] 
  • John Kugler, MD
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
      • Learning Community Innovations, Part II (Oral Presentations) – @Stanford
  • Ban Mishu Allos, MD
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Learning Communities as a Venue for Vertical Mentoring: Clinical Students’ Exploration of Critical Incidents Using Faculty-Guided Reflection  [VIEW Presentation]

    • Danica Lomeli, MS
    • Lars Osterberg, MD
    • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Longitudinal and Multi-Faceted Student Support: The Evolution of Hybrid Learning Communities at the University of Virginia School of Medicine [VIEW Presentation]

    • Meg G. Keeley, MD
    • Christine M. Peterson, MD
    • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • 4th-Year Student Co-Facilitators of Preclinical Curriculum through Learning Communities [VIEW Presentation]

    • Sunny Smith, MD
    • Charlie Goldberg, MD
    • UCSD School of Medicine
      • Learning Communities Innovations, Part II (Poster Presentations) – @Stanford
        1. Clinical skills evaluation   [VIEW POSTER i]
        2. “E-harmony”, peer mentoring system in colleges   [VIEW POSTER ii]
        3. Learning community grand rounds                          [VIEW POSTER iii]
        4. Interdisciplinary LCs basic science and medical    [VIEW POSTER iv]
        5. Learning environment     [Presentation N/A]
        6. Medical student distress and wellness initiatives  [VIEW POSTER vi]
        7. Reflection in LCs                                                       [VIEW POSTER #vii]
        8. Educational outcomes from LC implementation   [VIEW POSTER #viii]
        9. Curriculum variation in physical diagnosis course through LCs       [VIEW POSTER #ix]
        10. Faculty benefits in LCs     [Presentation N/A]
        11. Mock residency interviews              [VIEW POSTER xi]
        12. Development of comprehensive guide for wellness programs         [VIEW POSTER xii]

                        • [Presentations N/A]

      • Welcome
        R. Shochet Conference Chair Director, JHUSOM Colleges Advisory Program
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Student Advising Case Conference
        Emily Frosch, Johns Hopkins University
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Reflective Practice and Faculty-Student Mentorship Via a Third-Generation Electronic Learning Portfolio in
        the Learning Community Environment
        J. Gordon, MD; Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Masters Colloquium. A Learning Community-driven course in professionalism, ethics and clinical problem solving.
        K. McMahon, PhD; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center — El Paso, PL Foster School of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Creating a Conjoint Rural Medicine Learning Community for Premed and Medical School Matriculates.
        J Binienda, PhD; Wayne State University School of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Multipurpose Learning Communities. Academics, Mission-Based Learning, and Social Support.
        M. T. Johnson, PhD; Florida Statue University College of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Writing and Reciting a Profession of Values.
        M.T. Hughes, MD; Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)
      • The Osler Student Societies of the University of Texas Medical Branch: Origin and Evolution.
        Michael H. Malloy, MD; The University of Texas Medical Branch
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Medical school learning communities: what’s in the literature?
        Marjorie Wenrich; University of Washington School of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Maintaining Connections with Clinical Students
        Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH, Director, Educators-4-CARE; Stanford University School of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)

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      • Relationship-Centered Care: Impact on Culture and Community in Medical Schools
        Penny Williamson, Sc.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, JHUSOM Relationship Centered Health Care PLENARY slides  Presentation (PDF)
      • UT Southwestern Colleges: A Study of Outcomes–professionalism multiscore profiles for medical students
        James Wagner, MD, Internal Medicine UT Southwestern Medical School
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Grassroots Community: Student Activation, Leadership and Relational Connection in Response to a New Medical School Advisory Program
        Satish Misra, Mark Bicket, Robert Shochet, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Making it Count Twice: Conducting education research within learning communities
        Rachel Levine, MD, MPH and Scott Wright MD, Division of GIM, JHBMC, JHUSOM
        Presentation (PDF)


      • The “P” word: Biggest Problems and Best Practices Imparting Professionalism during the Preclinical Years
        Anne-Marie Oeschlinger University of Washington
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Promoting Professionalism among Medical Students and Docent Faculty through Narratives
        George Thompson MD, Louise Arnold PhD, Jennifer Quaintance PhD University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
      • UW School of Medicine: The Colleges -A comprehensive approach to clinical skills training and mentoring
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Adorable Ones or Terrible Twos? Lessons from a New Learning Community
        Robert Shochet, MD, Assistant Professor & Director, Colleges Advisory/Clinical Skills Program
        The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
        Presentation (PDF)
      • Learning Communities Characteristics
        Jan Carline, University of Washington; Kristi Ferguson, University of Iowa; Ed Krupat, Harvard University; Ellen Wolter, University of Iowa; Don Yarbrough, University of Iowa
        Presentation (PDF)

      • Plenary Session Building Connections in a World of Disconnections
        Corly Petersen Brooke, Ph.D., Iowa State University
      • Institute Work Session – How Do You Know Your Learning Communities Are Working?
        Donald Yarbrough, Ph.D., University of Iowa Center for Evaluation and Assessment
      • Institute Work Session, panel discussion
        Moderated by Joel Gordon, MD, University of Iowa
      • Plenary Session On Leadership and Being a Change Agent
        Jude West, Ph.D., University of Iowa
      • Breakout Session – Integrating Formal and Informal Curricula; Academic Outcomes of Learning Communities.
        Ronald A. Arkey, M.D., Harvard Medical School
      • Breakout Session – Balancing Class and Community
        Susan Johnson, M.D., University of Iowa
      • Breakout Session – Catalyzing Your Resources to Achieve Program Goals
        Bret Gothe, M.A., University of Iowa
      • Breakout Session – The Role of Learning Communities in the Development of Professional Behaviors in Students.
        Louise Arnold, Ph.D. University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
      • Plenary Session – Making It All Happen
        Charles Schroeder, Ph.D.,Noel Levitz Consulting
      • Plenary Session – Wrap-Up and Template for Action Plan
        Elizabeth Whitt, Ph.D., University of Iowa


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