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

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      • 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


      • 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

      • 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
        2. MSRU Mind/Body Professional Learning Community; Marion J. Lombardi, MS; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
        3. Learning Communities in the Clerkship Year; Meg Keeley MD; University of Virginia
        4. Personalized Learning Plans Utilizing a Social Network Interface; Bill Cutrer, MD; Vanderbilt University
        5. Mock Residency Interviews: Utilizing Learning Community Faculty for Success in the Match; Michael Pilla, MD; Vanderbilt University
      • 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
        2. Evaluation of Learning Communities by Pre and Post-Curriculum Reform Classes. Alan E. Harzman, MD; The Ohio State University
        3. Role of MBTI in Learning Community Development and Teaching. Shawn Garrison, PhD; Morehouse School of Medicine
        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
        5. Model of an Advising Resource Office Serving Societies (Learning Communities) at Harvard Medical School. Laurie Raymond, MD; Harvard Medical School
        6. The Role of Psychiatrists as Learning Communities Mentors. Dan Kirsch, MD and Peter Metz, MD; University of Massachusetts
        7. Course/Faculty Assessment (CFA). Bonnie Granat, PhD; New York Institute of Technology
        8. Transitions to Residency: Using Learning Communities to Prepare Third Year Medical Students for Residency. Gauri Agarwal, MD; University of Miami
        9. Societies as a Scaffold for Connections, Curriculum and Relationships During Curriculum Change. Milind Kothari, MD; Penn State
        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
        11. Training Today’s Medical Students to be Tomorrow’s Leaders: Leadership Training through Learning Communities. Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN; Morehouse School
        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
        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
        14. The “jigsaw” method to promote cross-talk and maximize learning across Learning Communities. Nancy L. Hayes, PhD; The Florida State University
        15. Practice-Specific Learning Communities As A Response to LCME Visitation. Nicole M. Deiorio, MD; Oregon Health and Sciences University
        16. Collaborative Mentoring for Medical Education Faculty through Faculty Learning Communities. Terri Kurz, PhD; Texas A&M Health Science Center
        17. Development of a Cross-College Faculty Development Learning Community in Interprofessional Education. Sonya Echols, PhD; Virginia Tech Carilion
        18. Two Innovations for Creating a Community of Learning in a Distributed Campus. Bruce Rosenberg, MD; McMaster University
        19. Building Bridges to Establish a Longitudinal Career Counseling Program: Collaboration between Student Affairs and Student Mentoring Program. Crystal Wright, MD; Baylor College
        20. Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an MD-PhD Learning Community. Zachary Cordner; Johns Hopkins University
        21. Consistency in Evaluation of Medical Student Case Reports by a dedicated group of faculty. Geln S. Tamura, MD; University of Washington
        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
        23. A Learning Community of Faculty and Students Developing Emotional Intelligence to Cultivate Leadership Skills. Amy Smith, PhD; Lehigh Valley Health Network




      • KEYNOTE (@Moscone Center): From High School to Professional School – The Learning Community (LC) Experience [VIEW Keynote]
        VIEW Video of Hillsdale Student (below)  Carlos Duke_0001
        Jeff Gilbert, Principal at Hillsdale High School, San Mateo, CA
        Rachel Lotan, PhD, Stanford University School of Education
      • 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
          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
        • Academic Evaluation and Medical Student Advising: Conflict of Interest? [VIEW Presentation]

          • 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
        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
        11. Mock residency interviews              [VIEW POSTER xi]
        12. Development of comprehensive guide for wellness programs         [VIEW POSTER xii]

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      • 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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