Essentials of Teaching and Assessment Course

September 30-October 1, 2021

A hybrid two-day, intensive course to introduce participants to the pedagogy, strategies, and resources for effective teaching and assessment. This event is open to all UVM College of Medicine faculty at all teaching sites. This course is designed especially for faculty, residents, fellows, graduate students, and postdocs who are new to teaching.

This course will be offered for approximately two half-days: the afternoon of 9/30 will take place at the Davis Center and morning of 10/1 will be virtual via Zoom. All Zoom sessions and plenaries will be recorded.


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Thursday, September 30, 2021  
12:00 - 1:00 PMLunch and Networking 
12:00 - 1:00 PMSpecial Session for UVM Health Network Faculty
Christa Zehle, MD; Elise Everett, MD; Garth Garrison, MD
(This session is designed for faculty outside of Burlington)
Slides 2021
1:00 - 1:10 PMWelcome
Kathryn Huggett, PhD

1:10 - 2:00 PMPlenary
Strategies for Fostering and Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Learning Environment
Marissa Coleman, PsyD; Lee Rosen, PhD
Zoom Recording
Passcode: N&1i.MVj 
2:15 - 3:30 PMBreakout Session #1 
AHow to Provide Meaningful Evaluations
Melissa Davidson, MD; Elise Everett, MD
Slides 2021
BPatient Centered Teaching
Karin Gray, MD; Lewis First, MD
Slides 2021
3:45 - 5:00 PMBreakout Session #2 
AObjective Driven Teaching
Emily Stebbins, MD; Tabitha Ford, MD
BSmall Group Facilitating
Stephen Berns, MD; Martha Seagrave, RN, PA
See recording below
Friday, October 1, 2021  
8:00 - 9:00 AMPlenary
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Nathalie Feldman, MD; Judith Lewis, MD
Zoom Recording
Passcode: o*2Gx*Fp 
Slides 2021
9:15 - 10:30 AMBreakout Session #3
AFeedback Essentials
Richard Bounds, MD; Sarah Schlein, MD
Zoom Recording
Passcode: 12P^T#tz 
BPatient Centered Teaching
Karin Gray, MD; Lewis First, MD
Zoom Recording
Passcode: edP&6XZp 
10:45 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout Session #4 
ASmall Group Facilitating
Stephen Berns, MD; Martha Seagrave, RN, PA
Zoom Recording
Passcode: iB$6Mkcx 
BRecognizing and Responding to Bias in Medical Education: Guide to Developing and Delivering Inclusive Content
Karen Lounsbury, PhD; Tim Lahey, MD, MMSc; Eileen CichoskiKelly, PhD; Pamela Gibson, MD; Cara Simone; Julia O’Connor
Zoom Recording
Passcode: jgyH?j4% 


CME credit is available!

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In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit is claimed online at My Credits.


Click here to access 2020 Essentials of Teaching and Assessment Program and Resources

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