The Medical Education Discussion Group Series

The Teaching and Learning Center is delighted to host The Medical Education Discussion Group (MEDG) Series. These are monthly sessions when faculty and staff involved in medical education come together to learn and share with one another. Our facilitators include members of Yale faculty as well as guests from other schools who are experts in their field. Each session held in an informal and interactive format. Typically the facilitator will begin with a brief presentation on the topic and then the session is open for questions and discussion among the participants.

MEDG sessions are free to everyone committed to medical education at Yale and accredited by the ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit.

2016 - 2017 Schedule

Location: Cohen Auditorium, 230 South Frontage Road, E Floor - unless otherwise specified**

Date Time Facilitator(s) Topic
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016 12:00 to 1:00pm John Encandela

Feedback: A Proven and Practical Model To Use In Your Teaching

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 to 1:00pm Sheldon Campbell Putting Passion Into The Medical Lecture
No Meetings in November
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 12:00 to 1:00pm
Lyuba Konopasek Creating A Healthy Learning Environment: From Students, To Residents To Faculty
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 7:30 to 8:30am Laura Freebairn-Smith

Leading and Participating Effectively in Teams
Handouts: Team Attributes
Phases of a Team
Six Hats

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 7:30 to 8:30am
Glenn Dulko Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Engage Your Learners
Panopto Video
** Please note Glenn purposefully does not run his slides throughout his talk. As you watch the recording, you will notice that the screen goes to black.  This is not a technical error.  

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 12:00 to 1:00pm Panelists:
Susan Boulware,
Dana Dunne, Andrew Gotlin
Panel Discussion:
LGBTQI Patients: Curriculum Update and Teaching Resources

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017** 
** Location change:  
SHM-C wing  Room C-103

12:00 to 1:00pm

William Branch    


The Road to Professionalism: A Life-Long Journey*
Please note:  The change of topic for this session. 

Dr. Dan Perlman, Brandeis University, working with attendees in small groups during his session on January 11, 2016 entitled, How to Help Your Students ask questions that promote understanding and learning.

More Information

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