LEARNING COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE 16TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The University of Kansas School of Medicine is ecstatic to host the 16th annual Learning Communities Institute Meeting on October 11-13, 2019. Registration is now closed.

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Our Mission

The LCI is a not-for-profit organization of institutions, learners, educators, and administrators who are working together to promote, enhance and evaluate the use of learning communities in medical education. Through collaboration among learning communities, the LCI seeks to improve health care education across the continuum of learning by fostering scholarship, professional development and the centrality of relationships among learners and teachers. Read More •••

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Associations between learning community engagement and burnout, quality of life, and empathy among medical students

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February 14, 2019
Read about components with a Learning Community that are valued differently and varying their relationships with student outcomes.  In this cross-sectional study, all Johns Hopkins School of Medicine students were surveyed regarding perceived value…

Medical School Factors That Prepare Students to Become Leaders in Medicine

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October 18, 2017
This new study led by Louise Arnold, PhD (LCI Arky Awardee, 2014) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC) sought to identify medical school factors perceived as contributing to the leadership development of UMKC graduates who…

A Multi-Institutional Longitudinal Faculty Development Program in Humanism Supports the Professional Development of Faculty Teachers

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October 16, 2017
Read about the first 11 academic years of a longitudinal, small-group faculty development program for strengthening humanistic teaching and role modeling at 30 U.S. and Canadian medical schools.  The multi-author study includes Richard Frankel, PhD…

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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August 9, 2018
HISTORY Our program started in 2009 as an advisory program. It still largely is advisory in structure, but over time we have taken on many features of learning communities, and aim to develop this further. STRUCTURE 10 Advisories, each led by a Faculty Advisor Each Faculty Advisor have a tenth of each class. Students in the same advisory share time in our doctoring course as well as other…