News & Updates

The Growth of Learning Communities in Undergraduate Medical Education

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June 18, 2017
Read about the growth of learning communities in undergraduate medical education in a new study published by Sunny Smith (UC San Diego) and other LCI leaders! The Growth of Learning Communities in Undergraduate Medical Education.  Sunny Smith, MD, Robert Shochet, MD, Meg Keeley, MD, Amy Fleming, MD, and Kevin Moynahan, MD The number of medical schools with learning communities is…

From High School to Medical School: the Importance of Community in Education

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June 18, 2017
Read about the importance of learning communities in education from high school to medical school a new report published by Lars Osterberg (Stanford University) and other education leaders! From High School to Medical School: the Importance of Community in Education. Lars Osterberg, MD,  Jeff Gilbert, MA, and Rachel Lotan, PhD Learning communities (LCs) are learning environments…

Assessing medical students’ and residents’ perceptions of the learning environment: exploring validity evidence for the interpretation of scores from existing tools

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June 18, 2017
Read about the validity of tools used to assess medical students’ and residents’ perceptions of the learning environment in a study led by Jorie Colbert-Getz (University of Utah)! Assessing medical students’ and residents’ perceptions of the learning environment: exploring validity evidence for the interpretation of scores from existing tools.  Jorie Colbert-Getz,…

Benefits to faculty involved in medical school learning communities

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June 18, 2017
Read about the benefits to faculty involved in medical school learning communities in a new study published by James Wagner (Univ of Texas – Southwestern) and other LCI leaders! Benefits to faculty involved in medical school learning communities. James Wagner, MD, MSc, Amy Fleming, MD, Kevin Moynahan, MD, Meg Keeley, MD, and Robert Shochet, MD Academic clinical faculty members…

The Johns Hopkins learning environment scale: measuring medical students’ perceptions of the processes supporting professional formation

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June 18, 2017
Read about a new measure to assess students’ perceptions of the medical school learning environment in a study published by Robert Shochet (Johns Hopkins), founding Chair of LCI The Johns Hopkins learning environment scale: measuring medical students’ perceptions of the processes supporting professional formation. Robert Shochet, MD, Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, and Scott Wright, MD…

The impact of learning communities on interpersonal relationships among medical students.

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June 18, 2017
Read about the impact of learning communities on interpersonal relationships among medical students in a study published by Young Investigator Award winner Dr. Eve Privman-Champaloux (University of Virginia) The impact of learning communities on interpersonal relationships among medical students. Eve Privman-Champaloux, MD-PhD candidate and Meg Keeley, MD This work is the first to…

Using the Faculty Learning Community Model to Design Medical Student Learning Communities.

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June 18, 2017
Read about the use of the faculty learning community (FLC) model to design student learning communities (SLCs) at Wayne State University School of Medicine in an article published by Laurie Richlin, PhD (Wayne State University). Using the Faculty Learning Community Model to Design Medical Student Learning Communities. Laurie Richlin, PhD, Rod D. Braun, PhD, Steven Daveluy, MD, Jack Folbe, MD,…

Medical Student Perceptions of the Learning Environment: Learning Communities Are Associated With a More Positive Learning Environment in a Multi-Institutional Medical School Study.

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June 18, 2017
Read about the association of learning communities with a more positive learning environment in a large multi-institutional study led by Sunny Smith (UCSD) Medical Student Perceptions of the Learning Environment: Learning Communities Are Associated With a More Positive Learning Environment in a Multi-Institutional Medical School Study. Sunny Smith, MD, and Dunham L, Dekhtyar M, Dinh A, Lanken…

Small group activities within academic communities improve the connectedness of students and faculty.

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June 18, 2017
Read about the impact of learning communities to enhance connectedness between students and faculty in a study published by Young Investigator Award winner Dr. Katherina Brandl (UCSD) Small group activities within academic communities improve the connectedness of students and faculty. Katherina Brandl, R. Ph., PhD, Stephen Schneid, MHPE, Sunny Smith, MD, Babbi Winegarden, PhD, Jess Mandel,…

Amy Fleming, MD: Finding joy in work and learning

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June 18, 2017
Dr. Fleming has been a clinician-educator in the Department of Pediatrics since 2007. She is a founding Vanderbilt University School of Medicine College Mentor; she served for five years as the Pediatric Clerkship Director and as a Master Clinical Teacher. In 2015, she received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.