SEPTEMBER 18-19, 2015


PRE-COURSE   Track 1 [Faculty Track]
Developing the Pillars of Learning Communities

Part 1:  Professional Identity Formation: Forming Doctors, Forming Mentors  
Dave Hatem (University of Massachusetts) and  Lars Osterberg (Stanford)    

Part 2:  Mentoring / Advising
Robert Shochet (Johns Hopkins), Meg Keeley (University of Virginia),  Amy Fleming (Vanderbilt) 

PRE-COURSE   Track 2 [Student Track]:  Learning Communities 101: Students as Learners and Leaders

Synthesis and conclusions     [VIEW PRESENTATION]

Student leadership development

All about your learning communities




What We Know About Learning Communities: The Collegiate Experience  Emily Lardner, PhD, Director, National Center for Learning Communities, Evergreen State College    [VIEW PRESENTATION]



  • Curricular/Structural Innovations
    • Promoting Healthy Habits: UMass Medical Schools’s Wellness Month  Christine Motzkus-Feagans (University of Massachusetts)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Student Run Free Clinics: Opportunities for Service Learning Community Mentors  Daniel Kronenberg (UCSD) and Jacinta Leyden (Stanford)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Anatomy Revisited: A Learning Community Framework for Peer-led Reflection  Cody Cichowitz (Johns Hopkins)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Development and Implementation of an Interprofessional Educational Activity Within the Structure of Academic Communities  Charlie Goldberg (UCSD)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • A “Hidden Curriculum”: Introducing Interprofessional Education through Learning Communities  Nick Andresen(University of Iowa)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Advising and Student Support
    • A Successful Match: Preventive Care, Diagnosis and Treatment  Alice Chuang (UNC)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Identifying Effective Advising Practices  Emily Frosch (Johns Hopkins)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • The UNC SOM Student Advocate Program: Student Leadership in the Informal Curriculum   Alexander Plattner(University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Conflict of Interest in Medical Education: The Conversation Continues  Michael Pilla (Vanderbilt)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Professional Identity and Community Development
    • Promoting Student Professional Identity Formation through Learning Communities  David Hatem (University of Massachusetts)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • An Analysis to Determine the Most Successful Type of Learning Society Event  Anna Howell (Georgetown)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Designing and Assess Learning community Environments  Megan McDowell (University of Iowa)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Cloaking as a Community: Re-imagining the White Coat Ceremony with a Medical School Learning Community  Robert Tamai (Johns Hopkins)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Skill Building


    • Using Learning Communities to Support Empathy in Medical Students  Janet Piskurich (Texas Tech)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • A New Leadership Development Curriculum for Student Learners in Learning Communities  Arianne “Cuff” Baker(University of Massachusetts)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Incorporation of Mindfulness in the “Doctoring” Course to Improve Medical Student Well Being  Michelle Johnson(UCSD)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Sharing a Common View: Can Seeing the Same Situation Through Different Eyes Reduce the Perception of Student Mistreatment?   Cynthia DeTata (Stanford)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]



Poster #           TOPIC:       Clinical Skills

Novel Course Introducing Pre-Clerkship Medical Students to Real-Time Clinical Skills  Sarah Waliany (Stanford)     [VIEW Poster]

2 Can Quality Peer Reflection and Feedback in Learning Communities Improve the Acquisition of Clinical Skills?  Dide Ebert-Blackburn (University of North Texas Health Science Center)     [VIEW Poster]
3 Lessons Learned From the First Year of Using an Informal Learning Community to Help First Year Students Prepare for Step 1  Kathy Spicer (University of Arizona)     [VIEW Poster]
4 Our Experience With the Use of Schoology as an Administrative Resource for Organization and Implementation of Academic Societies at Tecnologico de Monterey School of Medicine  Irma Elisa Erana-Rojas (Tecnologico de Monterey)     [VIEW Poster]

                                TOPIC:       Reflective Practice and Deliberate Practice

5 Communities of Practice: A Review of the Literature Designed to Facilitate Decision Making  Kathy Spicer  (University of Arizona)     [VIEW Poster]
6 How Can Learning Communities be Used to Nurture Reflective Practice? The George Washingon University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GW SMHS) Experience  Rebecca Surrey  (George Washington).     [VIEW Poster]
7 Focus Four Globalshet in the Hospitalized Adult Clerkship  Marisa Echaniz  (Denver Health & Hospitals).     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Faculty in Learning Communities and Medical Student Mentoring/Advising
8 Changing Faculty Perceptions of Learning Communities Reflected in Word Clouds Lisa Sherwood (Penn State)     [VIEW Poster]
9 Maximizing Global Involvement in LCs via Streamlining the Process of Event Design and Budget Approval  Anna Howell (Georgetown).     [VIEW Poster]
10 Mentoring in Academic Societies at Tecnologica de Monterrey School of Medicine using a Learning Management System: a 2 to 1 Challenge  Claudia Eugenia Hernandez Escobar (Tecnologica de Monterrey)     [VIEW Poster]
11 Who ya Gonna Call?  Your Advisor! Alice Chuang (Univ North Carolina)     [VIEW Poster]
12 Withdrawn
13 Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match  Michael Ennis (University of Massachusetts)     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Novel Learning Community Programs
14 Promoting Identity and Sense of Belonging in Academic Societies at Tecnologico de Monterrey.  An Intersociety Lecture, Challenge and Gathering  Irma Elisa Erana-Rojas (Tecnologica de Monterrey)     [VIEW Poster]
15 Promoting Identity and Sense of Belonging in Academic Societies at Tecnologico de Monterrey.  An Intersociety Physical and Intellectual Challenge  Irma Elisa Erana-Rojas (Tecnologica de Monterrey)     [VIEW Poster]
16 Maintaining Connections with Academic Communities in the Clinical Years  Ramon Aldeceoa  (xxxxxx).     [VIEW Poster]
17 The Role of Academic Community Liaisons in the Learning Community Model  Alyssa Hamlin  (UCSD)     [VIEW Poster]
                                TOPIC:       Culture, Wellness, and Student Support
18 Developing Successful Wellness Programs:  How Do We Get Started  Jennifer Meka  (Penn State)     [VIEW Poster]
19 Please Let Us Study  Michelle Bardack (University of New Mexico)     [VIEW Poster]
20 Learning Communities as Contexts for Cultural Change  William Agbor-Baiyee (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)     [VIEW Poster]
21 Student Support Services Presentations at Learning Communities Faculty Meetings  Michelle Bardack (University of New Mexico)     [VIEW Poster]
22 Strategies to Enhance the Success of URMs in Medical School:  A Collaborative Model Between the Offices of Student and Diversity Affairs  Sharon Edwards (Mount Sinai Hospital)     [VIEW Poster]




Professional Identity Formation:  Moving from “Doing” to “Being”   Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of British Columbia    [VIEW PRESENTATION]


  • FEATURED PRESENTATIONS:  Young Investigator;  Research in Learning Communities


    • YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PRESENTATION:  The Impact of Learing Communities on Medical Student Social and Educational Interpersonal Relationships  Eve Privman, MD-PhD Candidate (University of Virginia)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Measuring Learning Outcomes of a Longitudinal Clinical Skills Curriculum Deliversed in Learning Communities   Jorie Colbert-Getz (University of Utah)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
    • Defining Learning Communities in Medical Education  Robert Shochet (Johns Hopkins)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]


  • WORKSHOP #1:  Interrupting Bias – Building Skills in Cross Cultural Awareness

Molly Blackley Jackson, Kim O’Connor, Genevieve Pagalilauan  (University of Washington)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #1]

  • WORKSHOP #2:  Teaching Clinical Skills and Faculty Development in LCs

Lars Osterberg (Stanford), Sarah Waliany (Stanford), Sunny Smith (UCSD), Charlie Goldberg (UCSD), Yasmin Aghajan (UCSD), Tina Vajdi (UCSD), Kevin Moynahan (University of Arizona), Yuan He (University of Arizona), Jared Brock (University of Arizona), Erika Goldstein (University of Washington)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #2]

  • WORKSHOP #3:  Advisors as Teachers?  Integration of Formal and Informal Curriculum in Professional Development and Wellness

Erin Malloy, Alex Plattner, Alice Chuang (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #3]

  • WORKSHOP #4:  Bridging the Gap Between Learning Communities and Interest Groups/Clubs in Undergraduate Medical Education  

Daniel Beskind  (University of Arizona),    Ashish R. Panchal (Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #4]

  • WORKSHOP #5:  Potential Conflicts of Interest in Advising Medical Students:  Managing and Messaging

Peter Gliatto, Sharon Edwards (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)     [VIEW WORKSHOP #5]

  • WORKSHOP #6:  Perfect Practice Makes Perfect:  Utilizing Deliberate Practice to Improve Knowledge and Skill Acquisition

Meg Keeley (University of Virginia), Bill Cutrer (Vanderbilt)    [VIEW PRESENTATION]


Wellness from a Student Perspective

  • Introduction:  Monica Bhutiani (Vanderbilt) and Yuan He (University of Arizona)     [VIEW Introduction]
  • Defining Wellness:  Nick Andresen (University of Iowa) and Cody Cichowitz (Johns Hopkins)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Best Practices from a Student Perspective:  Jared Brock (University of Arizona), Eve Privman (University of Virginia), and Robert Tamai (Johns Hopkins)     [VIEW PRESENTATION]
  • Breakout Discussion Groups:  Maggie Grey (Vanderbilt) and Dan Luftig (University of Virginia)     [VIEW Discussion Topics]