November 10-12, 2016


PRE-COURSE [Faculty track]:  Workshops Round 1

Session A:  Incorporating Curriculum into Your Learning Community  
Presenters: Lars Osterberg (Stanford), Michael Pilla (Vanderbilt), 
James Wagner (UT-Southwestern)
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Session B:  Creating Student Community and Faculty Community
Presenters: Amy Fleming (Vanderbilt), Sunny Smith (UCSD),  
Maya Sardesai (Univ. of Washington) 

PRE-COURSE [Faculty track]:  Workshops Round 2

Session C:  Student Advising in Medical School Learning Communities:  Building a Conceptual Framework  
Presenters: Ron Arky (Harvard), Meg Keeley (Virginia), Rob Shochet (Johns Hopkins)     

Session D:  Making Better Doctors:  Professional Identity Formation
Presenters: Bill Cutrer (Vanderbilt), Molly Jackson (Univ. of Washington),  David Hatem (Univ. of Massachusetts)     

PRE-COURSE [Administrator / Staff track]:  Workshops Round 1
  • Introductions and Overview of the LCI’s Administrator’s Group Mission
  • Engagement and Personal Mission Statement
  • Skill Development
  • Process Improvement Assignment  
PRE-COURSE [Administrator / Staff track]:  Workshops Round 2
  • Innovations Presentations
  • Best Practices Round Table



How can learning communities be leveraged in the clinical years?  
Facilitator: Meg Keeley

How can medical school curricula be integrated into learning communities?  
Facilitator: Lars Osterberg

How and by whom can medical students be evaluated in learning communities?  
Facilitator: Kevin Moynahan

How can faculty identify and support students about whom there are professionalism concerns?
Facilitator: Erika Goldstein

How can learning communities sustain faculty energy and engagement?  
Facilitator: Amy Fleming

FACULTY TRACK:  Oral Presentations

Foundational Skills of Learning Communities Faculty
Jim Wagner (University of Texas Southwestern)
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A Faculty Development Program in Humanistic Mentoring for Learning Community Mentors
Benjamin Blatt  (George Washington University)
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Becoming a Doctor: Narratives of Prefessional Identity Formation during the Core Clinical Experience
Dave Hatem (University of Massachusetts)
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Use of Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) Within a Clinical Medical Student Learning Community
Stephen Shelov (Winthrop University)   
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Academic Tracking in Medical School: What Have We Learned? 
Gail Shust (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
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FACULTY TRACK:  Workshop 1

Facilitating Dissonance: A Model for Leading Small Group Reflections
Rob Shochet, MD; Carol Ziminski, MD (Johns Hopkins) 
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FACULTY TRACK:  Workshop 2

Optimizing the Educational Environment
Kim O’Connor, MD; Genevieve Pagalilauan, MD; Rick Arnold, MD; Raye Maestas, MD (University of Washington)

FACULTY TRACK:  Humanities Session

Participants’ reflections inspired by the shared meaning of our work learning communities    

  • Process Improvement Discussion
  • Professional Development
  • Best Practices for Admins   

Learning Communities and the Development of Professional Identity
Nick Andresen, M3 (Univ of Iowa); Maggie Gray, M4 (Vanderbilt); Emily Frosch, MD (Johns Hopkins)
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Professional Identity Formation 2.0:  What Identity Do We Want Learners to Attain?  
Keynote Speaker: Clarence Braddock, MD, MPH, MACP, Vice Dean for Education, Chief Medical Education Officer  (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)    

Presentation Powerpoint
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Keynote video #1: “Eddie Haskell video
Keynote video #2: “Method Acting Lesson”
Keynote video #3: “Brando interview“

Educational and Networking Activities

Competency-based Milestones in Undergraduate Medical Education
Amanda Kost, MD (University of Washington)
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Jump Start to Building Cohesive Learning Community Groups  
Marques Pena (University of New Mexico)   

The Student Voice: Performing a Needs Assessment to Strengthen Academic Houses
Sara Tariq (University of Arkansas)
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Online Tool to Facilitate Physician/Student Mentoring [**Tool of the Trade]
Jillian Aristegui (Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai)   
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A Unique Take on Medical Education: Students as Teachers
Katherine Alonso (Florida International)
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LCs to Foster Med Student Development as Leaders
Bill Cutrer (Vanderbilt)
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A Fourth Year Teaching Elective Increases Teacher Identity in One Learning Community
Dave Hatem (University of Massachusetts)
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First Year Orientation Retreat Initiative: Promoting Mindfulness
Neha Jejurikar (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
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RICE: A Pilot Course For Addressing Third Year Fatigue
Alex Plattner (University of North Carolina)
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Promoting Wellness: Multispecialty Learning Communities for Interns
Joan St. Onge (University of Miami)
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Reflective Writing and Student Development 
William Agbor Baiyee (Rosalind Franklin University) 
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Integrating Clinical Reasoning with Advising: A Strategy for Building Learning

Megan Young (Boston University)

Learning Communities for Reflection and Discussion of Unconscious Bias
Lars Osterberg, Bahij Austin and Pree Basaviah (Stanford)
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The Impact of Learning Communities on Year 3 Performance
Jorie Colbert-Getz (University of Utah)
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Hands-on workshop on planning and sustaining a learning community
Shelley Collins (University of Florida)
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Impact of Learning Communities on Clinical Reasoning
Danielle Roussel (University of Utah)
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Connecting Students with Alumni Enhances Career Development
Gabriel Arenas and Pamela Wax (Northwestern University)
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New Academic House Advisors? Improving Faculty Self-Efficacy to be Successful
Sara Tariq (University of Arkansas)
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Student Advising Tracker [**Tool of the Trade]
Joyce Luckin (Johns Hopkins)   
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Student Advising Tracker Template
Student Advising Tracker Workbook
Student Advising Tracker Data and Graphs

Association of LC Experience with Personal/Professional Student Outcomes
Rob Shochet (Johns Hopkins)
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Predictors of Engagement in Learning Communities
Caroline Harada (University of Alabama)
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FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine-PLC Climate Survey [**Tool of the Trade]
Katherine Alonso (Florida International University)
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PCL Climate Survey Handout

Use of LCs to Develop Med Student Ethical Framework
Bill Cutrer (Vanderbilt)
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A Mini Learning Community for the Improvement of Critical Evaluation of Medical Literature in Senior Medical Students
Christopher Lindsay (University of  North Carolina)
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Doctor-Patient Communication: Skill Development  Silvia Olivares (Tecnologico de Monterrey)    View Presentation


TOPIC: Curriculum and Skills Development

Poster #


A Learning Community Model for Longitudinal Clinical Skills Training
Phillip Fournier (Massachusetts)
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2 PLC Leadership Development Program
Kayla Laureano (Florida International) 
3 Integrated Ultrasound Curriculum
Katie Butler (University of North Carolina)    
4 Results of a Learning Community Survey for Third and Fourth Year Students: Perceived Benefits in Emotional Intelligence
Steven Shelov (Winthrop)  
5 Reflective Writing in Learning Communities
William Agbor Baiyee (Rosalind Franklin) 
6 Simulation 2.0. Integrating necessary scientists and clinicians in a simulation environment – A pilot
Sathyanarayan Sudhanthar (Michigan State) 
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7 Behaviors associated with success in clinical clerkships
Sumit Bhargava  (Stanford)       
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8 The Power of the Student: Student-Led Electives
Paul Alvarez and Ammu Vijay (Univeristy of North Carolina)  
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9 Competency-based Faculty Development Program for Clinical Educators
Silvia Lizett Olivares  (Tecnologico de Monterrey)
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10 A Practical Application of the GSA Performance Framework
Katherine Alonso (Florida International)
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11 Peer Observation of Teaching is Valuable to Hospitalists
Daniel Cabrera (Univ. Washington)
TOPIC: Faculty and Peer Mentoring and Advising
12 NESTs: Small Group Longitudinal Mentoring in LCs to Aid Student Transitions
Megan McDowell  (Iowa) 
13 Should Mentoring be Limited to “At Risk” Medical Students?
Carol Haase (Touro University Nevada)
14 The Cicerone Mentor Program: A Model for Peer Mentorship
Alex Plattner  (University of North Carolina)
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Impact of LC on Interpersonal Relationships Among Students
Eve Privman (Virginia)     

16 Use of Learning Community recommendations in Gold Humanism Selections
Ishan Asokan (Vanderbilt) 
17 Engaging Additional Faculty in Learning Communities: The Role for Specialty Advisors
Christine A. Motzkus (University of Massachusetts)

 A mobile wiki for career advising/information delivery 
Kevin Hu (Icahn)
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TOPIC: Culture, Wellness, and Student Support
19 Enhancing wellness and professional development through a “four house” learning community of medical students and faculty  
Tljana Milinic (Arizona)     [VIEW Poster]
20 Financial Wellness in OHSU’s Colleges Learning Communities 
Carolyn Zook (Oregon Health)
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21 Culinary Nutrition Education through Medical School Learning Communities
Ileana Lindsay (Florida International) 
22 Student Perception of Wellness retreats—The Penn State Experience 
Milind Kothari  (Penn State). 
23 Impact of EMIS Challenge to the Academic Societies Core Values
Claudia Hernandez-Escobar  (Tecnologico de Monterrey)  
TOPIC: Student and Faculty Community Building
24 Building an Advisory Community that Links Distant Campuses 
David Davies  (Arkansas)
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25 Do Extra-Curricular Workshops of Academic Societies Increase the Sense of Belonging of the Participants?
Irma Ernan-Rojas (Tecnologico de Monterrey)
26 Community-Service Learning 
Florida International
27 Interdisciplinary Program in Mental Health, Law & Research
Jennifer Piel  (Univ. Washington)
28 Impact of Grade Elimination on Learning Community Activities
Steve Baxter (Univ. Cincinnati)
29 LC’s at the Tulane University SOM; a student-led initiative
Suzanne Whittemore (Tulane) 
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30 Student Run, Faculty Supported Learning Societies Leadership 
Kerry Ryan (Georgetown)
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31 Measuring activity of social networks for the purposeful integration of academic societies in undergraduate students
Enriqu Javier Saldivar Ornelas (Tecnologico de Monterrey) 


Featured Oral Presentation 1:  YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Small group activities within academic communities improve the connectedness of students and faculty 
Katharina Brandl, RPh (DE), PhD (UCSD)
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 Featured Oral Presentation 2

A survey of LCI school on conflicts ofinterest in educational roles
Peter Gliatto, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
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 Featured Oral Presentation 3

How learning communities help develop medical leaders
Susan B Hathaway, MD (University of Missouri – Kansas City)
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LCI Updates, LCI Research Network, and Awards Ceremony

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Using a Faculty Learning Community to Develop Student Learning Communities (SLC)
Laurie Richlin, PhD; Steven Daveluy, MD; Jack Folbe, MD; Mitch Gauger, MS2; Lisa MacLean, MD; Jennifer Mendez, PhD; Nathan Nartker, MS3  (Wayne State University)


Preparing Resilient and Empathic Physicians: PREP during the Core Clinical Year

David Hatem, MD; Leah Shesler, MS3 and Amarilys Rojas, MS4  (University of Massachusetts)
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Teach Clinical Skills with Near-Peers in Simulated Clinics
David Ecker, MD and Vinita Kiluk, MD  (University of South Florida)


Help Create a Survey on Effective Learning Community Mentors
Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD and Danielle Roussel, MD (University of Utah)
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Health In Context: Addressing Structural Factors That Impact Health
Amanda Kost, MD; Margaret Isaac, MD and Molly B. Jackson, MD  (University of Washington
(with student panelists Jessica Dawson, Alice Chu, Laurisa Rodrigues, Jessica Keesee, Dirir Abdullahi, Amanda Blunt, Kilia Shanklin, Liam Hovey, Yanni Chang)
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Enhancing the Role of Learning Communities in the Clinical Undergraduate Medical Student Experience
Nicholas Andresen (Iowa); Margaret Gray (Vanderbilt); Monica Bhutiani (Vanderbilt); Eve Privman (Virginia); Christine Motzkus-Feagans (Univ. of Mass); Matthew Solomon (Univ of New Mexico); Rebecca Surrey (George Washington); Emily Frosch, MD (Johns Hopkins University)
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