SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018
ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai



Workshop Session 1 

Community as Caring: Program activities that enhance wellness and resilience
Presenters: Michelle Bardack University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Steven Em, David Hatem, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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Community as Open and Just: Making our community more inclusive and welcoming within and beyond our walls
Presenters: Molly Jackson, University of Washington, Sara Tariq University of Arkansas
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Workshop Session 2

Community as Disciplined and Purposeful: Growing our programs to promote community or broaden our community
Presenters: Jason Noah, Charles Khoury, University of Alabama Birmingham; Maya Sardesai, Mark Whipple University of Washington

Community as Celebrative: Creating Inviting Social Events and Ceremonies to promote learning and build community
Presenters: Amy Fleming, Michael Pilla, Vanderbilt University; Heather Burrows University of Michigan; Lauren Parker, University of Kansas; William Agbor-Baiyee, Chicago Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University
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Main Course: SATURDAY

Keynote Address

Keeping Our Medical Students Healthy: Their Voices and Ours
Presenters:  Michael Myers, MD, DFLAPA, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
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Hot Topics in Learning Communities

Suicide among medical students.
Facilitators: Sunny Smith, Molly Jackson and Michael Myers.

How best to coach students who are resistant to change?  
Michelle Bardack and Jorie Colbert-Getz. 

Can LCs tackle issues of racism and implicit bias?
Facilitators: Sharon Edwards and Alicia Hurtado.

How can LC mentors mediate the generation gap between mentors and students? 
Facilitators: Caroline Harada and Michael Pilla.

In what ways do we need to improve our LCs? Student, faculty and leader perspectives.
Facilitators: Robert Shochet and Maya Sardesai.

What new developments in medical education do LCs need to consider?
Facilitators: David Hatem Location

How to involve students in LC structures?
Facilitators: Jason Noah and Danielle Roussel.

How can we coach students to be successful advocates for change in medicine, in the context of tradition and hierarchy of the profession?
Facilitators: Christine Motzkus.

How being in a polarized society affects student, faculty and staff in LCs.
Facilitators: Amy Fleming and Meg Keeley.

Using social media to engage LCs.
Facilitators: Mark Whipple.

Oral presentations

Oral Presentations 1

A Faculty Development Program in Mindfulness for LC Leaders
Presenters: Seema Kakar, Robert L. Jayes
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Faculty identity assessment for medical educators
Presenters: Silvia Olivares, Miriam Lizzeth Turrubiates Corolla
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Mentoring Challenges for LC Faculty
Presenters: Maya Guirish Sardedesai, Alex Molnar, Julie Calcavecchia, Molly Jackson

With You, 'til The End: Characteristics of Unmatched Students Can Inform Mentoring Responses
Presenters: Amanda Kost, Mark Whipple
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Oral Presentations 2

Introduction of Meditation into PBL Sessions in the Learning Community
Presenter: Krase Kelli, Lisa Gilmer, Brad Barth, Carrie Francis, Lauren Parker
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Integrating Wellness into a new curriculum: challenges and lessons learned
Presenter: Jennifer Capra
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You should write a book about that - Leveraging student reflections into published material
Presenters: Heather Burrows, Andrew Barnosky
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Reflections on the 48th Birthday of a Learning Community
Presenter: Ronald Arky
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Workshop 1

Your Six Word Story - Engaging Even those Most Averse to Reflection Activities
Presenter: Michelle Bardack

Workshop 2

Using Growth Mindset for Advising
Presenter: Daniel Teraguchi
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Workshop 3

Using the Safety of Learning Communities to Educate on Bias
Presenter: Lars Osterberg, Bahij Austin, Kevin Moynahan, Molly Jackson, Elizabeth Kaplan
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Optional Session

Faculty Development that Makes a Difference: Facilitating Professional Growth and Development.

Oral presentations

Oral Presentations 1

Using the Learning Community to aid in emotional support
Presenters: Kira Zwygart, Chad Whistle, James Mayer
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Learning communities and social support: effects on professional identity formation of preclinical medical students
Presenters: Michael Lombardo

Developing a Shared Sense of Community: Utilizing Co-Curricular Opportunities to Increase Medical Student Engagement in Orientation and Beyond
Presenter: Julie Johnson, Marcia Wofford, Stacy Schmauss
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Implementation of a Novel Peer Support Program for Medical Students
Presenters: Mary McIntosh, Andrew Alix, Patricia Lebensohn, Violet Siwik
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Oral Presentations 2

Evaluation of an Innovative Learning Community
Presenters: Leila Hashemi, Anju Relan, Christina Harris
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Optimal Organization of Learning Communities at Tulane School of Medicine
Presenters: Daniel Ho, Sophia Foroushani
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A deep dive into social mission for students and learning communities
Presenter: Betsy Jones, Lauren Cobbs
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Using Learning Communities to develop patient education material
Presenters:  Jennifer Mendez, Dominique Blanks, Valia Al-Kourainy, Winie Cheung
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Workshop 1

Other Contact with Turtles (ICD 10 diagnosis code W59.29): From wellness innovations to building a wellness curriculum
Presenters: Heather Burrows, Amy Fleming, Chris Golden, Meg Keeley, Sharon Kileny, Len Levine, Kenya McNeal-Trice
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Workshop 2

Developing Best Practices for Recruiting & Selecting Learning Community Faculty
Presenters: Emily Frosch, Rob Shochet, Gen Chawluk
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Workshop 3

Peer Mentoring - Unlocking Potential Through LCs
Presenters: Samuel Altonji, Meredith Johnson, Christine Motzkus
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Workshop 4

Racist and Sexist Behaviors by Patients toward Medical Students: How do we support our students during these harmful encounters
Presenter: Sharon Edwards, Caroline Cromwell, Ann-Gel Palermo, Joanne Hojsak, Joseph Truglio
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Poster Session

TOPIC: Wellness

Faculty and Student Role Models for Wellness Activities
Jeffery Fritz, Sandra Pfister, Diane Wilke-Zemanovic, Jose Franco, Sally Twining


Medical Students' Expectations for Wellness Promotion in LCs
Jason S. Mizell,Karina R. Clemmons, Sara Tariq, James Graham, Purushottam B. Thapa


Wellness Advisory Program for Medical Students
Jocelyn Childs


Development and Implementation of a Medical School Near Peer Coaching Program to Promote Coaching Skills and Wellness
Anne Laverty

5 Publishing Medical Students Essays on Their Own Mental Health
Jessie Medina

A Learning Community Pilot for Student Thriving
Jessie Medina

TOPIC: Clinical Skills Teaching & Curricular Models

Idiosyncratic Amalgamation: Unlocking the Development of Diagnostic Skills
James Smiley


Building a longitudinal medical school communications family
Lauren Block, Samara Ginzburg, Alice Formari 


Medical Nutrition Therapy for Chronic Disease in the LC Curriculum
Andrew Moore, Amy Robinson


Integrated Introduction to Medical Education
Edan Zitelny, Katriel Lee, Philip Maghen


How to Effectively Teach Team Building in Medicine: a Hands on, Evidence Based Model
Ammu Vijay, Paul Alvarez, Skender Najibi, Hanna Saltzman, Katie Zurales


Clinical Development Via Interdisciplinary Vaccination Clinics
Clare Arroyo

TOPIC: Learning Communities Structure & Innovations

Importance of Longitudinal Scholarly Concentrations within Medical School Curricula
Paul Alvarez, Ammu Vijay


Preventing Isolation in Medical Students: Restructuring into Learning Communities
Sruthi Sathyakuimar


A Structured Learning Community Component: Colloquium Course with Colleges
Curt Pfarr, Maureen Francis, Janet Piskurich, Dan Blunk, Martine Coue, Gordon Woods, Herb Janssen, Mark Francis


Cultivating Professional Learning Communities to Redesign Undergraduate Medical Curricula for Active Learning
Daniel Novak, Ronan Hallowell, Ron Ben-Ari


I Read It Online: Exploring Online Learning Communities
Robert Huan, Ryan Buckley, Hary Haas, Robert Turer


A Model for Student Governance within Learning Communities
Anthony Eid, Laurie Richilin


Expanding the Scope of Learning Communities to High Risk Topics: Student and Faculty Perspectives;
Amanda Kost, Sheila Ojeaburu, Rigo Acevedo, Michael Spinelli, Roberto Montenegro, Molly Jackson


When Troubles Arise: The Development of a Learning Communities Constitution
Brittany Berk


The Buddy System for Enhancement of Mentor Skill Building
Jennifer Bram, David Hatem


Engaging Housestaff as Volunteer Mentors in Learning Communities
Charles Khoury


What do you mean by "Coach?": Defining the roles
Bradley Barth, Kathryn Istas


Peer Coaching Emotional Intelligence SMART Goals
Susan Franks, Didi Ebert, Janet Lieto, April Weichmann

TOPIC: Engagement and Development

Ch,ch,ch,changes: Professional Identity Formation over time, from first year to third
David Hatem


New Roles: New Skills. Preparing Faculty for a Learned-centered Curriculum
Teresa Beacham


Engaging Millennials Through Collaborative Communities
Jennifer Caceres, Elizabeth Gundersen, Jacob Musinsky


Engaging Students With Learning Community Enrichment Activities
Mackenzie Dikeman


Keynote Address

The Intersection of Racism, Equity and Wellness
Presenter: David Muller, MD, Dean for Medical Education, ISMMS
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Oral Presentations 1

Volunteer Outpatients in a Learning Community Clinical Skills Course
Presenter: Joyce Luckin, Emily Frosch, Rob Shochet
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Benefits of Learning Communities and Early Intense Introduction to Clinical Skills
Presenters: Jessup Kenyon, Isaac Opole, Glen Cox, Tony Paolo
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Improved Patient Care Through Leadership Education
Presenters: Josehp Weistroffer, David M. Wallace

Oral Presentations 2

Balancing Roles: Faculty Perceptions of Coaching
Presenters: Bradley Barth, Kathryn Istas
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Lean on Me: An Anonymous Text-Based Platform for Student Advising
Presenters: Erica Hyman, Jeffrey Druck, Kristina Tocce, Brian Dwinnell, Jeffrey Soohoo, Austin Butterfield
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Impact of Academic Societies on students' perception of the educational environment
Presenter: Mauricio Torres
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Workshop 1

The Value and Experience of Composing Medical Student Oaths
Presenters: Craig Katz, Jacob Appel, Peter Gliatto
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Workshop 2

Combating Oppression and Discrimination in Clinical Education
Presenters: Emily Trambert, Chip Peterson, Anthony McClenny, Madiha Bhatti and Aisha Amuda
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Workshop 3

Developing a Student Wellness Curriculum
Presenters: Kristy Smith, Lisa Merlo, Beverly Vidauretta, Heather Harrell
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Featured Oral Presentation 1 - Young Investigator Award

Learning Communities: The effect of the Academic Societies program in students' sense of identity and belonging toward their university
Presenter: German Garza

Featured Oral Presentation 2

How Do Learning Societies Enhance the Medical Student Learning Environment
Presenter: Patricia Brewer
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Featured Oral Presentation 3

Instituting a Professional Identity Formation Curriculum
Presenter: Dustyn Wright
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LCI Updates and Awards Ceremony

Message from LCI Chair
Committee Reports

Finance Committee Report

Young Investigator Award Presentation
Arky Award Presentation
Location Announcement for 2019 LCI 16th Annual Meeting

Conference Concludes