Education Skills Program – August 2018

The Department of Pediatrics’ inaugural Education Skills Program sponsored by Office of Faculty Development was a success. The goals of this program are to enhance our skills as educators, to develop longitudinal peer networking and mentoring, to create productive education interest groups and to enhance the culture of education within our department. Attendees found the program to be worthwhile as the goals were met, good discussion was generated and much information was immediately applicable to their role as an educator.

Topics, presented by faculty, include bedside teaching, assumptions about learning, Engaging lectures, feedback, careers, mentoring, recommendation letters, positive learning environment, teaching with simulation.

Participants are nominated by Division Chiefs. The series will be offered roughly every 6 months and we will plan to vary the time for future series to try to accommodate different schedules.

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Resources for parents with school-aged children

500 Women Scientists Minecraft Server To sign-up: https://t.co/vMOY2j0A2Y?amp=1, Open to Kids and relatives too! Follow the Minecraft Server creators the 500 Women Scientists Crafting Group on twitter: @500WSCrafting   Edge for Scholars.org: A web-based forum with all sorts of information to support an academic physician including: Science help for homebound kids …

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Employee online support groups

WashU psychiatry faculty are hosting weekly, confidential Zoom support groups to help employees cope during these challenging times. Details are on the HR Mental Health Resources page. Current topics include: Mondays — Quarantine Support Group, 10-11 a.m.; Frontline Support Group, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays — Coffee and Questions: Ask the Expert, …

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April Office of Education News

Office of Education News Dr. Kerri Palamara to Lead Faculty Development Sessions on Coaching and Positive Psychology The Office of Education will host Kerri Palamara, MD, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School on Thursday, May 28 – Friday, May 29, 2020 for faculty development on coaching and positive psychology. The event will …