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Scholarly Activities

Keep up-to-date on upcoming and previous scholarly presentations by our Kern Institute faculty and staff in our mission to transform medical education.
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Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference

Medical College of Wisconsin | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Speak Up in Challenging Clinical Education Environments – A Dialogue
Kristina Kaljo, PhD; Michael Lund, MD; Marty Muntz, MD; Cassidy Berns
8:30 – 9:45 am

Nurturing Character, Caring, and Competence in First-Year and Second-Year Medical Students Through Delivery of Medical Ethics Education in Small-Group Continuity Experiences
Kurt Pfeifer, MD; Art Derse, MD, JD; Marty Muntz, MD; Cassie Ferguson, MD; Mike Lund, MD
8:30 – 9:45 am

Using Design Thinking to Create a Student-Centric Active Learning Experience in the QuIPS Pathway
Cassie Ferguson, MD
3:00 – 3:10 pm

Attitudes and Experience with Small Group Education and Learning Communities at a Large, Private Medical School
Kurt Pfeifer, MD; Elias Volk, M2; Madeline Bireley, M2
3:30 – 4:45 pm

A Taste of Design Thinking from Stanford with Six Pedagogical Levers to Create Successful Learning
Chris Decker, MD; Cassie Ferguson, MD; Julia Schmitt
3:30 – 4:45 pm

Curricular Transformation Examples: Evidence, Risk & Opportunities
Marty Muntz, MD; Jeff Fritz, PhD; Sally Twining, PhD
3:30 – 4:45 pm

Does Your Character Have Character? Building Character Through Medical Improv
Erica Chou, MD; MaryAnn Gilligan, MD; Sara Lauck, MD
3:30 – 4:45 pm

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Previous Activities

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Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Conference | March 28-29, 2019

“Does Your Character Have Character? Building Character Through Medical Improv”
Authors: Sara Lauck, Erica Chou, Thomas Reuter

“Identifying Character Teaching Moments in Medicine”
Authors: John Cox, Scott Welak, Alexandra Harrington, Ryan Spellecy, Karen Marcdante

Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century | February 25-27, 2019
“Incorporating Character in Your Teaching”
Authors: Alexandra Harrington, MD; Jeff Fritz, PhD; Ryan Spellecy, PhD

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AAMC Conference | November 6, 2018

"Facilitating Conversations about Character: Listening Sessions for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Patients"
Poster Presentation
Authors: Ryan Spellecy, PhD; Jose Franco, MD; Diane Wilke-Zemanovic; Cheryl Maurana, PhD

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Generalists in Medical Education Annual Conference | November 1-2, 2018
“Developing a Faculty Career Development Academy: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning”
Authors: Alexandra Harrington, Kristina Kaljo, Beth Krippendorf, Bipin Thapa, Diane Wilke-Zemanovic, Kerrie Quirk, Jose Franco, Cheryl Maurana, Bruce Campbell, Robert Treat

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Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century | February 26-28, 2018

“Character, Competence and Caring in Medicine: How Do We Measure Up?”
Authors: Alexandra Harrington, MD; Michael Lund, MD; Ryan Spellecy, PhD

“Podcasting to Augment your Lecture: Making the Most of 10 Minutes”
Author: Diane Wilke-Zemanovic, MS

“Beyond Team-Based Learning: Using Quizzes to Engage your Learners”
Author: Ali Harrington, MD

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