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Program Director Bulletin for COVID 19 Response (May 20, 2020)

Program Director Guide for COVID 19

May 20, 2020

This PD Guide will be published every one to two weeks on The current week’s edition will be under Announcements and prior editions will be posted under Program Leadership.


Weekly Zoom PD Q&A session on Thursday nights at 6pm-7:30pm

              May 21, 2020-  Teaching with Telehealth: Pearls and Best Practices

                                             Paul Wise, MD: PD Gen Surg

Renee Van Stavern, MD: PD Vascular Neurology, APD Neurology

We all had a crash course in telehealth but how to you best utilize this new

phenomenon to care for our patients AND teach our house staff how to care

for their now and in the future. There ARE do’s and don’ts and we will  cover

what you need to know for success!

May 28, 2020     The Virtual OnBoarding Process for AY2020-2021

Thomas Ciesielski, MD/Emily Fondahn, MD

Please send any specific questions to before 3p Thursday

GMEC May 29, 2020:

Virtual Interviewing/Second Looks- what do you need to make it happen? A discussion of how to

position our programs for a successful, virtual interview season

Now recruiting for 1 resident to become GMEC representative for AY2020-2021 and ideally one

or more years beyond. Residents must be PEER selected and attendance time for GMEC

meetings protected to allow AT LEAST 75% attendance. Please submit names to by June 1, 2020.

Marketing for GME

We need your input!!

Please send in names for PDs/PCs, faculty, house staff interested in development of marketing

material (videos, social medial, websites etc) for the GME programs/medical center. Please submit to



Academy of Educators

Title: Tech-Enhanced Learning Workshop

Date: Tue June 9, 3:00-4:30, on Zoom


During this 90 minute workshop, members of the Academy of Educators will address learning theories for knowledge and skills that can be utilized before, during, and after in-person traditional settings.  Presenters will do a hands-on demonstration of resources such as PollEverywhere, Microsoft Teams, and Aquifer, and discuss how these are being used currently.  Demonstration of the capabilities of Washington University’s Instructional Design Studio for high quality video and audio platforms will be shown.  Additionally, more advanced Zoom meetings will be demonstrated, including ways to creatively use polls, annotations, whiteboards, breakout rooms, and even the virtual background as opportunities for learning during this time of social distancing.

Learning objectives– At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ways technology can be used to enhance learning before in-person sessions
  2. Describe ways technology can be used to enhance learning during in-person sessions
  3. Describe ways technology can be used to enhance learning after in-person sessions
  4. Describe ways technology can be used to teach skills remotely


Link to sign up:


AAMC Webinar Series Invitation – – Teaching and Learning Amid COVID-19

We invite you to continue to use the new collection (and submit your own resources) for teaching and learning amid COVID-19, Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact.  We thank those who have contributed to what has become a very robust and well used collection in a very short time!


As a reminder, we continue to offer a webinar mini-series to highlight ways our educators are pivoting and offering alternate methods for teaching during this time. The next session will be held Friday, May 22, 12PM – 1PM EST.

This mini-series is designed to highlight several innovative approaches to teaching and learning during COVID-19 and is offered as a supplement to our long standing Building Better Curriculum series for health professional curriculum leaders. This series is open to all healthcare professionals at no cost. This week’s webinar will highlight Teaching Procedures and Surgical Skills Remotely.

More information on this week’s webinar, including how to join, can be found here. See the box marked “Details” for how to connect to this webinar.


To be added to the distribution list for future webinars in this mini-series, please send an email request to Feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.

Thank you for all you continue to do to support and advance the education of health professional learners!

Stay well,


Lisa Howley, PhD, MEd                                       
Sr Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships in Medical EducationAssociation of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001-2399
T 202-862-6255
Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures®





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