CHOP OMInar in Medical Education

Apr 23, 2021

Medical Education is part of the OMI Leadership Program, which provides complementary education in areas that are important for successful medical leadership, medical education and public health and is designed to enable OMI alumni to not only take leading positions in healthcare systems of their home countries but also share their knowledge as supervisors.

The goal of this this years’ CHOP OMInar in Medical Education was to characterize, what it takes to be a good teacher, to discuss how adult learning theory is used in medical education and learn how to develop design guides for curricula. Furthermore, the fellows learned how to incorporate the use of technology in teaching and how they can embrace the challenges of giving and receiving feedback.

Course Director Dr. Beth Rezet and faculty members Dr. Donald L. Boyer and Dr. Christina L. Master are already a well-coordinated team in leading this course, as they have been part of the OMI faculty for several years now. The high-level faculty was completed by Dr. Adelaide Barnes, who is a new member of the OMI faculty. We are delighted to welcome her to our OMI team.

To achieve these goals the faculty created a CME accredited program consisting of the following lectures:

Talks & Speakers on Tuesday, April 20
  • Introduction to Medical Education (Dr. Beth Rezet | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Characteristics of a Good Teacher (Dr. Christina L. Master | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Adult Learning (Dr. Beth Rezet | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Theories of Teaching & Learning (Dr. Donald L. Boyer | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
Talks & Speakers on Wednesday, April 21
  • Curriculum/Instructional Design (Dr. Donald L. Boyer | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Teaching on Rounds (Dr. Adelaide Barnes | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Optimizing Feedback (Dr. Adelaide Barnes | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
Talks & Speakers on Thursday, April 22
  • The Problem Learner/Learner Remediation (Dr. Donald L. Boyer | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Technology in Medical Education/Use & Misuse of Audiovisuals (Dr. Christina L. Master | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Small-Group Teaching (Role Modeling and Workshop Format as Examples) (Dr. Adelaide Barnes | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

31 fellows from 22 different countries, most of them being OMI alumni, were invited to participate in the OMInar. The group was very engaged, which resulted in lively discussions due to many questions being addressed to the lecturers.

“I learned a lot! I know how to become a better teacher in the future. Thank you very much! I am amazed by our mentors and their passion for Medical Education!”

Workeabeba Abebe Taye, MD

OMI fellow from Ethiopia