From May 24 to 25, 2023, OMI fellow Dr. Gerhard Grents invited OMI faculty Dr. Nancy Weigle and Dr. Jonathan E. Fischer from Duke University Department of Family Medicine and Community Health to participate in the first International Medical Education Conference “Teaching the Unteachable” at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
The two-day conference focused on structuring learning and teaching skills in various medical education environments, with a particular emphasis on teaching communication and employing simulated patients. Workshops provided opportunities to gain experience in cutting-edge techniques of teaching communication and precepting in busy clinical environments.
Drs. Weigle and Fischer then took part in the Spring School of the Young Family Doctors of Estonia, where they lectured and conducted workshops on deprescribing, sharing serious news, and physician wellness. They were also treated to a traditional Estonian smoke sauna to relax at the end of a busy day of teaching!