• Patrick Lawlor

Day 2 Morning Recap

We kicked off this morning with Dr. David Roberts talking about leveraging technology. He talked about engagement and how this requires interactivity. He taught us that good technology is about content, technology is merely a tool and faculty development is key! He taught us that we have to be “agile” as an educators. He shared with us some data on videos and taught us that the average watching time of videos is 3.5 -4 mins. The key trends for content today are: mobile, social, on demand, global, modular, adaptive, blended, scalable.

Dr. Carrie Tibbles (@ctibbles1) discussed real time strategies to address unprofessional behavior. This was an interactive session with lots of audience participation, likely because professionalism is such an important topic, and managing unprofessionalism is difficult. There was a great discussion of what makes up professionalism. Words you all put in the chat included: respect, equity, respect, accountability, responsibility. Here is the word cloud generated from this:

Dr. Tibbles talked about how the pandemic has made professionalism more challenging and these last few years have been difficult. She said her goal for residents is to help take someone who is naïve and help them become a mature professional who can handle all that is challenging with practicing medicine. The goal is phronesis – a practical wisdom.

Our next Tangible Take Home video was on Concept Mapping: Theory. Dr. Schwartzstein explored the concept of concept mapping (see what we did there?!?!) in more depth. He talked about using these maps to “work the problem.” What do you think? Can you try a concept map now? Don’t worry if you need more help there is another concept video on the website for you to watch from Dr. Jeremy Richards (@jbricha1). There was a lot of talk about shorter maps that can be used on rounds. We encourage you to experiment with these! Check out the videos and some of the article resources we provided.

We next heard from Dr. Grace Huang (@GraceHuangMD) on Mentorship. Dr. Huang, as the recipient of a Harvard Medical School mentorship award is the perfect person to give this talk! Dr. Huang talked about mentorship being like motherhood and apple pie – it’s what makes our world go around! Dr. Huang talked about the importance of a mentor network not just one mentor. She also reviewed the typology of mentors and the similarities and differences between MENTOR, COACH, and SPONSOR. She left us with some profound questions for self-reflection to help us be better mentees and better mentors.

1. What specific domains do you need mentoring?

2. In what ways could you be a better mentor?

3. In what was could you be a better mentee?

4. Where do you need to augment your mentoring network?

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