• Patrick Lawlor

Day 3 Morning

We started this last day with a session on Curriculum Design by Dr. Morgan Soffler (@msoffler). Although other design methods exist, she focused on Kern’s 6 step curriculum design: problem identification, targeted needs assessment, goals &objectives, educational strategies, implementation, evaluation & feedback. Dr. Soffler stressed that this is not a linear process and is iterative.



Next, we had an enthusiastic talk from Dr. Ted James (@tedjamesmd) about leading change in medical education. Dr. James inspired us to go back to the groups or organizations we lead and make some changes! Times are changing and change requires leadership! Medical education should reflect the realities of clinical practice, so change is needed. Leading change starts with vision and ends with impact with strategy and training necessary steps along the way.


We finished off the course with a powerful and inspiring talk on a difficult subject – burnout – by Dr. Charlie Hatem. He shared with us some well-being strategies: taking care of oneself, caring for significant others, valuing work and its satisfactions among others.


He challenged us with 3 questions:

1) What do you find most important in your life?

2) What do you find most meaningful in your work?

3) What have you or your organization/group done to cultivate well-being for yourself/others?

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