Education Grand Rounds

This series will focus on topics of interest for faculty who teach health professions students, residents, fellows, and faculty throughout Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences. High-caliber presenters from across the country will share their knowledge and expertise to assist in the continued development of our skills as educators.

Bonus:  The videoed sessions below count toward your annual requirement for faculty development related to teaching! For instructions on how to
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Coming in September 2018


The New Science of Learning:  Applying Cognitive Learning Theory to Medical Education

presented by:

Todd Zakrajsek, PhD

Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina

Objectives:  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

(1) List 6 fundamental components that enhances learning in any situation,
(2) Describe how information may be processed  in a way that promotes deep learning, and
(3) Explain why contemporary teaching strategies are likely, or not likely, to be effective, based on research in the cognition sciences.  

Choose 1 of 3 Opportunities to Attend!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30pm in the CRMH 6th floor auditorium
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7am in the CRMH 6th floor auditorium
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 12-noon in the CRMH 6th floor auditorium

Register Here!  

Refreshment:  Catering will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
Contact person: Sandra DeHart at or (540)855-6861 more information.
Attendees: Physicians, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences Health Professions Educators.

The speaker: Todd Zakrajsek has reported no relevant relationships or affiliations that would be perceived to affect the content of this educational activity.
The planning committee: Sandra DeHart, Mariah Rudd, BS, and Shari Whicker, EdD, MEd have no relevant conflict of interest.
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Carilion Clinic’s CME Program and the Office of Continuing Professional Development. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsper session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Education Grand Rounds
Videos, PowerPoints, and Session Source Materials:

March 2018
Teaching Communication Skills in the Clinical Workplace

August 2017
New Tools and Paradigms for Assessing and Teaching Professionalism in the Health Sciences by John Mahan, MD

May 2017:
Active Learning in Large Groups:  A Team Sport by Alice Fornari, EdD, RD

February 2017:
Excellent Clinical Teaching in a Busy Practice:  Make the Most of Your Limited Time by Lisa E. Leggio, MD, FAAP

July 2016:
Resident Confessions: The Value of Sharing Vulnerabilities by Jeffrey Berger, MD, MBA

April 2016:
Gallows Humor in Medicine and Medical Education by Katie Watson, JD

January 2016: 
Millennials Rising:  Learner Centeredness Across Generations by Joshua Jauregui, MD