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Final Call: Problem-Based Learning Workshop

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine will be hosting a three-hour workshop on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) on April 24 from 4:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M in the Video Conference Room at the Carle Forum.

PBL is a cornerstone of our curriculum, allowing our students to work through cases to gain the necessary knowledge to become an excellent physician-innovator. During the workshop, you will learn about PBL, why we chose this model of learning, how the sessions operate and ask any questions you may have regarding the process.

Spots are limited, please register today.

2018 Annual Curriculum Retreat Recap

With over 60 faculty and staff participating, the first annual curriculum retreat was an outstanding success. From a welcome and profile of our admitted students by Dean Li to an overview and updates on our innovative curriculum with Dr. Judith L Rowen, attendees got a good look at how the college is getting ready for our first class of physician-innovators. Dr. Stephanie Ceman introduced Team-Based Learning to the group and explored how this type of active learning can improve student involvement. Then Dr. Rowen and Dr. April Yasunaga engaged the audience through the most fun you could have with Professionalism and Student Mistreatment policies by using a TBL to create discussion on these policies. Dr. Jenny Amos added to the excitement through our “speed dating” round to help create new connections amongst faculty and staff. A big thanks to Dr. Rowen and Dr., Dr. Jennie Hsu-Lumetta, and Mr. Sol Roberts-Lieb for leading breakout sessions.

If you weren’t able to attend, we have uploaded all of the slides, policies, and handouts for your review. The large group sessions were recorded and will be uploaded as soon as they are edited.

We would like to announce that the 2019 Curriculum Retreat will be held on January 24, 2019. This will be a full-day event, so please mark your calendars now.

Academic Affairs Represents at CGEA

Dr. Rowen, Dr. Ahmad, Dr. Coiado and Dr. Pluta presented the poster “Integrating Engineering into the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Curriculum” at the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA). The poster focused on the presentation of the curriculum development process with the end goal of developing a new generation of physician-innovators that can apply quantitative skills, technological principles, and engineering concepts to enhance patient care. The team received several questions from medical educators attending the conference about how engineering and innovation was integrated into the curriculum and how engineering, science, and medicine were integrated into the clinical cases.  

Teachers Ranked as Excellent

Several Carle Illinois faculty were listed in the CITL List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for Fall 2017 for their excellence in teaching. Congrats to all of you. This list is compiled from student evaluations. We look forward to the impact of our faculty as Carle Illinois welcomes its first class of physician-innovators. Click to learn more about the list and how it is compiled. 

Medical Maker Lab Series: The Molecule Maker Lab

Join presenters Martin Burke, Irfan Ahmad and Chad Rienstra for an energetic discussion on how the new Molecule Maker Lab, part of the larger Medical Maker Lab at Illinois, will propel innovations at the molecular scale to transform most current industries and revolutionize health care. April 10, noon-1 p.m., Beckman Institute room 1005.

Navigating Illinois – STAT!Ref Subscription

Did you know that our library currently subscribes to STAT!Ref – A resource that includes AnatomyTV, Essential Evidence Plus, AAFP Conditions A-Z, AHFS Drug Information, Merck Manual (consumer version), Merritt’s Neurology, Neurology Video Textbook and Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. These resources are available for all Carle Illinois Faculty and Staff. If you have any questions or need help, please contact Peg Burnette.

Carle Illinois Sponsored Events

Want to see what workshops and events are coming later in the semester? Look at our full calendar for more information.   

Thursday, April 19
Lunch and Learn: Teaching Medical Students about Quality and Patient Safety
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M., Skype for Business
Speaker: Dr. Robert Healy (Carle Foundation Hospital)
Tuesday, April 24
Problem-Based Learning Workshop
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Carle Forum, Video Conference Room
Speaker: Various Academic Affairs Staff
Registration Required. 
Carle Sponsored Events

Want to see what workshops and events Carle is offering? Look at the full Carle Classes and Events calendar for more information 

Campus and Community Sponsored Events

Want to see what workshops and events are being offered on campus later in the semester?

Campus Events  

Wednesday, April 18
Annual Nutrition Symposium: Metabolic Alterations in Disease: What Role Can Nutrition Play?
All Day
Audience: All Faculty and Staff
Sponsor: Division of Nutritional Sciences
Registration will be open soon
Friday, April 20
The Power of Presentations: Enhancing your Slides for Teaching and Engagement
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Room: Armory Building, Room 172
Audience: All Faculty and Staff
Speaker: Jamie Nelson
Sponsor: CITL 
Thursday, April 26
Emerging Tech Hands-on: 360 Degree Cameras and Virtual Reality
11:00 P.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Room: Armory Building, Room 172
Audience: All Faculty and Staff
Speaker: Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa
Sponsor: CITL 
Have a teaching and learning event you want to promote? Please contact Sol Roberts-Lieb to have it added to on the College Calendar.
Medical Education News and Tips

Please review our Medical Education Journal List for more great topics in teaching and learning in a medical school environment.

"Context matters when striving to promote active and lifelong learning in medical education'"

In the October 6, 2017 edition of Medical Education, Joris Berkhout, Esther Helmich, Pim Teunissen, Cees P M van der Vleuten, and A Debbie C Jaarsma published an article discussing how context matters when looking at the changes from traditional to active learning pedagogies in medical education over the past 30 years.  "In the 30 years that have passed since The Edinburgh Declaration on Medical Education, we have made tremendous progress in research on fostering ‘self‐directed and independent study’ as propagated in this declaration, of which one prime example is research carried out on problem‐based learning. However, a large portion of medical education happens outside of classrooms, in authentic clinical contexts. Therefore, this article discusses recent developments in research regarding fostering active learning in clinical contexts."

"Tracking Active Learning in the Medical School Curriculum: A Learning-Centered Approach"

In the March 2018 Issue of the Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, Lise McCoy et. al,  examined the saturation and breadth of active learning replacing traditional lectures in first-year medical school curricula. "Over the past decade, reform efforts in medical and health care education curricula have emphasized the importance of active learning (AL) and technology to improve student engagement and critical thinking skills."