Innovation Group Symposium - HMS Academy Trainee as Teacher Innovation Group Symposium: Time-Efficient Teaching


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 2:30pm to 5:00pm


Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC 106)



Overview: With increasing demands on physicians' time, devoting time to teaching has become increasingly challenging. Residents, fellows and attending physicians must balance their own learning and patient care with teaching medical students and junior trainees. This symposium for trainees and faculty will focus on enhancing teaching and assessment techniques in clinical settings to be both effective and time-efficient.


Agenda & Speakers 

2:30-2:45 pm: Introduction - Approach to time - efficient teaching

Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH
Co-chair, Trainee as Teacher Innovation Group, HMS Academy; Associate Program Director, Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics; Hospital Epidemiologist, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Eli Miloslavsky, MD
Co-chair, Trainee as Teacher Innovation Group, HMS Academy; Co-Director, Advanced Integrated Science Courses; Associate Clerkship Director Core II Clerkship, MGH; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

2:45-3:15 pm: Rapid learner assessment

Sonja Solomon, MD
Program Director, BWH Primary Care Medicine Residency Program; Instructor In Medicine, Harvard Medical School

3:15-3:45 pm: Time-efficient bedside teaching

Katherine O'Donnell, MD
Associate Clinical Chief, Children's Hospital; Inpatient Services (CHIPS); Undergraduate Medical Education Director, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

3:45-4:15 pm: The art of the chalk talk

Joshua Nagler, MD
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program; Associate Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

4:15-4:45 pm: Working with medical students efficiently and effectively

Anita Vanka, MD
Co-Director, Practice of Medicine Course; Associate Clerkship Director Core I Clerkship, BIDMC; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

David Clossey
Medical Student, Harvard Medical School



Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to

  1. Identify successful techniques for rapid learner assessment
  2. Recognize methods to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of bedside teaching
  3. Develop a framework for succinct chalk talks
  4. Implement time-efficient strategies for working with students on inpatient rotations


Accreditation Statement:
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity