Medical Education Grand Rounds: Trauma-Informed Medical Education (TIME)


Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


TMEC 209

Trauma-Informed Medical Education (TIME) - RSVP 

Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, Psychiatrist
Director, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity
Director of Multicultural Studies and Director of Clinical Services, MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director, Holmes Society, Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Sarah Berman 
Medical Student (MS4) | Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Potter, MD
Advisory Dean and Director William Bosworth Castle Society; Founding Director of the Women's Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Overview: Trauma is ubiquitous across the life course and may be associated with adverse health consequences for our patients and for our learners. In response, medical schools are developing trauma-related educational content for their curricula and for faculty development--the latter to support learners with histories of trauma.

In addition to considering curricular content, medical educators need to apply a trauma-informed lens to the process of medical education.

This session will review trauma-informed medical education (TIME). Session leaders will propose an overarching framework for TIME and describe recent HMS curricular innovations that address the content and process of TIME. Participants will also have opportunities to brainstorm and discuss opportunities to apply trauma-informed principles to the content and process of their own teaching and educational leadership.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Identify sources of medical student trauma and adversity;
  2. Describe how trauma and adversity may adversely affect students' academic performance, professionalism, physical/mental health and well-being; 
  3. Describe how trauma-informed lens can be applied to the content and process of undergraduate medical education to enhance the learning environment, learning outcomes, and student health/well-being;
  4. Identify opportunities to integrate TIME principles into their own teaching and educational leadership.   

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity