Harvard Macy Institute Podcast
Happy New Year from the Harvard Macy Institute

Happy New Year from the Harvard Macy Institute

September 15, 2020

Happy New Year from the Harvard Macy Institute

Welcome to the Harvard Macy Institute podcast. Liz Armstrong extends New Year's greetings to our community, and outlines highlights and innovations in the Institute's work for 2020. Kristina Dzara gives us updates on the HMI blog, social media activities, and ways to stay in touch this year. Podcast host Vic Brazil gives us a taste of what's to come with the HMI podcast. 

Virtual Communities of Practice in Health Professions Education

Virtual Communities of Practice in Health Professions Education

September 15, 2020

Introducing the Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Virtual Communities of Practice in Health Professions Education

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

What is a virtual community of practice (vCoP)? How do we find ‘our people’ online for professional development and educational scholarship?

In this episode Victoria Brazil speaks with Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education alumnae Teresa Chan and Michelle Lin. We start with Yarris et al. Finding Your People in the Digital Age: Virtual Communities of Practice to Promote Education Scholarship, and explore the definition of a CoP and the ‘anatomy’ of a vCoP. Are these communities organic or intentional? We discuss leadership and success factors in cultivating a CoP through a number of outstanding examples – Academic Life in Emergency Medicine and CanadiEM - as well as some perils and pitfalls.

We consider the specific role of podcasts in supporting vCoPs and our guests point us toward another great read – Riddell et al. Independent and Interwoven: A Qualitative Exploration of Residents’ Experiences with Educational Podcasts.

And there are shoutouts to #HMIChat on Twitter, Dr. Kristina Dzara (@KristinaDzara) and the marvellous #KeyLimePodcast!

Watch out for new episodes this year which will be announced on our blog and our TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook social media channels.

 

Host/Moderator BIO

Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research interests include podcasting and simulation, and she is co-producer of Simulcast - a podcast about healthcare simulation. Victoria can be followed on Twitter.

 

 

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Leadership development for the health professions

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Leadership development for the health professions

September 15, 2020

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

Podcast #2 explores Leadership development for health professionals with Cathy Green and Grant Phelps in preparation for the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education (MIHCE) Leadership and Innovations course.

What is leadership in healthcare? Who should our leaders be? And how do they develop the skills they need for these roles?

In this episode Victoria Brazil speaks with MIHCE Deputy Director Cathy Green and leadership development academic and gastroenterologist Grant Phelps. We start with Green et al., “Developing leadership skills in young ophthalmologists” and explore what we mean by ‘leadership,’ the role this plays in 21st century healthcare, and how we develop leadership across the continuum of health professions education.

We consider the specific role of leadership in complex systems and in teams, and the critical focus of leadership as an enabler of health service improvement.

And there are shout-outs to Marg Hay, the use of Twitter as a leadership tool, and a sneaky reference to Roy and HG for Australian listeners…..

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud or Itunes  and watch out for new episodes this year which will be announced on our blog and our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook social media channels.

Author BIO

Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research interests include podcasting and simulation, and she is co-producer of Simulcast - a podcast about healthcare simulation. Victoria can be followed on Twitter.

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: What’s Next for Systems of Assessment in Educational Settings

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: What’s Next for Systems of Assessment in Educational Settings

September 15, 2020

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

Podcast #3 explores Four big issues for assessment in health professions education in discussion with Louis Pangaro, and guest comments from  Sharon Mickan and Martin Pusic. This discussion was originally prepared for the 2020 Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education course in Boston, where both Lou and Martin were expected to participate as faculty. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the course was postponed and rescheduled for October 18th through October 22nd, 2020. The course will also run from March 7 – 12, 2021. 

Assessment in health professions education is complex, as expectations of health professionals evolve, as well as our understanding of how to demonstrate readiness for practice.

In this episode Victoria Brazil speaks with course director Louis Pangaro about the Academic Medicine article What’s Next? Developing Systems of Assessment for Educational Settings by John Norcini.

We discuss the four big issues John Norcini nominates for attention – summative assessment (and how much is enough), formative assessment, assessment beyond the individual (including measures of process and measures of teams) and assessment in the context of complex adaptive systems in healthcare.

Informative and thought provoking discussion for teachers, learners and leaders in health professions education.

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud or Itunes  and watch out for new episodes this year which will be announced on our blog and our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook social media channels.

Did you know that the Harvard Macy Institute Community Blog has had more than 200 posts? Previous posts have explored topics including the RIME framework, leadership development in the health professions, and the Harvard Macy Institute as a community of learning.

 

Author BIO

Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research interests include podcasting and simulation, and she is co-producer of Simulcast - a podcast about healthcare simulation. Victoria can be followed on Twitter.

Silver linings – Leading innovations in healthcare and education

Silver linings – Leading innovations in healthcare and education

September 15, 2020

Podcast #4 explores ‘Silver Linings’ – opportunities for innovation in healthcare and education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode Vic speaks with Professor Liz Armstrong, Director of the Harvard Macy Institute, about the challenging times for health professionals and educators during COVID-19, and how the principles of leading change can be applied in this novel context.

Liz describes the plans for running the June Leaders program online, and how interactivity and small group work are being supported. She tells us about a preliminary exercise the scholars have completed – focused on their own ‘silver linings’ – and how (paradoxically) ‘staying at home’ seems to have fostered more community, collaboration and patient focused care. And finally – Liz and Vic ponder on broader issues of change and innovation in healthcare, and take lessons from Elon Musk and SpaceX !

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Social Learning Theory and Continuing Professional Development in Health Professions Education

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Social Learning Theory and Continuing Professional Development in Health Professions Education

September 15, 2020

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

Podcast #5 explores a recent paper on Social Learning Theory and Continuing Professional Development,

with Louise Allen (first author) and Graham McMahon Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in the United States.

In this episode Victoria Brazil speaks with Louise Allen about her recent Medical Teacher publication on Applying Social Learning Theory to explain the impacts of Continuing Professional Development. Her paper, with co-authors Marg Hay, Elizabeth Armstrong and Claire Palermo is an exemplar of qualitative research, and involved semi-structured interviews with previous Harvard Macy and Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education program participants. The team found that scholars broadened their networks, affirmed themselves, applied learning in practice and enjoyed career progression. The impacts of these courses reached beyond themselves to both the people and organizations with which  they are involved.

Victoria and Louise were also joined by Graham McMahon from ACCME (see his succinct Stanford X talk on CME or listen to his new Coffee with Graham podcast) to consider what this means for the planning, delivery and regulation of continuing professional development. In a broad ranging discussion we draw on the prior Harvard Macy Institute podcast on virtual communities of practice, Dan Pratt’s 5 perspectives on teaching , and the translational of these principles in a COVID imposed ‘virtual CME’ era.

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Learning Strategies for Health Professions – Is There a Gap from Evidence to Practice?

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast: Learning Strategies for Health Professions – Is There a Gap from Evidence to Practice?

September 15, 2020

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

Podcast #6 explores evidenced based learning strategies – and whether learners and teachers practice them. Felipe Piza is first author of an article in Medical Teacher looking at this issue. He joins host Victoria Brazil and his research mentor and Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions co-director Holly Gooding to discuss.

In this episode Victoria Brazil speaks with Felipe Piza about his Medical Teacher publication Awareness and Usage of Evidence-Based Learning Strategies Among Health Professions Students and

Faculty. His study was conducted in collaboration with an international group of Harvard Macy Institute scholars, including Jennifer Kesselheim, Juliette Perzhinsky, Joanna Drowos, Roni Gillis, Khen Moscovici, Theodora E. Danciu, Agnieszka Kosowska, and Holly Gooding. They used a survey methodology to review learning practices among health professions students. The team also investigated how educators help students with the process of learning. They noted a wide gap between what science has learned about effective teaching and learning and what our health professions students and faculty report actually doing in practice.

Victoria and Felipe were joined by Holly Gooding, who served as research mentor for Felipe on this paper. We discussed the findings and their implication for our educational practices, including the cultivation of metacognition.

Happy listening!

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