The Center for Medical and Health Sciences

Faculty Development

The LUCOM Office of Medical Education (Med Ed) offers faculty programs and web-based guides and tools that will inform and support you as a new faculty member. As you explore our resources, you will find useful information that will aid in your transition to LUCOM. 

We look forward to seeing you at new faculty events. If you have questions, please email the Office of Medical Education at LUCOMMedEd@liberty.edu.

Faculty Development Schedule 2018

See session descriptions below

Date Time Session Location
January 11 Noon-1 p.m.

IAMSE Webinar

CMHS 3033
January 18 Noon-1 p.m.

IAMSE Webinar

CMHS 3033
January 25 Noon-1 p.m.

IAMSE Webinar

CMHS 3033
January 27 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Fascial Manipulation and Anatomy Workshop OrthoVirginia
February 1 Noon-1 p.m.

IAMSE Webinar

CMHS 3033
February 8 Noon-1 p.m.

IAMSE Webinar

CMHS 3033
March 19 9 a.m.-noon

Improving the Future of Medicine through Teaching and Learning Excellence - Part 2

CMHS 1047
March 20 9 a.m.-noon Crucial Conversations CMHS 1047
March 20 1:30-2:30 p.m. Osteopathic Principles and Practices  
June 5 1:30-3 p.m. Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching CMHS 1047
July 11 1:30-3:30 p.m. Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching CMHS 1047

 

About the Sessions

IAMSE Webinar Series

  • Thursday, Jan. 11 - “Competency-Based Medical Education: Understanding the Principles”
    Presenter: Linda Snell, MD

     
    • This webinar will lay the foundation for future sessions in this series. We will discuss the definition and define the common terms that are used in competency-based education (CBME). The reasons for why we need to change our current education system and how CBME may address these issues will be discussed. We will describe the five components of CBME and models for implementing this new education paradigm across the continuum of medical education.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 – “Integration, Competence, and Expertise: Preparing Learners for the Future”
    Presenter: Nikki Woods

     
    • As medical education prepares for the shift to competency-based education, there is increasing emphasis on identifying and assessing the specific knowledge and skills needs for safe medical practice. However, putting this new understanding into practice is made complicated by perceptual/knowledge limitations of students and fundamentally flawed models of information processing and memory implicitly held by many teachers. This session will provide participants with basic understanding of core principles of memory, attention, categorization and expertise development drawn from the cognitive psychology literature. Participants will learn new ways to conceptualize their own expertise and better prepare their learners for the complexities of future practice.
       
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 - Fascial Manipulation and Anatomy Workshop
    Keynote Speaker: Antonio Stecco, MD, Ph.D.
    OrthoVirginia
    2405 Atherholt Road
    Lynchburg, Va. 24502

    Space is limited | RSVP by Jan. 22
    Julianna.Acevedo@OrthoVirginia.com 
    *Continuing Education Credits Available*

     
    • This workshop will illustrate new studies of the gross and histological anatomy of the human fasciae, and explain the biomechanical model for the human fascia I system currently applied in the manual technique known as Fascial Manipulation.
       
  • Thursday, Jan 25 - “Generating Trust in Entrustment: An Update from the AAMC Core EPA Pilot Group”
    Presenter: Kim Lomis

     
    • Dr. Lomis, on behalf of the national pilot group, will briefly review the background of the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency initiative and will summarize recent activities of the national pilot group. Guiding principles for implementation will be elucidated, and areas of ongoing development and study will be discussed.
       
  • Thursday, Feb. 1 – “Continuity, LICs and Competency-Based Education”
    Presenter: Molly Cooke

     
    • This session will describe the current state of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) in medical education in the US, including the variety of formats that incorporate longitudinally and integration in some degree. It will describe what we know about the outcome of clinical education in this format for medical students and emerging trends in LICs. Because of the audience, special attention will be paid to how issues and concepts in fundamental science can be addressed in the LIC format.
       
  • Thursday, Feb. 8  - “Competency-based Education across the UME-GME Continuum: The EPAC Program”
    Presenter: Deb Powell

    • This session will describe the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum project (EPAC), which is sponsored by the AAMC and initially funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. In addition to describing the goals and structure of this educational initiative, the project’s assessment strategies and criteria for advancement to GME will be outlined. Project outcomes to date and ongoing work will be discussed as well.

  • Monday, March 19 - “Improving the Future of Medicine through Teaching and Learning Excellence – Part 2”
    Presenter: Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina

    • Is the lecture an outmoded teaching method that inhibits active learning or is it a potentially powerful tool that is an essential part of every teacher’s repertoire? During this seminar, Dr. Zakrajsek will present up-to-date research on the different types of lecture, on what constitutes effective lecturing, and on the impact of lecturing when done appropriately and well. He will fill the void in professional development resources on how to lecture, validating the practice when it’s aligned with the educational mission of creating engaged learning environments.

      Dr. Zakrajsek will show that, rather than lecture and active learning being mutually exclusive or either-or propositions, the effectiveness of the former can be greatly enhanced when combined with active learning techniques through what he defines as dynamic lecturing; and will provide context about the need to balance these approaches to meet the needs of students as they progress from novice to advanced learners. 

      He will present a range of strategies that enhance student learning during lecture, revealing the evidence behind each lecturing strategy he describes and will conclude with practical suggestions for quick application in the classroom. Participants will receive lecture planning and evaluation tools for reworking their lectures in ways that provide high-level engagement and achievement for students.

      Dr. Zakrajsek will discuss the benefits of lecturing and describe the different modalities of lecture, with an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of each. He will share educational strategies to enhance the lecture, including, among others, activating prior knowledge, emphasizing important points, effectively using multi-media, making concepts meaningful via examples, and the importance of retrieval practice, and give advice on how to align the engagement techniques with instructional goals. This session will benefit all faculty interested in revitalizing their teaching. The strategies are succinct, easy to incorporate into lectures and, done well, will have an immediate impact and increase student mastery of course content.

      Part 2 is dedicated to direct application of learning principles and practices from session one.
       
  • Tuesday, March 20 - “Crucial Conversations”
    Presenters: Dr. Dean Gianakos and Rodd Meeks

    • If you feel stuck — in a relationship, in your career, at home — chances are a crucial conversation is keeping you there. The summary of this New York Times bestseller by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler will help you handle crucial conversations — conversations that occur when the stakes are high, emotions run strong, and opinions vary. With crucial conversations skills, you'll be able to: prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique; transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue; make it safe to talk about almost anything; be persuasive, not abrasive; improve nearly every professional and personal relationship; and yield major professional improvements in areas like productivity, quality, safety, diversity, and change management.

  • Tuesday, March 20 - “Osteopathic Principles and Practices”
    Presenters: Dr. Michael L
    ockwood

  • Tuesday, June 5 - “Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching”
    Presenter: Dr. Kevin Corsini

    • The purpose of this instructional session is to reinforce a shared understanding within the LUCOM faculty and staff of basic Christian orthodoxy. The principles of Wayne Grudem’s book, Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know will be unpacked for participants with engaging discussion and participant application. This readable guide to 20 basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology. Faculty and staff have been provided a copy of the book to read prior to the first meeting on June 5. The sessions will be taught by Dr. Kevin Corsini, and Drs. Klink, Leonard, Mintle, Ianuzzo and Dyson will act as co-facilitators.

  • Wednesday, July 11 - “Skills and Strategies to Improve Small Group Teaching”
    Presenter: Dr. Kevin Corsini

    • The purpose of this instructional session is to reinforce a shared understanding within the LUCOM faculty and staff of basic Christian orthodoxy. The principles of Wayne Grudem’s book, Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know will be unpacked for participants with engaging discussion and participant application. This readable guide to 20 basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology. Faculty and staff have been provided a copy of the book to read prior to the first meeting on June 5. The sessions will be taught by Dr. Kevin Corsini, and Drs. Klink, Leonard, Mintle, Ianuzzo and Dyson will act as co-facilitators.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the LUCOM Faculty Development and CME Office to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty is expected to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.