Medical Student Education SIG

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The Medical Student Education SIG will still be dedicated to be a home for all people who are interested in medical student education. It will disseminate information for faculty development and career development of members. It will partner with other SIGs or other organizations to enhance approach to education and training.

APA Medical Student Education SIG Winter 2018 Report

The Medical Student Education SIG is a dedicated home for all interested in medical student education. The SIG develops and disseminates information to members for faculty and career development. We partner with other organizations to bring together researchers and educators from different disciplines for networking, enhanced approaches to education and training, and generation of research/project ideas.

We are pleased to announce another joint meeting of the Qualitative Research SIG and the Medical Student Education SIG at the 2018 PAS Meeting, bringing together researchers and educators for discussion and hands on training at the crossroads of medical student education and qualitative research methods. This combined SIG will be on Sunday May 6, 2018 from 12:00-3:00PM at the Metro Toronto Conference Center. Our focus will be on the use of Reflection in medical education and how it can be used to answer important questions in medical education through qualitative research methodologies. Participants will learn about a variety of established reflection curricula in both UME and GME and have the opportunity to engage in a small-group reflection exercise. After a brief overview of qualitative research, participants will then have an opportunity to gain experience and build skills in qualitative research methodologies that can be applied to research questions related to reflection including:

  1. Development of research questions related to reflection in medical education
  2. Data collection / Sampling strategies for a chosen research question
  3. Data analysis (coding) of a sample of reflective writing

Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring their own ideas and works in progress in the area of reflection and qualitative research. There will be opportunities in large and facilitated small groups for participants to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss possible ways to address any struggles. SIG leaders are available to facilitate work at and after the meeting.

Medical Student Education SIG Leadership

  • Maribeth Chitkara, MD, Stony Brook Children's
  • Jean Petershack, MD, University of Texas Health , San Antonio
  • Mary Rocha MD,MPH Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital Qualitative Research SIG leadership
  • Terry Kind, MD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Caroline Paul, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  • Linda Tewksbury, MD, York University School of Medicine

July 2017 Newsletter Article

The Medical Student Education SIG is a dedicated home for all interested in medical student education. The SIG disseminates information to members for faculty and career development, and it partners with other organizations to enhance approaches to education and training. At our 2017 SIG Session, we combined with the Qualitative Research SIG to discuss qualitative research methodologies and how they might be used in the context of medical student education to promote scholarship.

Mary Rocha from Baylor, Maribeth Chitkara from Stony Brook Children's, and Jean Petershack from UT San Antonio are the current co-chairs of the SIG. In the fall, we will begin planning for PAS 2018 in Toronto, and as always will remain open to ideas for topics and session content.

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Maribeth Chitkara, MD
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 444-2730

Jean Petershack, MD
7703 Floyd Curl Dr MC 7812
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 567-5225

Robert Riss, MD
4915 West 88th St
Prairie Village, KS 66207
Phone: (816) 802-1493




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