2022 TEACH Education Day
October 27, 2022
Inaugural Richard C. Vari, PhD Endowed Lecture
What Does Physiology Teach Us About Assessment and Evaluation?
Louis N. Pangaro, MD, MACP
COL (ret.) MC USA
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Uniformed Services University School of Medicine
The educational process in medicine leads to eventual independence, a time when the faculty need no longer be physically present. It’s hard work for students and also for faculty, and maybe we need simple principles to get students and teachers on the same page. Physiologic systems, for instance, support homeostasis, an internal process of trying to maximize or protect something important and avoid threats, in which self-monitoring or self-regulation is essential. In their progress toward progressive independence, what in our students are we trying to maximize (some notion of competence) and what are we trying to avoid (unsafe or unprofessional behaviors). How do we foster this and what are simple ways to describe the process of internalizing a promise of expertise and duty? And, what are effective and efficient ways of observing it?
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the concept of an internalized set-point (homeostasis) for what expertise and duty look like as learners progress toward independence
- Define the knowledge expectations needed for EPAs and milestones as we move from UME to GME to CME
- Use the process of questioning to transfer power, fun, and responsibility to learners
- Foster confidence in our shared ability to assess and provide feedback on progress toward independence for students and residents
Dr. Pangaro’s lecture slide deck [pdf]
Annotated bibliography for Descriptive Evaluation using the RIME Framework and Formal Evaluation Sessions [pdf]
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
- Category 1 CME credit will be offered for this presentation. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ has been approved for this enduring material from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023.
- To receive Category 1 CME credit for videos viewed, complete the full CME Evaluation Form linked above the video. You will be required to answer two content questions covered during the video on this session evaluation.
Complete the post-session evaluation to receive CME credit. [website]
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