Developing a Successful Career as a Medical Educator: Tackling Unaddressed Barriers Through Communities of Practice

Chicago, IL US
November 16, 2017
This retreat will assemble medical education leaders from different specialties and clinical environments to provide them tools that will make them stronger teachers. It will also help them identify communities of practice, so they can continue to learn with and from other participants after the retreat has ended.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for medical educators at the University of Chicago.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Define communities of practice in the context of medical education;
  • Identify personal career goals in medical education;
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential career opportunities while balancing other obligations;
  • List different approaches to identify and build mentor relationships;
  • State different domains of mentorship;
  • Describe methods to manage mentoring mishaps.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Jill Kelly
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-0290
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation
Event starts: 
11/16/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/16/2017 - 11:30am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Gordon Center for Integrative Science
929 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
  Susan Behrens, MD Professor of Surgical Education
  Vice Chair, Education and Patient Safety, Department of Surgery
  Vice Chair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Surgery 
  Clinical Director, MOC Portfolio Program and UW Health Clinical Simulation Program
  Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
                            Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
                            Divisions of General Surgery
                            University of Wisconsin

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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