The Training to Teachers (T2T) program is a nine-month blended program that guides learners in their exploration of modern medical education pedagogy and innovative teaching techniques. The T2T-India program is an opportunity for instructors, both less experienced and season educators, to enhance their knowledge and skills in medical education. Throughout the course, participants will engage in individual and team projects which actively model instruction techniques.

TEAMWORK

A substantial amount of teamwork is expected throughout the program. Team assignments are designed to promote collaboration and apply the models being introduced. All students are expected to contribute and actively participate in team assignments.

    • Curriculum

      T2T-India is a blended learning program that includes online lectures and webinars, supplemented by interactive webinars taught by senior faculty from Harvard Medical School recognized for expertise in medical education and curriculum development and management.

      Divided into key modules, the curriculum incorporates innovative teaching techniques for medical faculty, exposing participants to the latest pedagogical findings of the learning sciences, many of which are being incorporated at Harvard Medical School. T2T-India is anchored by two in-person workshops in Andhra Pradesh, the first one at Dr. NTR University for Health Sciences and the second one in Visakhapatnam. Each four-day workshop will occur at the beginning and at the end of the program’s online curriculum.

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      Learning Objectives

      At the end of the T2T-India program, participants will be able to:

      • Better understand the process of adult learning and how it should impact the way they teach
      • Learn the principles of curriculum development and recognize the necessary ingredients for successful curriculum reform
      • Master small-group teaching and case-based collaborative learning
      • Effectively apply modern technology to enhance teaching and learning
      • Become a more effective mentor
       
      Core Themes
      • Teaching and Learning
      • Lecturing Skills
      • Curriculum Development
      • Modern Pedagogical Strategies
      • Peer Instruction, Mentoring and Professionalism
      • Clinical Teaching
      • Assessment and Feedback
      • Medical Education Research
       
      Online Lectures and Webinars

      Module I - Teaching and Learning

      • Medical Education Pedagogy in the 21st Century
      • Application of Adult Learning Theory to Teaching
      • How People Learn
      • Science of Learning: Memory and Judgment
      • Reaching and Teaching Millennial Learners

      Module II - Lecturing Skills

      • Lecturing and Public Speaking Skills
      • Lecturing and Public Speaking Skills: How to Give an Engaging Presentation
      • How Effective Teachers Help People Learn

      Module III - Curriculum Development

      • Curriculum Development Steps
      • Program Design and Evaluation
      • HMS Experience in Curriculum Development and Reform
      • Curriculum Reform in US Medical Schools
      • Leading Change in Academic Medicine and Medical Education: Becoming an Agent of Change

      Module IV - Modern Pedagogical Strategies – Part 1

      • Flipped Classroom
      • Improving Team-Based Teaching and Small Group Discussions
      • Fostering Critical Thinking Skills
      • Critical Thinking Skill Development
      • Using Multimedia and Technology to Enhance Teaching
      • The Use of Social Media in Medical Education and Curricular Design

      Module V - Modern Pedagogical Strategies – Part 2

      • Designing an Active Learning Teaching Session
      • Managing Problem Tutorials: Quiet Learner, Domineering Student, Unprepared Group
      • The Use of Quizzes / Formative Assessments in Teaching and Learning
      • Simulation in Medical Education

      Module VI – Peer Instruction, Mentoring and Professionalism

      • Peer Instruction and Observation
      • Resident-Fellow Teaching Interaction: Defining the Barriers
      • Students As Teachers: Creating Opportunities for Senior Medical Students to Teach Junior Medical Students in Courses and Clerkships
      • Mentorship
      • Hidden Curriculum and Professionalism

      Module VII – Clinical Teaching

      • Patient-Centered Teaching
      • The Five Micro-Skills of Clinical Teaching
      • Developing Your Career As a Clinician-Educator
      • The power of empathy

      Module VIII - Assessment and Feedback

      • Competence Assessment in Resident Training
      • How to Give and Get Effective Feedback
      • Formative and Summative Assessments

      Module IX -Medical Education Research

      • Fundamentals of Medical Education Research
      • Medical Education Research: Qualitative Research Study Model
      • Medical Education Research: Quantitative Research Study Model
    • Workshops

      Dates
      • Workshop 1: January 30–February 2, 2017 (Vijayawada)
      • Workshop 2: September 12–September 15, 2017 (Visakhapatnam)

      The workshop curriculum will focus on developing critical thinking skills to apply to medical education. Participants will be introduced to medical education theory such as adult learning, social cognitive theory and connectivism. Throughout the workshop, many new teaching methods will be introduced to better equip participants and to expand their understanding of material covered in the online modules. Workshops will focus on class discussion, teamwork and application of the theories discussed.

      Workshop 1
      Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
      January 30 – February 2, 2017

      Day 1

      8:00AM Setting the Stage: Welcome and Introduction
      8:30AM Teamwork in Faculty Development Leadership
      Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
      9:15AM Adult Learning Theory
      Vanesa Bijol, MD
      10:00AM Refreshment Break
      10:30AM Team-based Teaching Strategies
      Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
      12:00PM Lunch break
      1:00PM Designing an Active Learning Teaching Session
      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM
      2:30PM Refreshment Break
      3:00PM Flipped Classroom Teaching Strategies
      Vanesa Bijol, MD
      4:30PM Putting It Together: Strategies, Challenges, and Best Practices
      5:00PM Adjourn

      Day 2

      8:00AM Announcements, Review of Schedule
      8:10AM Leading Change in Medical Education
      Ed Hundert, MD
      9:15AM How to Give an Engaging Presentation
      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM
      10:00AM Refreshment break
      10:30AM Interactive Teaching Session Skills
      Vanesa Bijol, MD
      12:00PM Lunch break
      1:00PM Small Group Learning Experiences
      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM, Vanesa Bijol, MD, Subha Ramani, MBBS,MPH
      2:30PM Refreshment break
      3:00PM Teaching at the Bedside Learning Experiences
      Subha Ramani, MBBS,MPH
      4:30PM Putting It Together
      5:00PM Adjourn

      Day 3

      8:00AM Announcements, Review of Schedule
      8:15AM The Five MicroSkills of Clinical Teaching
      Subha Ramani, MBBS,MPH
      9:15AM Teaching with Limited Time
      Vanesa Bijol, MD
      10:00AM Refreshment break
      10:30AM Critical Thinking and Assessment
      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM
      12:00PM Lunch break
      1:00PM Evaluation and Assessment
      Subha Ramani, MBBS,MPH
      2:30PM Refreshment break
      3:00PM How to Give and Get Effective Feedback
      Subha Ramani, MBBS,MPH
      4:30PM Putting It Together: Strategies, Challenges, and Best Practices
      5:00PM Adjourn

      Day 4

      8:00AM Announcements, Review of Schedule
      8:10AM Using Multimedia and Technology to Enhance Learning
      David Roberts, MD
      9:15AM Setting Goals and Expectations
      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM
      10:00AM Refreshment break
      10:30AM Using Technology in Medical Education
      12:00PM Lunch break
      1:00PM The Difficult Learner: Diagnosis and Improvement Plan
      Vanesa Bijol, MD
      2:30PM Refreshment break
      3:00PM Mentoring with Case Studies
      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM
      4:30PM Putting It Together and Workshop Summary
      5:00PM Adjourn

      View additional details for Workshop 1 here.

      *Times and titles subject to change

    • Admissions

      WHO SHOULD APPLY?

      The target audience for this program is highly motivated faculty in local and regional medical schools, seeking to optimize student learning and gain a strong faculty development experience. Participants will be clinicians holding the MD or MBBS, MBChB or equivalent degrees.

      NOTIFICATION OF ADMITTANCE

      We will acknowledge receipt of all registrations and maintain all registration information in strict confidence. Qualified registrants are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Registrants will be notified within three weeks of receipt of registration regarding program admittance.

      TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

      Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration and confirmation that the program will be held.

      Educational materials, air or ground transportation, hotel accommodation and meals, insurance and any other costs related to participation in the program are the responsibility of the registrants. The T2T Program and Harvard Medical School are not responsible for losses due to cancelation of flights, non-refundable accommodation charges, or any other costs incurred by registrants.

      • Notification of cancelation will be provided at least 30 days prior to the program’s start.
      ACADEMIC AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

      All participants will be expected to complete individual and team assignments, as well as attend and participate in the webinars in order to receive their certificate from Harvard Medical School.

    Faculty

    • Workshop Faculty

      Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, SM
      Assistant professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
      Renal Division, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
      Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
      Brigham & Women’s Hospital

      Subha Ramani, MBBS, MPH
      Assistant Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Brigham and Women’s Hospital

      Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, PhD, MSc
      Assistant Professor
      Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

      Jamie M. Robertson, PhD
      Instructor in Emergency Medicine
      Harvard Medical School

      Paige G. Wickner, MD, MPH
      Instructor in Medicine
      Harvard Medical School

    • Recorded Online Faculty

      RECORDED ONLINE FACULTY

      Keith Baker, MD PhD
      Associate Professor of Anesthesia
      Harvard Medical School
      Massachusetts General Hospital

      Danielle Bear, RD, MRes
      HEE / NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellow and Critical Care Dietitian
      Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

      Charles Hatem, MD
      Distinguished Academy Professor
      Professor of Medicine
      Member of the Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Health and Sciences and Technology
      Mount Auburn Hospital

      Ross Fisher, MBChB, MPhil, MSc, FRCS
      Consultant Pediatric Surgeon
      Sheffield Children's Hospital

      Susan Frankl, MD
      Assistant Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      James Gordon, MD
      Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Massachusetts General Hospital

      Joaquim Havens, MD
      Assistant Professor of Surgery
      Harvard Medical School
      Brigham and Women’s Hospital

      Mel Hoenig, MD
      Associate Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      Richard Hoppmann, MD
      Interim Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
      University of South Carolina School of Medicine

      Kathleen Huth, MD, FRCPC
      Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics
      University of Ottawa
      General Pediatrician, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
      MMSc-Medical Education Candidate
      Harvard Medical School

      Ed Hundert, MD
      Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education
      Dean for Medical Education
      Harvard Medical School

      Joel Katz, MD
      Associate Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Brigham and Women’s Hospital

      Eli Miloslavsky, MD
      Assistant Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Massachusetts General Hospital

      Hope Ricciotti, MD
      Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
      Harvard Medical School
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      David Roberts, MD
      Dean for External Education
      Harvard Medical School
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      Celeste Royce, MD
      Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
      Harvard Medical School
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      Daniel Schacter, PhD
      William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology
      Harvard University

      Anjala Tess, MD
      Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
      Assistant Professor of Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      David Topor, MA, PhD
      Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
      Harvard Medial School
      Boston VA Medical Center