Richard J. Zaino, M.D., Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
It is generally assumed that upon completion of residency training, all physicians are competent medical educators. This is but one fallacy in our system of medical education. This course is designed to particularly help junior faculty, fellows and senior residents, who care about teaching, become effective and engaging medical educators. While primarily focusing on undergraduate medical education, it will address some of the philosophy, principles and practices for the optimization of pathology resident training, interdepartmental conferences and research presentations. Although taught largely using a lecture format, there will be extensive participation and interaction of the attendees with the course director. A survey will be mailed to pre-registrants. Survey information mailed to Dr. Zaino in advance will be included in the discussion at the course. A handout will be distributed at the course and registrants will be mailed a CD after the course. Early registration for this course is recommended since enrollment will be limited.