A hands-on comparative physiology-based faculty development program aimed to equip clinician educators with the confidence and ability to integrate physiology and mechanistic thinking into their daily clinical teaching and medical decision making. Participants will conduct actual comparative physiology experiments using aquatic species, designed to enhance understanding of basic physiologic principles in humans. These experiences will be used as a springboard to create teaching scripts that participants can employ in clinical practice. The goal is for participants to develop a renewed confidence in, and take home tangible products for incorporating physiology into clinical teaching
Educators in Hospital Medicine, General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and any other physicians who are interested in incorporating physiology based teaching into clinical practice
Faculty development will be integrated throughout the course in order to enhance participants’ ability to translate new knowledge into effective teaching.
CME Credits Available
This course is approved to offer a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM through the University of Vermont. The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.
- Shoshana J. Herzig, M.D., M.P.H.Director of Hospital Medicine Research, Hospitalist Physician; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolDepartment of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Daniel Ricotta, M.D.Hospitalist Physician, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research
- Tara Scribner-Metcalf, M.D.Hospitalist, Internal Medicine; Clinical Instructor, Robert Larner, M.D.; College of Medicine at the University of VermontThe University of Vermont
- Mark Zeidel, M.D.Herman Ludwig Blumgart Professor of MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- To inspire clinician educators to teach physiology and incorporate mechanistic thinking into their clinical decision making.
- To give clinician educators the time and the space to re-familiarize themselves with basic concepts of physiology applicable to internal medicine using hands on comparative physiology experiments.
- To give clinician educators durable tools and resources so that they are able to locate and review the physiology and mechanisms of disease processes in their ongoing clinical and teaching roles.
All course attendees reside in on-campus housing. Housing is included in the tuition cost. Should a participant decide to stay off-campus, tuition can be reduced by a nominal amount. Local ground transportation is not provided.
Each attendee is placed as a single occupant in a dormitory-style room. Bathrooms are shared, same gender assignments. All housing units have free access wifi and parking.