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.
We anticipate that 23 Continuing Medical Education Credits will be available again this year!
- Shoshana J. Herzig, M.D., M.P.H.Director of Hospital Medicine Research, Hospitalist Physician; Associate Professor of MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
- Daniel Ricotta, M.D.Hospitalist Physician, Department of Medicine; Assistant Professor of MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research
- Tara Scribner, M.D.Hospitalist Physician and Assistant Professor of MedicineUniversity of Vermont Medical Center, Robert Larner College of Medicine at University of Vermont
- Mark Zeidel, M.D.Herrman Ludwig Blumgart Professor of MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
- 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, which 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.