Research Concurrent Sessions - Round 1

Date: October 21, 2022 | Time: 11:45 to 12:30 (CDT)


RESEARCH CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Round 1


  • BREAKOUT ROOM 1 - WORKSHOP - Reinforcing coaching skills through strategic use of student cases for LC faculty.

    Authors / Presenters: Sathyanarayan Sudhanthar, Kelly Armstrong, Brad Riley, Jonathan Gold, Chi Braunreiter

Session summary:

Learning Community faculty play multiple roles in undergraduate medical education, including acting as a coach. Longitudinal faculty development sessions have shown to be beneficial in supporting the role of these faculty which also ultimately improves their coaching relationship with students. Simulated cases have long been used in various settings as a tool to improve learner knowledge, skills, and attitude. Simulated student cases based on real life experiences are a valuable resource for the faculty to identify coachable moments and identify barriers and resources that may help overcome the barriers.

Learning objectives

    1. Identify specific goals for using simulated student cases to reinforce coaching moments.
    2. Identify best practices in creating the simulated student coaching cases.
    3. Learn the coaching moments by working through a simulated student case.


  • BREAKOUT ROOM 2 - WORKSHOP - Toasting to Change: Applying LC principled practices to LC changes.

    Authors / Presenters: David Hatem, Christine MacGinnis

Session summary:

Learning communities are a new change in medical education yet are subject to change themselves. We will describe appreciative inquiry narrative and Toasting change approaches to a large curriculum revision process affecting our learning communities. We will then encourage participants to see how applications of these strategies might aid in their current or future LC changes.

Learning objectives

    1. Describe challenge brought about by change, from within LC's and from outside of LC's
    2. Discuss an approach to change management using Appreciative Inquiry and the Art of Gathering storytelling toasts
    3. Discuss changes upcoming for members schools and how to approach them using storytelling


  • BREAKOUT ROOM 3 - WORKSHOP - State of Staff in Learning Communities.

    Authors / Presenters: Kaicey von Stockhausen, Julie Calcavecchia

Session summary:

A workshop reflecting on the 2019 staff wellbeing data collected by the Learning Communities Institute (LCI) to discuss the current and future state of staff wellbeing and career fulfillment in their Learning Communities roles.

Learning objectives

    1. Discuss how staff are currently feeling in their role in the Learning Communities
    2. Identify opportunities to elevate staff in the Learning Communities
    3. Identify types of support and recognition staff feel would be beneficial


  • BREAKOUT ROOM 4 - WORKSHOP - Challenges and opportunities to developing a learning community in an international medical school: The United Arab Emirates experience.

    Authors / Presenters: Halah Ibrahim, Saly Kanj, Sawsan Ismaiel, Dana Al Ghafari, Fatema Al Shehhi

Session summary:

In many non-Western countries, the focus of medical school remains academic, with limited opportunities for student and faculty engagement. In this interactive workshop, through concepts of change management and real-world cases, we discuss obstacles to LCs in the international arena and describe strategies for developing and sustaining successful LCs.

Learning objectives

    1. Discuss potential obstacles to LCs in international medical schools.
    2. Describe strategies for developing and sustaining successful LCs.
    3. Use change management principles to engage all stakeholders to ensure buy-in and alignment to the core values of LCs.


  • BREAKOUT ROOM 5 - ORAL PRESENTATION ROOM Each oral presentation is 10 minutes, with 5 minutes for Q&A after each
    LCI Facilitator - Jason Noah

    Suicide Prevention Task Force at Tec de Monterrey


    Authors / Presenters: Raquel Solís, Cesar Lucio, Melina Miaja- Avila

Session summary:

A task force for suicide prevention was created in 2021 with the main objective being suicide prevention among students of the school of medicine and health sciences of Tec de Monterrey. Actions such as training, screening and awareness of this subject have or will be implemented.

Learning objectives

    1. Presenting the suicide prevention task force our school created.
    2. Inform about the actions the task force has worked on.
    3. Present the results of the work the task force has done.


Learning Communities: Effect of Diversity on Medical Student Stress and Perceived Support - Wayne State


Authors / Presenters: Kathleen Young, Justin Padron

Session summary:

The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between learning community diversity and psychological distress in the medical student body at WSUSOM using established measures. In addition, we will elucidate how diversity may impact student perceptions of support in their undergraduate medical education experience

Learning objectives

Ascertain the association between diversity and student distress. Elucidate the relationship between diversity and student perceptions of support in learning communities. Determine if social factors correlate to measures of student distress to differing degrees.


If I Can Do It, So Can You!: learning through shared life experiences.


Authors / Presenters: Abigail Rodríguez-Ramírez, Karla Alejandra Villarreal-Arizpe, Luis Carlos Bueno-Gutierrez, Nancy de los Angeles Segura-Azuara, Felicitos Leal-Garza

Session summary:

To implement advice sessions directed towards students who are about to enter their clinical experience, provided by students who have already been through that process, and evaluate if it affects diminishing insecurity, stress, and anxiety related to the beginning of this new chapter.

Learning objectives

    1. Mastermind group learning
    2. Life and academic transition stages
    3. Medicine students






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