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This is a presentation that I intend to use for 3 main purposes:
1) To recruit a larger number of our faculty members to actively participate in our Maternal-Fetal Medicine lecture series. Most faculty are very ready and willing to teach at the bedside, but there seems to be little motivation to take the time to give (even a single) fellow’s lecture. Part of the feedback we have received is that “it is too hard to accommodate everyone’s schedule,” and there seems to be less pressure to commit if only one fellow is available for a face-to-face session
2) To educate our faculty about how their lecture can be given both face to face and online (as a hybrid) or as a “stored” lecture, to allow fellows to view independently and still have assignments that can be tracked, assessed and for which data can be collected to show the value of the time of both the faculty and fellows.
3) By tracking all lectures, documenting any exercises, quizzes, reflections and readings the fellows complete, we can have seamless, easily accessed documentation of our educational curriculum for board reviewers when it comes time for re-accreditation.
Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Baylor College of Medicine
“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you’ll receive some measure of success – but only if you persist. ”
– Isaac Asimov
This is a blog started for the “New Tools for Creating Online Educational Materials” course which I am taking toward a Master’s in Education degree through the University of Houston. I have an interest in non-traditional education techniques, especially developing tools that are contemporary, forward-thinking, and sufficiently flexible to use in small and large groups alike–hence the appeal of online educational materials.
I am notorious for dreaming up more than I can ever do, especially with as many roles I have from day to day, which is why the quote above really resonates. The “dreaming up” is easy, the persistance, not so much, but I keep learning every day and have had some fabulous mentors, whose ability to execute plans, make things happen and get things published I hope to harness. The tools and skills I have acquired through the Master’s program, however, have proven extraordinarily helpful in grounding my ideas, and providing a “map” for success. I look forward to building upon what I’ve learned so far, and hope to build a lasting platform for our fellows, residents, and students.
Stand up paddle boarding-for a little bit of balance (literally and figuratively)
I love obstacle course events, especially when I can include my kids