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Participant Expectations

The workshop is composed of large group sessions, in which faculty cover the core curriculum and model teaching strategies for the small groups, and small group sessions, in which participants work closely with a tutor team to practice teaching and dig deeper into EBM content. Self-study time during each day allows participants to prepare for their small group teaching with the mentorship of the tutor team.

What types of teaching do participants do in small group?

Participants generally teach 2 short sessions of 15-30 minutes each on topics the small group identifies as being of interest. Past participants have chosen to:

  • Model the EBM cycle, starting with a clinical scenario
  • Lead a critical appraisal of an article
  • Give a chalk talks or other teaching on an EBM topic, such as study design, randomization, likelihood ratios, etc.
  • Discuss a clinical challenge using the EBM cycle and concepts

How do you prepare for your teaching?

  • Think about personal learning goals and expectations for the workshop; be prepared to share these with your small group.
  • Think about current clinical problems or “hot topics” for your teaching session.
  • Identify possible articles to use for your learning needs. (Additional articles will be provided in the Workshop Materials.)
  • Identify issues or concepts within the EBM process that you would want to use as topics for your small group activity.

What resources are available to help you prepare for your teaching?

  • Self-study time is available every day
  • The tutor team, consisting of a tutor trainee, 2 faculty members, and a librarian, are available to help you select, refine and hone your topic.
  • A computer lab and librarians are available to help you find articles and relevant content.

How are the small groups structured?

  • Small group sessions are based on the model of a small group for facilitated learning and for practice in teaching content.
  • There are 7 two-hour small group sessions with 7-8 participants in each small group.
  • Each group has a faculty team of a tutor-trainee (generally a previous workshop participant), 2 faculty members, and a librarian.
  • The curriculum for the small groups is based on the learning needs of the participants, who will be largely responsible for presenting content during these sessions.
  • Small group participants reflect a mix of specialties and roles.

What should I wear?

  • Be comfortable! Our workshop dress code is casual to business casual.