Education

Three education committees are concentrating their efforts across the MD, public health and professional programs as they deliberate on developing trends and priorities for the way we teach, address societal needs, and expand our global vision. Following an assessment of our current efforts, the committee will recommend priorities for the future.

Strategies for Learning

Chairs:
Peter Brodeur, Director, Division of Medical Education & Associate Professor, Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology
Deb Erlich, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Carney Hospital

Assessment:
Describe current learning modalities, such as lectures, simulation, anatomical education, engaged learning and applied learning/practicums.

Gap Analysis:
Evaluate program effectiveness and gaps.

Priorities:
Make recommendations for where efforts should be targeted in the next 5-10 years. Areas to be addressed include small group teaching and team-based learning, flipped classrooms, inter-professional education, cultural competency, faculty development, and increasing faculty diversity.

Members:
Laura Baecher-Lind, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center
Rebecca Blanchard, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
Maria Blanco, Associate Dean, Faculty Development
Brent Cochran, Professor, Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Dave Damassa, Professor, Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology
Misha Eliasziw, Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Scott Epstein, Dean, Education Affairs
Priya Garg, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center
Scott Gilbert, Associate Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Kevin Hinchey, Chief Academic Officer, Academic Dean, and Associate Professor, Baystate Medical Center
Louise Lee, Assistant Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Rebecca Lufler, Lecturer, Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology
Jeff Marchant, Research Assistant Professor, Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology
Aviva Must, Professor and Chair, Public Health and Community Medicine
Donna Qualters, Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching; Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Jesse Rideout, Director of Simulation Education; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

Meeting Materials:
Notes, March 21
Agenda, April 11
Article on flipped classroom 

Final Report

Educating for Societal Needs

Committee Chairs:
David Martin, Professor, Medicine, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Peter Bates, CMO, Academic Dean and Professor of Medicine, Maine Medical Center

Assessment: 
Describe current emphases, such as the Maine track, combined degree programs, public health related programs, and professional degree programs.

Gap Analysis:
Evaluate program effectiveness and gaps.

Priorities:
Make recommendations for where efforts should be targeted in the next 5-10 years. Priorities to be discussed include underserved and/or family medicine, an expanded role for public health within the MD curriculum, a greater emphasis on pipeline programs, curriculum development and learning opportunities in palliative care, goals for professional degree programs, and potential efforts in online learning.  

Committee Members:
Jeanine Carlson, Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program; Clinical Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Richard Glickman-Simon, Assistant Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Greg Hardy, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Paul Hattis, Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Kevin Hinchey, Associate Professor, Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
Henry Klapholz, Dean, Clinical Affairs
Amy Kuhlik, Dean, Student Affairs
Mary Lee, Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Jan Mathews, Director, Information Technology
John Mazzullo, Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine
Suzanne Mitchell, Co-Director, Tufts Student Service Scholars Program; Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine, Boston University
Tony Schlaff, Director, MPH Program; Professor Public Health and Community Medicine
Bob Trowbridge, Director, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship, Maine Medical Center
Robert Ward, Assistant Professor, Radiology, Tufts Medical Center
Randy Wertheimer, Chair, Family Medicine
Saul Weingart, Chief Medical Officer and Lecturer in Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Halina Wiczyk, Clerkship Director and Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baystate Medical Center

Meeting Minutes:
April 22, 2014

Final Report

Global Health and International Partnerships

Chairs:
Joyce Sackey, Dean, Multicultural Affairs and Global Health
Christine Wanke, Associate Chair and Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine and Medicine

Assessment:
Describe programs in which we send students to experiences in countries such as Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Haiti, programs that bring trainees and researchers to this country, faculty/administrative partnerships, educational technology partnerships.

Gap analysis:
Evaluate program effectiveness and gaps.

Priorities:
Make recommendations for where efforts should be targeted in the next 5-10 years. Future efforts could include an outline of our goals for student experiences overseas, how such programs should be managed and funded, areas of the world that we wish to send students, initiatives that bring students, trainees and researchers to this country, partnerships in areas such as educational technology, and new efforts that we envision launching and supporting. 

Members:
Susan Albright, Director of Educational Technologies
Odilia Bermudez, Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Richard Dupee, Clinical Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Janet Forrester, Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Jeffrey Griffiths, Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Mary Lee, Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Zitao Liu, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center
Mkaya Mwamburi, Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine
Mark Pearlmutter, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Meeting Materials:
Notes, May 8
Agenda, May 21

Final Report