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Preconference Workshops

Thursday, February 9, 2016

1-5 pm

PR1: Scholarship Boot Camp—Creating, Completing, & Disseminating Research Related to Clinical Practice & Medical Education

Peter Lewis, MD, Pennsylvania State University; Alexander Chessman, MD, Medical University of South Carolina; Katherine Margo, MD, University of Pennsylvania; Mary Lindholm, MD, University of Massachusetts; Alison Dobbie, MD, Ross University; John Delzell, Jr, MD, MSPH, Florida International University; Amanda Kost, MD, University of Washington; Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin; Ryan Palmer, EdD, Oregon Health & Science University; Christopher Morley, PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Suzanne Minor, MD, Florida International University; Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA, Florida Atlantic University; Laurie Belknap, DO, MMEL, The Ohio State University; Tomoko Sairenji, MD, University of Washington

With health care delivery increasingly focused on patient-centered care delivered by primary care clinicians, the use of primary care data for innovations in quality and process improvements provides new opportunities for clinician educators to pursue scholarship. This workshop will provide an interactive and engaging opportunity to explore innovative methods and technological advances to reduce barriers and promote participation of family medicine clinician educators in scholarship. Family physicians and other primary care professionals from both academic and community-based settings with a particular emphasis on junior faculty, are encouraged to attend. Fellows, residents, and medical students are also encouraged to attend, as partnerships are integral to formulating, completing, and disseminating scholarship. 

Learning Objectives
After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • identify and be prepared to utilize tools and resources to create, complete, and disseminate educational scholarship such as the evaluation of educational methods and practices.
  • identify and be prepared to utilize resources for professional collaboration including mentorship that can lead to the creation, completion, and dissemination of clinical and educational scholarship.
  • identify and be prepared to utilize tools and resources in EHR(s) and disease registries to create, complete, and disseminate clinical scholarship such as quality improvement (QI) projects.

Additional Fee: $150 (This workshop has an attendance limit of 50.)

1-5 pm

PR2: From Preceptor Recruitment to Physician Burnout to Pay-for-Performance: Can Scribes Save Medicine?

Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP, Tufts University; David Collins, University of North Dakota; Kristen Hood Watson, MD, Medical University of South Carolina; Bonnie Jortberg, PhD, RDN, CDE, University of Colorado; Steven Lin, MD, Stanford University

Over the past decade, physicians and other health care providers report significant burnout, which has been associated with lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes, and possibly increased health care costs. Medical educators across the United States are continually challenged with recruiting and retaining clinical community preceptor sites. Barriers to precepting students include disruptions to clinic workflow and a decrease in productivity. Many payers and health care systems are transitioning to pay-for-performance as a method for reimbursement, and many family medicine practices are unprepared to maximize this new payment plan. Can the inclusion of medical scribes help solve these problems, and what is the potential role for the medical student? Medical scribes may improve clinician satisfaction, productivity, revenue, and patient-clinician interactions. This highly interactive preconference workshop will examine current models of implementation of medical scribes in family medicine practices; the role of medical students as scribes, and how they can effectively work with existing clinic scribes and determine key research questions that need to be answered to determine the effectiveness of medical students as scribes. The goal of the workshop is to develop a specific action plan for medical student curricula, research questions, and communication about the role of medical students as scribes. 

Learning Objectives
After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • describe best practices for incorporating medical students and scribes in a clinical education environment.
  • discuss the role of medical students as scribes as it relates to documentation rules, and describe advocacy for updating rules.
  • design a multiple intuition research project to determine the effectiveness of scribes; and the impact of scribes on medical student education, and preceptor and physician satisfaction.

Additional Fee: $150 

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