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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

Faculty Development Learning Modules

These online faculty development learning modules were developed by FAME education experts to provide convenient educational offerings for busy clinical educators. Each module targets a specific educational need. CME credit is available for each individual course. Please see the individual course descriptions for more information.

Please Note: These learning modules are hosted in the Northwestern Cloud CME page.  You will need to log in to your CloudCME account to access them and claim credits.  You can also check your CME credits and certificates on https://northwestern.cloud-cme.com/.

 

 Direct Observation in the Clinical Setting

Completion time: 20 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. List the benefits of direct observation as an assessment strategy
  2. Compare different strategies to improve assessment feasibility in an office ambulatory setting
  3. Identify at least two best practices for providing feedback after a direct observation assessment
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Brigid Dolan has nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich, and planning committee members, Dr. Marianne Green, Dr. Patricia Garcia, Dr. John X. Thomas, and Jim Brucker, have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

 Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.

 Assessment in Small Groups

Completion time: 14 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Create a toolkit to take notes in the moment during small-group sessions
  2. Provide effective real-time and written feedback
  3. Provide students with specific and concrete feedback about their performance in small-group settings
  4. Understand how this feedback is used to track students' progress and growth
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Brigid Dolan has nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich, and planning committee members, Dr. Marianne Green, Dr. Patricia Garcia, Dr. John X. Thomas, and Jim Brucker, have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

 Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.

 Written Assessment in Clinical Settings

Completion time: 20 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Provide written feedback based on observable behaviors
  2. Provide actionable suggestions for improvement
  3. Identify how behavioral anchors on assessment forms and written feedback are related
  4. Avoid common pitfalls in providing written feedback
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Brigid Dolan has nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich, and planning committee members, Dr. Marianne Green, Dr. Patricia Garcia, Dr. John X. Thomas, and Jim Brucker, have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

 Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.

 Assessment in Problem-Based Learning

Completion time: 20 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Provide written feedback based on observable behaviors
  2. Differentiate between more effective and less effective feedback
  3. Provide feedback with concrete suggestions for improvement
  4. Align written comments to behavioral anchors on assessment forms
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Brigid Dolan has nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich, and planning committee members, Dr. Marianne Green, Dr. Patricia Garcia, Dr. John X. Thomas, and Jim Brucker, have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

 Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.

 Clinical Presentations and Verbal Feedback

Completion time: 20 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the most important aspects of a clinical presentation
  2. Understand the challenges of each clinical presentation element
  3. Provide concrete and actionable verbal feedback to a clinical presenter
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Vinky Chadha has nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich, and planning committee members, Dr. Marianne Green, Dr. Patricia Garcia, Dr. John X. Thomas, and Jim Brucker, have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

 Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.

  6 Ways to Improve Your Slides and Engage Your Learners

Completion time: 20 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify six evidence-based cognitive principles for multimedia learning.
  2. Use multimedia design principles to enhance cognition and retention.
  3. Apply the six multimedia design principles to new or existing lectures.
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Nabil Issa has nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich, and planning committee members, Dr. Mary McBride, Dr. Diane Wayne, and Jim Brucker, have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.

 Effective Learning: Strategies for Educators, Trainees, and Students

Completion time: 20 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe four key learning strategies to facilitate effective learning.
  2. Incorporate these strategies into new teaching plans or existing curriculum.
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Meredith Bone and Dr. Mobola Campbell-Yusufu have nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich, and planning committee members, Dr. Diane Wayne, Dr. Mary McBride, and Jim Brucker, have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.

 Addressing Bias in Learner Assessment

Completion time: 10 minutes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the types of bias that impact narrative assessment.
  2. List three ways that bias in assessment negatively impacts students and trainees.
  3. Apply two strategies when writing narrative assessments to reduce bias.
Accreditation

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Brigid Dolan and Dr. Khalilah Gates have nothing to disclose. The course director, Dr. Walter Eppich have nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

Launch this learning module*

*Please note:  This learning module is hosted by the Office of CME.  You will need to log into your CME account in order to register for the course.  Once complete, you will need to complete the evaluation under the "Tests" tab of the link in order to receive CME Credit.