MED Talks


Robert M. Arnold, MD MED Talk SpeakerThe Ten Case Commandments
Robert M. Arnold, MD | View Speaker Bio
As medical education focuses more on experiential learning and simulation, developing cases is critical. Cases are the stimuli for learning and should focus the student on the learning objective. Based on the literature, my experience in developing cases for teaching communication skills and listening to the Broadway show, Hamilton, I will describe ten guidelines for developing interesting, realistic and educational cases.


Nicole Donnellan, MD MED Talk SpeakerFinding Feedback:
Implementation of a Web-Based Evaluation Tool
Nicole Donnellan, MD | View Speaker Bio
Direct observation of clinical performance and the resultant feedback are critically important for trainees to progress to independent practice. The recent creation of milestones for all ACGME accredited specialties has pushed educators to develop unique assessment practices and tools. MyTIP report is a web-based program for real-time, interactive feedback for milestones and procedural skills. Implementation of this unique evaluation system in the UPMC OB/GYN residency program has provided important lessons on how to best incorporate evaluation tools into a busy clinical practice and achieve user “buy-in” to a novel evaluation system.


Lorin Grieve, Pharm D MED Talk SpeakerEmbarking on an RxPedition: A Game of Drug Discovery
Lorin Grieve, PharmD | View Speaker Bio
The process by which a pharmaceutical comes to market is estimated to take $2.6 billion and 10 years to complete, with a success rate near 12%. Traditional educational methods fail to capture the complexity of the process, so we redesigned the class to be a 15-week game-like experience where students manage mock companies and experience first-hand the process of a drug coming to market.


Melissa Hogg, MD, MS MED Talk SpeakerMastery Learning for Robotic Surgery Simulation
Melissa Hogg, MD, MS | View Speaker Bio
This presentation will provide a conceptual overview of a five-step curriculum that has been developed and implemented for training surgeons to perform complex gastrointestinal operations with a newly evolving robotic platform. The premise of the curriculum is proficiency-based or mastery learning. It includes components of virtual reality simulators, inanimate based deliberate practice models, video-case review and preparation, as well as operative coaching.


Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH MED Ed SpeakerCan We Change the Way Doctors Think?
Using Video Games to Recalibrate Physician Heuristics
Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH | View Speaker Bio
Heuristics – intuitive judgments or mental short-cuts – strongly influence decision making. When calibrated well, they produce rapid, effortless answers to difficult questions. However, when calibrated poorly, they result in predictable errors in judgment. This presentation will describe the development of a novel intervention (an adventure video game) to make heuristics a source of power for physicians. 


Paul E. Phrampus, MD Med Talk Speaker

Learn by Doing -
Simulation Education for Healthcare at Pitt and around the World
Paul E. Phrampus, MD | View Speaker Bio

Active learning through engagement with simulation based education provides a profound learning environment for student to safely engage in learning patient care. Over the last decade, simulation based education has become a prominent feature of healthcare curriculum around the world. This talk will explore the capabilities and frontiers of simulation and the profound opportunities it provides to students of healthcare around the world.


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