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What’s in Your Blind Spot: An OB/GYN Medical Education Crisis?
Objective/Background: The contemporary undergraduate OB/GYN medical educator needs
to know how to deal successfully with unanticipated challenging educational
Workshop Agenda: Following an introduction (10
minutes) that includes the principles of crisis management and differentiates
crisis management from crisis leadership, three representative real-life
educational crises will be presented and discussed sequentially in small and
large groups (total 60 minutes): (1) A student missing in action during the
OB/GYN Clerkship; (2) “I am not going to let that ^%$#! medical student take
care of me;” and (3) A highly revered faculty member exhibits unprofessional
behavior. The workshop will conclude
with a summary of key points (5 minutes) to facilitate the take home product.
Interactive Component: Each educational crisis will
be discussed in small groups. The small
groups will report their proposed crisis management strategy. One of the
presenters will reveal the actual strategy used. Themes emerging from the small group
discussions and the proposed and actual crisis management strategies will be
discussed by all participants.
Take Home Product: Participants will take home
the fundamental knowledge and a customizable template of a Crisis Management
Manual to manage and lead during an OB/GYN medical education crisis.
Faculty Development Seminar, 2020, Faculty, Clerkship Director, UME,