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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 crises.

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.

Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2020, Faculty, Clerkship Director, UME,

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Faculty,Clerkship Director,
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Joseph Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH, MBA; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; David Forstein, DO; Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem

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