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Up, Up, and Beyond: Enhancing Student-Led Interactive Grand Rounds
Objective: We cultivated a
student-led forum, Interactive Grand Rounds, where students present highly
engaging presentations. Grand Rounds have been a traditional academic institution
amongst medical education generally known for special interest topics. With
undergraduate medical education in a constant state of flux, changes in
learning and the advancement of technology necessitated a need for revamping
Grand Round ideology. This unprecedented year unmasked a true need for video
conferencing technology to not only continue this educational experience but
even expand upon it by disrupting our traditional ways.
Methods: In this interactive
workshop, we will discuss potential subject topics and what resources have been
utilized for a more engaging presentation. In small groups, participants will
identify appropriate subtopics for student-led research that could be
presented. Topics include clinical sciences, basic sciences, and humanities,
including health inequities, public policy, and harm reduction. Also, we will
interactively demonstrate resources used for presentation enhancement,
including but not limited to features of Zoom, the utility of QR codes, and
audience engagement, including polls, digital doodling.
Results: Participants will
simulate as learners in an Interactive Grand Rounds while meta-learning the
very techniques, enhancements, and resources utilized within its presentation.
Participants will receive a presentation rubric, a post-presentation survey, a
set of starter topics/cases, and a list of interactive resources used for
Discussion: One of the advocated ways to eliminate systemic racism is having open
discussions to address the past wrongdoings and proposed corrections for the
future. Grand Rounds has the ability to be tailored as a forum to discuss such
topics as ethics and humanities in healthcare and learning to tackle
disparities from a different standpoint. Moreover, any discussion of a medical
topic included in Grand Rounds should/could include discussion of demographics
and risk factors i.e. race, socioeconomic, et al.
Faculty Development Seminar, 2022, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, UME, Lecture,