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Aquifer is excited to be attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Conference January 30-February 1, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Join one of our peer discussion groups, visit our booth, or attend a presentation by our Aquifer Educators Consortium members.
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Our Aquifer Family Medicine Course Board educators and staff will be at the booth to answer your questions and ensure that you are up-to-speed on our developing assessments, Integrated Illness Scripts, and new Educator Guides. Come by anytime, or to be sure you can connect directly with our academic leadership at the times listed below.
Friday, January 31: 9:30am – 7pm
Saturday, February 1: 9:30am – 3:30pm
with Bridie Napier, MD Aquifer Director of Curricular Operations Friday, January 31: 9:30am – 10:20am
with Jason Chao, MD Case Western University, Aquifer Family Medicine Assessment Lead Saturday, February 1: 9:30am – 10:20am
Aquifer Sciences Integrated Illness Scripts
with Leslie Fall, MD Aquifer Executive Director Friday, January 31: 3:30pm – 4pm
Peer Discussion Groups
Get together for breakfast with other educators who are using Aquifer. Bring your questions, share what works for you, and hear how others are using Aquifer in their programs.
Round Table Discussion: Using Aquifer Family Medicine Cases to Solve Unique and Common Curricular Challenges
Friday, January 31— 7:15 – 8:15am; Salon E-1
Presenters: Elizabeth Brown, MD, MPH; Dana Nguyen, MD; Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH; Kenneth Wise; Dolapo Babalola, MD, FAAFP, FAAFP; William Hay, MD
Aquifer Family Medicine is a series of 40 online cases and associated examinations that were created to teach the STFM National Clerkship Curriculum. The Aquifer Family Medicine cases are currently used in 144 medical schools across the United States Canada and Puerto Rico. Medical schools have both unique and common curricular challenges. This session will explore how, 10 years after its development, six institutions have incorporated Aquifer Family Medicine to enhance medical student education, address curricular challenges and provide opportunities for participants to explore ways Aquifer Family Medicine may help address unique and common curricular challenges at their home institutions.
Aquifer Users Group Meeting
Saturday, February 1 — 7:30am – 8:30am; Portland Room (2 doors down from the Salon)
Grab your breakfast from the Salon and join us (coffee service provided).
This is an open meeting, all are invited to attend. The overall goals of the Aquifer User Group are to foster innovative and effective e-learning to help schools meet the national clerkship curriculum objectives for family medicine student and resident education and supporting educators in the development and use of e-learning tools.
This meeting will provide an opportunity to hear updates about and discuss some new projects including:
Mapping of the Aquifer Family Medicine Learning objectives to the STFM Clerkship Learning objectives
Use of the new Aquifer Educator Guides and how to make them more helpful in the future
Changes in assessment, including the extension of the summative exam until June 2022 and formative assessment developments
Best practices and innovative ways to use Aquifer courses and features in your program
Getting involved with Aquifer can be an excellent activity for career development! We encourage anyone and everyone to come hear about what is going on and share ideas with the Aquifer Family Medicine Course Board of medical educators.
Using “Integrated” Illness Scripts to Meaningfully Integrate Basic Sciences into Clinical Reasoning
This workshop will address the intersection of basic science instruction and clinical reasoning skill development by providing faculty development through explicit instruction in an innovative teaching methodology that is transferable and applicable from pre-clinical through post-clerkship learners. Participants will collaboratively develop integrated illness scripts and consider applications of this cognitive integration method into their curricula. The use of Illness scripts has been shown to be an effective method by which novices learn clinical reasoning skills. Research demonstrates that expert scientists and clinicians have difficulty unpacking their basic science knowledge and making it available to learners. Conversely, students often struggle to transfer basic science knowledge to clinical problem-solving.
Does Student Engagement With The Aquifer Family Medicine Cases Predict Performance On The NBME Shelf Test? A Pilot Study
Friday, January 31 — 4:15 – 4:30pm; Pearl Room
Presenters: David Anthony, MD, MSc; Paul George, MD; Jason Chao, MD, MS; Andrea Arena, MD; Jordan White, MD, MPH