The Center for the Advancement of Medical Learning (CAML) offers a variety of opportunities for basic and clinical scientists, physician educators, attending physicians, preceptors, alumni, residents and staff who seek to prepare themselves for teaching and/or improve their teaching skills.
These include our Medical Education Grand Rounds, various Faculty Enrichment and Educational Development (FEED) workshops on site and at CWRU-affiliated sites, the medical school’s annual Education Retreat and more—all designed to join educators in collaborative environments to share ideas and approaches to educating all learners across the continuum.
Explore our upcoming events below to learn more about the types of programming we offer. Or, consider partnering with us for an on-demand workshop. Departments and divisions can also access our comprehensive list of speakers.
Medical Education Grand Rounds
Focused on innovations, controversies and emerging trends in medical education, our grand rounds series provides monthly—or more—offerings on key topics to help our teaching faculty excel in their roles to inspire, teach, and coach our students. Grand rounds are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m.
“Teaching Assistants (May) Do it Better: An Examination of the Soft Skills Necessary to Gain Acceptance to Professional School”
Jessica Taylor, PhD, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, CWRU
Description: This study examined the factors contributing to successful matriculation into professional school following completion of the CWRU master's of science in medical physiology program. Specifically, controlling for metrics, the study aimed to identify soft skills obtained in roles such as patient-facing encounters, teaching, and research, to elucidate differences in number of interviews and acceptances obtained.
- Understand the factors that make up the medical school application.
- Examine the soft skills of the professional school application exclusive of metrics such as GPA and MCAT.
- Identify the value added of serving as a teaching assistant.
- Analyze if being a teaching assistant increases the likelihood of acceptance to professional school.
Faculty Enrichment and Educational Development (FEED) Series
The FEED series provides workshops and targeted training for faculty who participate in our curricular activities including IQ facilitator training, workshops on how to give effective feedback, programs on the language of assessment for learning, and discussions about creating a safe and welcoming culture of inclusion in the learning space.
The 2023-2024 FEED programs include continuing medical education (CME) credit for a variety of targeted faculty development offerings. These include courses of the following titles:
- Tuesday Seminars
- Science and Art of Medicine Integrated
- IQ Facilitators Training
- Faculty Enrichment and Educational Development (FEED) and Academy of Scholar Educators
- Interprofessional Scholars Collaboration in Teaching and Learning Program (iSCTL)
Annual Education Retreat
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine hosts an annual education retreat for medical educators, which is facilitated by the Center for Medical Education. The 2024 retreat is scheduled for May 9, 2024, 12:00 - 6:00 pm, at the HEC. Additional information will be available on the retreat’s website, coming soon.