Advanced Teaching Skills

June 8–9, 2018

Hilton Back Bay Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

Offered by

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Communications

Dear Colleague,

This innovative course is aimed at medical teachers who wish to learn new techniques to improve learners’ engagement and retention. The first day of the course will provide in depth exposure to the Case Method using the Question, Listen, and Respond Method of teaching. The method will be showcased in the morning by teachers from Harvard Business School and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In the afternoon, participants will join a case-based tutorial session to practice an interactive way of teaching medicine through the Question, Listen, and Respond Methodology. They will also learn how to construct a memorable lecture. The second day will emphasize mastering innovative and interactive skills for successful medical teaching. Participants will learn from award winning and internationally recognized expert teachers.

The topics include Speaking to the Media, Resident’s Report, Simulations Showing Interdisciplinary Complex Clinical Decision-Making, the Use of Art to Aid in Physical Diagnosis, Volunteer Patients Giving Immediate Feedback on Communication Skills, Assessment, Design and Creation of Online Educational Modules, Team-based Learning Principles applied to Attending Rounds and Coaching Faculty to Teach Interactively and Well. Each type of teaching exercise will be demonstrated and/or practiced in real-time to give participants the experience of using these engaging techniques. Dr. Helen Shields will summarize the top teaching points and provide a Take-Away handout on Saturday afternoon.

Register today!


Helen M. Shields, M.D.
Thomas DeLong, Ph.D.
Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D.
Course Directors


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at:

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