Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2012

How to be a Super Model: Utilizing Role Modeling to Become an exemplary Educator
Priti Bhansali, H Fromme, Geeta Singhal, Melissa Held
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine the impact of role modeling in medical education
  2. Discuss different hospital settings in which role modeling can be employed as an educational method
  3. Create strategies to integrate role modeling as an effective teaching method

Have you ever wanted to be a supermodel? If so, this workshop is for you. As role models, we have the opportunity to positively impact students, residents, peers and patients, but we must have an understanding of the power of our actions to do so effectively. In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a metacognitive approach to role modeling used by many successful educators: role modeling by making their thought processes and reasons for behaviors accessible to learners. Through video observation and personal reflection, participants will identify the ideal characteristics as well as the benefits and pitfalls of role modeling. Participants will then work in small groups to discuss educational venues to employ modeling behaviors and create strategies for applying in the daily practice of education. Based on the solutions of these breakout groups, we will create a toolbox that will describe settings, preparatory tasks, specific techniques, and debriefing strategies for educators to utilize role modeling as a valuable and successful educational method. After this workshop, you'll be in vogue as an educational supermodel!




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