The CBME Resource Database

I’ve created a database for all of the resources I collected for my self-education on competency-based medical education.  Y means yes, N means no, NA means not applicable. Access the excel spreadsheet here. Some explanations of column names (except where self-explanatory): Year of Publication  First Author Title Full Citation DOI or URL Country of Origin…

Breaking Down Medical Education 2.0_A First Draft

In their article introduction, Spickard, Ahmed, Lomis, Johnson, & Miller (2016) identify the defining characteristics of Medical Education 2.0 as the presence of (1) early clinical exposure, (2) competency-based assessment, and (3) personalized pathways to degree completion.  Normally I might ignore the list, since Spickard et al. (2016) is an IT- rather than an ID-centric article,…

CBME at Oregon Health & Science University

Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) focuses design (and the designer) on learner objectives and outcomes.  Milestones, which are created through the study of typical development, help track a learner’s progress from novice to expert across any number of tasks. Information about a learner’s progress is collected from diverse sources in a variety of ways and kept…

Workplace-Based Assessment in Competency-Based Medical Education

Competency-based education expresses competency as a progression through milestones: criterion-referenced, performance-based trajectory from novice to expert for any number of behaviors.  The most commonly used development framework used for expressing milestones in clinical contexts is Miller’s Pyramid of Clinical Skills, Competency, and Performance:  Know, Know How, Show How, Do. As discussed in my last blog post, competency-based…

Competency-Based Medical Education – The Basics

Introduction Like all fields, healthcare is engaging with the characteristics and consequences of our digital society. Data with varying degrees of contextualization pours in from diverse sources.  Knowledge changes fast. Problems are complex.  In this new age, healthcare professionals (like everyone else) must not only be technical experts, but also team workers, lifelong learners, creative…

My Digital and Medical Education Mash-up

It’s been almost a year since I joined the iDesign team as a learning architect and nine months since I was promoted to senior learning architect.  For much of that, I have partnered with Mayo Clinic School of Medicine on the creation of a blended classroom experience for first- and second-year medical students.  We designed…

Visual Arguments and Explanations

Today I had the pleasure of presenting on visual arguments and explanations for Jon Becker‘s class, EDLP 717: Communicating Research Findings (aka Telling Stories with Data). For their final project, Jon has tasked his students with producing a “high-quality modern report” from real data on employee followership for a hypothetical client.  While Jon has spent the…

Dialogue Education: Revisited

This week I facilitated a lunchtime session for the IDEA (Instructional Design and Education Activities) Interest Group at Mayo Clinic School. The group consists of human resource professionals, hospital administrators, instructional designers, adult educators,  faculty & staff, and interested others who function in face-to-face and online domains and concentrate in workforce training, public education, and…

Christmastime Reflections

This week,  I shook up my family’s television & movie comfort zone.  While we watch a lot less television than the average American family, I like for us to have one or two programs that we watch together: to stimulate conversation, to diversify our free time activities, to give me an excuse to hug my…

Beyond the Content

It’s been a busy summer. Last semester, I was honored to be a part of the Virginia AAC&U Faculty Collaboratives Open Learning Hub steering committee. As part of my responsibilities, I was asked to evaluate and write the final report on the experience.  It was an informal and exploratory sort of document, which fits the…

Connection & Digital Architecture

Yesterday I had the great honor of dropping by the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute (#digped) to spend the day with Kate Bowles and Maha Bali and participants of the networks track. Informally, I was there to be with my friends who challenge, inspire, and remind me of who and how I want to be in the…

I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot

Last week I announced that I will leave a non-tenure track faculty position to build my own consulting business, Bandwidth Strategies. The transition from faculty to freelance suits who I am and how I work. It signifies one of several ways in which I am working to let go of “what people do” to be…