AAMC Building Better Curriculum Webinar - April 8, 2020
Topic: Enhancing Integration through Team Teaching
Enhanced integration of basic and clinical sciences at the session level promotes meaningful knowledge connections for increased retrieval in clinical settings. In this session, participants will learn about team teaching models and how to apply them to achieve enhanced session-level integration. Facilitators will introduce an integration rubric as a tool to evaluate and improve upon session-level integration. Facilitators will introduce strategies to enhance cognitive integration by optimizing the design and delivery of key content. In addition, facilitators will explore the challenges and solutions to implementing team teaching in integrated curricula.
Participants will be able to:
- Differentiate the levels of integration within curricula, courses, and individual sessions.
- Articulate the need for enhanced integration and the role of team teaching in achieving cognitive integration.
- Map current practices and new ideas to the integration rubric.
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Amber J. Heck
Associate Professor of Physiology at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Dr. Amber J. Heck is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at UNTHSC. Her current responsibilities include curriculum design and development, and active learning facilitation in cell biology and physiology for medical students. She has nine years of experience as a facilitator using multiple learning modalities within integrated preclinical medical education curricula. She has three years of experience developing integrated active learning courses and has been founding faculty at two new medical schools. Dr. Heck’s current interests include creating faculty development interventions where participants develop tangible solutions to challenges imposed by modern medical school curriculum practices. She has been active in IAMSE for six years and has presented two focus sessions, one oral presentation, and four poster presentations at the IAMSE annual meetings. She is involved in research and mentoring nationally and internationally and was a 2016 IAMSE fellow. Dr. Heck currently serves as Chair of the IAMSE Educational Scholarship Committee and serves on the IAMSE Board of Directors.
Amanda J. Chase
Associate Professor of Medical Education at Nova Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine
Dr. Amanda J. Chase is an Associate Professor of Medical Education at Nova Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has seven years of experience facilitating in integrated medical curricula and has taken part in the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment at two new medical schools. Her approach to facilitation is problem-centered, in which she engages learners by asking questions, designing integrative activities, and developing case-based scenarios for small group discussion. Dr. Chase’s research interests center on the integration of communication into the preclinical years to increase learner proficiency with the application of biomedical knowledge to clinical practice. She participates in faculty development with a focus on course design and the implementation of case-based instructional methods to integrate the basic and applied sciences.