Holistic Student Support Webinar Series

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In the ever-evolving landscape of medical education, our commitment to the well-being and success of our students remains paramount. As professionals dedicated to supporting our future physicians, it is essential that we understand and effectively address the critical junctures in their educational journey. From matriculation through the transition to residency, medical students face numerous shared points where they must meet a predefined performance standard to advance to the next curricular phase. A student's experience navigating these points depends as much on institutional culture, structures, and supports as on their individual preparedness and ability.

Our Holistic Student Support webinar series, initiated in November 2023 and continuing through January 2025, aims to explore these critical junctures and the framework of support surrounding them. We invite you to join us not only as participants but as active contributors to candid discussions about the utility of the framework and strategies for enriching it further. Your engagement is crucial to our collective success. Whether you're directly involved in student services, educational affairs, or simply passionate about the evolution of medical education, this webinar series is designed with you in mind. Let’s collaborate to champion a holistic approach that ensures every medical student is poised for success.

About the Holistic Student Support Working Group

The charge of the Holistic Student Support Working Group is to identify or develop tools and resources to facilitate coordination of student services and educational affairs to holistically support a diverse cohort of medical students. We encourage you to join the Holistic Student Support Virtual Community to learn more about our work and to access resources to assist you in providing holistic support to your students.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/24/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of USMLE Exams, which we define as knowing when, how, and what resources are needed to develop an exam preparation strategy.

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of USMLE Exams, which we define as students utilizing available resources to develop and execute an exam preparation strategy. During this webinar, we will explore challenges and innovations associated with:

    • Creating Readiness Pathways
    • Creating Individualized Plans for Students Who Are Not on the Readiness Pathway
    • Helping Students Navigate a Step 1 Failure
    • Addressing Wellbeing Challenges Associated with USMLE Exams

    This interactive session, featuring a panel discussion and time for Q&A, aims to foster collaboration between student affairs and educational affairs professionals, inspire innovation, and strengthen support systems for our medical students. This webinar is a part of a year-long series on Holistic Student Support. To see our introductory webinar, follow this link.

    Joshua Hanson, MD, MPH, MBA
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

    Todd  Bates, PhD, MSEd, MA
    Director of Student Academic Success and Learning Support
    Columbia University 

    Stephanie Calato, MS, LCPC
    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    Clinical Associate, Department of Health Sciences Education
    University of Illinois College of Medicine  

    Damien Jackson, MEd
    Asst. Dean, Office of Student Finance
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Debra S Rusk, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FAAP
    Assistant Dean, Medical  Student Affairs
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
    Indiana University School of Medicine

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/25/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the Critical Juncture of Transition Clerkship to clinical.

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the Critical Juncture of Transition Clerkship, which we define as students entering the clinical phase of their training. During this webinar, we will explore challenges and innovations associated with the following areas:

    • Transition to Clinical Settings
    • Wellness and Emotional Support
    • Building Systems, Processes and Skills to Support USMLE Preparation

    This interactive session aims to foster collaboration between student affairs and educational affairs, inspire innovation, and strengthen the support systems for our incoming medical students. This webinar is a part of a year-long series on Holistic Student Support. To see our introductory webinar, follow this link.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/20/2024 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Residency Application and Interview Preparation.

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Residency Application and Interview Preparation, which we define as students engaging in activities to distinguish themselves as competitive applicants for residency. During this webinar, we will explore challenges and innovations associated with the following areas:

    • Preparation and Support for Away Rotations
    • Interview Preparation and GME Collaborations
    • Career Planning and MATCH Week Preparation
    • Wellness and Emotional Support
    • Building Systems, Processes and Skills to Support Residency Application and Interview Preparation

    This interactive session aims to foster collaboration between student affairs and educational affairs, inspire innovation, and strengthen the support systems for our incoming medical students. This webinar is a part of a year-long series on Holistic Student Support. To see our introductory webinar, follow this link.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/22/2025 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Transition to Residency.

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Transition to Residency, which we define as students matching to a program and begin their transition to residency. During this webinar, we will explore challenges and innovations associated with the following areas:

    • Residency Program Overview
    • Financial Preparation for Residency
    • Wellness and Emotional Support
    • Building Systems, Processes and Skills to Support Residency Application and Interview Preparation

    This interactive session aims to foster collaboration between student affairs and educational affairs, inspire innovation, and strengthen the support systems for our incoming medical students. This webinar is a part of a year-long series on Holistic Student Support. To see our introductory webinar, follow this link.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/15/2023

    Join us for the “Junctures and Journeys: Helping Students Navigate the Critical Junctures of Medical Education” webinar where we will explore a new framework for Holistic Student Support with representatives from the Holistic Student Support Working Group (HSSWG)

    From matriculation through the transition to residency, medical students face numerous shared points where they must meet a predefined performance standard to advance to the next curricular phase. A student's experience navigating these points depends as much on institutional culture, structures, and supports as on their individual preparedness and ability. Join us for the “Junctures and Journeys: Helping Students Navigate the Critical Junctures of Medical Education” webinar where we will explore a new framework for Holistic Student Support with representatives from the Holistic Student Support Working Group (HSSWG).

    In this webinar, we will explore:

    • The core principles that drive holistic student support.
    • Universal Medical School Critical Junctures students must navigate.
    • A framework to help medical educators and student affairs professionals critically examine and change institutional structures to facilitate students’ capabilities to successfully navigate these junctures.

    We're not just here to present; we want to hear from you! Engage with colleagues in a candid discussion on the model's utility and share your thoughts on further enriching this approach. Your involvement is the key to our shared success. Learn how you can stay engaged and be part of this transformative journey. 

    Whether you're directly involved in student services, educational affairs, or simply passionate about the evolution of medical education, this webinar is designed with you in mind. Let’s work together to champion a holistic approach that ensures every medical student is poised for success.

    Michelle Shader, MA
    Director, Holistic Initiatives and Learning
    AAMC

    Mark Beard, MD
    Dean, Medical Student Education
    University of South Dakota

    Christina  Granillo , PhD
    Director, Office of Academic Success
    UC Riverside School of Medicine

    Raechel Timbers, M.Ed.
    Manager, Holistic Initiatives and Learning
    AAMC

    Stephanie Mann MD, MS HPEd
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Methodist University College of Medicine/Cape Fear Valley Health School of Medicine

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/31/2024

    Join us for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of matriculation and orientation in medical education.

    Join us for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of matriculation and orientation in medical education. During this webinar, we will explore challenges and innovations associated with the following areas:

    1.     Pre-Matriculation Preparation
    2.     Building an Inclusive Community
    3.     Supportive Handoffs and  Resource Alignment

    This interactive session aims to foster collaboration between student affairs and educational affairs, inspire innovation, and strengthen the support systems for our incoming medical students. This webinar is a part of a year-long series on Holistic Student Support. To see our introductory webinar, select this link.

    Leila Amiri, MA, PhD
    Associate Dean for Admissions
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
    University of Vermont, The Robert Larner MD College of Medicine

    Leila Harrison, PhD, MA, MEd
    Vice Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs, and Alumni Engagement
    Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

    Stephanie Mann, MD, MS HPEd
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Methodist University College of Medicine/Cape Fear Valley Health School of Medicine

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/27/2024

    Join us for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Academic Performance and Progression, which we define as adopting learning strategies that are aligned with the design of the curriculum and successful performance towards achieving competencies.

    Join us for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Academic Performance and Progression, which we define as adopting learning strategies that are aligned with the design of the curriculum and successful performance towards achieving competencies. During this webinar, we will explore challenges and innovations associated with the following areas:

    • Coordinated Communication and Collaboration
    • Integrated Student Support
    • Infrastructure to Support Academic Performance and Progression

    This interactive session aims to foster collaboration between student affairs and educational affairs, inspire innovation, and strengthen the support systems for our incoming medical students. This webinar is a part of a year-long series on Holistic Student Support. To see our introductory webinar, follow this link. To see more information about the topic areas we will discuss on the call, follow this link.

    Misha Syed, MD, MEHP
    Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Office of Clinical Education
    Professor, Ophthalmology
    Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Ophthalmology
    UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine

    Ranna Nash, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education
    Assistant Dean, Student Development
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

    Adeste Sipin, MA
    Director, Academic Support Services
    Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Professional Opportunities and Experiences, which we define as knowing WHEN to begin the process of seeking professional development experiences and career planning to become a competitive applicant for residency.

    Join the Holistic Student Support working group for an insightful hour-long webinar where we dive into the critical juncture of Professional Opportunities and Experiences, which we define as students engaging in career planning to define their specialty interests and seek professional development experiences to maximize their competitiveness for residency. During this webinar, we will explore challenges and innovations associated with the following areas:

    • Encouraging Professional Skills Development for Students
    • Developing Mentoring and Advising Structures
    • Implementing Mentor and Advisor Training

    Gain valuable insights to help students navigate the complexities of the professional landscape and shape their future careers effectively. To learn more about the challenge areas above, follow this link. This webinar is a part of a year-long series on Holistic Student Support. To see our introductory webinar, follow this link.

    Presenters:
    Anita Pokorny, M.Ed.

    Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
    Northeast Ohio Medical University

    Soraya Smith, Ed.D.
    Assistant Dean for Students
    College of Medicine
    University of Central Florida

    Keniesha Thompson, MD, MS, FACP, FHM
    Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and ODEI
    Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Moderator:
    Stephanie Mann, MD, MS HPEd
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Methodist University College of Medicine/Cape Fear Valley Health School of Medicine