Boise Interprofessional TEACH

Purpose: To serve as the backbone for a Faculty Development program for people at the Boise VAMC and outside, in affiliated programs. We will develop & expand as the year progresses & speakers/topics are finalized.

1. IP TEACH Faculty Development Sessions

TEACH Monthly Faculty Development Lecture Schedule

(Typically the fourth Thursday of every month 12-1 pm; location in LRC or building 54 (education) as noted below; lunch will be provided)


9/24/2015 - Interprofessional Education Competencies (LRC)

Scott Smith & Bill Weppner


10/22/2015 - Working in Teams (LRC)

Scott Smith & Elena Speroff


11/19/2015 - Teaching as Scholarship (LRC)

Donna Windish & Andy Wilper

  • Repaving the road to academic success. the IMeRGE approach to peer mentoring
  • A peer mentoring group for junior clinician educators. four years experience

12/11/2015 - TEACH Retreat (Bldg 54/Rm 8)

Chris Knight, Andy Wilper, Moe Hagman, Amber Fisher


1/28/2016 - Teaching Philosophy (LRC)

Scott Smith & India King

  •  Teaching Philosophy Worksheet

2/25/2015 - Teaching in Small Groups (Bldg 54/Rm 8)

Bridget O'Brien & Bill Weppner


3/17/2016 (note date change! Location TBD) - Teaching in the Ambulatory Setting

Matt Taylor & Ben Powers

Internist & geneticist at University of Colorado will present on teaching in the ambulatory setting at our noon conference, as well as presenting at Medicine Grand Rounds that morning.


4/28/2016 - (Bldg 54/Rm 8)

Moe Hagman


5/26/2016 - Teaching with the Patient Present (Bldg 54/Rm 8)

Chad Stickrath, Melver Anderson, and Lisa Inouye


6/23/2016 - Diagnosing Learner Deficits (Bldg 54/Rm 8)

Eua Aagaard & Scott Smith


2. Journal Club

I. Purpose: According to our group consensus, our most important foci for a journal club were:

  1. Stay abreast of major developments in teaching techniques (tied for first)
  2. Find inspiration to create curricular products that achieve an educational vision (tied for first)
  3. Develop or hone teaching and mentoring skills

II. Format: We concluded that we would like the journal club to be ‘mixed’: Some articles written by presenters that are coming, which we would then discuss with the author; Some state-of-the-art teaching articles;  and some non-traditional journal club products like the example we used in the session, TED talks, etc.

  • discussion blog for each journal article
  • uploaded article

III. Journal Club Profession Leads

  • Medicine - Smith/Carvalho
  • NP - Speroff
  • Pharm - Fisher
  • Psychiatry - Hines
  • Psychology - Perez-Cahill
  • Duties: facilitates profession-specific requirements, owns 1 journal club apiece

IV. Requirements: Each participant must do the teaching philosophy and at least 2 other J clubs in person or on-line (3 total)


11/25/2015 - Journal Club - Responsibility for Primary Care Tasks

Janet Willis - Nursing

  •  Who is Responsible for what Tasks within Primary Care

1/7/2016 - Journal Club - Teaching Philosophy

Amber Fisher - Pharmacy & Lisa Inouye - Internal Medicine

  •  Fitzgerald Curiosity Annals 1999 File
  •  Writing a Teaching Philosophy - An Evidence-based Approach

2/4/2016 - Journal Club - Reflecting on early childhood development and educational expectations

Bill Weppner - Internal Medicine

This months article - "How the New Preschool Is Crushing Kids" - although the topic is early childhood development, it may give us pause as we consider how we structure expectations in health care professional education.

Available online: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/the-new-preschool-is-crushing-kids/419139/

See below for PDF of the article if you prefer a printed format. 

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE JOURNAL CLUB, PLEASE POST A COMMENT IN THE BLOG/FORUM LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW TO GET CREDIT!

  •  Atlantic Monthly - How the New Preschool Is Crushing Kids Jan-Feb 2016

3/10/2016 (note date change!) - The Struggling Learner

Elena Speroff - Nurse Practitioner

Article - Connor and Dhaliwal - When less is more for the struggling clinical reasoner

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE JOURNAL CLUB, PLEASE POST A COMMENT IN THE BLOG/FORUM LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW TO GET CREDIT!

  •  When less is more - Connor & Dhaliwal

4/7/2016 - Bowling alley below LRC

Alan Hines - Psychiatry

Topic - Empathy as "actively informed engaged curiosity"

Article - Halpern, Jodi.  From idealized clinical empathy to empathic communication in medical care. Med Health Care and Philos. 2014; 17:301-311.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE JOURNAL CLUB, PLEASE POST A COMMENT IN THE BLOG/FORUM LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW TO GET CREDIT!

  • From idealized clinical empathy to empathic communication in medical care

5/5/2016 - TBD

Danae Perez-Cahill - Psychology

Article: Ruff Psychotherapy and the Beside

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE JOURNAL CLUB, PLEASE POST A COMMENT IN THE BLOG/FORUM LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW TO GET CREDIT!

  • Brief Psychotherapy at the Bedside

6/9/2016 (note date change) - Presimulation briefing - location: Bowling Alley

Paula Carvalho - Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Establishing a safe container for learning in simulation: the role of presimulation briefing; Rudolph JW et al.  Simulation in Health care, Vol. 9, No 6, Dec 2014

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE JOURNAL CLUB, PLEASE POST A COMMENT IN THE BLOG/FORUM LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW TO GET CREDIT!

  • Establishing a Safe Container for Learning in Simulation - The Role of the Presimulation Briefing

3. The WARP and WEFT: Uniprofessional Leads and Interprofessional Groups

Profession Leads and Table Heads.png


Table #1 - Fisher

Ahlstrom, Ambert-Pompey, Argyle, Keefer

Table # 2 - Hagman

Byrns, Carvalho, Cruz, Elzinga, A. Hines

Table # 3 - Weppner/Powers

Hamilton, Hamso, L. Kaster, Williams, Boice

Table # 4 - Smith

Hanson, King, Lange, Litke, Lowther

Table # 5 - Wilper

Dunay, McKie, Naidoo, Speroff, Spiess

Table # 6 - Inouye

Gettelman, Misch, Perdew, Perez-Cahill, Shumsky


4. Evaluation Information

All participants in TEACH are required to obtain 6 faculty evaluation forms before June of 2016. These can be for small group, large group, or feedback situations. You can request within your group, or send out a request to the entire TEACH participants [TIM – QUICK MAIL LINK FOR ENTIRE DISTRO LIST]. Look for opportunities to present in your own professions teaching sessions; also, there are interprofessional lectures as part of the Center of Excellence’s Wednesday Noon Ambulatory Conference (contact Bill Weppner, Amber Fisher or India King for more information).

For EVERY observation, please print out & complete the Interprofessional Faculty Observation form during the talk and return to Bill Weppner at MSO Box 111.

And print out ONE of these for each type of teaching scenario observed (Please use the appropriate form for the observed teaching event & share with the person presenting after the talk; they will collect as part of their portfolio).


5. Final TEACH Portfolio

(this is required for certification, depending on your individual discipline’s requirements).  Mandatory & optional items are listed below.  Please collect & provide to your TABLE LEAD by the end of the TEACH program in June.

  • Teaching philosophy (mandatory)
  • Teaching activities (listed for past year - mandatory)
  • Six (6) Evaluations from #4 section above (mandatory - doesn’t matter which type, as long as there are six)
  • Patient care philosophy (optional)
  • Reflection on impact of interprofessional participation on TEACH activities (optional)
  • List of current mentees/mentors for educational/academic activities (optional)

6. Additional Forms

These are archival forms from the overall evaluation.  (Not required!)