The ALiEM Faculty Incubator: Going Further Together
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
The ALiEM Faculty Incubator continues to be an amazing online community of practice for medical educators interested in taking their game to the next level. By helping participants acquire new knowledge and essential tools for scholarship and engagement, Faculty Incubator members have collaborated to create tons of innovative medical education resources for the education community at large. Since they’re coming so fast and furious (and life is busy!), we know there’s a chance you might have missed some of them. We’re highlighting them below to share the awesome productivity!
1. Making Theory Practical
Last year’s participants honed their blogging chops by creating Volume 2 of the Education Theory Made Practical Series on the International Clinician Educators Blog (ICE Blog) that the previous year’s Incubatees started. The full eBook is available for free.
We know – theory isn’t always the most riveting reading, but the emphasis here is on practical – if you need some new approaches to the education problems you confront every day, these articles might be just the fresh perspective you’re looking for!
- Action Learning by Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD; Jennifer Mitzman, MD; and Geoff Jara-Almonte, MD
- Constructive Developmental Framework by Andrea Patineau, MD; Ernesto Romo, MD; and Natasha Wheaton, MD
- Deliberate Practice by Mike Overbeck, MD; Christine Butts, MD; and John Casey, DO
- Digital Natives by Neeral Shah, MD and Tina Dulani, MD
- Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition by Jordana Haber, MD, MACM; Alan Cherney, MD; and Logan Weygandt, MD
- Organizational Learning by Nathaniel Scott, MD; Tom Davis, MD; and Simran Buttar, MD
- Self-Determination Theory by Scott Leuchten, DO and Asit Misra, MD
- Spaced Repetition Theory by Benjamin Schnapp, MD; Sreeja Natesan, MD; and Stephanie Kok, MD
- Transformative Learning Theory by Eashwar Chandrasekaran, MD; Alan Taylor, MD; and Jen Williams, MD
- Zone of Proximal Development by Lee Eisner, MD; Dina Wallin, MD; and Andrew Vincent, DO
2. Teaming Tips
Anyone ever work with others to accomplish big projects? Anyone wish they could work with groups more effectively or make interactions easier? You can all put your hands down – the Faculty Incubator is here to help! This year, the Incubatees are blogging on helpful tips for team building and have started publishing the Teaming Tips series right here on ALiEM! The first few posts have already been published and can be found below. Check back here over the coming months to learn even more great tips on teamwork.
- Project Leadership Pyramid by Megan Stobart-Gallagher, DO; Laurie Mazurik, MD, FRCPC, MBA, MSc, DM; Elissa Moore, DO; and Quinn Wicks, MD
- Resistance to Change by Lexie Mannix, MD; Shawn Mondoux, MD, MSc, FRCPC; and David Story, MD
- Ineffective Meetings by Rebecca Shaw MBBS, FACEM; Carly Silvester, MBBS; and Brandon Stein MD
3. Primers and Collections for New Educators
The Facubator is all about making education content more accessible to everyone. To that end, many of our Faculty Incubator groups have worked on entries in our Academic Primer Series. Using a modified Delphi method, Faculty Incubator participants help discover key articles that get you up to speed on a topic fast, with an emphasis on putting your new knowledge to work right away. You’ll surely find a topic on this list that you’ve been meaning to catch up on, but haven’t quite had the time. They did the literature search and article review, and you get to reap the benefits!
- Boysen-Osborn M, Cooney R, Gottlieb M, Chan T, Brown A, King A, Tobias A, Thoma B. Academic Primer Series: Key Papers about Teaching with Technology. West J Emerg Med. 2017 June;18(4):729-36.
- Cooney R, Chan TM, Gottlieb M, Abraham M, Alden S, Mongelluzzo J, Pasirstein M, Sherbino J. Academic Primer Series: Key Papers about Competency-Based Medical Education. West J Emerg Med. 2017 June;18(4):713-20.
- Chan T, Gottlieb M, Fant A, Messman A, Robinson D, Cooney R, Papanagnou D, Yarris L. Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers Fostering Educational Scholarship in Junior Academic Faculty Members. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Sept;17(5):519-26.
- Chan T, Gottlieb M, Quinn A, London K, Conlon L, Ankel F. Academic Primer Series: Key Papers for Consulting Clinician Educators. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):311-7.
- Gottlieb M, Boysen-Osborn M, Chan T, Krzyzaniak SM, Pineda N, Spector J, Sherbino J. Academic Primer Series: Eight Key Papers about Education Theory. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):293-302.
- Gottlieb M, Chan TM, Fredette J, Messman A, Robinson D, Cooney R, Boysen-Osborn M, Sherbino J. Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers about Study Design in Medical Education. West J Emerg Med. 2017 June;18(4):705-12.
- Gottlieb M, Grossman C, Rose E, Sanderson W, Ankel F, Swaminathan A, Chan T. Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers about Team Collaboration. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):303-10.
- King A, Boysen-Osborn M, Cooney R, Mitzman J, Misra A, Williams J, Dulani T, Gottlieb M. Curated Collection for Educators: Five Key Papers about the Flipped Classroom Methodology. Cureus. 2017 Oct 25;9(10):e1801
- Krzyzaniak SM, Cherney A, Messman A, Natesan S, Overbeck M, Schnapp B, Boysen-Osborn M. Curated Collections for Educators: Five Key Papers about Residents as Teachers Curriculum Development. Cureus. 2018;10(2):e2154.
- Quinn A, Chan T, Sampson C, Grossman, C, Butts C, Casey C, Caretta-Weyer H, Gottlieb M. Curated Collections for Educators: Five Key Papers on Evaluating Digital Scholarship. Cureus. 2017 May 4;9(5):e1224.
- Thoma B, Gottlieb M, Boysen-Osborn M, King A, Quinn A, Krzyzaniak S, Pineda N, Yarris LM, Chan T. Curated Collections for Educators: Five Key Papers about Program Evaluation. Cureus. 2017 May;9(5):e1224.
- Yarris LM, Gottlieb M, Scott K, Sampson C, Rose E, Chan T, Ilgen J. Academic Primer Series: Key Papers about Peer Review. West J Emerg Med. 2017 June;18(4):721-8.
4. Sharing our experiences
Finally, since the Faculty Incubator is such a novel method for engaging in meaningful learning and scholarship with other awesome, motivated educators from around the world, don’t think for a minute that the Faculty Incubator mentors would miss a chance to write it up and tell the world about it! Check out some of these deep dives into how they make the magic happen.
- Chan TM, Gottlieb M, Sherbino J, Cooney R, Boysen-Osborn M, Swaminathan A, Ankel F, Yarris LM. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator: A Novel Online Approach to Faculty Development in Education Scholarship. Acad Med. 2018 Oct;93(10):1497-1502.
- Gottlieb M, Fant A, King A, Messman A, Robinson D, Carmelli G, Sherbino J. One Click Away: Digital Mentorship in the Modern Era. Cureus. 2017 Nov;9(11):e1838.
- Gottlieb M, Lam K, Shamshoon S, Chan TM. Comparative Analysis of Junior and Senior Clinician Educator Evaluation of Relevant Articles Within Medical Education. Cureus. 2018 May;10(5):e2594.
- Gottlieb M, Wagner E, Wagner A, Chan TM. Applying Design Thinking Principles to Curricular Development in Medical Education. AEM Education and Training. 2017 Jan;1(1):21-6.
- Paetow G, Zaver F, Gottlieb M, Chan TM, Lin M, Gisondi MA. Online Mastermind Groups: A Non-hierarchical Mentorship Model for Professional Development. Cureus. 2018 Jul 20;10(7).
The Faculty Incubator has allowed incredible worldwide collaborations, with faculty educating each other across a year-long longitudinal curriculum on new theories and best practices and creating this outstanding collection of materials for a global audience of educators! We’ve also made some pretty awesome life-long friends and colleagues along the way! Together, we are more productive and are going far through the ALiEM Faculty Incubator Program.
If this sort of thing seems right up your alley, we invite you to come join us for the 2019-2020 edition of the Faculty Incubator! APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON JANUARY 31ST, 2019!
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