Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Effective Clinical Teaching

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, June 04, 2015

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Rosemarie L. Conigliaro, MD, FACP & Darlene A. LeFrancois, MD, FACP

Rosemarie L. Conigliaro, MD, FACP
Assistant Dean
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Montefiore Medical Center

Darlene A. LeFrancois, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Conigliaro completed a medical degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University and internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center. She was a clinician-educator at the University of Pittsburgh in the Division of General Internal Medicine from 1991 to 2005 where her responsibilities included managing the medical residents' clinic, directing the community ambulatory rotation for residents, and developing curricula for housestaff in patient-doctor communication and professionalism. She also served as Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Resident Training from 2003 to 2005, a position she continued at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, from 2005 to 2009. She then became Senior Assistant Dean for Curriculum at University of Kentucky College of Medicine before coming to Montefiore in 2012 as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for the Moses and Einstein campuses, Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Assistant Dean of Einstein at Montefiore.

Dr. Conigliaro has served on both the local and national levels as a master clinician and mentor through the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. She has several publications in the areas of clinical teaching and curricula development. She has done extensive faculty development in a number of areas including community-based teaching, ambulatory precepting, evaluation and feedback, and succeeding as a clinician educator.

Dr. LeFrancois is a double diplomat of Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education, receiving both her B.S. undergraduate in 1987 and her medical degree in 1990. She completed internal medicine residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she remained as chief medical resident for a year, finishing in 1994. Immediately following residency, she became a clinician-educator at Montefiore Medical Center, and has served in various educational and clinical roles including assistant firm leadership, firm leadership, and associate program director.

Aside from her direct clinical work as a generalist physician in both inpatient and outpatient venues, Dr. LeFrancois' educational work at both Montefiore and Einstein centers on the appropriate design and impact of medical education curricular interventions. Her specific areas of interest include bedside and work rounds, clinical examination teaching, clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis formulation, women's health, and evidence-based medicine with a special focus in screening.

Dr. LeFrancois has authored several publications and routinely presents faculty development workshops and lectures at both the local and national levels. She is active nationally as a general internal medicine mentor. She currently serves as Director of Residency Education for the Einstein Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program, and is Associate Professor of Medicine at Einstein.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the attributes of effective clinical teachers
  2. Identify learning theories and their application to clinical teaching strategies
  3. Review a variety of teaching methods and frameworks that represent effective clinical teaching
  4. Discuss learner outcomes related to effective clinical teaching

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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