The 10th annual Davidoff Education Day, an all-day event held on January 25, 2013, brought together more than 120 medical educators in Einstein's Lubin Dining Hall. Those in attendance represented various departments at Einstein, its University Hospital Montefiore Medical Center and eight other affiliate institutions, who had come to discuss issues related to "competency-based education."
"Competencies" are the knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes that the profession and public expect of physicians. Einstein's educational task force has selected seven core competencies essential to students acquiring such knowledge and mastering these skills, behaviors and attitudes - physician as healer, scientist, advocate, educator, colleague, role model and life-longlearner.
Through a series of workshops, as well as networking and poster sessions, event attendees exchanged their experiences and discussed the prospect of and progress made toward implementing competency-based education at both Einstein and its affiliates.
The dialogue was highlighted by two keynote speakers: The morning plenary featured Dr. Eric Holmboe, chief medical officer and senior vice president of the American Board of Internal Medicine, discussing the merits of competency-based education, how this academic innovation can be employed and how the various competencies can be assessed effectively; and, in the afternoon, Dr. Darlene LeFrancois, associate professor of clinical medicine, outlining the framework and the practical skills needed to teach at the bedside.
Dr. Martha Grayson, senior associate dean for medical education and professor of clinical medicine, is currently leading a team of Einstein educators in reviewing potential changes to the medical school curriculum that will reflect these competencies. In a recent video interview, she spoke about the talented taskforce of Einstein faculty members that determined the key competencies that will be incorporated into the Einstein medical curriculum.
"Our curriculum ensures the training of our students as capable agents of medical practice, and as effective healers, educators, colleagues, and advocates," she noted. "Competencies focus on the humanism and social skills that are necessary for students to become effective physicians from all standpoints."
Davidoff Education Day is an annual event hosted by the office of faculty development, headed by Dr. Christina Coyle, assistant dean for faculty development. The event is named in honor of Dr. Leo Davidoff, the first chair of neurological surgery at Einstein.
Recognition Ceremony Honors Service to Einstein
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Declaration Ceremony Celebrates Momentous Transition
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Exhibit Images Reflect Global Health Experiences
Friday, November 13, 2015
Annual Lecture Honors Dr. Nathenson's Lasting Legacy
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Global Networking: An Event Connects Students with Professionals
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Einstein and Montefiore Volunteers Conduct Free Eye Exams
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
What's in a Name? A Tale of Two Buildings
Friday, October 23, 2015
Dr. Allan Wolkoff Honored by the American Liver Foundation
Monday, October 19, 2015
Silbiger Lecture Promotes Ethnic Diversity in Science Fields
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Faculty Poster Session Offers Opportunity for Making Scientific Connections
Friday, September 25, 2015