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The Aquifer Educator Connection Podcast brings you insights and practical tips about how expert health professions educators are using Aquifer’s virtual patient cases and resources to enrich learning. Join Dr. Lynne Robins as she talks to expert educators about how they incorporate Aquifer’s award winning e-Learning platform into their curricula to maximize student learning, provide tips and insights into getting the most out of the resources available to educators and students, and learn about best practices in using Aquifer.

The Aquifer Educator Connection Podcast brings you insights and practical tips about how expert health professions educators are using Aquifer’s virtual patient cases and resources to enrich learning. Join Dr. Lynne Robins as she talks to expert educators about how they incorporate Aquifer’s award winning e-Learning platform into their curricula to maximize student learning, provide tips and insights into getting the most out of the resources available to educators and students, and learn about best practices in using Aquifer.

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United States

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The Aquifer Educator Connection Podcast brings you insights and practical tips about how expert health professions educators are using Aquifer’s virtual patient cases and resources to enrich learning. Join Dr. Lynne Robins as she talks to expert educators about how they incorporate Aquifer’s award winning e-Learning platform into their curricula to maximize student learning, provide tips and insights into getting the most out of the resources available to educators and students, and learn about best practices in using Aquifer.

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@AquiferOrg

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English

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Episodes

Engaging Didactics: Bringing Medical Education to Life

7/11/2022
Guest: Omer Awan, MD, MPH, CII, Associate Professor of Radiology and Associate Vice Chair of Education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Teaching and Learning Lead for Aquifer Radiology. Host: Lynne Robins, PhD, Professor Emerita, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Description:​ In this episode, Dr. Omer Awan provides encouragement, motivation, and guidance for mastering the skills of preparing...

Duration:00:10:34

What Students are Saying: Tips to Maximize Learning

6/7/2022
In this episode, Drs. Bierman and Vasilakis share their insights into the student experience of using Aquifer and provide tips and guidance for faculty to improve engagement and help students maximize the learning with Aquifer cases. Full show notes are available https://aquifer.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Aquifer-Show-Notes-Student-Perspectives.pdf (here).

Duration:00:11:21

Coaching Conversations: Tips & Tools to Empower Your Learners

3/28/2022
Guest: Sherilyn Smith, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer, Aquifer. Host: Lynne Robins, PhD, Professor Emerita, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Description:​ ​ In this episode, Dr. Sherilyn Smith provides tips on how to prepare for and conduct coaching conversations that develop students into lifelong learners who are able to create plans,...

Duration:00:19:38

Generating Meaningful Discussions about SDOH with Aquifer Cases

2/28/2022
Creating opportunities for meaningful discussion around Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can be challenging for health professions educators. In this episode, Regina Welkie and Emily McSparin describe how they were able to successfully integrate SDOH into a clinical curriculum by incorporating Aquifer cases into a journal club format. The Aquifer cases give students a shared experience and provide a springboard for a broader small group discussion about SDOH concepts they have...

Duration:00:16:17

Episode 15: Addressing a Critical Gap: Standardizing Primary Palliative Care Education with New Cases

1/24/2022
Guest: April Zehm, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin specializing in hospice and palliative medicine and Aquifer Palliative Care Leadership Team Co-Academic Lead. Foundational skills in communication, symptom management, transitions of care, and interprofessional collaborations are critical in improving the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses–but most health professions students don’t receive standardized...

Duration:00:15:32

Episode 14: The Transformative Power of Student Voices

12/6/2021
Guest: Katherine Chretien, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs, Director of Medical Student Wellness, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Aquifer Student Engagement Co-Lead Host: Lynne Robins, PhD, Professor Emerita, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Description:​ ​In this episode, Dr. Chretien shares the joy and benefits she derives from collaborating with...

Duration:00:15:48

Preparing Learners for Clinical Practice with WISE-OnCall

11/8/2021
Guest: Jeff Manko, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, NYU/Bellevue Medical Center, Director of GME Professional Development, Director WISE Programs, Medical Director of GME/CME at NYSIM In this episode, Dr. Jeff Manko discusses how NYU pairs WISE-OnCall modules with their own simulation to onboard new residents and why this is a useful model for medical and health professions programs. He also explains how WISE-OnCall modules, whose development was informed by the AAMC’s EPAs,...

Duration:00:14:27

Integrating Telemedicine Into Medical Education

10/18/2021
Guest: Amit Pahwa, MD, Director, Internal Medicine Sub-Internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Editor-in-Chief, Aquifer Foundations of Telemedicine Description:​ In this episode, Dr. Amit Pahwa discusses the development of Aquifer’s new Foundations of Telemedicine course, which is freely available to all teachers and students. Dr. Pahwa talks about the genesis of the courses, how to integrate the courses into your curriculum, how the...

Duration:00:14:58

Integrated Illness Scripts – Linking Basic Science Concepts to Patient Care

9/27/2021
Guest: Leah Sheridan, PhD Professor of Physiology, Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Sciences Lead, Aquifer Sciences Course Board Engaging medical students in mastering essential basic science concepts can be challenging if they don’t understand how or why they are relevant to caring for patients. Aquifer’s Integrated Illness Scripts provide learners the “why” by explicitly connecting clinical features with the science mechanism, laying the groundwork for providing excellent...

Duration:00:15:27

Using Aquifer Cases in Women’s Health and Behavioral Medicine

9/13/2021
Guest: Mary Stahovich, MHP, PA-C Assistant Professor and Didactic Coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies at California Baptist University While Aquifer doesn’t have dedicated courses on Behavioral Medicine or Women’s Health, many of the cases already available in your subscription are excellent resources for these courses. In this episode, Mary Stahovich, PA-C describes how the richness of Aquifer cases helps her enhance her didactic courses on women’s health and behavioral medicine –...

Duration:00:17:16

Remediation & Targeted Skills Development with Aquifer

8/16/2021
Guest: Jaime Bowman MD, Clinical Education Director of Family Medicine, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Dr. Jaime Bowman shares how she supports students in need of remediation or targeted skills development through an individualized approach. She finds that Aquifer cases provide an ideal low-stakes environment for allowing learners to practice skills, try new things, and build confidence in an accessible and safe space. Dr. Bowman applies her framework to...

Duration:00:16:54

Harnessing Group Learning to Develop Clinical Reasoning Skills

7/26/2021
Guest: Dolapo Babalola MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director, Family Medicine and Rural Health Clerkship, and Director, Family Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Dolapo Babalola shares her tips about how to run interactive group sessions that promote engagement with Aquifer cases and enhance students’ clinical reasoning skills. Before creating her model of facilitated case-based sessions, which incorporates role play...

Duration:00:17:19

Assessing Clinical Decision Making with Aquifer’s Internal Medicine Exam

6/29/2021
Guest: Valerie Lang, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Academic Director of Assessment of Clinical Decision Making, Aquifer. Dr. Valerie Lang was instrumental in the development and validation of the Aquifer Internal Medicine Clinical Decision Making Exam, which assesses learners’ clinical reasoning and decision making and is free to subscribers of Aquifer’s Internal Medicine course. In this...

Duration:00:14:13

Aquifer Cases as Standardized Patients

6/7/2021
Guest: Sherilyn Smith, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer, Aquifer. Description:​ ​ In this episode, Dr. Sherilyn Smith shares tips for how to think of Aquifer cases in your curriculum as standardized patients, using them as the basis for active learning sessions, and how this paradigm shift can accelerate the development of clinical reasoning skills with pre-clinical and clinical medical students. Full show notes can be found...

Duration:00:14:08

Supporting Residents as Teachers and Learners with Aquifer Cases

5/24/2021
Guest: Michael Dell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Education at Case Western Reserve University SOM and a pediatrician at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Aquifer Pediatrics - Senior Director & Case Author. Dr. Dell is an enthusiastic proponent of using virtual cases across the continuum of medical education, including with advanced learners like residents and interns. In this episode, Dr. Dell describes how he incorporates cases into his Residents as Teachers...

Duration:00:12:04

Easing the Transition from Pre-Clinical to Clinical Learning

5/10/2021
Guest: Traci Marquis-Eydman, Associate Professor & Director of the Maine Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship | Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University ​In this episode Dr. Traci Marquis-Eydman describes the benefits of using a hybrid approach to orienting students as they begin their clinical learning phase. The transition to clinical learning is always challenging, as students must not only shift to applying knowledge in busy clinical settings, but they must also...

Duration:00:13:53

Facilitated Discussions and Role Playing Using Standardized Cases

4/26/2021
Guest: Kirstin Nackers, MD, Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison In this episode, Dr. Kirstin Nackers shares two examples of case-based instruction she uses to increase student engagement and promote learning in an integrated core clerkship combining Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Geriatrics. She describes the first example as a “COVID-induced improvement”, recalling that when COVID restrictions prevented...

Duration:00:14:41

Teaching and Assessing SOAP Note Skills with Pre-Clinical Students

3/30/2021
Guest: Ronda Mourad, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Teaching and evaluating pre-clinical students’ SOAP notes with some consistency across different clinical settings and preceptors can be challenging. In this episode Ronda Mourad, MD describes how she uses Aquifer cases to standardize the processes of both teaching and assessing this critical skill....

Duration:00:12:26

Engaging Learners through Teleprecepting

3/30/2021
Guest: Cynthia (Cindy) Lord, PA-C, Associate Professor and Founding Director, Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program, Cleveland, OH. When the COVID pandemic severely limited student access to clinical teaching sites and preceptors, Cindy Lord developed a teleprecepting program to simulate traditional precepting during a rotation. Aquifer cases formed the basis of learner-centered virtual small group sessions facilitated by a telepreceptor. The sessions provided a means...

Duration:00:15:25