School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

SEMCME Faculty Development Series

About the Series

The 2011-2012 SEMCME Faculty Development Series will provide tools to Program Directors and Medical Education faculty and leaders to help residents who are experiencing difficulties with the Core Competencies of Communication Skills, Professionalism, and attaining Medical Knowledge.

  • Workshop 1 will address how to help residents having difficulty with relationship skills impacted by insensitivity to cultural diversity, differences of values, or bias. The workshop will give participants tools to raise awareness of privilege and values, and will culminate with an in-depth exploration of the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Model for giving constructive feedback to these residents.
  • Workshop 2 will tackle various means of identifying, assessing, and remediating residents who exhibit unprofessional, “disruptive”, behavior.
  • Workshop 3 will provide discussion and resources to deal with residents having cognitive learning difficulties, then transition into resources to deal with residents having substance abuse issues.

Each workshop is planned to be highly interactive and may include small group discussions, role-modeling, case based exercises and other feedback methods to give medical educators specific tools to enhance their residency programs.

Who Should Attend?

This highly interactive workshop is designed for program directors, faculty, medical education administrators, and others who seek to improve their skills, teaching, giving feedback and modeling skillful communication as they relate to the struggling resident.

Key Overall Objectives
At the conclusion of the Series, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Model as a concrete, practical, integrated approach for giving feedback to improve resident communication skills.
  • Provide tools to raise awareness of resident cultural competency and values and decrease bias in patient care.
  • Describe the role of family of origin patterns in disruptive behaviors and indentify resources for treatment and education; Identify the importance of a comprehensive evaluation; Apply specific skills training in communication and conflict resolution including tools for managing anger and frustration in the workplace.
  • Explore background and framework regarding neuropsychological assessment and identify intervention resources and strategies for struggling students/residents based upon neuropsychological testing.
  • Discuss substance abuse in the resident population including risks, types of drugs involved, treatment, monitoring, and risk of relapse.