Professional Development & Education

Welcome to life-long learning

At Michigan Orthopedics, we realize that professional development and education are a continuum through advanced degrees, residency / fellowship (clinical or post-doctoral) and beyond. To assist in the continuing development and education of all of our advanced life-long learners, we are regularly engaging our robust University / Michigan Medicine resources, innovating with our collective initiative, and actively improving our professional lives by incorporating expert and evidence based ideas from orthopaedics, medicine and beyond.

Happy learning and improving!

Jaimo Ahn MD PhD, Associate Chair for Education

Michelle Caird, MD, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

For Sep, Oct and beyond (Leadership Academy, Mentorship Academy, AOA APEX Leadership), please see below.  A few items on summer hiatus but New CV Software Training is still here! (#4).

  1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
  2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – None in Sept
    • More info upon return
  3. Academy of Medical Educators – None in Sept
    • Thu, Jun 9, 2022 recoding can be found HERE.
    • Additional resource list HERE.
  1. Office of Professional Development – New CV Software Training for Faculty
  2. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts. 
    • Clinical Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
    • Tenure Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
    • Research Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
  3. Office of Professional Development – Resilience and Wellness Series
  4. Office of Professional Development – Essential Skills for Leadership 
  5. Office of Professional Development – Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshop
  6. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (Oct to Dec) LEARN MORE
  7. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Mentorship Academy (Oct 28, all day, more belowLEARN MORE
  8. * For those continuing to follow, WorkLife 

    * Research topics under separate cover | Additional DEI specific topics under separate cover

    * Our department is actively brining together an application-based formal Development Program separate from these emailings

    * Faculty interested in AOA / USC APEX Leadership Program, please let me know

    * Faculty interested in the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development (PhD or MD, >2yrs as Assoc Prof), please let me know

     

    August Recommendations

    For Aug, Sept (a few) and beyond (Leadership Academy, Mentorship Academy), please see below.  A few items on summer hiatus but New CV Software Training is still here! (#4).

    1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
    2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – None in Jul / Aug
      • More info upon return
    3. Academy of Medical Educators – None in Jul / Aug
      • Thu, Jun 9, 2022 recoding can be found here.
    4. Office of Professional Development – New CV Software Training for Faculty
    5. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts. 
      • Clinical Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
      • Tenure Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
      • Research Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
    6. Office of Professional Development – Resilience and Wellness Series
    7. Office of Professional Development – Research Impact for Early Career Investigators  (more below)
    8. Office of Professional Development – Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshop
    9. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (Oct to Dec) LEARN MORE
    10. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Mentorship Academy (Oct 28, all day, more belowLEARN MORE

    * For those continuing to follow, WorkLife 

    * Research topics under separate cover | Additional DEI specific topics under separate cover

    * Our department is working on an application based formal Development Program separate from these emailings

    * Faculty interested in AOA / USC APEX Leadership Program, please let me know

    * Faculty interested in the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development (PhD or MD, >2yrs as Assoc Prof), please let me know

    July Recommendations

    For July, Aug and beyond, please see below.  A few items on summer hiatus but New CV Software Training is here! (#4)

    1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
    2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Funding Brainstorming & Information.
    3. Academy of Medical Educators – None in Jul / Aug
      • Thu, Jun 9, 2022 recoding can be found here.
    4. Office of Professional Development – New CV Software Training for Faculty
    5. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts. 
      • Clinical Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
      • Tenure Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
      • Research Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
    6. Office of Professional Development – Resilience and Wellness Series. 
    7. Office of Professional Development – Essential Skills for Successful Leadership (1-day program)
    8. Office of Professional Development – Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshop
    9. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future nomination – schedule pending) LEARN MORE

    * For those continuing to follow, WorkLife 

    * Research topics under separate cover | Additional DEI specific topics under separate cover

    * Our department is working on an application based formal Development Program separate from these emailings

    * Faculty interested in AOA / USC APEX Leadership Program, please let me know

    * Faculty interested in the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development (PhD or MD, >2yrs as Assoc Prof), please let me know

    June Recommendations

    For June, July and beyond, please see below.  Promotions materials are recorded and the Leadership Academy is on hiatus.

    1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
    2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Virtual Talking Circle.
    3. Academy of Medical Educators – Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, President of Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
      • Thu, Jun 9, 2022 recoding can be found here.
    4. Office of Professional Development – Top 5 Errors Authors Make When Writing Scientific Papers 
    5. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts. 
      • Clinical Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
      • Tenure Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
      • Research Track | Previous Recording | VIEW HERE
    6. Office of Professional Development – Resilience and Wellness Series. 
    7. Office of Professional Development – Essential Skills for Successful Leadership (1-day program)
    8. Office of Professional Development – Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshop
    9. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future nomination – schedule pending) LEARN MORE

    * For those continuing to follow, WorkLife 

    * Research topics under separate cover | Additional DEI specific topics under separate cover

    * Our department is working on an application based formal Development Program separate from these emailings

    May Recommendations

    For May, June and beyond, please see below.  There are 2 opportunities related to Professionalism-DEI and 1 for your Educator’s Portfolio as well as sessions (including recorded) for Promotions.

    1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
    2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Virtual Talking Circle.
    3. Academy of Medical Educators – Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, President of Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
      • Thu, Jun 9, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | TBA
    4. Office of Professional Development – Implicit Bias Training 
    5. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts. 
    6. Office of Professional Development – Introduction to Mindfulness Weekly Series. 
    7. Office of Professional Development – Developing Your Educator's Portfolio. 
    8. Office of Professional Development – Facilitating Conversations for an Anti-Racist Workplace. 
    9. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future, Jun 2022, nomination) LEARN MORE

    * For those continuing to follow, WorkLife 

    * Research topics under separate cover (but just because it’s Dr Alford on May 12, 4-5pm speaking on TSPs and bone https://umich.zoom.us/j/98285259279(link is external) Passcode: 957155  | Additional DEI specific topics under separate cover

    * Our department just successfully completed the Faculty Educator’s Program at Michigan with AO educators.  Thanks to all those who participated and made it work.

    April Recommendations

    1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
    2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Virtual Talking Circle.
      • Innovations that Reflect Diversity | Mon, Apr 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
      • Innovations in Interprofessional Education | Mon, May 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | TBD
    3. Academy of Medical Educators – IPE@UM - Strategic Blueprint for the ‘Next Phase’. 
    4. Office of Professional Development – Early Career Kickstart: Clinical. 
    5. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts. 
    6. Office of Professional Development – Introduction to Mindfulness Weekly Series. 
    7. Office of Professional Development – Workplace Civility and Fostering a Culture of Respectful Dialogue. 
    8. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future, Jun 2022, nomination) LEARN MORE

    * For those continuing to follow, WorkLife 

    * Research topics under separate cover | DEI topics under separate cover

    * Our department is working with AO North America—Dr Subramaniam who gave us GR this last year—to bring us a local 1.5 day Faculty Education Program just for Michigan Orthopaedics.  We are including surgeon faculty, nonoperative faculty and research faculty. This is fully funded by the department and endorsed by Drs Caird and Hankenson and will come together next Fri and Sat.

    March Recommendations

    A taste of Spring this weekend; here are a few offerings to continue the new year:

    1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
    2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Virtual Talking Circle
    3. Academy of Medical Educators – Beyond Diagnosis: Practical Strategies for Teaching Management Reasoning. 
    1. Office of Professional Development – Developing Your Educator's Portfolio. 
    2. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts. 
    3. Office of Professional Development – Introduction to Mindfulness Weekly Series. 
    4. Office of Professional Development – Essential Skills for Successful Leadership. 
    5. Office of Professional Development – Workplace Civility and Fostering a Culture of Respectful Dialogue. 
    6. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future, Jun 2022, nomination) LEARN MORE
    1. C-STAR, quiet for now

    * For those continuing to follow, September WorkLife topics are still "Taken for Granted" (S4 E2-5)

    * Research topics under separate cover | DEI topics under separate cover

    * Our department is working with AO North America—Dr Subramaniam who gave us GR this last year—to bring us a local 1.5 day Faculty Education Program just for Michigan Orthopaedics.  We are including surgeon faculty, nonoperative faculty and research faculty. This is fully funded by the department and endorsed by Drs Caird and Hankenson and currently has 15 participants. All participants should have information already.

    February Recommendations

    Almost Spring; here are a few offerings to continue the new year:

    1. MICHR – Starting a Clinical Trial? Take a look at the Participant Recruitment Toolkit.
    2. RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Harvard Macy Institute Blog (Framework for Health Science Education Innovation).
    3. Academy of Medical Educators – Beyond Diagnosis: Practical Strategies for Teaching Management Reasoning. 
    1. Office of Professional Development – Developing Your Educator's Portfolio. 
    2. Office of Professional Development – Promotion Packet Dos and Don’ts for the Clinical Track. 
    3. Office of Professional Development – Introduction to Mindfulness Weekly Series. 
    1. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future, Mar 2022, nomination) LEARN MORE
    1. C-STAR, quiet for now

    * For those continuing to follow, September WorkLife topics are still "Taken for Granted" (S4 E2-5)

    * Research topics under separate cover | DEI topics under separate cover

    * Want to modernized and improve your education knowledge and teaching skills?  You’re in luck.  Our department is working with AO North America—Dr Subramaniam who gave us GR this last year—to bring you a local 1.5 day Faculty Education Program just for Michigan Orthopaedics.  We are including surgeon faculty, nonoperative faculty and research faculty. This is fully funded by the department and endorsed by Drs Caird and Hankenson and can accommodate 15 participants. Secured dates are Apr 22-23.  We have room for 3 more participants.

    January Recommendations

    Happy New Year; here are a few offerings to start the new year:

    1. From the MICHR – More next month
    1. From RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Virtual Talking Circle (conversations on education innovation).

    Mon, Jan 10, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM| LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. From the Office of Professional Development – Get That Grant!

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. From the Office of Professional Development – Effective Strategies for Self-Editing Your Manuscript.

    Mon, Jan 24, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. From the Office of Professional Development – Presentation Skills: Think Like and Actor.

    Mon, Jan 31, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future, Mar 2022, nomination) LEARN MORE
    2. C-STAR, quiet for now

    * For those continuing to follow, September WorkLife topics are "Taken for Granted" (S4 E2-5)

    December Recommendations

    We round out the year with some more offerings; please see a few below:

    1. From the MICHR – Can Data Be Racists?

    Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. From the Office of Professional Development – Time Management: Getting Things Done (GTD).

    Thu, Jan 6, 2022, 9 AM – 1:30 PM (I recognize the irony of a long session on time management) | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. From RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) – Virtual Talking Circle (conversations on education innovation).
      Mon, Jan 10, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM| LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    2. From the Office of Professional Development – Get That Grant!

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. If you missed from the Michigan Online Visionary Educators (MOVE) - Social and Emotional Intelligence.

    On line recording available | https://myumi.ch/bRZpy

    1. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future, Mar 2022, nomination) LEARN MORE
    2. C-STAR, quiet until later Winter

    * For those continuing to follow, September WorkLife topics are "Taken for Granted" (S4 E2-5)

    November Recommendations 

    We continue with some great options for November 2021; please see a few below (full RISE and ODF emails follows).

    1. From the Office of Professional Development – Editing the Rabbit Genome for Translational Research

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. From the Office of Professional Development – Statistics from 32,000 feet (Parachute Included)

    Thu, Nov 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. From RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) - How to use One of the 25 CQIs in Michigan for Your Research Work
      Thu, Nov 18, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 PM| LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    1. From MiCHAMP – Human - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Interaction: Supporting AI Integration into Health Care Systems
      Fri, Nov 19, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    1. From the Michigan Online Visionary Educators (MOVE) - Social and Emotional Intelligence

    Fri, Dec 3, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    1. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future, Mar 2022, nomination) LEARN MORE
    1. C-STAR, quiet until Winter

    * For those continuing to follow, September WorkLife topics are "Taken for Granted" (S4 E2-5)

    October Recommendations

    1. From the RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) - Ways to innovate within the clinical setting
    2. Mon, 11/01 | 12:00 PM -1:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    3. C-STAR, quiet until Winter
    4. From the Office of Professional Development – 3rd Annual (Virtual) Medical Education Symposium
      Fri, 10/29 | 8:30 AM - 1 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    5. From the Office of Professional Development – Tenure Track Promotion and Tenure Q+A
      Thu, 11/04 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    6. From the Office of Professional Development - Humor and Wellness: How to have more laughter and lightness
      Thu, 11/04  | 12:00 PM -1:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    7. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me for future nomination) LEARN MORE

    * For those continuing to follow, September WorkLife topics are "Taken for Granted" (S4 E2-5)

    * New research faculty seminar series continues – Oct 14 is next; Learn more here.

    August Recommendations

    1. From the RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, Education) - How Data Science, Learning Health Systems, and Precision Health Can Enhance Clinical Practice
      Thu, 9/30 | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    2. C-STAR, quiet until Winter
    3. From the Office of Professional Development – Micro-Practices for Wellness
      Tue, 9/14 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    4. From the Office of Professional Development – Research Impact for Investigators
      Tue, 9/15 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    5. From the Office of Professional Development - Resilience and Wellness Series: Joy Multiplier
      Wed, 9/22 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    6. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – Leadership Academy (If you’re interested please reply to me as you will need a nomination)
      October to November | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    7. Looking forward from the Office of Professional Development – 3rd Annual (Virtual) Medical Education Symposium
      Fri, 10/29 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    * For those continuing to follow, September WorkLife topic is "Think Again" (S4 E1)

    * New research faculty seminar series launches today, Sept. 9; Learn more here.

    June Recommendations

    1. From the Office of Professional Development - Essential Skills for Successful Leadership
      Wed, 6/9 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    2. From C-STAR, Program Evaluation | Mon, 6/21/21, 1:00pm
    3. From the Office of Professional Development - Beyond the Feedback Sandwich: Giving Effective Feedback
      Tue, 6/15 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    4. From the Office of Professional Development - Resilience and Wellness Series: Awe & Gratitude
      Fri, 6/22 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    5. From C-STAR, Curricular / Program Implementation | Mon, 7/05/21, 1:00pm

    * For those continuing to follow, February WorkLife topic is " Become friends with your rivals" (S2 E2)

    * New research faculty seminar series launches Sept. 9; Learn more here.

    May Recommendations

    1. From C-STAR, Validity Evidence | Mon, 5/17/21, 1:00pm
    2. From the Office of Professional Development - Resilience and Wellness Series: Awe & Gratitude
      Fri, 5/21 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    3. From the Office of Professional Development - Easing the Task of Finding Funding
      Wed, 5/26 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    4. From C-STAR, Introduction to Assessment | Mon, 6/07/21, 1:00pm
    5. From the Office of Professional Development - Create Trust by Asking Questions: The Art of Humble Inquiry
      Mon, 6/7 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    6. From the Office of Professional Development - Essential Skills for Successful Leadership
      Wed, 6/9 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    * For those continuing to follow, February WorkLife topic is "Bouncing back from rejection" (S2 E7)

    April Recommendations

    1. From C-STAR, Learning Theories | Mon, 4/19/21, 1:00pm
    2. From C-STAR, Simulation-based learning and research | Mon, 5/03/21, 1:00pm
    3. From the Office of Professional Development - Using Your Strengths (part of the Resilience & Wellbeing Series)
      4/13 | Tue | 12:00-12:50 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    4. From the Office of Professional Development - Get That Grant – Planning, preparing, and writing your best proposal
      4/22 | 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    5. From the Office of Professional Development - Create Trust by Asking Questions: The Art of Humble Inquiry
      5/6 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE
    6. Interested in Emotional Intelligence (sometimes notated as “EQ”), some starter reading at the bottom

    * For those continuing to follow, February WorkLife topic is "How to trust people you don’t like" (S1 E5)

    March Recommendations 

    From C-STAR, Introduction to qualitative research methods | Mon, 3/15/21, 1:00pm | Link

    From the Office of Professional Development - Using Your Strengths (part of the Resilience & Wellbeing Series  | 4/13 | Tue | 12:00-12:50 p.m. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

    XR because who doesn’t need to extend their reality? International Mixed Reality Grand Rounds (UMich + ICL, England) | Wed, 3/17/21, 7:00-8:00 AM | Register to attend here

    AAOS / Zimmer / Precision OS Revision Knee VR simulation  | Thu, 3/18/21, 8:15 - 9:45pm | Register to attend here

    BWF Funding Event. Speakers from BWF will provide University of Michigan faculty with a firsthand look at funding opportunities | Wed, 3/17/21 1:30-3:00 PM | RSVP here

    Bonus – M Box to DropBox. In preparation for the migration create a U‑M Dropbox account.

    * For those continuing to follow, February WorkLife topic is "How to Love Criticizm" (S1 E1)

    February Recommendations

    1. New Faculty Mentoring (research) Workshop

         February 3, 2021, Wed, 3pm-4:30pm (already offered to our junior research faculty)

    2. Mindfulness (MOFD). Techniques and a Guided Meditation.

         February 8, 2021, Mon, 12pm-12:30pm | March 8, 2021, Mon, 12pm-12:30pm

    3. Social Media.

         AAOS social media 101, February 11, 2021, Thu, 8:15pm-9:15pm

         Social Media Ambassadors (MOFD), February 22, 2021, Mon, 8:30am-9:30am

    4. Inclusion & Diversity.

         Stepping in for Respect (M Organizational Learning), February 11, 2021 into 2022

         AAOS diversity, February 25, 2021, Thu, 8:15pm-9:15pm 

    5. A few others of potential interest.

         Decoding The Mystery of AAOS Governance. February 10, 2021, Wed, 8:15pm-9:15pm

         Writing Strong Letters of Recommendation (MOFD), March 4, 2021, Thu, 8:30am-9:30am

         Hot Moments in Clinical Teaching (MOFD), March 11, 2021, Thu, 1pm-3pm.

         AAOS ABOS II prep ($59). March 18, 2021, Thu, 8:15pm-9:15pm

    * For those continuing to follow, February WorkLife topic is "Burnout is everyone’s problem" (S3 E2)

    January Recommendations 

    Resident Burnout: Why are we still missing the mark?

    In this podcast Dr. Bhandari chats with Dr. Leen Najo, and Dr. Zahra Sohani about the findings of their study on resident burnout, and the need for a culture shift to combat this complicated crisis.

    Traditional Training Isn't Cutting It: The Promise of Virtual Reality

    Drs. Goel and Bhandari discussed the use of virtual reality (VR) in orthopaedic surgeons’ education. Our discussion uncovered 3 core themes. These themes and their supporting insights are highlighted below.

    Women in Orthopaedics- 3 Cultural Perspectives

    Women make up more than half of medical school graduates yet less than 15% are in orthopedic training. Why? Is orthopaedics hostile towards our female colleagues?

    5 Critical Habits To "Think" Bigger in Your Career.

    At every level in your career, and in any career path you have chosen, those who develop strategies to cut through the noise and find signal will distinguish themselves above the rest.

    Healthcare Leadership in Stressful Times | Tuesday, January 19 | 12pm-1pm

    Essential Skills for Successful Leadership | Tuesday, February 16 | 8am-3pm online

    Monday, 4/12 | 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Held online

    December 2020

    Surgery outside the OR

    Mentoring and Professional Development

    • Micro-Mentoring Program | 1hr mentoring sessions x 3 based on your interests | Micro-Mentoring for more info
    • Mentoring during a crisis article by Michigan faculty in the Harvard Business Review
    • Thu, Dec 17, 11a-12p | Mentoring in a Time of COVID-19 (graduate and post doc)
    • Tue, Jan 19, 12-1pm | Healthcare Leadership in Stressful Times | MORE & REGISTER

    Research funding and promotions

    eXtended Reality or “XR” (this includes VR or virtual reality and AR or Augmented Reality and “mixed” reality)

    • Wed, Dec 16, 1-2pm | World’s first International XR Grand Rounds with Imperial College London |  Register
    • Mon, Jan 25, 12-1:30pm | Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare | MORE & REGISTER

    November 2020

    Wellness - Exploring Mindfulness: Techniques and a Guided Meditation

    Wellness - Resilience & Wellness: Awe and Gratitude

    Education - Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare: How to Integrate this into your education and training

    Mentoring – A few different resources below:

    October 2020

    Mindfulness: has been demonstrated in education and professional life to decrease stress

    • Mon 10/12, 12 PM – 12:30 PM; register HERE

    Education: Medical Education Symposium – register HERE (can sign up for just what you want, have time for)

    • Tue 10/13 AM - Coaching and Feedback
    • Wed 10/14 AM - Teaching in Virtual Space
    • Fri 10/16 AM - Creativity in Acad Med
    • Full Agenda, if interested

    Leadership: keep on keepin' on

    • Lab / Research: Easing the Task of Finding Funding
    • Thu 10/22 8:30-9:30 AM MORE HERE

    September 2020

    Mindfulness: has been demonstrated in education and professional life to decrease stress.

    • Wed 10/28, 9 AM – 4 PM; register HERE

    Education: Medical Education Symposium – register HERE (more serious; I’ve registered)

    • Tue 10/13 AM - Coaching and Feedback
    • Wed 10/14 AM - Teaching in Virtual Space
    • Fri 10/16 AM - Creativity in Acad Med  
    • Full Agenda, if interested  

    Leadership: Leading Cultural Transformations: Leading in Crisis – see HERE (also, more serious) 

    • Any mid- to senior-level leader who would like to lead more effectively during times of extreme change, 3 months, starting soon

    Lab / Research: workshop that may be helpful for faculty, especially those junior, focused on research

    Michigan Orthopaedic Surgery Initiatives

    Improving your life at work:

    As you may have felt or realized, there is so much more to “work” than your primary professional activity. Mastering some of these other aspects enhance our professional activities (eg, learning behavior change, negotiating) and others simply contribute to greater emotional satisfaction (eg, being engaged rather than lonely).  Wouldn’t it be great to learn about these topics, be entertained and not feel like you wasted time doing it? 

    Let Michigan alumnus/luminary, NY Times best seller, Wharton professor and engaging human, Adam Grant, introduce you to some different ways of thinking and behaving in your work life  He has helped millions of people understand nuances around give-and-take, thinking and learning. You can start by listening to his Podcast Work Life, in ~40min episodes. Academic enough to intrigue your science brain and easy enough I can listen, think and even exercise at the same time.

    If this really instigates thought and action, great.  If not, no problem.  It will at least entertain you if it doesn’t teach you something; and it will give us a common language and group of topics to consider beyond the “work” of work. So with that said, please look beyond your next case, next patient, next grant, next experiment and engage in making work more fun and meaningful.  You can find the thought-provokers here https://www.adamgrant.net/podcast/ or on any of your post cast players.  After listening and considering, we will engage and further exchange ideas.

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    • January 2021 - Authenticity is a double-edged sword
    • February 2021 - Burnout is everyone’s problem
    • March 2021 - How to love criticism
    • April 2021 - How to trust people you don’t like
    • May 2021 - Bouncing back from rejection
    • June 2021 - Become friends with your rivals

    Part 1 - Feedback in 4 behaviors and Grand Rounds 

    New Behavior 1 - after every half session of clinic / every surgical case with a resident (could be as your closing?), ask them “What do you think went well?” & “What do you think you did well?”  When they answer, nod affirmingly, thank them and move on with your day. Resist the urge to discuss more.

    New Behavior 2 - after their response, tell them if you agree or not and why; then, you tell them “I think [XYZ] went well and you did [ABC] well.” Thank them for participating and move on with your day.  Resist the urge to discuss what went poorly or what you would change, do better.

    New Behavior 3 - then ask “What would you do differently?”  When they answer, nod affirmingly (or mysteriously), thank them and move on with your day. Resist the urge to discuss more.

    New Behavior 4 - after their response, tell them if you agree or not and why; then, you tell them “I think you/we could have done [XYZ]. Next time, consider [ABC].”  Then thank them for participating and go on with your day.

    Grand Rounds - understand the evidence and science of feedback and the Pendleton Method with educationalist Chitra Subramaniam PhD (education), toward a better practice of formative feedback

    Part 2 - Competency and the O-Score 

    New Behavior 1 - For the next short week, before each case you perform with a resident (A) ask them to rate their expected performance on the scale of 1-5 below and then (B) perform the procedure toward that rating and (C) discuss their performance relative to their rating after the case.

    New Behavior 2 - For the next week, after each case you perform with a resident (A) ask them to rate their performance on the scale of 1-5 below and then (B) you rate them on their performance; and finally (C) compare and discuss.

    Grand Rounds - understand competency based surgical education and the O-Score, towards a better practice of formative feedback with Markuu Nousiainen MD, MEd, FRCS

    XR in Orthopaedic Surgery Education

    While orthopaedic surgery is among the most demanding in medicine for exacting and sequence oriented technical execution, our learners remain focused on mentorship based hands-on learning in the real-time OR environment that is primarily supplemented by strong cognitive efforts outside of the operating room.  Unlike other performance based disciplines such as sports or performing arts, rehearsals, practices, scrimmages and the like remain secondary.  And unlike other life-or-death engaging fields like aviation, technology and innovation driven simulation is not forefront.  Recently, however, there has been emerging interest in the implementation of XR to enhance orthopaedic surgical education and evidence to support it.  Therefore, in 2021, we plan to:

    • Incorporate VR based simulation training into orthopaedic surgery Intern Education and structured curricula for trauma, arthroplasty and arthroscopy
    • Include orthopaedic surgery residents and their teachers as learners
    • Engage partner institutions for the comparative analysis of meaningful variables and outcomes (Duke, UCSF, HSS)
    • Collaborate with other surgical XR colleagues toward the development of a NSF proposal to advance XR-based medical education