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If you plan to attend the pre-course as well as the main conference, please be sure to register for both sessions. There is a separate fee for the pre-course on 9/15 and main conference on 9/16 & 9/17.

Additional information for the conference along with hotel information can be found on the LCI website at www.learningcommunitiesinstitute.org

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM

The Pre-course for the LCI meeting is designed to help faculty and administrators systematically plan for implementation and growth.

Faculty Track: This track aims to promote a focused learning experience for teaching faculty or faculty leaders who are involved with Learning Communities. This session will be facilitated by experienced LC faculty. The emphasis will be on core activities of learning communities in medical school: curriculum, mentoring and advising, student and faculty community, and professional identity formation in students. Sessions will be informative, interactive, and engaging and will promote the sharing of ideas amongst participants.

Administrator / Staff Track: Medical school administrators are professionals with whom faculty can collaborate and thereby model inter-professional teamwork. If formally engaged, administrative professionals can amplify innovation and creativity through their own contributions. This pre-course is an opportunity for all medical school administrators (working within a learning community or not) to maximize their leadership potential to better serve their Learning Communities and grow their professional career.


Saturday - Sunday, September 16-17, 2017

The main course for the LCI meeting is designed for leaders, faculty, students and administrators who are currently involved with learning communities or interested in learning more about LCs. The course includes a facilitated series of hot topic discussions, then moves into three distinct tracks for faculty, students, and administrators/staff (including presentations and skill building workshops). This part of the course focuses on areas of specific interest, with the remainder of the course focusing on areas of general interest to all participants which includes oral presentations, workshops, poster session, keynote speaker and optional learning groups.

Keynote Speaker: Our keynote address this year will be delivered by Dr. Richard M. Frankel. Dr. Frankel is professor of medicine and geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine where he directs the Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in Research and Education (ASPIRE). He is also on the staff of the Education Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Frankel has been a medical educator for the past 35 years. From 2003-2013, he was the statewide director of Indiana University School of Medicine’s professionalism competency and responsible for both curriculum and remediation in this arena.

Student Track: Third and fourth year medical students often struggle to manage their own wellness while integrating into their clinical teams and developing their professional identity. Learning communities are uniquely situated through their promotion of small group relationships to provide opportunities to advocate for their peers to promote wellness.

The student track will feature content focused on developing students’ ability to advocate for their peers’ and their own wellness. Students will develop skills of gracefully recognizing peers who may be struggling with managing their own wellness and identifying barriers to wellness. Students will learn different techniques for counseling their peers on wellness and learn strategies for advocating wellness for their peers.

As part of the student track, significant content will be dedicated to developing leadership and teaching skills of students. Little time is dedicated during traditional medical school curriculum to developing teaching and mentoring skills, although nearly all students will be expected to teach as part of their residencies.

Objectives of the student track include:

  • Enable students to identify peers who may be struggling with wellness
  • Empower students to reach out to their peers
  • Provide students tools to promote wellness
  • Develop teaching skills among students
  • Provide students with the skills to develop strong mentoring relationships


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