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Parallel Programming Webinar

How one hospital manages concurrent ACGME & AOA programs

Thursday, April 30th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (EST)       Join the Session

Presented by Dr John Watt, MD. Director of Medical Education, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

This lecture will discuss:
• Program commonalities
• Budget concerns & cost differences
• How St. Joseph Mercy integrates teaching and learning
• Challenges and benefits

Preparing for Practice Part I

Thursday, April 24th at the James B. Henry Center, Lansing or via Webinar
Dinner and registration: 5 PM      Lectures: 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Significant others are welcome. Registration closes April 18th or when the course is full. Topics will include: The Physician Job Search, compensation models, and Employment Contracts. This course is intended for residents who will graduate in 2015 and beyond.

Please register here. Visit the Event Page for more information.

Chief Resident Training Course

Friday, May 9th from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at the James B. Henry Center, Lansing

This course will include:

  • • a description of job responsibilities
  • • basic leadership skills
  • • communication techniques
  • • a panel discussion and Q&A with former chief residents
Registration now open and space is limited. This course filled quickly last year so do not wait to register.

The 5th module in the OPP/OMT Integration Workshop series is now available

OPP/OMT Integration Workshop #5: Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Acute Head, Chest, and Low Back Pain after Ruling Out Conditions Causing the "Red Flags" is now available through the MSU Store. This case based workshop reviews the mechanics, anatomy, and physiology of the head, spine, chest, low back, and sacrum, the red flags and causes of acute pain, and explains safety in the use of OMT.

This module also features presentations from Dr. Mary Hughes and Dr. Don Sefcik, specialists in Emergency Medicine. Both of whom provide information about their experiences and insights regarding the integration of OPP/OMT in the treatment of patients in the ER.

Medical Spanish Course

The Spring 2014 class will have one final class on Monday April 14th, and hosted via MSU's Adobe Connect server. An online quiz will be available shortly afterwards.

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This comprehensive course is designed specifically to teach physicians and medical providers the language skills needed to provide basic H&Ps, follow-up care, and provide prescription instructions to Spanish-speaking patients. The goal of the course is to help health care providers better communicate with Spanish-speaking patients and provide culturally sensitive health care services to this growing population.

SCS Forum on GME IssuesJean Wiggins

May's GME forum, Assessing Medical Learners and Providing Effective Feedback by Joan Sargeant, PhD, will take place on Tuesday, May 13 at 12 Noon EST. The presentation will be re-broadcast at 5 PM EST.


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To download handouts, view previous recordings, or get a complete schedule of upcoming SCS forum events, visit the GME Issues: Webinar Series page.

Research Poster Day

The MSUCOM Statewide Campus System is sponsoring a Research Poster Day, to be held in conjunction with the SCS Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 21st at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Submissions will be accepted from:

  • MSUCOM Medical students
  • SCS Residents and Fellows
  • MSUCOM Faculty

This will be a juried competition, with a $300 prize for the best poster and $200 for the runner-up in each of the three above categories (there must be a minimum of four entries in a category for prizes to be awarded). To be eligible, posters must present new research and scholarly work in an area of medicine or healthcare that contributes to knowledge in these fields. (NOTE: Case studies are not acceptable as research; a case series may be accepted, provided it consists of a minimum of five cases.)

For more information view the Poster Day Guidelines.

Research Mini-Grants Program for Resident Research Projects

ResearchThe statewide campus system will be continuing its mini-grants program for resident research for the 2014-2015 academic year!

Residents currently enrolled in an SCS residency program may apply for a grant to help cover incidental costs such as printing and mailing, subject fees, or statistical consultation. The research project may be a required project from the specialty college for graduation, or a self-initiated project. The proposed research should be clinically-oriented with the goal of improved patient care or based on the education of patients or care providers.

More information and an application for this grant can be found Here.

S.A.F.E.R.: Sleep Alertness and Fatigue Education in Residency

SAFER, or Sleep, Alertness and Fatigue Education in Residency, is a 25-minute narrated video presentation that provides an introduction to the science of sleep and the effects of sleep deprivation. SAFER focuses on the demands and stresses of medical residency. The presentation provides practical suggestions for residents to manage fatigue and sleepiness including:

  • The influence of circadian and homeostatic processes
  • When and how long to sleep
  • What fatigue countermeasures to use
This course is only available to SCS members. A username & password is required for access. View this course HERE

Looking For Help in Core Competency Training?

The Statewide Campus System has developed a series of OPP/OMT modules covering the integration of OPP into: the care of hospitalized patients, those with Cardiovascular and Respiratory disease, patients that have undergone abdominal surgery, and those with extremity complaints. More information on these modules can be found at: OPP/OMT Integration Workshop Series. These modules can be purchased via the MSU Store.