Right Problems, Right Solutions: Helping Your Learner Identify and Fix Test-Taking Challenges

Thursday, March 8 2018 @ 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Medical Research/Library Building (IB) ,317

Presenter(s): Colonel, William F. Kelly, MD and Lt. Commander Mary Andrews, MD
Audience: Faculty


Learners who underperform on standardized tests are common throughout all levels of medical education and require considerable faculty time and effort to remediate.

Current methods for remediating test-taking difficulties are typically not grounded in educational theory or supported by high-quality evidence. The objectives are as follows:

• List reasons why a trainee may underperform on standardized tests
• Introduce Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) theory and script theory
• Demonstrate a standardized method using SRL theory to determine test-taking deficiencies and suggest individualized solutions
• Describe common test-taking deficiencies
• Allow audience practice using the Question Review Form (QRF)

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About the presenters:

Colonel, William F. Kelly, MD
Department of Medicine
Uniformed Services University
Kelly is an Associate Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Medicine, and a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He has held many national leadership positions including Chair of Education for the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). He has over 50 peer-reviewed published manuscripts, chapters, or abstracts, more than 120 presentations including national and international meetings and workshops, and over 30 teaching, research, and military awards. Dr. Kelly’s original live and computer-based learning activities using game-informed learning (GIL) have reached over 10,000 physicians in North America, Spain, India and China

Lt. Commander Mary Andrews, MD
Department of Medicine
Uniformed Services University
Dr. Mary Andrews attended the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate studies followed by Creighton University School of Medicine as part of the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program. She then complete internship at the National Naval Medical Center and finished residency in 2012 as part of the first class to graduate from the newly formed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. After a chief resident year at Walter Reed, she completed a two year general internal medicine fellowship which included a MPH from USU as well as dedicated time for teaching, patient care, and scholarship. Following GIM fellowship, she moved into her current role as Associate Clerkship Director and Inpatient Site Director at WRNMMC. Her scholarly interests include remediation, self-regulated learning, and meta-analysis research methods.


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