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Faculty Affairs | Professional Development | Diversity News
March 2018

IUSM Diversity and the Diversity Council are seeking nominations from students, faculty, and staff for the following awards: Commitment to Diversity, Outstanding Service, and Excellence Research. If you know a champion for diversity in these areas, we want your nominations!

Nomination Deadline: March 30

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Physicians and scientists are traditionally taught to be problem-solvers; to identify what is going wrong and develop a plan to solve the problem. However, an alternative approach in medical education is Appreciative Inquiry (AI), which adopts a strengths-based approach to identify 'what is going well' with a situation, and how those strength areas can help learners overcome challenges. In this session, participants will explore the concept of AI in the context of medical education.

Tuesday, April 10
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fairbanks Hall (FS) 5005

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How do we discover what truly matters to others in offering care? In this session, participants learn how they can manage their own reactions while helping patients and their family members access their own religious and spiritual resources for healing.

Thursday, April 12
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Daly Center (MF) 186

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From monotasking to e-mail management, this session is full of practical strategies to manage your clinical duties, academic scholarship, and personal life. In this session, Gabe Bosslet, MD, will give tips on daily routines, task management, and shortcuts, to better juggle all aspects of life as an academician.

Tuesday, April 24
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Fairbanks Hall (FS) 1109/1111

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Using a combination of didactic and interactive learning, this session will explore the concept of fostering reflection in health care professions education and practice. Dr. Wald will present formal analytic frameworks for enhancing the educational value of feedback to students' reflective writing, applied to a student's narrative, and discussed.

Thursday, May 3
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hine Hall (IP) 132

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The IUSM Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) symposium provides a collegial and professional environment for faculty, residents and fellows, students, and staff to discuss career advancement, particularly issues of interest to women. This year’s speaker is Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil. Dr. Jagsi will speak about navigating power differentials, sexism, and gender inequity in academic medicine.

Wednesday, May 9
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Glick Eye Institute 103

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