Upcoming Development Sessions

Please mark the following dates on your calendars! Faculty should be excused from clinic and pager duty during the developmental meetings. Please email Dr. Moran at moran001@umn.edu with your ideas and comments so that the program can be developed to be as useful and as meaningful as possible. 


All Assistant & Associate Professor meetings are from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Upcoming Dates (all events in Wilf Family Center)

  • January 22 (LEAD cohort only)
  • February 20 (LEAD cohort only)
  • March 17
  • April 23 (LEAD cohort only)
  • May 20 (LEAD cohort only)


All Peer-to-Peer sessions start at 12:00pm. Lunch is provided. RSVP here to receive a calendar invitation and submit your lunch order.

  • Screens Time: Using Your Phone/Ipad at the Bedside 
    Boris Sudel  
    In this P2P session, we'll go over tips and tricks for effectively using your phone or tablet in a clinical setting - from providing patient education by easily showing lab trends graphically or drawing pictures, to navigating charts to retrieve information or even doing charting in real time (including securely uploading pictures into the chart). Bring your phone or tablet.
    • Thursday, 2/6/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, 6/4/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

  • Beyond "Keep Reading" - Improving Skills in Giving (and Receiving) Feedback
    Johannah Scheurer
    In this P2P session, we'll discuss how to improve our ability to give effective feedback (to learners, peers, and leaders) plus how to receive and incorporate feedback without getting defensive. We'll discuss strategies for giving both written and verbal feedback, as well as how to contribute to a feedback friendly culture. Participants are encouraged to bring specific case examples of feedback challenges they have faced.
    • Monday, 3/2/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, 4/14/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
    • Monday, 6/15/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

  • A Different Perspective - How to Publish Manuscripts using the Perspectives Category
    Mike Pitt
    If you're like I was early in my career, hearing the phrase "you should write that up" can be paralyzing. Where should you start? Especially if the project you're being encouraged to write up isn't your typical hypothesis driven "background, methods, results" type of study. In this P2P session we'll consider when choosing the "perspectives category" of submission can provide a helpful framework for sharing your study when the traditional research article approach doesn't fit. In the last couple of years I've used this submission category to describe research, share a curriculum, propose novel frameworks for patient communication or faculty development, or suggest a policy change more than a dozen times in such journals as Academic Medicine, Pediatrics, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and JAMA. Participants will leave this session with a toolkit for how to approach writing a perspective piece for one of their own projects.
    • Friday, 2/21/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, 3/6/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
    • Monday 5/18/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

  • More Google Tips and Tricks to Simplify Your Workflow
    Amy Gaug
    Google applications (forms, docs, groups, sites, and more) can help you streamline project collaboration, easily implement surveys, create simple websites to house research project information, and disseminate polished communications. In this session, an update from one of the most popular P2P Sessions to date, Amy Gaug, the senior residency program administrator, will walk you through tricks of the trade to help you make the most of Google.
    • Wednesday, 3/25/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
    • Monday, 4/13/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, 5/8/20, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.