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Fall Faculty Development Event

Fall Faculty 2022: “The Art and Science of Teaching”

Save the Dates! Friday October 28 & 29
Del Lago Resort & Casino Waterloo, NY

Fall Faculty 2022: “The Art and Science of Teaching”

Fri evening: networking and entertainment – Naomi

  • Sat: 8:30-9:15 am.
    Welcome and introductions
    Basic “Refresher”- Dr. Ostrander
  • 9:15-10:30 Teaching clinical reasoning
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 Teaching and Evaluating Professionalism
  • 12:15-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00 “How to Look Stuff Up” – work on script, flip script with young/old and add Josh Steinberg
  • 3:00-3:30 Comments from non-Upstate Guests and Closing Remarks



Dr. Ostrander will review key concepts about “The Art and Science of Teaching” included in previous years’ programs. This will include various approaches to clinical teaching as well as evaluation and feedback. Participants will share challenges, pearls and “best practices.”

Teaching Clinical Reasoning:

The group will discuss how to teach clinical reasoning and decision making to medical students. This will be case based and interactive. Key concepts from the 2018 session on “Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes” will be revisited. Modeling how to accept and deal with uncertainty will be explored. There will be a panel discussion that will include veteran and younger clinicians, residents and students.


We all agree this is important, but what does it mean exactly? What do students think is meant by professionalism? How should we discuss it, teach it, provide feedback an evaluate it? Dr. Roseamelia will lead this interactive session to begin to answer these questions.

How to Look Stuff Up:

We will explore the similarities and differences among finding information at the time of a visit (Point of Care), finding evidence based approaches for managing relatively common conditions in patients and populations, and how we primary care physicians educate ourselves about our patients’ rare conditions (which in aggregate are surprisingly common.) Then we will work together to develop strategies for teaching these approaches, as well as discuss what we can learn from our students.