Building Caring and Character in Students

14 January 2021 - 14 January 2021
Building Caring and Character in Students

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ASMEBITESIZE: Building Caring and Character in Students
Thursday 14th January 2021, 12:00 GMT 
This session was run by Dr Peter GM de Jong (Leiden University Medical Center), Prof Neil Osheroff (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville), Prof Aviad Haramati (Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington) and Dr Jo Bishop (Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland) which focussed on Building Caring and Character in Students.

Medical School is not only about learning science and clinical skills, it also provides an excellent opportunity for character-building and developing professional values in our students. Educators are role models for students and provide examples of good character every day. With their classroom activities they can encourage students to develop ethical principles and foster compassionate behaviours to be successful in their future careers. One of the requirements for this character building is a safe and comfortable community where students experience a caring attitude with their mentors and peers. Creating such a learning environment will promote professionalism and enhance well-being and mental wealth for all.
The session included the following presentations followed by a moderated discussion:

Using Competencies to Build Professionalism and Character in Early Medical Students

Neil Osheroff (USA)

In order to be successful in the 21st century, physicians need to develop attributes that extend beyond medical knowledge and technical expertise. The presentation will discuss how competencies can be incorporated into foundational science courses and used to instill professional values and character into students early in their medical training, even in non-clinical settings.

Creating Caring Communities: Innovation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aviad Haramati (USA)

This presentation will describe a curricular innovation developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to help students transition to medical school by creating an environment for first year students to connect with a small group of peers in a safe, authentic setting that allows them to speak freely about how they are adjusting to medical school in these virtual times and to share challenges, joys, and to be there for each other. The design of the innovation will be described as well as early outcomes and lessons learned.

Mental Wealth for all

Jo Bishop (Australia)

The presentation will discuss the opportunities of near-peer, peer-peer and co-design of initiatives with the whole of University of community to enhance the well-being and mental wealth for all.  There will be practical tips and developed frameworks to consider and review

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Dr Peter GM de Jong - Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Peter DeJong

Prof Neil Osheroff, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Neil Osheroff Photo

Prof Aviad Haramati, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA

Adi Haramati

Dr Jo Bishop, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Jo Bishop Photo 2

 ASME Host: Prof Colin Lumsden
Colin Lumsden Photo
Colin is ASME Director of Membership, Lead of the MBChB University of Aberdeen and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital