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Transforming Medical Education to Advance Equity and Inclusion

This AAMC webinar will feature institutions that are transforming medical education to advance racial equity and create inclusive learning environments. Within the transformational learning framework, medical students, residents, faculty and staff are challenged to question, criticize, and self-reflect on the inequitable experiences of people within our shared community. This discussion will feature senior leadership perspectives and highlight creative approaches to promote equity and inclusion within medical schools. This webinar is presented in partnership with Black in Anatomy – an organization dedicated to creating a safe space to network, uplift, support, and amplify Black contributions to anatomical science.

Tues., Oct. 11, 9 a.m.

Creating LGBTQ+ Affirming Learning Environments in Medical Education

During this session, Caleb Feldman, M.A., Education Specialist in the Office of Educational Improvement & Innovation, will lead participants in examining the current experiences of LGBTQ+ medical students, and the importance of creating LGBTQ+ affirming learning environments for all students in order to cultivate culturally responsive health care providers. There will also be a discussion of strategies and opportunities for cultivating LGBTQ+ affirming learning environments at OHSU. The session will include a combination of pre-recorded webinar and facilitated discussion.

Friday, Oct. 14, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

  • Create course content for all learners with accessibility guidelines and principles of Universal Design for Learning. ARC informs on the whys and hows of inclusive course design, with step-by-step instructions for creating accessible digital course content in Sakai, including documents.

Anti-racism in Medicine Collection

  • MedEdPORTAL®, the open-access journal of the AAMC, has created a collection of resources to provide educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed content to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills and elevate the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula. The new resources will support a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism in medical education.

Education Grand Rounds

  • Grand rounds focuses on a wide array of education related topics. Join the live session or view archived presentations.
  • Time: Occurs on the second Tuesday of the month.
  • Cost: Free, no registration required

Foster Respectful and Equitable Education (FREE)

  • The FREE initiative aims to enhance the learning environment by fostering culturally relevant and inclusive education, and cultivating a respectful community for all learners. This initiative intends to develop the learning environment to improve engagement, achievement, and motivation. In addition to sharing resources and best practices, FREE also hosts their own training series.
  • Cost: Free to OHSU faculty, students and staff.

Teaching and Learning Center

  • The Teaching and Learning Center, part of the Provost Office's Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation, partners with faculty, students and colleagues to create meaningful, innovative and evidence-based learning experiences across OHSU. They are available for on-demand training and consultations for individuals and groups on topics such as curriculum mapping, program and course evaluation, writing learning objectives, active learning strategies, Sakai course support, Audience Response System and much more.  
  • Time: The TLC staff hosts a number of sessions ranging in length from 15 to 60 minutes. 
  • Cost: Free. Contact TLC with questions, or to request services.

Symposium on Educational Excellence

  • Join colleagues for presentations and discussions showcasing innovation in education at OHSU and watch past recordings of SEE sessions.
  • Date: 2022 dates TBD
  • Cost: Free for those who teach, support or are OHSU learners.

Assessment Academy

  • Assessment Academy, hosted by the Teaching and Learning Center, is a workshop series intended to provide opportunities for participants to improve practice-based learning skills through participation in effective educational activities that promote lifelong learning.
  • Workshops are delivered on request. View the list of topics, and reach out to the TLC to request a session.

Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences

  • This resource collection was initially launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the teaching and learning of health professionals and resulting need for resources to support virtual and remote learning. The collection continues to grow and features resources and innovations designed for both in-person and virtual learning environments.

Education Grand Rounds

  • When you are ready to showcase some of your education expertise, Education Grand Rounds can be an excellent venue to share that expertise with colleagues, while earning some teaching and scholarship experience for your Educator's Portfolio. Contact the Educators' Collaborative for details.

Educators' Collaborative

  • Beyond hosting Education Grand Rounds, the Educator's Collaborative is a community of practice for those interested in education, including direct teaching, innovation, scholarship, curriculum design and mentoring. Join the collaborative to connect with like-minded educators and to improve your skills. Membership is open to faculty, staff, trainees and students, as well as those who teach trainees, in every school across and beyond OHSU.

Training Future Faculty (TFF)

  • Developed by the Teaching and Learning Center, this non-credit teacher training program is for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. TFF supports the development of teaching skills through workshops, teaching observation and coaching, teaching with technology, and facilitated peer discussions.
  • Current faculty who are interested in helping or advising students should contact the TLC to become an ally of the program.

Train your Brain

  • A new academic year means new Train Your Brain topics. Train Your Brain, offered by the OHSU Teaching and Learning Center, is a series of interactive workshops led by education experts. Sessions are open to all OHSU faculty, residents, staff, and students. The TLC will come to you and present to your group! Check out the Train Your Brain O2 page for more information or to request a session.

OHSU-sponsored programs

Education Scholars Program

  • The Education Scholars Program (ESP) is a longitudinal program with a focus on both education theory and methods. Classroom activities will include small and large group sessions, flipped classroom, asynchronous activities, and mentored time for applying educational concepts to current educational projects.
  • Cost: Free to OHSU faculty (tuition must be covered by department)
  • Time: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


External Programs

There are a number of graduate certificate and degree programs, offered outside of OHSU, which you can pursue in an effort to improving your skills as an educator. Follow the links below to learn more about each program.

Practical Guide for Teaching Online

The Division of Continuing Professional Development is developing a website that offers some specific, tangible strategies for teaching online at OHSU. It offers best-practice guidelines for using various virtual learning tools, including some example learning activities that could be enhanced using these tools. This site will continue to be updated as existing tools are updated and new resources and examples are made available.

Access the site