What is in this article?:
columnist Steve Passin outlines what you need to know about the new AMA Learning from Teaching credits now available for academic CME providers.
The AAMC suggests these categories of potential outcomes from Learning from Teaching activities:
- Preparing for a student/resident encounter or teaching session
- Literature searching: updating bibliographies, synthesizing literature
- Researching case materials related to presentations
- Case discussion prompting questions and information-seeking
- Researching clinical questions online or in journals and other text sources
- Reflection on teaching encounters and undertaking improvements, developing learning/teaching plans
- Developing educational materials related to case or clinical problems
Learners can’t reflect on these outcomes by merely by checking off a box. Rather, each learner requesting this credit should describe under each applicable category the improvement they made as they prepared to teach medical students and/or residents. See below for an example of an outcomes form for Learning from Teaching activities.