Event Title

Remaining Professional in an Unprofessional World

Location

Auditorium B

Format

Workshop

Start Date

15-1-2011 1:00 PM

End Date

15-1-2011 2:30 PM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Dr. Purvis is an associate professor who has taught anatomy for over 12 years. Her sincere personality and commitment to educating future health care professionals has been recognized by her optometry students with the Teacher of the Year Award.

PURPOSE: The foundation of professionalism is an underlying commitment to ethical behavior. Interpersonal interactions govern our daily lives as health professions educators. Student-faculty and faculty-faculty relationships will be explored. Modeling professionalism will be discussed. The primary objective is to facilitate dialog among participants regarding unprofessional behaviors that inhibit a productive academic atmosphere.

METHODOLOGY: A variety of scenarios will be presented that highlight common unprofessional pitfalls and missteps including: bad-mouthing, half-truths, lies, gossip, cheating, lack of integrity, and technology etiquette. Case studies will be used to generate discussion. Participants will be encouraged to storyboard their own experiences.

RESULTS: Some of these scenarios will be used to stimulate discussion: 1) The CAT virus demonstrating the destructive nature of the rumor mill; 2) To attend or not to attend signing in for classmates; 3) Mr. Teflon how-to-use technology to stick it to the liars; and 4) Technology etiquette. After each scenario, the group will discuss how the situation was handled and explore alternative endings. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences. All participants will be given a large poster sheet to create a flow chart of events and illustrate their story. In conclusion, we will summarize helpful suggestions and key principles to serve as guidelines in our future dilemmas.

CONCLUSIONS: Mutual respect and cooperation serve as the basis for faculty to teach and model professionalism. This workshop will foster skills to promote a collegial atmosphere among faculty as well as students. Attendees will realize as educators, we share similar challenges. Together, we will develop guidelines for dealing with common situations. Core values underlying professional behaviors will be solidified.

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Jan 15th, 1:00 PM Jan 15th, 2:30 PM

Remaining Professional in an Unprofessional World

Auditorium B

INTRODUCTION: Dr. Purvis is an associate professor who has taught anatomy for over 12 years. Her sincere personality and commitment to educating future health care professionals has been recognized by her optometry students with the Teacher of the Year Award.

PURPOSE: The foundation of professionalism is an underlying commitment to ethical behavior. Interpersonal interactions govern our daily lives as health professions educators. Student-faculty and faculty-faculty relationships will be explored. Modeling professionalism will be discussed. The primary objective is to facilitate dialog among participants regarding unprofessional behaviors that inhibit a productive academic atmosphere.

METHODOLOGY: A variety of scenarios will be presented that highlight common unprofessional pitfalls and missteps including: bad-mouthing, half-truths, lies, gossip, cheating, lack of integrity, and technology etiquette. Case studies will be used to generate discussion. Participants will be encouraged to storyboard their own experiences.

RESULTS: Some of these scenarios will be used to stimulate discussion: 1) The CAT virus demonstrating the destructive nature of the rumor mill; 2) To attend or not to attend signing in for classmates; 3) Mr. Teflon how-to-use technology to stick it to the liars; and 4) Technology etiquette. After each scenario, the group will discuss how the situation was handled and explore alternative endings. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences. All participants will be given a large poster sheet to create a flow chart of events and illustrate their story. In conclusion, we will summarize helpful suggestions and key principles to serve as guidelines in our future dilemmas.

CONCLUSIONS: Mutual respect and cooperation serve as the basis for faculty to teach and model professionalism. This workshop will foster skills to promote a collegial atmosphere among faculty as well as students. Attendees will realize as educators, we share similar challenges. Together, we will develop guidelines for dealing with common situations. Core values underlying professional behaviors will be solidified.