Aquifer Calibrate: Formative Assessment for Efficient & Effective Clinical Learning

Find out how Aquifer Calibrate, our new formative assessment system, supports students and faculty with evidence-based approaches to build more efficient, effective learners.

This webinar will cover how Calibrate:

  • Fills critical gaps in the current assessment environment
  • Uses evidence-based approaches to drive self-directed learning and identify knowledge gaps
  • Provides checkpoints throughout the clerkship to monitor progress and leverage repetitive practice
  • Reports drive student learning and help faculty detect curricular gaps and inform feedback
  • Integrates into your clerkship and enhances your use of Aquifer cases

We also explore the Calibrate Pilot Program, the application process, and how to get involved.

This webinar is ideal for faculty, deans, clerkship or course directors, and program directors at any program that is considering or has confirmed a Curricular Partner subscription for the 2022-23 subscription year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

Table of Contents:

  • 0:00 – Welcome
  • 1:27 – Agenda
  • 3:27 – Aquifer Calibrate: Assessment for Learning
  • 6:58 – Going beyond right or wrong answers
  • 7:31 – Driving efficient self-directed learning
  • 8:09 – Informing meaningful feedback and coaching conversations
  • 8:46 – Aligning to national clerkship curriculum
  • 9:25 – Easy to adopt
  • 10:11 – What is Calibrate
  • 11:50 – When to give Calibrate assessments
  • 14:33 – Development of Calibrate
  • 17:52 – Cognitive competence
  • 19:27 – Our new metric: Clinical Learning Calibration
  • 20:31 – Reporting for students
  • 22:53 – Closing the competence gap
  • 22:23 – Inside a Calibrate powered clerkship
  • 24:18 – Reporting for faculty
  • 27:04 – What students are saying
  • 27:38 – Calibrate for coaching
  • 29:43 – How Calibrate supports the learning cycle
  • 32:46 – Support for coaching: Aquifer Peer Trainers
  • 34:11 – Integrating Calibrate into your clerkship or course
  • 38:49 – Easy Administration
  • 40:33 – Pilot Program
  • 44:51 – Q&A

Teach to the Test: Assessing Key Clinical Decisions with an Online Exam

Virtual Presentation from AAIM’s 2021 annual conference by Valerie Lang, MD (University of Rochester), Kirk Bronander, MD (University of Nevada, Reno), Joseph Wayne, MD (Albany Medical College), Emily Haury, MD (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Jennifer Readlynn, MD (University of Rochester).

Written and updated by clerkship directors from around the country, the Clinical Decision-Making Exam (CDME) assesses key decisions for common internal medicine problems using the clinical decision-making approach. Educators from different schools will share how they incorporate the CDME into their assessment programs.

Coaching for the Development of Master Adaptive Learners

The pace of the development of new biomedical knowledge and of changes in healthcare systems requires physicians and medical students to develop the ability to seamlessly adapt new information and concepts into their existing mental frameworks in order to become experts. Never has this dynamic been more in evidence than during the COVID-19 pandemic, in which new knowledge, skills, and processes of care have arisen at a furious rate. In order to develop into what the American Medical Association has termed Master Adaptive Learners, medical students, typically highly-motivated learners, will benefit from coaching from their clinical teachers to facilitate their self-regulated learning and help them develop the habits of mind required for making clinical decisions in modern practice.

In this workshop, we will present a schemata of the Master Adaptive Learner process and introduce novel tools to aid family physician faculty as they coach their students towards their development of cognitive mastery. The workshop will combine didactic presentation and practical application of the new coaching tools so that attendees will come away with useful skills to bring back to their home institutions. The presenters will encourage active discussion and group participation so as to benefit from the shared experience in the room in developing best practices for making use of the novel cognitive coaching framework and tools. You can find the handout from the workshop here.

Presented by:

  • Dave Anthony
  • Jason Chao
  • Sherilyn Smith
  • Leslie Fall