Using Aquifer Cases to Meet ARC-PA Accreditation Standards

Aquifer’s virtual patient cases are helping faculty meet ARC-PA standards in a variety of ways. Hear how Aquifer cases were used in building a hybrid rotation at DeSales University and integrated across the curriculum to cover a range of requirements at Touro University California.

Presenters:

  • Darcie Larimore-Arenas, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C; Touro University, California
  • Kathleen Ehrhardt, MMS, PA-C; DeSales University

Best Practices for Teaching About Diagnostic Excellence

Join Dr. Andrew Olson, Senior Director of the Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence Consortium, as he discusses Aquifer’s freely-available Diagnostic Excellence cases and educator resources and shares practical tips and strategies to teach about diagnostic excellence across your curriculum.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of the Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence Course
  • Review of ready-made ancillary educator resources
  • Examples of how the Aquifer cases are used for teaching diagnostic excellence

This session is open to anyone, and is ideal for educators looking to expand their coverage of diagnostic excellence across the span of medical, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner training.

Diagnostic Excellence Webinar Table of Contents

  • 2:28 – About Aquifer
  • 3:15 – Why is Diagnostic Excellence important?
  • 6:20 – Overview of Diagnostic Excellence course
  • 6:50 – Case examples
  • 20:10 – Flipped Classroom activities
  • 21:33 – Pre-clinical patient safety courses
  • 22:12 – Traditional or Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
  • 24:32 – Q&A

Best Practices for Teaching About High Value Care

Join our panel of medical educators and a medical student from the Aquifer High Value Care course board as they describe Aquifer’s freely-available cases and educator resources, and discuss practical tips and strategies to teach about high-value care across your curriculum.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of the Aquifer High Value Care Course
  • Review of ready-made ancillary educator resources
  • Examples from expert faculty on how they use the Aquifer cases for teaching high value care
  • Student perspective on learning about high value care using the cases

This session is open to anyone, and is ideal for educators looking to expand their coverage on high value care across the span of medical, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner training.

Presenters:

  • Jimmy Beck, MD, MED (Assistant Professor, University of Washington – Seattle Children’s Hospital)
  • Heather Harrell, MD, FACP (Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medical Education, University of Florida)
  • Amit Pahwa, MD (Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University)
  • Haritha Pavuluri (Medical Student, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville)

Best Practices for Using Aquifer Geriatrics Across the Curriculum

Join our panel of medical educators as they discuss practical tips and strategies for using Aquifer Geriatrics. This session will explore the many ways to integrate these versatile, patient-centered cases and teaching tools across your curriculum.

Webinar Table of Contents:

  • Learning Goals: Starting at 1:40
  • About Aquifer: Starting at 2:57
  • Case Walkthrough: Starting at 7:47
  • Flipped Classroom Didactics: Dr. Ravi Ramaswamy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai (starting at 18:42)
  • Virtual Geriatrics Course/Elective: Dr. Rachel Miller, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (starting at 26:30)
  • Closing Knowledge Gaps for Residents and Fellows: Dr. Andrea Schwartz, Harvard Medical School (starting at 34:22) and Dr. Amit Shah, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (starting at 44:24)
  • Teaching the Teachers: Dr. Andrea Schwartz, Harvard Medical School (starting at 34:22)
  • Clinical Context for Pre-Clinical Learners: Dr. Amit Shah, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (starting at 41:17)
  • Q&A: Starting at 47:00
  • Resource highlights: Starting at 56:07

Best Practices for Using Aquifer Radiology Across the Curriculum

Join us for practical tips and strategies to improve your students’ diagnostic imaging and clinical skills using the deep resources in Aquifer Radiology. Our panel of expert educators will explore the many ways to integrate these versatile, patient-centered cases and teaching tools across your curriculum.

Topics include:

  • Course overview & hidden gems
  • Advice from expert faculty on using Aquifer Radiology for:
  • Expanding diagnostic imaging coverage in any clerkship or course
  • Virtual radiology clerkships & electives Residency bootcamps
  • Residents as teachers

This session is ideal for radiology educators and faculty in any discipline looking to expand their coverage on diagnostic imaging.

Best Practices Table of Contents:

  • Goals for the webinar: Pauline Germaine, DO, Vice Chair for Research & Education, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (Starting at 1:05)
  • Radiology Course Overview: Jeff Hogg, MD, Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University School of Medicine (starting at 4:30)
  • Assessment Options: Jeff Hogg, MD, Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University School of Medicine (starting at 9:30)
  • Aquifer Case Library: Eileen Olszewski, Aquifer Director of Relationship Management (starting at 10:15)
  • Virtual Radiology Clerkships: Sravanthi Reddy, MD, Professor & Clerkship Director/Medical Student Advisor, Keck School of Medicine USC (starting at 17:15)
  • Interdisciplinary Integration: Melissa Manzer, MD, Associate Professor and Medical Student Radiology Program Coordinator, University of Nebraska COM (starting at 25:15)
  • Residency Bootcamp: Matt Miller, MD, Associate Residency Program Director, Allegheny Health Network (starting at 35:00)
  • New Cases & Teaching Tools: Jeff Hogg, MD, Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University School of Medicine (starting at 43:31)
  • Q&A: Starting at 45:45

Using Aquifer in Flipped Classrooms

Join our educator panel as they discuss the practical tips and strategies they have employed for using Aquifer cases and resources in flipped classroom models.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of ready-to-use Aquifer classroom resources and activities for teaching in a flipped classroom model
  • Advice from expert faculty on how they are using these resources to deliver engaging learning opportunities

This session is open to anyone and is ideal for educators and faculty in any discipline looking to expand their coverage on flipped classrooms.

Don’t have time for the full webinar? 
Skip to the content you need–full agenda with presenters and time stamps are listed below:
Introduction: 00:20
Agenda for webinar: 2:10
About Aquifer: 4:45
Benefits of flipping the classroom: 7:40
Challenges to flipping the classroom: 8:35
Strategies to optimize flipping the classroom: 9:40
Aquifer resources: 11:20
Radiology workshops: 15:58 with Pauline Germaine, DO, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Pre-clinical in a PA program in the Aquifer pediatrics course: 25:50 with Sara Kraus, MHS, PA-C, School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University
Providing a clinical-like experience for 3rd and 4th year medical students: 35:05 with Andrew Parsons, MD, MPH, University of Virginia
Aquifer Active Learning Module: Fever: 45:05 with Sherilyn Smith, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine & Aquifer
Q&A: 47:10
Wrap up: 54:10

Lessons Learned from COVID: Best Practices for Using Aquifer in Virtual Courses

Join our educator panel as they discuss the practical tips and strategies they have employed for using Aquifer to manage learning disruptions due to COVID, and the lessons they have learned and will take forward.
Topics will include:
  • Advice from expert faculty on how they used Aquifer courses to manage learning disruptions
  • Lessons learned–what teaching practices using Aquifer cases they will bring forward and what they will leave behind
This session is open to anyone, and is ideal for existing subscribers looking for innovative ways to prepare for future learning disruptions.

Don’t have time for the full webinar?

Skip to the content you need–full agenda with presenters and time stamps are listed below:

Intro & Aquifer During the Pandemic: (start at the beginning)
Best Practices:
Tele-precepting: Cindy Lord, MHS PA-C, Case Western Reserve Physician Assistant Program (starting at 11:25)
Online Orientation: Dr. Traci Marquis-Eydman, Quinnipiac University (starting at 17:32)
Case-Based Learning Sessions: Dr. Kirstin Nackers, University of Wisconsin (starting at 24:35)
Oral & Written Presentation Skills: Dr. Ronda Mourad, Case Western Reserve University (starting at 32:20)
The Student Experience on Virtual Rotations: Georgia Vasilakis, West Virginia University School of Medicine (starting at 38:43)
Remediation: Dr. Sherilyn Smith, University of Washington (starting at 46:10)

Q&A: (starting at 48:05)

Aquifer for New Users: Best Practices for Using Cases to Support Virtual and In-Person Learning

Join our panel of medical educators and Aquifer staff experts as they review the pedagogical grounding of Aquifer cases, what’s included with your subscription, and practical tips for integrating Aquifer cases in your curriculum for optimum success. This session will review the best practice steps recommended to integrate these versatile, patient-centered cases and teaching tools across your curriculum.

Topics include:

  • Getting started
  • Reviewing a case
  • Choosing a curricular focus
  • Choosing cases and setting up custom courses
  • Integrating cases into courses
  • Orienting students and faculty
  • Tracking progress and assessment options

This session is ideal for deans, course directors, faculty and staff who are new users of Aquifer as well as anyone looking for a refresher or introductory review of using Aquifer cases.

Best Practices for Integrating Aquifer in Physician Assistant Programs

In this interactive session, we explored the best strategies and methods for integrating Aquifer cases into your Physician Assistant courses or curriculum. This session is designed for faculty and administrators who are new to Aquifer and those looking to improve how they are using the cases.

Main Session:

Breakout Session 1: Tips for using Aquifer cases in clinical education

Breakout Session 2: Tips for using Aquifer cases in didactic courses

Breakout Session 3: Finding the cases you want and building custom courses