January 19, 2023: 6th Alice and Harold Alpert, Lecture in Medical Education
Inviting Uncertainty: Medical Education and the Development of Adaptive Expertise
It’s become increasingly apparent that healthcare is characterized by a great degree of novelty, ambiguity, and complexity. Traditional approaches to education that emphasize the acquisition and assessment of isolated knowledge and skills as the gold standard do not prepare learners to adapt, innovate and continue to learn throughout their careers. There is an urgent need for a shift in the pedagogical focus of medical education to address the growing gap between what society needs experts to do and the training future experts typically receive. Adaptive expertise provides a theoretical and educational framework for understanding the performance and development of experts who are prepared to meet the challenges of healthcare.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Explain why adaptive expertise is important for medicine
- Describe the knowledge and capabilities necessary for adaptive expertise in psychiatry
- Construct learning experiences in psychiatry education that support the development of adaptive expertise
Deanna Constance Chaukos, MD, FRCPC
Maria Mylopoulos, PhD
Deanna Constance Chaukos, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Deanna Chaukos is a Consultation/Liaison psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine. She completed her MD at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, residency in adult psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and fellowship in Consultation Liaison psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical expertise includes psychiatric care of patients in medical settings, with an emphasis on Geriatrics and HIV psychiatry. She is the Associate Program Director for the University of Toronto Psychiatry Residency, and leads portfolios including assessment, resident wellbeing, and resident leader mentorship. Deanna engages in education scholarship that aims to elucidate how we effectively teach psychiatry residents to approach ambiguity in clinical care of complex patients; specifically, how we develop adaptive expertise when we invite uncertainty and engage in perspective exchange, as a way of moving beyond the bounds of our current knowledge.
Maria Mylopoulos, PhD
Dr. Maria Mylopoulos holds her PhD in human development and education. She is currently Scientist and Associate Director of the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Curriculum Scientist in MD Education at the University of Toronto. Over the last 15 years she has successfully led a program of research aimed at understanding the development and performance of adaptive expertise in medicine, with a particular focus on identifying the ways in which expert clinicians move beyond application of their past knowledge when appropriate to address the needs of patients as well as the limits and opportunities of their own contexts. In her work, Maria uses a range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks from cognitive psychology, clinical reasoning, and the learning sciences to evolve understanding of the knowledge, capabilities and learning experiences that underpin adaptive expertise. The ultimate goal of her research is to translate this understanding to educational design that promotes the development of expert clinicians who are able to handle the complexities and challenges of the healthcare workplace.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.