Best Practices in Medical Education Day


Thursday, May 4, 2017


University Recreation and Wellness Center

A focus on medical education practice and research is designed to give participants best evidence to improve teaching and learning in the medical school.


Best Practices in Medical Education Day provides a day long bi-campus forum for medical educators at the University of Minnesota. Keynote speakers, presentations, and a poster session all aim to foster connectivity and share new and innovative ideas to improve practice. The focus on medical education practice and research is designed to give participants best evidence in medical education to improve teaching and learning in the medical school. Our featured presenters, Richard Frankel and Harry Isaacson, will engage participants in a discussion of the concept of the 3 R's - relationships, reflection and resilience. View agenda.


This educational activity is intended for medical school faculty, students, fellows, residents, staff, and others interested in educating health care professionals.

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Implement specific evidence based medical education teaching and learning practices
  • Discuss new projects and areas of medical education research that are being explored on both campuses and with affiliates.
  • Implement new techniques in their own teaching practices.
  • Participate in new medical education and research networks.

Keynote Speakers

Frankel_HeadShotRichard Frankel, PhD
Richard Frankel, one of the developers of the 4 Habits Model of communication, is a professor of Geriatrics and Medicine at Indiana University, and staff member of the Education Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Frankel is passionate about how practicing reflection, effective communication, and provider wellbeing, leads to better outcomes for all.

Isaacson_HeadShotBud Isaacson, MD
J. Harry "Bud" Isaacson, a master clinical preceptor, is an associate professor of General Internal Medicine and Director of Clinical Education at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Isaacson teaches across the continuum of medical education, works with closely with addicted patients, and is an advocate for linking personal reflection with professionalism.


Key Topics

  • Relationships
  • Reflection
  • Resilience


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Nurses and other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education


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Lunch and morning/afternoon breaks are provided.


Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

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University Recreation and Wellness Center
123 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-6800 

Parking information

Parking vouchers for University of Minnesota ramps/lots are provided to attendees. The Washington Avenue Ramp is adjacent to University Recreation and Wellness Center. Be aware that the Washington Avenue ramp fills up early. Additional parking is available in the University Avenue Parking Ramp and the Oak Street Parking Ramp.