Applying Situational Leadership to Redeployment Duties During COVID-19: Lessons Learned
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES/OBJECTIVE:In March 2020, the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused many disruptions to usual operations and demands in excess of normal capacity at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island and NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Significant increases in volume of critically ill patients necessitated hospital administrators to redeploy faculty physicians and other staff to support other areas as a way of exercising option value. This commentary describes our experiences as 2 medical school deans and teaching professors where we recently applied the model of situational leadership during our redeployment as unit clerks on newly-created COVID patient care units at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in our local area. Our experience yielded personal feelings of accomplishment and allowed us to exercise nonlinear thinking, which we believe contributed to greater staff operational efficiency, using principles of situational leadership during these hospital redeployment initiatives. KEY TAKEAWAYS/UNASSIGNED:Situational leadership is an effective management model for hospital academic leaders who are not routinely in clinical operations to initiate in emergency conditions when unprecedented working scenarios and feelings of staff uncertainty are occurring, while option value is being exercised with faculty/staff redeployment. Our experience led to increased self-actualization. We provide recommendations to health care administrators on how to better prepare for future faculty/staff redeployments in the hospital.
(Re)Engaging Faculty During and After a Health Pandemic: Programmatic Strategies for Learning and Wellness
LESS IS MORE ... A STUDY ON OXYGEN SUPPLEMENTATION MODALITIES IN PEDIATRIC STATUS ASTHMATICUS [Meeting Abstract]
Fostering student and faculty scholarship in an accelerated three-year medical school
Practical Guidelines for Implementing Longitudinal Faculty Development Programs
Human Papillomavirus Knowledge and Communication Skills: A Role-Play Activity for Providers
Introduction:Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and related cancers are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Routine vaccination against HPV is recommended for patients starting at age 9-12 years. Discussing this vaccine with parents of young children can be challenging for clinicians. Barriers include parental beliefs, strength and quality of clinician recommendations, physician knowledge of HPV disease and vaccines, and provider comfort levels with discussing sexuality. Methods:Our interactive workshop began with a predidactic role-play session addressing common concerns about the HPV vaccine where participants took turns playing a concerned parent or provider. We then gave a 30-minute didactic lecture and conducted a postdidactic role-play session to practice communication skills in promoting the HPV vaccine. All participants completed pre- and postintervention knowledge and skill self-assessments. Results:< .0001, average score based on a 5-point Likert scale). Discussion:An interactive workshop utilizing role-play supplemented by a didactic lecture was effective in improving participants' knowledge, communication skills, comfort levels, and confidence levels regarding HPV disease and vaccines. The workshop offers a practical and interpersonal approach to improving learners' skills in discussing the HPV vaccine with parents.
Physicians' Knowledge of Medical Nutrition for Patients with Advanced Dementia [Meeting Abstract]
One Hospital's Call to Action: Preparing Faculty for a New Medical School
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND:This is a single-site feasibility project where a new, 3-year medical school was created. To respond to emergent teaching preparedness and leadership readiness in new administrative roles, an educational series taught by clinical faculty and staff was offered at noontime. METHODS:The series focused on administrative skills, teaching techniques, and student success. The curricular strategies employed were the menu approach for educational offerings and spiral sequencing of curricula. Faculty teaching preparedness and leadership readiness were measured by an electronic questionnaire devised by the author and contributors of this article. Descriptive statistics were conducted for outcomes. RESULTS:Findings indicate noontime education using a menu approach of listed offerings and curricular themes spiraled was a feasible faculty development method for teaching preparedness and leadership readiness for new administrative roles. Specifically, faculty reported increased use of active learning strategies after attending the noontime educational series. CONCLUSIONS:Next steps include longitudinal follow-up with our faculty participants to measure retention and sustainability of our findings, as well as additional instructional strategies that we could incorporate into future educational sessions.
Applying self-determination theory (SDT) to faculty engagement for curriculum development
Rehab Concepts and Discharge Dispositions: Workshop for Medical Students
Introduction:Safe transitions of care are an essential component of safety and quality for the patient community. It is imperative that providers choose appropriate discharge settings to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. Additionally, providers must also ensure that the multifaceted needs of each patient are met with every discharge recommendation. There is often a lack of formal instruction in medical school on the various discharge dispositions, indications for rehab, and clinical indications for each setting. This is problematic for new interns who are tasked with entering discharge orders and relaying critical information between lead physicians and the interprofessional team. Methods:A 60-minute workshop with both didactic and experiential components provided medical students with opportunities to gain an overview of discharge dispositions while also exercising critical thinking using case examples. The workshop was part of a 2-week Transition to Residency course at a single institution. Results:Twenty-two fourth-year medical students participated in the workshop. Following the workshop, 100% of the participants stated that they had learned something new and that they intended to use the content in practice as interns. Subjective responses indicated that workshop content ought to be incorporated earlier in medical training. Discussion:These results suggest that a 60-minute workshop including didactic instruction as well as experiential and inquiry-based learning can impact medical student knowledge and intent for practice change in regard to providing safe transitions of care for the patient community.