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Cross-Cultural Healthcare Education: A Workshop for Educators

Cross-Cultural Healthcare Education: A Workshop for Educators

September 19th – 21st, 2019

CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center
Shalom Retreat Center at BailiTeal Farm
Grand Saline, TX 75140 United States
Phone: (903) 962-4000

Healthcare education is the new frontier of medical missions. Do you teach or are you planning to teach in an international medical school, residency, or other healthcare training program?

This workshop will help you provide quality academics while navigating cultural considerations.

Workshop Sponsors Include

Continuing Education

Continuing education for this activity is provided by The Christian Medical and Dental Associations.

Accreditation Statement

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Designation Statement

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Bruce Dahlman MD, MSHPE, FAAFP, ABFM

Christine Henrichs MD

Ashley Anne Hildebrand MD

Chris Place MD

Kevin Shannon MD, MPH, FAAFP

Laura Smelter

Laura Smelter MD

James D. Smith MD, FABO, FACS

Keir Thelander MD, FACS, FWACS, FCS (ECSA)


Thursday, September 19, 2019

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Considerations in Cross-Cultural Teaching

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Go and Make

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM How Do We Learn: The Reflective, Learner-Centered Approach

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Friday, September 20, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Writing Goals and Objectives for a Medical School Curriculum or Residency Training Program

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Giving Lectures and Using PowerPoint

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Clinical Teaching Using the Iterative Hypothesis

11:15 AM – 12:15 AM We Can Teach Critical Thinking in a Cross-Cultural Setting

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Reviving the Art of Patient-Centered Teaching

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Watch and Tell, session 1

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Watch and Tell, session 2

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM “Do as I do, not as I say”

Saturday, September 21, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Introduction to Assessment Methods

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM How to Write Application Style Multiple Choice Questions

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Aren’t Leadership Principles Universal?

11:15 AM – 12:15 AM Ethical Dilemmas in Global Health Care Education

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Transitioning to an Evidence and Continuous Quality Improvement Culture

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Faith in Practice

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Teaching the Teachers

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Workshop Question and Answer Session

Registration and Logistics

This course is held at CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center in Grand Saline, TX. Course activities are scheduled from 12 noon Thursday, September 19, 2019 through 5:30 pm Saturday, September 21, 2019. When making transportation arrangements, please plan 2 hours driving time between Dallas airports and Shalom Retreat and Training Center. Participants are invited to stay at Shalom Retreat and Training Center and encouraged to arrive September 18 and depart September 22.

Cancellation policy

If you must cancel your registration, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($50).

If CHSC cancels a course (for example, due to low enrollment), we will inform all registered participants 1 month prior to the course start date and will refund the full amount paid. Participants are solely responsible for travel plans and expenses. We encourage registrants to make travel plans after the 1 month course confirmation date.


CMDA members – Workshop tuition $150

nonCMDA members – Workshop tuition $150; An additional post-activity CME credit fee of $10/credit will be assessed – instructions for payment will be provided at the workshop.

PAACS Associates – Please email [email protected] BEFORE registering.

Room and Board at Shalom Retreat and Training Center – $92.50/night

You can pay in full today or reserve your spot in this workshop with a $50 deposit.

You should receive both an email receipt and a registration confirmation letter by email within 4 business days after registering.

For more information contact Laura Smelter
[email protected], 903-962-4000, ext 3.

Online Registration is Now Closed. If you would like to attend, please call Laura Smelter, 903-962-4000, ext 3.