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Workshop on Teaching Healthcare Professionals in a Global Setting

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March 10, 2022
March 12, 2022
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Shalom Retreat and Training Center
Shalom Retreat and Training Center
GRAND SALINE, TX 75140 United States
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(903) 962-4000

Workshop on Teaching Healthcare Professionals in a Global Setting

March 10, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Course Description

Healthcare professional 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.

The workshop builds upon previous in-person and online faculty development training for international service and offers options for those who have taken the previous training and those who have not.

In 2019, a group of those involved in medical education as missions came together to develop a training program that would help them and others improve their service. The inaugural training, Cross-Cultural Healthcare Education: A Workshop for Educators, was hosted in September 2019 in person at Christian Health Service Corps training center. Participants agreed that this useful training should be offered annually.

When the covid-19 global pandemic was declared in 2020, faculty and co-sponsoring organizations for the training discussed the importance of continuing to offer training resources for teaching medicine internationally and transitioned the planned sessions to self-paced online enduring material, located in the CMDA Learning Center (free to CMDA members with a nominal charge to non-members). To access those sessions please CLICK HERE. (It is recommended you complete some of the online asynchronous sessions before attending the workshop.)

Workshop Co-Sponsors


Workshop Agenda

(Please note – the agenda may change based on faculty availability.)

Thursday, March 10, 2022
8:30-9:30 Registration and Introductions
9:30-10:30 Introduction to Considerations in Cross-Cultural Teaching
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Principles of Adult Learning and Learning Styles in a Cross-Cultural Setting
11:45-12:45 Setting Expectations for a Learning Encounter
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Writing Goals and Objectives for a Medical School Curriculum or Residency Training Program
Group A – Didactics and Questions
Group B – Review, Practice, and Feedback
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Giving Lectures and Using PowerPoint
Group A – Didactics and Questions
Group B – Practical Session with PowerPoint Presentations and Feedback
4:30-5:30 Modeling and Mentoring
Evening – Interest Meetings

Friday, March 11, 2022
8-8:30 Devotions
8:30-9:30 Faculty Development in Low and Middle Income Settings
9:30-10:30 Competency-Based Education and Entrustable Professional Activities
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Teaching Through Cased Based/Team Based/Problem Based Learning
Group A – Didactics and Questions
Group B – Discussion Workshop
11:45-12:45 Skills Teaching
Group A – Didactics and Questions
Group B – Review, Practice, and Feedback
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Patient-Centered Teaching in the Clinical Setting
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Assessment Methods and Writing Multiple Choice Questions
Group A – Didactics and Questions
Group B – Review, Practice, and Feedback
4:30-5:30 Ongoing Regular Evaluation of Student/Resident and Faculty & Dealing with the Problem Resident/Remediation – Panel
Evening – Interest Meetings

Saturday, March 12, 2022
8-8:30 Devotions
8:30-9:30 Leadership and Professionalism Across Cultures
9:30-10:30 Incorporating a Spiritual Care Curriculum into Training
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Ethical Dilemmas in Global Healthcare Education
Group A – Didactics and Questions
Group B – Discussion of Examples
11:45-12:45 Online Learning, Teaching, and Resources
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Formative Feedback and Mini-CEX
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 What is Evidence Based Medicine and How Can We Apply It in Clinical and Teaching Settings?

Registration and Logistics

This course is held at CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center in Grand Saline, TX. Course activities are scheduled from 8:30 am Thursday, March 10, 2022 through 4:30 pm Saturday, March 12, 2022. 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 March 9 and depart March 13. Room and Board at Shalom Retreat and Training Center includes 3 meals per day. Rooms may be shared – to request a private room please email [email protected]. Lunch is provided daily for commuters.


Workshop Tuition: $200

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 $65 deposit.

Course Contact

Laura Smelter – [email protected], 903-962-4000.

You should receive both an email receipt and a registration confirmation letter by email within 5 business days after registering.

Cancellation policy

If you must cancel your registration, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($65).

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.



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