Aquifer Educator Connection Podcast


The Aquifer Educator Connection Podcast brings you insights and practical tips about how expert health professions educators are using Aquifer’s virtual patient cases and resources to enrich learning. Join Dr. Lynne Robins as she talks to expert educators about how they incorporate Aquifer’s award winning e-Learning platform into their curricula to maximize student learning, provide tips and insights into getting the most out of the resources available to educators and students, and learn about best practices in using Aquifer.

Coaching Conversations: Tips & Tools to Empower Your Learners
Mar 28 2022
19 mins
Generating Meaningful Discussions about SDOH with Aquifer CasesEpisode 15: Addressing a Critical Gap: Standardizing Primary Palliative Care Education with New CasesEpisode 14: The Transformative Power of Student VoicesPreparing Learners for Clinical Practice with WISE-OnCallIntegrating Telemedicine Into Medical EducationIntegrated Illness Scripts – Linking Basic Science Concepts to Patient CareUsing Aquifer Cases in Women’s Health and Behavioral MedicineRemediation & Targeted Skills Development with AquiferHarnessing Group Learning to Develop Clinical Reasoning SkillsAssessing Clinical Decision Making with Aquifer’s Internal Medicine ExamAquifer Cases as Standardized PatientsSupporting Residents as Teachers and Learners with Aquifer CasesEasing the Transition from Pre-Clinical to Clinical LearningFacilitated Discussions and Role Playing Using Standardized Cases
Guest: Kirstin Nackers, MD, Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison In this episode, Dr. Kirstin Nackers shares two examples of case-based instruction she uses to increase student engagement and promote learning in an integrated core clerkship combining Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Geriatrics. She describes the first example as a “COVID-induced improvement”, recalling that when COVID restrictions prevented students from learning about diagnosis and treatment of patients with fever in actual clinical contexts, she turned to Aquifer’s fever case to teach this core content. The lesson she learned was that using a single case enabled her to improve teaching sessions by developing a standardized discussion guide that faculty facilitators could use to focus interactive discussion and better ensure achievement of session learning objectives. The second way she uses cases is to develop role plays for a session designed to teach students about abuse, neglect, and mandated reporting. The goal of the session is not only to increase students’ knowledge about mandated reporting requirements – but to increase students’ comfort talking about those tough topics with patients. She has found that an engaging way to master communication skills is through practice with role play followed by structured debriefing. Full show notes can be https://aquifer.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Aquifer-Show-Notes-Kirstin-Nackers.pdf (found here.)
Apr 26 2021
14 mins
Teaching and Assessing SOAP Note Skills with Pre-Clinical StudentsEngaging Learners through Teleprecepting