Request for Individualized Interactive Instruction

2017-18 Independent Study (Asynchronous) Credit Opportunities

Updated July 1, 2017

A maximum of 20% of baseline scheduled conference time is available for credit from this list. For the 2017-18 Academic Year, we have a target of 4 1/2 hours per week of didactics which allows residents to acquire a maximum of 40 hours of asynchronous credit.

Concordant with ACGME requirements, asynchronous activities must meet the following criteria.
1. The program director must monitor resident participation.
2. There must be an evaluation component.
3. There must be faculty oversight.
4. The activity must be monitored for effectiveness.

Additional clarification on asynchronous activities has recently come from the RRC and CORD best practices committee. These have been used to adjust our offerings for the 2017-18 academic year. Attestation, certificates and completion pages are not acceptable as an evaluation. Use of audio, video, or podcasts alone constitutes passive learning and is not considered interactive learning.

Asynchronous activities must not overlap with activities required for other residency activities or rotations, and may be limited to certain groups of residents.

Without exception, documentation must be submitted to the residency office before December 31st for activities during the first half of the year or June 30th for subsequent activities or credit will not be given. Credit will not be given for an academic year that has already closed. Each submission must primarily use the electronic reporting form on New Innovations, which includes a required evaluation form and any additional proof of participation as indicated below.

ALiEM AIR Series

ALIEMU.com

25 Hours Max

More specifically, the 4 III criteria are the following:

  • The program director must monitor resident participation. – We give read-access to PDs.
  • There must be an evaluation component. – We have a post-module quiz.
  • There must be faculty oversight. – We have faculty who are automatically emailed whenever there is a comment placed in the blog. If there is a question, we plan to reply in a timely fashion. This is what we do for this entire blog.
  • The activity must be monitored for effectiveness. – We have an internal QI process as well as a post-module survey to incorporate learner feedback. 

EMRap

Continous cord content modules with completion of CME quiz

10 hours max
  • Submission scored CME questions to residency office.  Minimum 70% total correct
  • Must review materials with advising PD within 30 days of completion to discuss performance and review future study plans.

EMPG Mock Trial or Legal Retreat

4 Hours Max 
  • Proof of attendance. 
  • Evaluation of experience
  • Submission of written request for consideration to residency office
  • Opportunity to discuss learning objectives and questions with faculty mentor
  • Oversight by EM faculty affiliated with residency

Grand Rounds from other UMHS/SJMH/Hurley Departments

5 Hours Max            
  • Submission of written request for consideration to residency office
  • Evaluation of experience
  • Opportunity to discuss learning objectives and questions with faculty mentor

Hippo EM

10 Hours            
  • Submission of request form and evaluation to the residency/PD
  • Monitoring by PDs through EMRA’s HippoEM Dashboard.  Residents must link an account through this portal in order to be eligible for I3 credit.
  • PDs will provide feedback within 30 days based on performance

IHI Quality & Safety Modules

0.5 hours per module
http://www.ihi.org/education/ihiopenschool/courses/Pages/default.aspx (link is external)                                         
  • Submission of request form & evaluation along with screen shot of completion documentation.
  • Resident must send advising PD an email detailing their own self-reflection about performance and next learning steps.  PD will review & respond.  All of this must be completed within 30 days of completion of the module in order for credit to be approved.  
  • Limited to EM1 & EM2, and non-admin track senior residents.  Requires creation of a free account

Journal Club

1 Hour per event          
  • Presentation at journal club presentation
  • Completion of brief article assessment form
  • Opportunity to discuss learning objectives and questions with faculty mentor
  • Submission of written request for consideration to residency office

Learning Skills Improvement (Small Group Sessions)

3 Hours            
  • Hour for hour time spent
  • Must be pre-approved by residency leadership and may include activities such as simulation, procedural skills practice, interactive EM content or case reviews
  • Individually designed with oversight and involvement of EM faculty
  • Action Plan must be submitted to ARD advisor along with evaluation form to residency office

MCEP ITE Review

5 hours Max          
  • Review courses count for number of hours attended up to the maximum allowable
  • Submission of written request for consideration & evaluation form to residency office
  • In person sessions over seen by regional EM faculty

MCEP Oral Boards

3 Hours           
  • Proof of attendance
  • Submission of written request for consideration to residency office
  • Submission of evaluation form
  • Provided with face-to-face as well as written performance feedback
  • Oversight by regional EM faculty which include volunteers from UM/SJ faculty

National or Regional Conference Attendance

10 Hours           
  • ACEP, SAEM, CORD, MCEP sponsored conferences, Survival Flight regional conferences or other conferences with prior approval.
  • Must provide documentation of sessions attended and claim credit only commensurate with time spent.
  • Submit evaluation of experience through on-line system
  • Must discuss experience and learning objectives with advising PD within 30 days of completion.  Residency will have a debriefing session for the major conferences.
  • EM faculty involved in presenting and available for discussion.

Oral Board Case Practice (EM Faculty)

10 Hours Max          
  • Hour for hour time spent with faculty member
  • Opportunity to discuss learning objectives and questions with faculty mentor
  • Evaluation form must be completed and submitted to residency office

Procedure Lab Preparation

6 Hours Total (2 hours each)         
  • NEJM videos
  • CORD procedures test from Q&A bank
  • Attain minimum 70% score on competency exams (central lines, tube thoracostomy, Lumbar Puncture) from CORD Q&A bank.
  • Must be completed prior to July EM1 procedures lab.
  • EM1 only or with special advance approval
  • Learning reviewed with EM faculty during procedures lab
  • Evaluation of the experience as a part of Orientation evaluation

Regional EM Ultrasound Conferences

10 hours         
  • these occur on Thursday mornings roughly quarterly with location varying around the metro Detroit area
  • Maximum of 4 hours per conference.
  • EM faculty including UM/SJ faculty routinely involved
  • Submission of documentation of attendance & evaluation form

EM Reading Group Participation (Contact Drew Jones)

6 Hours Max per 6 months         
  • Documentation of attendance & topics covered.  Attendance sheet will be available at each session and submitted to the residency office.
  • PD will oversee activity
  • EM1 reading group will be evaluated as a part of the annual program review

Tox Quarterly Rounds (DMC)

4 Hours Max       
  • Time commensurate with time spent on the activity
  • Proof of attendance
  • Overseen by EM faculty & involvement of UM/SJ faculty
  • Submission of written request for consideration & evaluation of the experience to residency office

Trauma Thursday Conference

10 Hours Max Trauma Thursday Conference      

Typically 2nd & 4th Thurs., 12-1p, UH-2C224)
http://umhscme.com/ (link is external)  when you sign in, choose multidisciplinary trauma conference, put in the correct date and fill out the evaluation.

Ultrasound Small Group Instruction including Thursday didactic sessions

10 Hours Max      
  • Hour for hour time spent excluding required ultrasound rotation time and residents on the USN track.  Attendance sheet will be maintained and submitted to the residency office for credit
  • Didactic offerings will be evaluated as a part of the annual review of the USN curriculum for the residency and fellowship
  • Sessions are run and overseen by UM/SJ faculty and fellows who are available for real-time discussions.

Residency Study Group

20 Hours Max 
Occurs on Weds around conference.      
  • Voluntary participation
  • Hour for hour spent
  • Attendance sheet will be available at the session and submitted to the residency office
  • Study group will be evaluated for effectiveness at the annual program review

Residency faculty will be present and involved in the session discussion.

Critical Care Didactics Series & Journal Club

10 Hours Max      
  • Submission of request for credit & evaluation through on-line form
  • EM faculty attend and lead interactive discussions


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