The Office for Health Sciences Education, Educator Development Core and
the Academy for Excellence in Teaching


Mary Ann Nichols 
Vanderbilt University


Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT

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407 A/B/C/D Light Hall


Health Sciences Education Grand Rounds/Special Interactive Workshop!

Fostering Reflective Capacity With Interactive Reflective Writing:
“Reflection Apprenticeship”- Learner and Teacher

Facilitated by
Hedy S. Wald, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University

Limited to 30 participants

Dr. Wald’s 2-hour workshop will include:

  • Using a combination of didactic and interactive learning to explore the concept of fostering reflection in health care professions education and practice. 
  • Presenting formal analytic frameworks for enhancing the educational value of feedback to students’ reflective writing, applied to a student’s narrative, and discussed.
  • Exploring the development of a reflective, collaborative practitioner with guided reflection supporting the active constructive process of professional identity format.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
12:00 Noon -2:00 p.m.
Light Hall 407 A/B/C/D

Registration Required!

A boxed lunch will be provided for the first 30 registrants

About Dr. Wald:

Hedy S. Wald, PhD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert
Medical School of Brown University. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Yeshiva
University, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Boston VA/Boston
University School of Medicine, and obtained narrative medicine facilitator training
(foundational and advanced levels) at Columbia UniversityCollege of Physicians & Surgeons.
She is a Fulbright Scholar (Medical Education) and a Gold Humanism Foundation Scholar. Dr.
Wald is the psychology consultant to Braintree and Kindred Rehabilitation Hospitals, Natick,
MA. and conducts neuropsychological evaluations for neurology outpatient practices. At Alpert
Medical School, she has served as a small group facilitator in the preclinical Doctoring course
for which she provides faculty development, currently conducts the interactive reflective
writing initiative in the Family Medicine Clerkship, and is an academic consultant for a HRSA
educational grant on care of underserved patients and promoting primary care. Frameworks for
assessing reflection and for guiding faculty in crafting quality written feedback to students’
reflective narratives which Dr. Wald helped develop are currently in use within health
professions education in the US, England, Israel, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Australia, Austria, and
Taiwan. She conducts interprofessional faculty development workshops internationally on the
use of interactive reflective writing in fostering reflective capacity in health professions
education and her research on this topic has appeared in academic journals such as Academic
Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, Medical
Education, and Medical Teacher. Her creative writing, reviews, and poetry have appeared in
Newsweek, The Lancet, Family Medicine, Literature and Medicine, Ars Medica, Chest, and JAMA
and excerpted in the NYTimes.

CME Credit:
Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Office for Health Sciences Education, Educator Development Core and  the Academy for Excellence in Teaching

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.