Direct Observation in Medical Education

Myprogress USA Conference
The Ohio State University
May 24, 2016.

Join us in Columbus, Ohio, for a free event exploring the latest trends and challenges relating to assessment and observation of medical students in clinical settings. Book early as places are limited!


Our Spring 2016 conference for medical educators, Direct Observation in Medical Education, looks at the latest trends and tools for assessing and observing students in live clinical environments. It's the first time we've held the conference in the US, and it promises a truly international perspective.


Full details of the program are still being finalised, so remember to check back for updates. Here's the draft agenda, subject to change:

Registration and breakfast

Welcome / introduction Daniel Clinchot, Vice Dean for Medical Education, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Morning sessions – Main track

  • Using Workplace Assessments to Make Summative Decisions about Student Achievement Marianne M. Green, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Competency Achievement, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Assessment and Observation in Emergency Medicine—a case study from OSU Laura Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Raters' perspectives: using an electronic feedback tool Suzanne van den Hoogenhof, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Overcoming implementation challenges and getting buy-in from clinical staff Sian Shaw, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Going paperless: Experiences from Nottingham James Ellison, Acting Director of e-Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Adult Psychiatry & Medical Education, University of Nottingham School of Medicine

Morning sessions – Workshop track

  • Tools and workflows to support direct observation: a hands on workshop Victoria Cannon, Director, Evaluation, Curriculum Research and Development, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • MyKnowledgeMap-ping The Progressive Journey Adam Maier, LMS Manager, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Showcasing competence with a life-long personal portfolio MKM/customer case study tbc


Afternoon sessions – Main track

  • Introduction to the Lead, Serve, Inspire Curriculum John Davis, Associate Dean for Medical Education, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Direct Observation of Clinical Practice in the LSI Clinical Curriculum Kim Tartaglia, LSI Part 2 Academic Programme Director, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Challenges and Lessons Learned: Implementing Myprogress in the LSI Curriculum John Mahan, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Afternoon sessions – Workshop track

  • Taking it further – tracking competencies and reporting on progress Joel Smith, Senior Product Consultant, MyKnowledgeMap
  • Myprogress version 6 and beyond Tom Holland, Business Product Manager MyKnowledgeMap

Closing remarks Cynthia Ledford, Assistant Dean for Evaluation and Assessment, OSU



Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower, 460 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Local information, hotels and travel

For a small city, Columbus has a lot to offer—Ohio's capital city offers visitors world-class culture, sports, entertainment and a vibe all of its own.


We have secured a discounted rate of $145.00 per night plus all applicable taxes at The Blackwell Inn. These are limited in number and will be subject to availability at the time of booking.  A shuttle service from and to the airport is also available.

Other good options close to the Ohio State University College of Medicine include the Hyatt Place OSU.


The Ohio State University College of Medicine is easily accessible from Port Columbus Airport, and both the Blackwell Inn and the Hyatt Place OSU offer airport shuttle services.

Local activities

Visit the Experience Columbus site for a list of activities around Columbus.  Addresses, times and dates of operations are included at the site.

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