Tutorials

OMERAD offers a variety of online tutorials focusing on medical education topics. Select a listing for more information and to start the tutorial.

STFM poster
This 10-part video tutorial will show you how to make a poster using PowerPoint.

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When should you use PowerPoint slides? What standard slide designs make it more difficult for students to learn from the slides? How can you design your slides to make them easier to understand? This tutorial will answer these questions by showing how to design slides according to these four learning principles:

 

  • Ease Cognitive Load
  • Direct Attention
  • Ease Reception
  • Build on Experience

 

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Do you need to develop a lecture or workshop series, course or curriculum? This self-paced tutorial will guide you through the process from start to finish, including design, develop and evaluate your curriculum. Worksheets are provided to help you apply what you learn in the instructional modules.

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Do you need to write test questions and want some guidance? Do you have a test you would like to revise?

The Handbook of Learner Evaluation and Test Item Construction—formerly only provided to fellows in the nationally known Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program—is now being made available to CHM faculty and staff.

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This module explains basic concepts of item analysis, including the item statistics "difficulty" and "discrimination," and distracter analysis.

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These module introduce preceptors to the materials and discussion process used in the Block II PBL Basic Science Course.

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This online module presents instruction in how to give an oral patient presentation.

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This online module introduces the concept of test blueprinting or "gridding", a process for developing your own test blueprints.

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Program Evaluation image

This tutorial will guide you through the six steps to developing an evaluation plan for your program or curriculum.

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This module is for anyone who would like to improve their case-based test item writing skills. It includes criteria for writing any multiple-choice test item, as well as criteria for writing problem-solving test items.

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