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Brown University

EFD On-Demand: Critical Junctures: Creating High Impact Advising Conversations

Brown University via Independent


Program Release: April 2, 2021 Expiration Date: April 9, 2023 Estimated time to complete: 45 Minutes There are no prerequisites for participation. GUEST SPEAKERS Lauren Allister, MD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinician Educator Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Brian Clyne, MD, MHL Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Medical Science Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH Professor of Emergency Medicine Professor of Medical Science Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Steven Rougas, MD Director of the Doctoring Program Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor of Medical Science Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Faculty Development Oversight Group Emily Green, PhD, MA (Chair) Assistant Professor of Medical Science Director, Faculty Development Most medical educators also serve as advisors to their learners. Directly or indirectly, and regardless of the audience—medical students, residents, fellows, or faculty—medical educators must develop rapport and engage in productive advising conversations. It takes time, skill, and practice to elicit information from advisees and ensure you’re identifying the key issues and providing sound guidance. This session is designed for medical educators to maximize their effectiveness using strategies to foster meaningful advising conversations.


After participating in this course, the learner should be better able to:

  1. Describe strategies for developing rapport and engaging in productive conversations with advisees/mentees
  2. Describe the non-directive approach to career advising
  3. Demonstrate how these techniques are applied to career advising conversations among learners at various levels.
  4. Provide medical educators with tools for improved and more powerful questioning


There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.

  • Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.
  • View the CME presentations
  • Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.


In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.


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