October 2, 2018

I was asked to give a talk at ACEP 2018 on Building the Perfect Curriculum and given 25 minutes to make this happen.  As you can imagine there is no way the entirety of building a perfect curriculum can be done in 25 minutes nor is there such a thing as the perfect curriculum, as we are always evaluating and modifying our current curriculum. Therefore the perfect curriculum can always get better.  For the sake of this talk however, there are essentially 3 steps to building the perfect curriculum: A needs assessment, optimizing the learning, and evaluation of the curriculum.  I opted to focus on optimizing learning.  Every year it seems this talk focuses on Kerns 6 step approach to curriculum development, (which is simply one of many models out there) but there is no emphasis on what to do during lectures and weekly conferences.