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SACME Virtual Journal Club January Session

  • 08 Jan 2015
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Teleconference/Webinar. PDFs and/or active links to full articles will be provided to all registrants.


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Title: "Flipping" the Classroom Approach in Medical Education


Presenter: William Rayburn, MD, MBA, University of New Mexico

Facilitator: Barbara Barnes, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Overview: The flipped classroom describes an educational approach that reverses the traditional lecture and homework elements of a course. For those considering whether to flip their own classroom, a valuable question to ask is: “Do I use the time I spend in front of my students to best effect?” If the answer is “no,” then a transition to the flipped classroom, or adoption of at least some of its features, may be better. This simple and practical way of reinvigorating teaching and learning represents a unique combination of constructivist ideology and behaviorist principles, which can be used to address the gap between didactic education and clinical practice performance.


1. Describe the format of “flipping” the classroom.
2. Understand an ongoing project to illustrate tips about “flipping” a lecture.
3. Discuss implications of this approach with CME/CE/CPD.

Recommended Readings:


Moffet J. Twelve tips for “flipping” the classroom. Medical Teacher 2014, 1-6, (early online). [Permission requested - will post soon] Link to online abstract


McLaughlin JE, Roth MT, Glatt DM, et al. The Flipped Classroom: a course redesign to foster learning and engagement in a health professions school. Acad Med 2014; 89: 236-43. Link to article.

Leung JM, Jin Y, Yung AL. Short review of the flipped classroom approach. Medical Education 2014; 48: 1127. Link to article.

Hawks SJ, The Flipped Classroom: Now or Never? AANA J. 2014 Aug;82(4):264-9. Link to online abstract

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