Finding Clarity: Establishing Goals and Expectations

February 12
Kaiser Richmond Medical Center, Dept. 317, Room 1
901 Nevin Avenue , Richmond CA


Community-Based Educational Skills Workshop
Finding Clarity: Establishing Goals and Expectations

Led by:

Brad Sharpe, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine

Teachers and learners can both benefit from clear goals and expectations.  Teachers often find themselves teaching without a good sense of what they are trying to accomplish, and consequently struggle with planning or focusing the interaction.  Students learn in multiple settings with different teachers, all of whom can have variable expectations which are often not clear. 

Clearly established goals and expectations will allow the learner to know what he or she should master, guide the teaching in planning the teaching session, and provide both teachers and learners with a basis for evaluation and feedback.  After revealing ways to create a positive learning climate, this session will describe how to effectively establish, express, and negotiate goals and expectations.  By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List three techniques to improve the learning climate
  2. Recognize the effective establishment and expression of learner goals
  3. Demonstrate the expression and negotiation of learner goals
  4. Appreciate the importance of clearly establishing goals and expectations


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075