Is it Hot in Here? Learning Climate in Medical Education

February 21
Kaiser Richmond
901 Nevin Ave., Department 317, Room 3, Richmond CA


Community-Based Educational Skills Series
Is it Hot in Here? Learning Climate in Medical Education

Led by:

Brad Sharpe, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Department of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine

Teaching in the clinical setting is challenging.  Creating a positive and effective learning climate can be essential to maximizing the experience and education for learners (and the enjoyment for the teacher!).  This workshop will give teachers the skills to create a positive learning climate – to make the clinical teaching setting a place where learners want to be.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Engage in a discussion of the key behaviors which can enhance the learning climate
  • Review videos of clinical teaching and discuss the application of the key behaviors pertinent to the learning climate
  • Participate in a small group discussion of how to apply the learning climate behaviors to their individual clinical teaching

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of establishing a positive learning climate
  • List key behaviors to create a positive learning climate


Parking is free.  Enter the garage from 9th Street.  Entrance to the parking lot for handicapped & oversized vehicles is on 8th Street.


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. MGR13075