Learning and professional development in graduate medical education (GME) occurs predominantly in the workplace, where residents and fellows are employed to provide patient care while learning and developing in a professional capacity for independent professional practice in their chosen specialties and sub-specialties. While there are considerable contributions in the professional literature pertaining to models, approaches and strategies for enhancing learning and assessment in such workplace settings, GME leaders and faculty often express challenges and lack of knowledge in this area. The main session presentation will examine factors that influence workplace-based learning and assessment and introduce several models and approaches that can be used to enhance educational practice workplace-based learning and assessment. The breakout sessions will afford interested participants hands-on applications to explore practical strategies to enhance educational practice in their respective educator roles and GME programs.

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