MedEd Grand Rounds ONLINE: Meeting the Challenges of Procedural Skills Training with Cognitive Load Theory, Justin Sewell

Led by:

Justin Sewell, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Step 2 Medicine, UCSF

During this Medical Education Grand Rounds, Dr. Justin Sewell will discuss the relevance of Cognitive Load Theory to workplace training in Health Professions Education settings, with a focus on procedural skills training. After introducing tenets of cognitive load theory, Dr. Sewell will present the body of research that he has completed to attain a PhD in Health Professions Education from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The session will end with a synthesis and discussion of how the theory can inform workplace teaching in the health professions.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

Describe teaching and learning challenges that are unique to procedural training in the health professions.
Describe the basic tenets of cognitive load theory.
Reflect on how cognitive load theory may be relevant to their own teaching and/or learning environment.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Event Type



School of Medicine


Faculty, Staff


Center for Faculty Educators

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