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Café Pédagogique

An informal monthly discussion of teaching and learning


Café Pédagogique is a monthly informal meeting for conversation and discussion of teaching and learning by the students, staff, faculty and friends of the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Café Ped is based on the Café Scientifique, which is based on the French Café Philosophique. In the Café Ped, which originated at the COLTT Conference in Boulder 3 years ago and is the first such program in the world, people come together in a friendly and relaxed environment later in the day and hear three informal presentations on interesting educational topics, each led by someone who cares (loves, hates) deeply about it. After each presentation there are about 20 minutes or so of questions and answers and general discussion. There is plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate, and we welcome questions which begin “This might be a stupid question, but...” These questions are invariably not stupid. Your opinion is as valid as anyone else's, and we'd really like to hear from you.

Our next meeting of the 2013-14 Academic Year will be:

Speakers & Topics: Stephen Wills and Taisa Priester (4th year med students) and Mark Deutchman, MD, will ask if "Size Matters: How big is YOUR Primary Care Mission?"
The plan of most U.S. medical schools appears to be “Let’s admit the best and the brightest, and let market forces decide what they choose to do upon graduation”. That gets us the most over-subspecialized health care system industry in the world with the highest cost and nowhere near the best patient outcomes. Hence, the quote: "Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets."

Date: 13 March 2014

Time: 4:30 - 6 pm

Location: Fulginiti Pavilion, Gossard Forum- Please note changed location​

For more information please contact the founders of Café Ped Helen Macfarlane and J John Cohen.​