Montana Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health

Working to connect students to healthcare careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.

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The Montana AHEC mission is to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals, with an emphasis on primary care, through community/academic educational partnerships, in order to increase the access to quality healthcare.


Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center
Montana State University
P.O. Box 170520
Bozeman, MT 59717-0520
Fax: 406-994-5653

Kristin Juliar

Staff Directory

THANK YOU for attending the Montana WWAMI Faculty Conference at Big Sky Resort! We hope to see you next year!

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The Montana WWAMI Faculty Development Conference was held March 20-22nd at Big Sky Resort. The goal of the conference was to gather Montana physicians affiliated with the Montana WWAMI program and offer faculty development topics pertinent to their role of teaching physicians.



Do NOT forget:

- Fill out the evaluation to print your CME certification at the following website:

- If you received an e-mail after you registered for the conference that referred to stipend eligibility, please remember to contact the correct corresponding individuals in order to get the stipend fulfilled. If you do not remember which stipend you qualified for please contact Jordan Brown at

         Montana WWAMI Faculty and Montana TRUST Preceptors contact Rachel Pearson at

                  or Jordan Brown at

         Non-Montana TRUST Preceptors contact Tyler Cooper at

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Conference Agenda

Speaker Bios

Big Sky Directions

Big Sky Area Map

Big Sky Facility Map

TRUST Pre-Conference Friday afternoon Meeting Agenda

UWSOM 3rd Year Clerkship Orientation Guide


Lynne Robbins and Peggy Schlesinger - Learner Centered Teaching

Suzanne Allen - What are Milestones, EPA's and Competencies

Tom Greer - Patient Care Phase

Thomas McNalley - Career Exploration Phase

Lauren Brown and Peggy Schlesinger - Teaching Challenges: Avoiding Conflict with Challenging Learners


Self-Assessment Exercise” - Lynne Robins/Peggy Schlesinger, Learner Centered Teaching

Using Questions to Teach” - Lynne Robins/Peggy Schlesinger, Learner Centered Teaching

Practicing the Skills of ‘The One Minute Preceptor'” - Lynne Robins/Peggy Schlesinger, Learner Centered Teaching

Academic Year 2015-2016: Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters” - Tom Greer, Patient Care Phase

Orientation Checklist for Clinical Clerkship” - Peggy Schlesinger/Lauren Brown, Teaching Challenges: Avoiding Conflict with Challenging Learners


Limited Travel Stipends/Reimbursements for the Big Sky Faculty Development will be available as follows:

Montana WWAMI Faculty - The first 35 registrants will be reimbursed up to $250 (receipts must be sent to the AHEC office to receive reimbursement for the lodging), the next 15 registrants will receive a $100 travel stipend.

Contact Rachel Pearson at for more information.

Montana TRUST Preceptors - Will be reimbursed up to $400  (Must attend Friday afternoon TRUST meeting, lodging receipts must be sent to Lisa Benzel, Montana TRUST Director to receive reimbursement for the lodging).

Contact Lisa Benzel at for more information.

Non-Montana TRUST preceptors - Seattle TRUST office will offer reimbursement upon approval.

Contact Tyler Cooper at for more information.

Once you have registered, you will receive notification of a stipend award and the details on how to be reimbursed in an email. 


For more information about the conference, please contact:

Judi Sullivan or Bernadette DuPerron
WWAMI Clinical Education

For questions about or problems with registration, please contact:

Rachel Pearson or Jordan Brown
Montana Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health
406.994.6495 / 406.995.6592
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