SKIPPs: Breaking Down An Example of Active Learning in Action

Des Moines, IA US
April 10, 2017




This course is open to DMU faculty and staff only. 



There has been interest in not only seeing what a Science Knowledge Integrated into Patient Presentation (SKIPPs) session is but how they are designed to work. This workshop will not only explain the basic foundations of SKIPPs but also expose participants to a mini-SKIPPs session. This will provide an opportunity to see the principles in action and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student in one of these sessions.

After this workshop, participants are invited to stay to discuss implementation ideas for SKIPPs or other active learning approaches. This will be held from 1 – 2 pm in Munroe (immediately following the workshop). If you are unable to stay, you are still encouraged to attend the workshop. If you would like this added to your calendar, click to accept the additional invitation (it’s an attachment on the invite). Two clinicians with significant experience leading SKIPPs sessions, Dr. Benzoni and Dr. Harder, have agreed to lead the SKIPPs lesson portion of this presentation and will be available for questions.


  • Identify and explain elements of active learning within a SKIPPs session. 
  • Identify the role of content and process development within a SKIPPs session.


Pinney, Brian-42473

Brian Pinney, PhD
Educational Specialist, Des Moines University

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Pinney indicated he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/10/2017 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/10/2017 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Munroe Building
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 CPME


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