DMU COM Clinical Affairs Educational Conference

September 8, 2020

This is a closed course and registrations are not being accepted. 

Target Audience

DMU regional assistant deans, site physician champions, and site coordinators.


12 pm

Welcome and Clinical Affairs Update

Steven Halm, DO, FAAP, FACP, Des Moines University
Dennis Walker, MHA, MHA, FACHE, CMPE, Des Moines University

12:30 pm

Preceptor Credentialing and Affiliation Agreements (Non-CME)

Des Moines University Sites and Affiliations

1 pmCurriculum Committee DiscussionCommittee Chairs Discussion
1:20 pm

Entrustable Professional Activities

Leslie Wimsatt, PhD, Des Moines University

  • Focus student requests for feedback on physician competencies expected at entry into PGY-1.
  • Encourage students to request and apply feedback in ways that support performance improvement during the rotation.
  • Review a mobile phone app which delivers and captures “on the fly” feedback to students based on workplace-based realities.

OMM Requirements during the Clinical Years

Drew Lewis, DO, FAAO, Des Moines University

  • Describe the overall goal for OMM III and OMM IV.
  • Integrate the student’s pre-clinical OMM course work with clerkship experiences.
  • List the requirements of OMM III and OMM IV including reading assignments, quizzes, and OMM SOAP notes.
  • Discuss tips for success including successful OMM SOAP note submission.

Best Practices in Recruiting Preceptors and Working with Students (Non-CME)

Des Moines University Coordinators

2 pmBreak
2:30 pm

Learner and Faculty Well-Being: Finding a Path Forward

Moderator: Nehad El-Sawi, PhD, Des Moines University
Speaker: Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

  • List mindsets and types of automatic thoughts that can contribute to personal distress.
  • Describe strategies to combat these mindsets and thoughts.
  • Describe tools from a well-being toolbox that can be used to enhance personal well-being.
4:30 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.75 AOA Category 1­A
  • 2.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/08/2020 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/08/2020 - 4:30pm CDT

Nehad El-Sawi, PhD
Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation and Enhancement, Des Moines University

Steven Halm, DO, FAAP, FACP
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

Drew Lewis, DO, FAAO
Professor, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Des Moines University

Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd
Senior Scholar for Well-Being, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Dennis Walker, MHA, FACHE, CMPE
Director of Undergraduate Clinical Affairs, COM Clinical Affairs, Des Moines University

Leslie Wimsatt, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Assessment, Quality and Development, COM Academic Affairs, Des Moines University


Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • Nehad El-Sawi, PhD, Speaker
  • Steven Halm, DO, FAAP, FACP, Activity Director and Speaker
  • Drew Lewis, DO, FAAO, Speaker
  • Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd, Speaker
  • Dennis Walker, Activity Coordinator and Moderator
  • Leslie Wimsatt, PhD, Speaker

Accreditation Statements

  • 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, online activity for 2.75 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) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 2.75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

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


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

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


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This is a closed course and registrations are not being accepted.