Trainee Autonomy & Self-Determination Theory

April 21, 2023

The Department of Pediatrics inaugural Medical Education Week will be held April 19-21, 2023. Through a mix of live streamed lectures, didactic and interactive sessions and a workshop, members of the Department of Pediatrics and the entire University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health community will have the opportunity to increase understanding and knowledge in the area of medical education. Specific activities for the week will include: supporting learner feedback, learner assessments, and trainee autonomy and self-determination theory.

Intended Audience

This activity was designed by and for physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, and trainees in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Learning Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, learners as members of the healthcare team will be able to:

  1. Explain the benefits of fostering intrinsic motivation in learners and workers
  2. Define the three core tenets of Self-Determination Theory (SDT)
  3. Apply the SDT framework to the clinical learning environment
  4. Determine one change you will make to foster learners’ intrinsic motivation in your clinical work


Course summary
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Event starts: 
04/21/2023 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/21/2023 - 1:00pm CDT
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Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.

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