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Joanne Baerg, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
4/2011 - 9/2014 Grand Rounds  April 8, 2011:  Loma Linda University Neonatology:  Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia- Developing a Clinical Care Strategy
Review of this Lecture with Pediatric Surgery Fellow- annually
2/2009 - 2/2014 Grand Rounds-Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda University  "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Infants" - February 6, 2009. 30 hours of preparation.
Review GERD updates with Pediatric Surgery Fellow
3/2005 - 9/2014 Pediatric Surgery-Quarterly lecture given to the Jr and Sr medical students on pediatric surgery (1-3 hrs).
Quarterly lecture given to the Jr and Sr medical students on pediatric surgery (1-3 hrs).
Complete Revision of Medical Student Lectures- addition of case based learning scenarios.  Interactive teaching.
3/2005 - 9/2014 Pediatric Surgery: Thoracic Conditions, Intra GI Bleeds and Abdominal Wall Defects-ongoing twice yearly to residents.  Minimally invasive
techniques and pitfalls.

Quartery Lecture to the PGY 3, 4 and 5 residents (1 hr.) on thoracic conditions, intra GI bleeds and abdominal wall defects.  Mis techniques and pitfalls.
2/2005 - 6/2008 Ethics lectures
Quarterly lecture-clinical case correlations in ethics for senior medical students
1/2005 - 9/2014 Pediatric Surgery: Intestinal Obstructions-lecture to senior residents- quarterly, ongoing
Quarterly Lecture to senior residents-2 hours
9/2004 - 2/2014 Pediatric Surgery-quarterly med student lecture- ongoing
Quarterly lecture given to third year medical students-overview of pediatric surgery (1-3 hrs).
Clinical Supervision
8/2010 - 8/2014 Instructor Method Training for Healthcare Simulation. (8 hour certification course)  August 2010
Assocate Program Director for Simulation Education - Ongoing
Interactive Teaching
6/2011 - 6/2014 Journal Clubs: June 2011:  Strategies for Closure of Complex Omphalocele
Peds Surgery Fellowship Seminar
8/2010 - 8/2014 Grand Rounds:   Loma Linda University Neonatology Fellows   Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Infants.  
Ongoing Lecture for neonatal and surgical fellows. Pediatric Surgical Fellow is Presently working on an outcome study of GERD patients
for preparation of abstract- American Academy of Pediatrics 2014
7/2010 - 7/2014 Loma Linda University General Surgery Residents  July 2010:  Abdominal Emergencies in Children.
7/2004 - 9/2014 Clinic-teaching residents/students in clinic- 3 hours each week.
Teaching in clinic to three residents and one student (3-4 hours per week).
7/2004 - 2/2014 Daily Rounds-teaching residents and students on rounds daily.
Teaching three residents and one student 8 hrs/week.
7/2004 - 2/2014 Formal Didactic Sessions-4 hours per week with pediatric surgery team, residents and medical students
Tuesdays and Thursdays -formal didactic teaching sessions with three residents & one student (4 hrs/wk)
7/2004 - 2/2014 Formal orientation to service-ongoing
1 hour each month for new residents
7/2004 - 9/2014 Supervision of residents and students on service-ongoing to present
Full time
3/2001 - 2/2014 Mentor-ongoing to present. Women in surgery discussion group. Meets twice yearly.
Mentor for two residents each year.
3/2001 - 2/2013 OSCE's-ongoing to present
OSCES- 4th year student OSCES-4 hours semiannually
Administrative Teaching Roles
3/2014 Journal Club for Pediatric Surgery Fellow-  Late Diagnosis of Hirschsprungs Disease in

Simulation Curriculum Development


December 2013           Senior Resident Laparoscopic Teaching Day with Marcos Michelotti,

                                    Center for Excellence in Surgery, UC San Diego CA.


All day hands on laparoscopic course for residents. Teaching laparoscopic surgery- live pig model. 6 laparoscopic surgeries covered.
7/2012 - 11/2014 Skills "bootcamp" for junior residents Goals:    promote skill acquisition in junior residents. Objectives:          specific skills are practiced to competency
1/2012 - 11/2014 Senior residents:  Development of Immersive Inter-professional Simulation Scenarios  Goals:                     use simulation to educate residents on skills such as leadership professionalism, communication, medical knowledge.  Objectives:          Each simulation has performance measures.
11/2011 - 11/2014 Medical students- Physical Findings scavenger hunt Prize at the end of rotation if scavenger hunt is completed.  A tool to encourage medical students to participate in clinical pediatric surgery Promotes discussion and teaching between students and attending surgeons
9/2011 - 11/2014 Objective Structured Assessments of Technical Skills for Residents Goal: to accurately evaluate resident acquisition of technical skills       Objective:            to complete an OSAT survey for a lap cholecystectomy for each resident.  The specific OSAT survey allows the attending to score their dissection and performance.
9/2011 - 11/2014 Objectives in Laparoscopy- Intro to General Surgery Residents for Preparation for Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Exam. 1 hour Lecture. Sept. 2011
7/2011 - 11/2014 Associate Program Director for Simulation Education.  General Surgery Residency. Starting July 2011- Development of Simulation Curriculum.  Minimally Invasive Surgery Training and Simulation Scenarios
First immersive simulation published in MEDEdPortal
8/2010 - 6/2014 General Surgery Resident Lecture  June 2011:  Neonatal Bowel Obstruction
7/2010 - 7/2014 Loma Linda University General Surgery Residents  July 2010:  Approach to Surgical Management of Children
6/2010 - 6/2014 Curriculum Development for Residents: Objectives for Laparoscopic Skills for General Surgery  Residents Years 1-4 integrating didactic seminars  Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery goals, and a virtual simulator program (Lap Mentor) (120 hours)
9/2008 - 9/2013 Surgical OSCEs- quarterly- 4 hours per quarter for senior medical students.
Instructional Prep of New Material
3/2014 Journal Club for Pediatric Surgery Fellow- Ovarian Diseases in
Children- October 2013
3/2014 New Lectures Series - Neuroblastoma for Pediatric Surgery Fellow ship
3/2014 Surgical Education Needs Assessment for Medical Students
Survey - needs assessment of 3rd year medical students to provide ideas to improve their surgical education. Needs assessment completed March 2014.
3/2013 - 3/2014

July 2012- present  4) Standardized patient curriculum for junior residents to address ACGME required skills. (OSCE style scenarios) General Surgery Resident Boot Camp


Goal:   to address ACGME required skills for residents to function independently on call. Four scenarios prepared and videotaped with standardized patients covering oliguria, hypotension, hypertension, and postoperative fever.

Objectives:  Tailored to educational goals, realistic. Assessment forms for standardized patients to complete as well as surgical evaluator.

Follow-up: Boot camp for incoming residents implemented in June of 2013 with excellent feedback. Will be a recurring 3 days of education in preparation to take call as a resident.

3/2012 - 3/2014

July 2011 - present     3)  Senior residents:  Development of Immersive Inter-professional Simulation  Scenarios   

Goals:  use simulation to educate residents on skills such as leadership,professionalism, communication, medical knowledge.   Objectives: Each simulation has performance measures.

Follow-up:       Inter-professional simulation published in MedED Portal, a peer reviewed online resource for medical curricula. (January 2013) This simulation will be part of General Surgery simulation curriculum.

3/2010 - 3/2014

1)  Fundamentals of Laparoscopy Goals and Objectives

A comprehensive competency-based curriculum spanning Years 1- 4 of general surgery residency which prepares residents for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Exam  

20 hours per quarter of personal coaching in laparoscopic  skills.  Goal:Prepare residents to pass the FLS exam

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Pass rates and scores are significantly higher since this course was implemented.
4/2001 - 2/2014 Pediatric surgery workbook- a short answer workbook I authored to help residents with self-assessment and learn pediatric surgery conditions.