Newswise — Rush University’s Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) is leading the way in innovative education in the field of orthopedics. Launching the Rush International Spine Education (RISE) initiative, the CILL will have the world’s first academically supported, international program in blended learning for spine specialists, including both clinicians and researchers.
Set to launch in early November, RISE will provide education via blended learning. Blended learning fuses online education with more in-person, interactive contact instruction. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student and combines that with a student’s control of certain elements like time, place, path and even pace. This type of interactive learning can elevate and complement a specialist’s learning experience with both theoretical knowledge and practice skills.
RISE will be used to address diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and preventative measures of various spinal disorders. To bring RISE to life, Rush is partnering with eccElearning, a pioneer in spine online education. This comprehensive, interactive series will be led by senior faculty who will serve as mentors to each registered participant for the year.
RISE proposes to be particularly useful for health care workers looking to learn from experienced, world renowned leaders in the orthopedic, spine and musculoskeletal fields. It is open to residents, fellows, junior clinicians and senior clinicians who are seeking a refresher. The program brings many added benefits to those participating. RISE is an academically sponsored program and will include an academic certificate of completion and will be offering Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. (This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™). RISE will implement mentorship with leaders in the field and provide case-based tutorials via monthly, interactive webinars. With an international network, RISE will also allow participants to study at their own pace throughout the program.
Beginning in November, the first topic to be addressed in the RISE series will be Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy, a common spine condition that afflicts millions of patients worldwide. This series will include 13 lectures that cover everything from the basic science, and clinical assessment to both non-operative and operative management and surgical outcomes.
You can learn more about RISE and how to register for the upcoming series and Rush faculty here.