Medical Education Grand Rounds



Samuel is Smart and Hannah is Helpful: Mitigating Bias in Written Evaluations and Letters of Recommendation
Friday, September 9, 2022

12:00-1:00pm; Zoom

Briar Duffy, MD
University of Minnesota Medical School
Alda Maria Gonzaga, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Mumtaz “Taj” Mustapha, MD, FACP, FAAP
University of Minnesota Medical School

In this presentation, we will review the definition and science of implicit bias in the recruitment process.  We examine examples of written comments for evidence of stereotypical language.  The conference will conclude with a discussion of best practices to mitigate bias as letter writers and as members of a selection committee.

Zaidi_Zareen_2022Where's the Line? How Physician Educators Approach Politically Charged Topics
Friday, October 21, 2022

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Topics related to political, religious, social issues in the clinical sphere can be difficult topics for educators to discuss with learners. However, many view such discussions as a critical part of education in a democratic society and important for identity formation. This Grand Rounds will explore how physician educators determine whether a politically charged issue is controversial and relevant (or not) in medical education and potential implications of these viewpoints.

LPCH Headshot CroppedOpinion Writing to Promote Public Health & Evidence-Based Public Policy
Friday, November 18, 2022

12:00-1:00PM; Zoom

Jack Turban, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliate Faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies 
University of California, San Francisco 

This session will cover the nuts and bolts of pitching and writing opinion pieces for major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Scientific American. Attendees will learn how to use opinion writing to promote public health and evidence-based public policy and will have an opportunity to practice pitching editors on op-ed ideas.

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Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity (SPNIE): Disability and Neurodivergent Culture in Medical Training
Friday, December 9, 2022

12:00-1:00PM; Zoom

Maegan Cremer
Co-President of SPNIE
Patrick Haley
Co-President of SPNIE
Katherine James
Co-Treasurer of SPNIE
Chloe LaRochelle
Co-Treasurer of SPNIE
University of Florida College of Medicine

Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity (SPNIE) is a student founded organization dedicated to creating an empowering culture of disabled and neurodivergent people throughout medical training.  In this talk, we will discuss systemic barriers faced by disabled and neurodivergent people in medicine, our process of community development, the role of mentorship in community support, as well as our advocacy and education events which support a vibrant disabled and neurodivergent community at UFCOM.

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Headshot 2022Challenges in the Transition to Residency: How OBGYN and Other Specialties are Leading the Way
Friday, February 10, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 PM; Zoom

Helen Morgan, MD
Clinical Professor
University of Michigan Medical School

This presentation will review key updates and considerations at the UME to GME transition.

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Frymoyer Scholars Program Showcase
Friday, March 10, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 PM; MedEd 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Through the Frymoyer Scholars Program, the John W. and Nan P. Frymoyer Fund for Medical Education supports physicians and nurses who are actively engaged in teaching University of Vermont medical and nursing students who embody the best qualities of the clinician teacher. The program is an investment in outstanding medical education and promotes teaching that emphasizes the art of patient care. This session will showcase a few of the many Frymoyer Scholars Program recipients and their projects.

2017: Laura McCray, MD, MSCE, Jane Nathan, PhD, Nathalie Feldman, MD

Stress Management and Resiliency Training for Residents (SMART-R) and Medical Students

2017: Halle Sobel, MD, FACP, Sanchit Maruti, MD

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Integration into a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency: A Novel Interprofessional Addiction Treatment Curriculum

2019: Iris Toedt-Pingel, MD; Kaitlin Ostrander, MD; Stephen Berns, MD

TalkVermontPEDS: Creating an Interprofessional Pediatric Advanced Communication Course

Amiri_Leila_002Awareness, Acknowledgement, & Behavior Change in Medical Education 
Friday, May 12, 2023

12:00-1:00 PM; MedEd 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Leila Amiri, PhD
Associate Dean of Admissions
The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

The goal of diversifying the physician workforce has been in the forefront of medical education for several decades. Despite this seemingly concerted effort we still do not show a significant increase towards a workforce that reflects the healthcare needs of the diverse population of the United States. In this session we will discuss how we can think about the steps involved in developing an admissions process as one element towards the goal of an equitable system of educating physicians.

Past Speakers (by academic year)