Medical Education Grand Rounds

The Medical Education Grand Rounds Series is intended for faculty and residents interested in enhancing their teaching related to clinical and basic sciences. All events will be held at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.

Faculty and residents are invited to these workshops showcasing speakers from around the country who bring fresh ideas and thought-provoking insight to teaching sciences. Videos of previous speakers and information on up-coming events are available online via The Commons.

CME credit is available! The University of Vermont designates each session a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each physician should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit is claimed online at My Credits.

For more information, or to contribute suggestions for future sessions, contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu, in the Office of Medical Student Education.

Upcoming Presentations 2018-2019

Debra Klamen"Developing and Implementing the Critical Clinical Competencies Through Case Studies at SIU"

Friday, September 28, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom) 

Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE
Senior Associate Dean for Education and Curriculum, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 

The CCCs are an online, video-based series of cases which explicitly teach medical students clinical reasoning skills through deliberate practice.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand and discuss the rationale for the development of the critical clinical competencies (CCC)
  2. Outline the components of a CCC sequence
  3. Know where to access the CCCs as needed
"Museums and Medicine: The Power of Observation"

Andrea RosenFriday, October 26, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom) 

Andrea Rosen, MA
Curator, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont 

Through exercises in observation of objects and artworks, Fleming Museum of Art curator Andrea Rosen will share the potentially powerful crossovers between museum-based learning and medical education.

Learning objectives:

  1. -Familiarize themselves with the various ways you could teach with the Fleming Museum of Art, and who to contact to get started.
  2. Learn about the ways that museums have been used in medical education elsewhere, and what the benefits can be.
  3. Engage in the process of open-ended observation and discussion of objects and artworks; deduction of meaning or function through visual analysis; and comfort with ambiguity.
"Effective Body Language Techniques for the Medical Educator"

Andy HaleDaniel RicottaFriday, November 30, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Andrew Hale, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center
Daniel Ricotta, MD
Associate Director, Principle Clinical Experience, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  

The presenters will show how educators can use the body language playbook to maximize their teaching effectiveness.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe a variety of body language techniques to enhance teaching in a wide variety of learning environments
  2. Demonstrate body language skills to engage the quiet learner and quiet the overbearing learner
  3. Incorporate body language practices that energize speaking performance
"Success Stories, Opportunities for Faculty, and Lessons Learned: Active Learning at the Larner College of Medicine"

Friday, December 14, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom) 

Jesse Moore, MD
Director of Active Learning, Associate Professor of General Surgery, Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine, University of Vermont

A brief overview of the science behind active learning and an update on the transition to 100% active learning at Larner College of Medicine with a focus on success stories and lessons learned.

"Anatomy Academy: Extending the Learning Environment from Classroom to Community"

Friday, January 25, 2019
12:00-1:00pm, Location TBD

Jonathan Wisco, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine 

"Turn Your Teaching into Scholarship"

Friday, February 22, 2019
12:00-1:00pm, Location TBD

Kathryn Huggett, PhD
Director, Teaching Academy, Robert Larner, MD '42 Professor in Medical Education, Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Cate Nicholas, MS, PA, EdD
Director of Education and Operations, Clinical Simulation Laboratory, Director of the Standardized Patients Program, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Past Speakers (by academic year)