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.
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. Recordings of previous presentations are available upon request.
CME credit is available for some sessions. Please direct questions to Teaching.Academy@med.uvm.edu
In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont 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.
The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit is claimed online at My Credits.
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Upcoming Presentations 2022-2023
Samuel is Smart and Hannah is Helpful: Mitigating Bias in Written Evaluations and Letters of Recommendation
Friday, September 9, 2022
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.
Where'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.
Opinion Writing to Promote Public Health & Evidence-Based Public Policy
Friday, November 18, 2022
Jack Turban, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliate Faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California,
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 practicing pitching editors on op-ed ideas.
Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity (SPNIE): Disability and Neurodivergent Culture in Medical Training
Friday, December 9, 2022
Co-President of SPNIE
Co-Treasurer of SPNIE
Maria Bruzzone Giraldez, MD
Faculty Advisor, Clinical Assistant Professor
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.
Friday, February 10, 2023
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
Awareness, 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.
Friday, June 9, 2023
Past Speakers (by academic year)