Teaching Academy Newsletter

Announcements

 
The Teaching Academy is Open Virtually!  You can reach us online Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
See our website for a new page Resources for Remote and Online Teaching.

Medical Education Grand Rounds

GrandRounds.Oct.20_18x24Poster_MarchThe Application of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in UME and GME

EPAs support learner education across the medical education continuum.  In this session, participants will learn how to write an EPA for any skill and for any level of learner, and how to map the EPA to competencies/milestones.

Friday, March 12, 2021
12:00-1:00pm, Zoom

Bronwyn Bryant, MD and Elise Everett, PhD
Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine, University of Vermont

RSVP for Zoom link: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

 

 
AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshops

The Teaching Academy is hosting two AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshops on Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 14, 2021. 

The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research. 

The program is open to all who are interested in improving their educational research skills and is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. There is no charge to participate, however you must pre-register.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods

Friday, May 7, 2021
1-4pm
Zoom
Facilitator: Britta Thompson, PhD, Co-Director, Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research, Penn State College of Medicine

Register here for this session.

This workshop is intended for physicians and generalists in medical education, as well as faculty and staff involved in student affairs, who wish to develop perspectives and skills for collecting qualitative data, such as data from focus group discussions, interviews, observation field notes, and responses to open-ended questions—used in admissions processes, program development, curriculum evaluation, needs assessments, performance evaluation, and various scholarship and research applications.

After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate applied knowledge of the appropriate selection, use, and standards for rigor of some common methods for collection of qualitative data;
  • Generate research questions appropriate for qualitative studies and choose appropriate data collection methods;
  • Demonstrate applied knowledge of approaches to achieve rigor in the design of qualitative studies and collection of qualitative data;
  • Demonstrate essential skills required for conducting focus groups.
Hypothesis Driven Research

Friday, May 14, 2021
9am-12pm
Zoom
Facilitator: Cayla Teal, PhD, MA, Assistant Dean for Assessment & Evaluation, University of Kansas Medical Center

Click here to register for this session.

Following completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to discuss:

  • How to translate a research question into a hypothesis, and how to develop the null hypothesis;
  • The steps in hypothesis testing;
  • Type 1 and Type 2 errors;
  • Power, sample size, confidence interval, and statistical significance.

There is no charge to participate, however you must pre-register. You must register for each session individually at the links above. A minimum of 8 participants is required, the maximum enrollment is 25. For more information about the MERC Program, visit:  https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/merc/ Questions? Please contact Teaching Academy Coordinator, Amanda Broder

 

Peer Leadership Mentoring Series, led by Lewis First, MD, and Bridget Marroquin, MD 

New Leadership Mentoring cohort forming! Join colleagues for the kickoff session of the next Leadership Mentoring Series on April 12, 2021 at 3:30- 5:00pm. 

All LCOM faculty are welcome to participate (membership in the Teaching Academy not required). Please RSVP to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu by March 26 to receive a pre-read assignment. Drop-ins are welcome, but only for the first meeting. 

Why join the new Leadership Mentoring Group?

If you would like to…
• Focus on learning more about skills and principles of leadership development
• Share challenges and successes in leadership roles
• Collectively brainstorm strategies for high performance leadership 
• Develop your personal plan for improving your leadership skills and finding leadership opportunities
• Network and collaborate with colleagues from College of Medicine


We will be utilizing a remote platform. Those who register with the Teaching Academy will receive a ZOOM invite. All participants are expected to join at least four of the five upcoming meetings, Mondays at 3:30- 5:00 pm. Future dates: May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16.  

 

NEW RESOURCE! Survey Question Development

This resource developed by the Teaching Academy discusses how to craft the ideal survey questions: http://med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/datacollection/medical-education-resource-list

 
Faculty Development Series for Clinical Teachers 101

This 3-part faculty development series will cover all the major topics for Medical Education during the Clerkship. This program is available to all teachers, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff (i.e., clerkship coordinators). Each part (101, 201, and 301) consists of 6, one-hour sessions with the curriculum to repeat every 3 years. The curriculum is available at all teaching sites.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded after completing at least 4/6 of the yearly sessions and a total of 12/18 (70%) of the sessions. Recordings are available on the Teaching Academy website.

Date Time Session Instructor
September 24, 2020 7:30-8:30 am Grading/Assessment Garth Garrison, MD
December 10, 2020 7:30-8:30 am Anatomy of a Clerkship Elise Everett, MD
January 14, 2021 7:30-8:30 am Teaching in the Clinical Setting Karin Gray, MD
March 11, 2021 7:30-8:30 am Feedback (Formative/Summative) Cate Nicholas, EdD
May 13, 2021 7:30-8:30 am Competencies, Goals, Objectives William Raszka, MD
July 8, 2021 7:30-8:30 am UME Framework Kathryn Huggett, PhD

CMIE credit is given for attendance.

CMIEIn 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 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.

RSVP: Teaching.Academy@med.uvm.edu

 
NEGEA Health Humanities Special Interest Group (SIG) Online Conference 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 12:45pm - 5:00pm (via Zoom)

There is no fee to attend; all regions are welcome. Pre-registration is required; click HERE to register.

*Call for Proposals*

Submissions are due April 12, 2021 to NEGEAHealthHumanities@gmail.com

Questions about The Teaching Academy?
Please contact:teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

New Publications by Teaching Academy Members

Important Consults Are Not Always “Perfect”
Hale AJ, Ricotta DN, Freed J. Important Consults Are Not Always “Perfect”. Academic Medicine. 2021 Mar 1;96(3):320-1. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003871

The Text Effect: Stress Management and Resiliency Training Pilot for Resident Physicians
Nathan J, McCray L, Feldman N. The Text Effect: Stress Management and Resiliency Training Pilot for Resident Physicians. Family medicine. 2021;53(2):139-44. DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2021.847102

 

Recent Publications to Note

Admissions Is Not Enough: The Racial Achievement Gap in Medical Education
Jones A, Nichols A, McNicholas C, Stanford F. Admissions Is Not Enough: The Racial Achievement Gap in Medical Education. Academic Medicine. Feb 2021. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003837 

The COVID-19 Pandemic as an Imperative to Advance Medical Student Assessment: Three Areas for Change
Hauer K, Lockspeiser T,  Chen HC. The COVID-19 Pandemic as an Imperative to Advance Medical Student Assessment: Three Areas for Change. Academic Medicine. Feb 2021. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003764

Clerkship Grading and the U.S. Economy: What Medical Education Can Learn From America’s Economic History
Ryan M, Brooks EM, Safdar K, Santen S. Clerkship Grading and the U.S. Economy: What Medical Education Can Learn From America’s Economic History. Academic Medicine. Feb 2021. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003566

Twelve tips for teaching implicit bias recognition and managementGonzalez CM, Lypson ML, Sukhera J. Twelve tips for teaching implicit bias recognition and management. Med Teach. 2021 Feb 8:1-11. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2021.1879378. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33556288. 

On racism: a new standard for publishing on racial health inequities
Boyd RW, Lindo EG, Weeks LD, McLemore MR. On racism: a new standard for publishing on racial health inequities. Health Affairs Blog. 2020 Jul 2;10. https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200630.939347/full/

Telehealth and Medical Student Education in the Time of COVID-19—and Beyond
Muntz M, Franco J, Ferguson CC, Ark T, Kalet A. Telehealth and Medical Student Education in the Time of COVID-19—and Beyond. Academic medicine. 16 Feb 2021. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004014 

Examiners’ decision‐making processes in observation‐based clinical examinations
Malau‐Aduli B, Hays R, D’Souza K, Smith A, Jones K, Turner R, Shires L, Smith J, Saad S, Richmond C, Celenza A, Sen Gupta T. Examiners’ decision‐making processes in observation‐based clinical examinations. Medical Education. 18 Aug 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14357

Medical Students’ Views on Implementing the Core EPAs: Recommendations From Student Leaders at the Core EPAs Pilot Institutions
Geraghty J, Ocampo R, Liang S, Ona Ayala K, Hiltz K, McKissack H, Hyderi A, Ryan M, for the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency Pilot Program. Medical Students’ Views on Implementing the Core EPAs: Recommendations From Student Leaders at the Core EPAs Pilot Institutions. Academic Medicine. Feb 2021. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003793

Entrustment Decision Making: Extending Miller’s Pyramid
ten Cate O, Carraccio C, Damodaran A, Gofton W, Hamstra S, Hart D, Richardson D, Ross S, Schultz K, Warm E, Whelan A, Schumacher D. Entrustment Decision Making: Extending Miller’s Pyramid. Academic Medicine. Feb 2021. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003800

Regional/National Call for Proposals 

NEGEA Health Humanities Special Interest Group (SIG) Online Conference 2021

*Call for Proposals*
Join us for a scholarly exchange as we investigate novel teaching and learning strategies across the UME, GME and CPD continuum through the creative lens of the humanities, including an exploration of the need for, impact of, and barriers to, integrating the health humanities in biomedicine on a curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular basis. Submissions are due April 12, 2021 to NEGEAHealthHumanities@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 12:45pm - 5:00pm (via Zoom)

There is no fee to attend; all regions are welcome. Pre-registration is required; click HERE to register.

American Association for Anatomy Education Research Scholarship

Supports a member who is a graduate student in a mentored project, or a postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty member (rank no higher than assistant professor) who wishes to develop a project that shows promise as a model for improving the quality of teaching and learning in anatomical education. (Note must be an AAA member to qualify) Deadline for application October 30, 2021. Click here for details and to apply.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Academy in the News

  • Dr. Khadanga Talks Pandemic Side Effect: Sitting
    March 5, 2021 by Nicole Twohig
    Sherrie Khadanga, MD, a COBRE project director at the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, cardiologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and assistant professor at UVM Larner College of Medicine was interviewed for “The Pandemic’s Heart-Breaking Side Effect: Sitting, Sitting, Sitting,”
  • Carney Comments on VT Increase in COVID-19 Cases in Boston Globe
    November 27, 2020 by Lila Sullivan
    (NOVEMBER 27, 2020) Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health and health policy and professor of medicine, was quoted in a Boston Globe article, titled "Vermont has now been hard hit by the coronavirus. What happened?"

March 2021

Frymoyer Scholars Program 2021 Call for Proposals

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 and 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. More details about the program can be found via the website links below. 

Applications for 2021 are due by March 15, 2021. The program has funded 54 projects over the past 20 years. The results accomplished by Frymoyer Scholars have enhanced the learning experience of our students and improved patient care. We look forward to more award-winning projects this upcoming year. 

Click here for the 2021 Frymoyer Scholars Program Call for Proposals 

Frymoyer Scholars Program on the Teaching Academy website:

http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/fellowshipsandgrants

Please contact The Teaching Academy: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for further formation.

 

Upcoming Events


Faculty Development Series for Clinical Teachers 101

Thursday, March 11; 7:30-8:30am; Remote
Feedback (Formative/Summative) with Cate Nicholas, EdD
For details, visit http://med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/eventsmenu/faculty_development_series_for_clinical_teachers_101
Contact Teaching.Academy@med.uvm.edu for Zoom details.

Writers Workshop

Thursday, March 11; 8-9am; Remote
Bring scholarly work on education topics in any stage of development – manuscripts, conference proposals, research proposals, etc.
Please sign up at least a week in advance by emailing teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

IAMSE Spring 2021 Webcast Audio Seminar Series: Strategies for Promoting Inclusivity in Health Sciences Education

Thursday, March 11; 12-1pm; Remote
"Strategies to Recognize and Address Implicit or Explicit Bias in Small Group Teaching " with Charlotte Baker and Karen Ely-Sanders. Connection information will be sent the Monday prior to each session. Please RSVP to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive log in details.

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Friday, March 12; 12-1pm; Remote
“The Application of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in UME and GME” with Bronwyn Bryant, M.D. and Elise Everett, M.D., Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine, University of Vermont. RSVP for Zoom details: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Research Consultation Drop In Hours

Thursday, March 18; 9:30-11:30am; Remote
Research consultation with Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD, Director of Curricular Evaluation and Assessment, and Lisa Grefe, MSc, Research Specialist. Please email Lisa Grefe if you’d like to sign up for a consultation at least 24 hour ahead of time and share any relevant documents. (Sign up by 9am on Wed., March 17th)

IAMSE Spring 2021 Webcast Audio Seminar Series: Strategies for Promoting Inclusivity in Health Sciences Education

Thursday, March 18; 12-1pm; Remote
"Achieving Equity in Assessment for Clinical Learners" with Karen Hauer and Arianne Teherani
Connection information will be sent the Monday prior to each session. Please RSVP to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive log in details.

IAMSE Spring 2021 Webcast Audio Seminar Series: Strategies for Promoting Inclusivity in Health Sciences Education

Thursday, March 25; 12-1pm; Remote
"Pathways & Pipelines: Approaches to Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions" with Norma Poll-Hunter, Shani Fleming and Rick McGee
Connection information will be sent the Monday prior to each session. Please RSVP to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive log in details.