Frymoyer Scholarship

20061020_MedPhoto_018Through 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.

To apply for the Frymoyer Scholars Program, click here.

20 Years of Frymoyer Scholars 

2020

  • Sarah Harm, MD; Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD Kids in the Lab: An Interactive Laboratory-based Education Program for Pediatric Patients and their Families
  • Lili Martin MSN, RN, PCCN; Jane Nathan, PhD Nursing Stress Management and Resiliency Training for Nursing Students      

2019

  • Rebecca Bell, MD, MPH; Thomas Delaney, PhD; Richard "Mort" Wasserman, MD Firearm Injury Prevention Screening and Counseling
  • Bronwyn Bryant, MD Validating Entrustable Professional Activity-Based Assessment to Determine On-Call Competency in Pathology Residents
  • Fuyuki Hirashima, MD; Rebecca Wilson, RN; Nicholas Bedrin, MD; Serena Murphy, MD; Stephen Ranney, MD Establishing UVMMC as a Training Institute & Center of Excellence for Cardiac Surgery Unit Advance Life Support
  • Rebecca Nagle, MSN, APRN; Christina Harlow, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN; Leah Pryor; Emily Clairmont; Jana Lichtenfeld, MD, FAAP Integrative Nutrition Teaching Kitchen and Inter-professional Community Service Learning Curriculum
  • Iris Toedt-Pingel, MD; Kaitlin Ostrander, MD; Stephen Berns, MD TalkVermontPEDS: Creating an Interprofessional Pediatric Advanced Communication Course

2018

  • Travis Beebe-Woodard, RN, BSN Trauma Nurse Fellowship
  • Andrew Hale, MD, Steve Lidofsky, MD, PhD Optimizing Care for Vermonters Infected with Hepatitis C Virus through a Statewide Educational Curriculum
  • Jana Lichtenfeld, MD, MPH, Diane Imrie, MBA, RD, Cathy McIsaac, MS RD, Rebecca Wilcox, MD, Cara Feldman-Hunt, MA Culinary Medicine Teaching Kitchen Medical Student Elective
  • Mary Palumbo, DNP, APRN, William Pendlebury, MD; Lori P. McKenna, MSW, LICSW; Betty Rambur, PhD, RN, FAAN Disseminating a Plan for Improved Care of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and their Family Caregivers for the State of Vermont
  • Molly Rideout, MD, Laura Datillio, RN, Katie Dezotelle, RN, Beth Noyes, PharmD, William Raszka, MD Development of a Longitudinal Pediatric Residency Preparation Course

2017

  • Laura McCray, MD, MSCE, Jane Nathan, PhD, Nathalie Feldman, MD Stress Management and Resiliency Training for Residents (SMART-R) and Medical Students
  • Dennis R. Beatty, MD Developing and applying a longitudinal clinical reasoning curriculum across all four years of training at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  • David Rand, DO, MPH, Shaden Eldakar, MD, MS, Nancy P. LeMieux, MSN, RN, CHSE Conversation About End of Life Wishes: Teaching Trainees to Facilitate Code Status Discussions
  • 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
  • Jerry Larrabee, MD, M. Mercedes Avila, PhD Health Care Disparities in Vermont: A Curriculum for Health Care Workers, Trainees, and Students

2016

  • Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D., Amy O'Meara, DrNP Enhancing Education, Resources, and Opportunities in Biomedical Research for Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Karen Leonard, M.D., Joanne Barton, RN Development of a Family Centered Rounds Multidisciplinary Curriculum
  • Patrick Delaney, RN, CRN, Aimee Wilson, RN Establishing an Inter-Professional Simulation Curriculum for Care of the High-Acuity Burn Patient
  • Martha Seagrave, PA-C, BSN, Felix Hernandez, M.D. University of Vermont College of Medicine Rural Health Track
  • Michael Upton, M.D. Development of a Curriculum to Create Cultural Competence in Providing Care to LGBT Patients

2015

  • Jason Bartsch, M.D., Rachel McEntee, M.D. Rapid Response Team Simulation: Teaching Interprofessional Communication and Clinical Reasoning to Improve Patient Care
  • Jason Garbarino, RN, MSN, CNL, Stephen Leffler, M.D. Development of a Clinical Nurse Leader Clinical Faculty Role: Advancing Quality Care at the University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., Leah Burke, M.D., Tamara Williams, Ph.D. Targeted Expansion and Integration of Genetics and Genomics Throughout the Vermont Integrated Curriculum (VIC)

2014

  • Hirak Der-Torossian, M.D. MPH Curriculum Design and Creation of a free online course for Medical and Nursing Students: Writing Research Protocols Suitable for Submission to the UVM Institutional Review Board
  • Anne Dougherty, MD Development of a Global Women’s Health Curriculum for Medical Students and Residents

2013

  • Charlotte Reback, M.D. Building Bedside Competence in Medical Students through “Active Learning”

2012

  • Laurie Leclair, M.D. Simulation Training for Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit Teams: Active Learning to Promote Best Practice
  • Patricia King, M.D., Ph.D. Teaching Professionalism through Lessons from the Board of Medical Practice
  • Ursula A. McVeigh, M.D., Jean Coffey, PhD APRN CPNP Palliative Care Education
  • Marie Sandoval, M.D., Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN Developing Best Practices in Communication when using the Electronic Health Record for Nurse Practitioner and Medical Students and their Preceptors

2011

  • Ted James, M.D. and Celia Cohen, RN Teaching and assessing health communication skills, professionalism,and inter-professional communication through a series of simulated clinical management scenarios.

2010

  • Mark Gorman, M.D. Web-based, Interactive Stroke Teaching
  • Paula Duncan, M.D. Shared Decision-making and Strength Based Approaches
  • Laura McCray, M.D. Preventing Burnout: The Development of a Medical Student and Resident Physician Wellness Curriculum
  • Jan Carney, M.D. and Susan Greenfield, Ph.D., RN and Hendrika Maltby, Ph.D., RN Second Life: Simulating Public Health for Medical and Nursing Students

2009

  • Richard Pinckney, M.D., MPH The Art of Compassion: A Workshop Series for Medical Professionals

2008

  • Robert Karp, M.D. Improving Basic Medical Student Competencies in Clinical Geriatrics
  • Nancy Morris, PhD., APRN and Peter Igneri, PA-C, M.M.Sc. Communication and Psycho-Motor Skills for Minor Office Procedures to Improve Access and Enhance Quality Care

2007

  • Chuck Mercier, M.D. and Catherine Muskus, R.N. Communication and Team Work: The Key to Quality Health Care an Interdisciplinary Workshop Using High Fidelity Simulation
  • Judith Lewis, M.D. Development of Web-based Educational Material for Education in Psychiatry

2006

  • Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., Louis Polish, M.D., Hendricka Maltby, Ph.D., RN, Chris Huston, M.D. and Burt Wilcke, Ph.D. Global Health Education and Training for Health Care Professionals at the University of Vermont
  • William Raszka, M.D., Jill Jemison and Cate Nicholas, Ed.D. Using Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) to Improve Medical Student Patient Care Skills and Knowledge

2005

  • Charles Hulse, M.D. Vermont Program on Ecology and Health
  • Mario Trabulsy, M.D. Innovations in an Emergency Medicine Rotation 

     

2004

  • Terry Rabinowitz, M.D. Development and Implementation of a Telepsychiatry Consultation Teaching Program
  • Susan Goetschius, RN Building Nursing Expertise in Geriatrics: An Acute Care Clinical Model 

     

2003

  • Virginia Hood, M.D. Studies Show: Interpreting the Results of Medical Studies for Patient
  • Robert Shapiro, M.D. Pharmaceutical Development and Prescriber Decision-Making

2002

  • Christopher Grace, M.D. Bioterrorism Education for Physicians, Nurses and Students
  • James Rathmell, M.D. and Todd Maughans, M.D. Developing Electronic Case Tutorials for the Neural Sciences course

2001

  • David Little, M.D. Enhanced Teaching of Musculoskeletal Concepts
  • William Raszka, M.D. and Ann Wittpenn, M.D. Improving Medical Student Competency: A Proposal to Return to Bedside Teaching