Teaching Academy Newsletter


Teaching Academy Staffing News

We are delighted to announce that Eileen MacIntosh has joined the Teaching Academy as the new Administrative Support Coordinator. Be sure to stop by the Teaching Academy to meet Eileen.

Amanda Broder is back in the Teaching Academy! She has taken on the role of Conference and Member Event Coordinator. She can be found in the Teaching Academy suite room 130C and at 656-7373, except for Thursdays when she can be reached via email and Teams. Be sure to stop by and catch up!

Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD has now officially transitioned to the Assistant Director of Student Wellbeing in the Office of Medical Education.

Application cycle now open! 2022-2023 Medical Education Fellowship Program

The Medical Education Fellowship Program is a monthly, cohort-style program for Larner College of Medicine faculty who seek additional preparation for teaching and educational scholarship across the medical education continuum. Topics include constructing learning goals and objectives; educational program design and evaluation; the science of learning; approaches to educational research; and more. Participants also initiate an education project and receive peer feedback and educational research consultation throughout the program. The program consists of interactive, seminar-style sessions and readings. Participants may also elect to observe teaching sessions and receive feedback on their own teaching. 

Approximately 8-10 faculty members will be selected for participation in the Medical Education Fellowship Program. While designed for early to mid-career faculty members, faculty with teaching experience who are interested in expanding their teaching skills and educational scholarship may also apply. Participants are expected to undertake a curriculum or assessment project or other teaching-related project suitable for presentation and publication. Scholarly project presentations will occur at the final session. The primary facilitator is Katie Huggett, Ph.D., Director of the LCOM Teaching Academy. Additional faculty and staff will co-facilitate or share resources and expertise at individual sessions.

Prerequisite: Applicants without previous preparation for teaching (e.g., course offered by a specialty society) must complete the Teaching Academy’s Essentials of Teaching and Assessment certificate course on the afternoon of September 29 and the morning of September 30, 2022. 

Location: Dana Medical Library Classroom
Schedule: Monthly sessions, 9:00-11:00 AM on Friday morning. Additional consultation time may be available following monthly sessions, from 11 AM - 12 PM
Dates: October 21, November 18, December 9, January 12-13*, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9.  *There is no scheduled session in January as participants will attend selected sessions at the Snow Season Education Retreat held January 12-13, 2023.

Full schedule coming soon.  Application Deadline June 1, 2022. See the Teaching Academy websitefor more information and to download the application.


LCOM Medical Education Research Registry

We invite UVM Larner College of Medicine investigators to list active medical education research projects and note key details about the project and project status. The goals of the registry are to increase of awareness of educational research activity, help investigators find collaborators, and prevent unnecessary duplication in scholarly activity. Visit the Commons page here: https://commons.med.uvm.edu/groups/ta/Lists/ResearchRepository/AllItems.aspx

AAMC virtual forum on the art of diagnosis

The AAMC will host a virtual forum on April 6th 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST to explore how medical students are using the arts and humanities to convey their experiences with diagnosis. Register Now

NEGEA Virtual Annual Conference Registration Open Now!

May 10-11: Moving Forward: Engagement and Revitalization in Medical Education. This year’s conference will include: 10 Skill-building workshops; 25 Research and 26 Innovation oral abstract presentations; 37 Posters; Multiple Networking opportunities  Register here.

AAMC Leadership Development Programs

Transforming Conflict into Collaboration: May 3 & 5; July 19 & 21; 1:00-2:45 PM EST
Back by popular demand, this workshop is a highly interactive experience, delivered in two 105-minute sessions, where you’ll explore new ways to manage conflict more effectively. In the days leading up to the workshop, you’ll complete the Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment where you’ll learn more about how you respond to conflict and identify personal triggers which can prompt it to escalate. Then, throughout the workshop, apply the knowledge you’ve gained from your assessment during experiential exercises focused on real-life challenges and insightful discussions with your peers in academic medicine. Register here.

UVM Monthly Statistics Workshops

The UVM Libraries offer “Random Chats About Statistics,” led by Statistical Design and Data Specialist Maria Sckolnick. Find the schedule here: https://dana.uvm.edu/content/monthly-statistics-workshops-available

Harvard Macy Institute: 2022 Program for Educators in Health Professions; application portal open 

October 2022- May 2023: The goal of the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists, and other healthcare professionals as educators. The program is built around 5 major themes: the science of learning, teaching skills & strategies, inquiry and evidence in education, curriculum design, examining your assumptions, leadership development, and innovations in education. Applications are now being accepted, please click here. Deadline to apply is: June 30, 2022 

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

Recent Publications by Teaching Academy Members

An Introduction to Medical Teaching: The Foundations of Curriculum Design, Delivery, and Assessment
Huggett, K.N
., Quesnelle, K., Jeffries, W.B. (eds.) An Introduction to Medical Teaching: The Foundations of Curriculum Design, Delivery, and Assessment, Third edition.  Dordrecht: Springer; March 2022.

Benralizumab substitution monotherapy in symptomatic relapsing asthma dominant eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis
Onuigbo MAC, Libman B, Lazarovich M. Benralizumab substitution monotherapy in symptomatic relapsing asthma dominant eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Immunopathol Persa. 2022;x(x):e0x. DOI:10.34172/ipp.2022

International Society of Nephrology (ISN) World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2022 Abstracts published in Kidney International Reports
Bahadoram M, Labaykee S, Lakkakula BVKS, Keikhaei B, Nekouei Shahraki M, Mohammadi Jouabadi S, Onuigbo M, Ahmadizar S, Mahmoudian-Sani MR, Peymani P. World Kidney Day 2021 with the theme of living well with kidney disease; a review of current concepts. J Prev Epidemiol. 2021;6(1):e08. doi: 10.34172/ jpe.2021.08.


Recent Publications to Note

A Novel Curriculum Assessment Tool, Based on AAMC Competencies, to Improve Medical Education About Sexual and Gender Minority Populations
Zumwalt AC, Carter EE, Gell-Levey I, Mulkey N, Streed Jr, CG, Siegel J. A Novel Curriculum Assessment Tool, Based on AAMC Competencies, to Improve Medical Education About Sexual and Gender Minority Populations. Academic Medicine. 1 Apr 2022. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004203

Photo-elicitation for teaching awareness of ageism in healthcare
Ki Sum Samson Wong, Abigail Wright, Ke Chen, Chun Ting Justin Cheung, Harry Yi-Jui Wu, Vivian Weiqun Lou. Photo-elicitation for teaching awareness of ageism in healthcare. Medical Education. 07 Mar 2022 https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14749

An Entrustable Professional Activity Addressing Racism and Pediatric Health Inequities
Unaka N, Winn A, Spinks-Franklin A, Poitevien P, Trimm F, Nuncio Lujano B, Turner D. An Entrustable Professional Activity Addressing Racism and Pediatric Health Inequities. Pediatrics. February 2022. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-054604

Medical student engagement in small‐group active learning: A stimulated recall study
Grijpma JW, Mak‐van der Vossen M, Kusurkar RA, Meeter M, de la Croix A. Medical student engagement in small‐group active learning: A stimulated recall study. Medical education. 2022 Apr;56(4):432-43. DOI: 10.1111/medu.14710

Exploring power dynamics and their impact on intraprofessional learning
Looman N, van Woezik T, van Asselt D, Scherpbier‐de Haan N, Fluit C, de Graaf J. Exploring power dynamics and their impact on intraprofessional learning. Medical education. 2021 Nov 28. DOI:10.1111/medu.14706

Regional/National Call for Proposals 

Pathway Programs and Bridges 1st Annual Conference

Will take place virtually on July 21st, 2022, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm ET.
PPB Proposal Information: https://tinyurl.com/yv3m247r

AAMC Health Professions Education Curricular Innovations Grant Program

The AAMC is working to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and address medical misinformation and mistrust through health professions education. Supported through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the AAMC will award several grants ranging from $25,000-$35,000 each to support the initial development of competency-based, interprofessional strategies for preparing learners to address health misinformation and the integration of these strategies into new or existing curricula. Applications will be accepted from March 21 through April 4.
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Teaching Academy in the News

  • Larner Faculty Volunteer to Create Clinic at Sugarbush
    March 25, 2022 by Janet Essman Franz
    A new, non-profit medical clinic at Sugarbush Resort — Three Peaks Medical Clinic — is scheduled to open in December 2022 and be staffed by UVM Division of Emergency Medicine faculty member volunteers. The clinic's mission is to provide the resort area community access to on-mountain medical care and provide a venue for facilitating wilderness, emergency, and sports medicine research.
  • Celebration of Gender Equity Highlights Data & Advocacy, Recognizes Champions
    February 28, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    The Larner College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted the third annual Celebration of Gender Equity in Medicine and Science on March 3, 2022.

April 2022

Medical Education Grand Rounds

April 8; 12:00-1:00pm: via Zoom

"Basic Statistics for Medical Educational Research”

Donna Windish, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Program Director, GIM Medical Education Fellowship
Director, ACES Faculty Development Program

Please RSVP to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive Zoom log in details. For more Information about Medical Education Grand Rounds, click here.

Upcoming Events

AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshop

Friday, April 8; 8:30-11:30am; Remote
"Program Evaluation" Facilitator: Britta Thompson, PhD, Co-Director, Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research, Penn State College of Medicine. Email teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for details

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Friday, April 8; 12-1pm; Remote
"Basic Statistics for Medical Educational Research” with Donna Windish, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Professor of MedicineYale University School of MedicineProgram Director, GIM Medical Education FellowshipDirector, ACES Faculty Development Program
Please RSVP to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive Zoom log in details. For more Information about Medical Education Grand Rounds, click here.

Educational Scholarship Mentoring Group

Wednesday, April 27; 12-1pm; Remote
"Developing the Budget for your Education Grant Proposal: The Nuts and Bolts" with Gretchen Argraves and Gagan Bajaj, PhD 
RSVP: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu Click here for more information about the Educational Scholarship Mentoring Group

Writers Workshop

Thursday, April 28; 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

Faculty Development Series for Clinical Teachers 201

Thursday, April 28; 7:30-8:30am; Remote 
"Working with Struggling Students" with Celeste Royce, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Please RSVP teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive log in details. For more information about this series, click here.

And more! Visit the Teaching Academy website for more Events!