Teaching Academy Newsletter


IAMSE Educational Scholarship and Curriculum Innovation Grants

The deadline to submit proposals for 2022 grants is January 15, 2022. For more information, please visit this site.

2022 Frymoyer Scholars Program 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 interprofessional collaborative patient care. More details about the program can be found via the website links below.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity by submitting a proposal. Applications for 2022 are due by March 14, 2022. The program has funded 56 projects over the past 21 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 2022 Frymoyer Scholars Program Call for Proposals

Frymoyer Scholars Program on the Teaching Academy website:


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

IAMSE Winter 2022 Webcast Audio Seminar Series
How Science Educators Still Matter:Leveraging the Basic Sciences for Student Success

Note: The Teaching Academy subscribes to the series for live access and recordings. Contact the Teaching Academy for details:

  • January 6  at 12PM EST – Nadia Ismail, David Rowley and Munder Zagaar (Baylor College of Medicine) present New Horizons: Restructuring the Basic and Clinical Sciences Beyond USMLE
  • January 13 at 12PM EST – Rachel Wolfson (The University of Chicago) presents Research in Medical School — Impact on Career Path
  • January 20 at 12PM EST – Michelle Daniel (University of California San Diego) presents Integrating Basic Science in the Clerkships: Innovative Strategies and Persistent Challenges
  • January 27 at 2PM* EST – Michelle Lazarus and Shemona Rozario (Monash University) present Identity Shape-Shifting:  How Basic Science Teaching Practices Can Foster Identity Transformation From Medical Student to Medical Professional
    *Please note that this session will be held at 2PM EST.
  • February 3 at 12PM EST – David Harris presents Rethinking Assessment Strategies in the Basic Sciences as Step 1 Goes Pass/Fail

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

Introducing Vital Voices, a new podcast from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

In each episode, Macy Foundation President, Holly J. Humphrey will be joined by guest experts to discuss issues related to bias and discrimination in clinical learning environments. Episodes will be posted every other Monday and our preview episode is available for download wherever you get your podcasts and on our website.  Listen Now


AAMC Medical Education's Free Fall Webinar Series

The webinar series will cover a wide range of compelling topics including faculty development, competency-based learning, assessment, clinical reasoning and much more. Our Fall Webinar series will highlight engaging scholarly work taking place in the academic medicine community. Please join us for a free and open webinar which is sure to prompt meaningful discussion among those who attend. No registration is required.

Join the webinar when it's time using this link

Save the date for our upcoming webinars:

  • Monday, December 13th at 12pm ET: A Conversation Among Readers, Editors, and Authors About Medical Education Literature
  • Monday, January 10th at 12pm ET: Revisiting the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency
  • Monday, January 24th at 12pm ET: The Next Frontier: Management Reasoning Now and into the Future
  • Monday, January 31th at 12pm ET: Contribution Analysis in Program Evaluation: Moving Beyond the Kirkpatrick Framework
  • Monday, February 7 at 12pm ET: Building the Plane as it Flies or Before it Flies? CQI/Evaluation Efforts at Established and New Medical Schools
Questions about The Teaching Academy?
Please contact: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu


Melissa Davidson smiling in a white coat with a silver necklace onMelissa Davidson, M.D., professor and interim chair of anesthesiology and associate dean for graduate medical education, was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges’ MedEdPORTAL® as one of two 2021 Associate Editors of the Year. AAMC states “MedEdPORTAL relies on the voluntary contribution of reviewers and associate editors to assess the quality of submissions, ensuring they are accurate, clear, complete, and relevant to health professions education.”  Dr. Davidson is also a Distinguished Educator in the Teaching Academy.

December 2021

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Friday, December 10, 2021; 12:00-1:00pm: via Zoom

"Deconstructing Racism and Bias in Medical Education: Guiding Principles for Inclusive Curriculum Design”

Priya Garg, MD
Associate Dean, Medical Education
Boston University School of Medicine

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

Educational Scholarship Mentoring Session

Wednesday, December 15; 12-1pm; Remote
Scholarly Writing

Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD
Director of Curricular Evaluation and Assessment, Larner College of Medicine
Rebecca Blanchard, PhD
Senior Director of Education, Baystate Health

RSVP for Zoom link:   teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu
For information about Educational Scholarship Mentoring sessions, click here.

Manuscript Marathon for Medical Educators

Thursday, December 16; 7:30-9am; Remote
Please email teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for zoom info!

Writer’s Workshop is Moving… to the 4th Thursday of the Month!

Join us 8-9 AM for a collegial review of your educational work in progress, e.g., manuscript, conference abstract, research protocol.   Contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu (preferably 4-7 days before) to be added to the agenda. 

Save the Dates

2022 Snow Season Education Retreat

Thursday, Jan. 20 (1-3:30 PM, virtual sessions)
Friday, Jan. 21 (9-Noon, virtual sessions)
Friday, Jan. 21 (12:15-1:30 PM, Poster Session, in-person @ Hoehl Gallery).  

2022 Teaching Academy Award and Induction Ceremony

Thursday, Jan. 20, 4-5 PM  (Zoom)