Welcome New and Advancing Teaching Academy Members!
Alicia Jacobs, MD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Bronwyn Bryant, MD, Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Jonathan Flyer, MD,
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiologist, Pediatrics
Abigail Hielscher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences
John Wax, MD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Hillary Anderson, MD,
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Agnes Balla, MD, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Elzerie de Jager MBBS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Sakshi Jasra, MD, Assistant
Christopher Kanner, DO, Assistant Professor, Radiology
Laura O'Sullivan , MPH, VMD, Instructor Medicine - Public Health Program LCOM Edupreneurship
Berna Buyukozturk, MD, Resident, Surgery
Colton Jensen, MD, Resident, Medicine
Teaching Academy Recognition
Bei Zhang, MD, PhD, Teaching Academy Master Teacher and Associate Professor or Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, attended the IAMSE 2023 Annual Conference at Cancun June 9-13. She led one focus group presentation: Integrating using Concept Mapping: Concepts in medical science and clinical practice as an underpinning for medical education.
She also facilitated another focus session: Foundational Science Thread Maps for Curricular Integration in Health Professions Education. Plus, she did two posters with the Association of Biochemistry Educators working groups.
Congratulations to the 2023 Teaching Academy Curriculum Development and Educational Scholarship Award Recipient
Abigail Hielscher, PhD and Nathan Jebbett, PhD: High-Quality Educational Videos for Anatomical Curricula
Congratulations 2022-2023 Medical Education Fellowship Program Participants
In June, the Fellowship Program culminated in the participants introducing their final presentations.
- Justin DeAngelis, MD
- Abigail Hielscher, PhD
- Naomi Hodde, MD
- Kathleen Monforte, DNP, MSN, RN, PCCN
- Laura Mulvey, MD
- Sara Roberts, MD
- Jamie Rowell, MD
- Kramer Wahlberg, MD
- Diana Wilson, MD
Heather Herrington, MD, Teaching Academy Member and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, has been selected to participate in Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH) program. The ELH program is designed for senior-level women leaders interested in advancing in hospitals and health care systems to positions such as CEO, CMO, CNO and CFO.
Amanda Broder, Teaching Academy Conference and Member Event Coordinator, and Staff Council LCOM Representative was named by the Community Engagement Committee (that she co-chaired) as the Outstanding Community Engagement Committee member
of the year.
JUST ADDED! Coffee and Conversation
July 27, 2023; 8-9am; Teaching Academy Suite
Join Katie Dolbec, MD, Teaching Academy Master Teacher and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, in the Teaching Academy for coffee and informal conversation about
the future of Clerkships following up on the 2023 Curriculum Retreat.
Would you like to survey LCOM Medical Students?
Please keep in mind that surveys intended for scholarly research purposes or for gathering data to inform the learning experience and environment must be reviewed and distributed by the Teaching Academy through the LCOM Student Research email.
For more information, write to us at email@example.com or read about the policy in the Larner Student Handbook.
NEW! Peer Observation of Teaching Program
The Teaching Academy is launching this new program to provide LCOM faculty with voluntary, confidential, and formative feedback on their teaching.
How does it work?
You will complete a brief intake form (see below) with details about the instructional activity you would like to have observed. Peer observations will be arranged by the Teaching Academy and conducted by Academy members. Ahead of your scheduled session(s) you will receive a Peer Observation of Teaching Overview and Guide, a Form and Coaching Grid to be completed by your Peer Observer before, during, and after your scheduled sessions(s), and reference materials. Observations and all documentation remain between you and your Peer Observer. Peer observation feedback can be included in annual reviews, Teaching Academy portfolios, and promotion dossiers – but that is entirely up to YOU!
What if I just want my teaching materials reviewed?
An additional option you can consider utilizing is a peer review of selected teaching materials (e.g., syllabus, pre-work assignment, slides).
Are there any pre-requisites?
All Peer Observers are required to complete the Recognizing Bias (EverFi) Module training.
What do I need to do to sign up?
Please complete this brief Peer Observation of Teaching Intake Form to begin the process.
Interested in BEING a Peer Observer?
Please contact Amanda Broder to be added to the list.
UVMHN Medical Group Educational Scholarship Award
Request for Proposals
Educational Scholarship Award: One $50,000 award to
support research to better understand learners, educational processes or the
outcomes associated with educational interventions.
Letters of intent are due on Friday, September 1, 2023
Grant proposals are due on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Click here for the RFP.
All members of the UVMHN Medical Group with faculty appointments are eligible to apply for this award as the Principal Investigator of the grant proposal and are encouraged to include other UVMHN Medical Group members and health professional colleagues
within the UVM Health Network.
The Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) is pleased to
announce a new section, Staff Professionals Across the Continuum of Education,
also known as S.P.A.C.E.
The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for staff
professionals to connect, network, discuss common topics, share ideas,
incorporate best practices, and build a better toolbox for medical education
staff professionals nationwide. S.P.A.C.E. will continue to offer professional
development sessions, events, and we are most excited about Staff Track 2024! Please
share with staff in your departments to join for ongoing information.