Teaching Academy Newsletter


REMINDER - CALL FOR EDUCATION TOPIC POSTERS - Snow Season Education Retreat. The deadline for poster abstract submission is November 15, 2017

This is an open invitation to submit a poster about your educational work, innovation, or research. We are seeking poster submissions (whether current or past work) for the 2018 Snow Season Education Retreat. This will be an opportunity for UVM LCOM educators to share ideas and to collaborate across departments. We are particularly interested in work related to the education of professionals across the continuum of learners. We will consider posters you have presented at previous venues, other than Teaching Academy events.

The poster session is Thursday evening, January 11, with additional poster viewing time on Friday morning. The deadline for poster abstract submission is November 15, 2017. To submit an abstract, please use the poster abstract submission form, and submit to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu.  In addition, authors may elect to receive peer review and feedback on their poster(s).

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Snow Season Education Retreat

January 11 – 12, 2018. All events are at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center
View the schedule and Click here to register
Thursday evening includes, reception, poster session, and dinner with induction of new Teaching Academy members and recognition of teaching and education awards. Friday is a full day education retreat which will feature workshops, networking, and keynote speaker, Susan Skochelak, MD, MPH, Group Vice President, Medical Education, American Medical Association. This event is no charge, and is open to all faculty.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Writer's Workshop

Monday, December 4; 12:00 – 1:00 PM; Teaching Academy Resource Room, 130F
Jump-start your scholarly work, receive feedback, and offer insights from your own experience. Bring scholarly work on education topics in any stage of development – manuscripts, conference proposals, research proposals, etc. Please submit your work to: Randi-Lynn.Crowther@med.uvm.edu

Medical Education Grand Rounds 

Friday, December 8; 12:00 – 1:00 PM; MedEd 300
"Best Practices and Innovations in Program Evaluation," Judy A. Shea, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Associate Dean of Medical Education Research, Director of Faculty Growth and Development, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, RSVP for lunch: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

LIMITED REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE - AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshop

Friday, December 8; 1:15 – 4:15 PM; MedEd 300
“Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies,” Judy A. Shea, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, use this link to complete a registration form. No charge to attend. The maximum enrollment is 25. For more information about the MERC program visit: https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/merc/ 

Questions about The Teaching Academy?
Please contact Teaching Academy Coordinator, Randi-Lynn.Crowther@med.uvm.edu 

Regional/National Call for Proposals


The call for abstracts for our 2018 Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Annual Conference "Emerging Issues in Medical Education" is now open.

The NEGEA invites abstracts for interactive workshops, oral abstract presentations, small group discussions, and posters. Proposals may represent original research (either completed or in progress) or innovations in medical education.

Abstracts can focus on any level of medical education (UME pre-clerkship or clerkship, GME, CPD, faculty development, or across the continuum).

All abstracts must be submitted online no later than 11:59pm (EST) on November 14th, 2017. Proposals can be submitted online by clicking HERE.


2018 GEA Regional Spring Meetings – November 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.
2018 AAMC LSL Call for Medical Education Submissions - December 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.
2018 RIME research and review papers - December 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

For more information email: educationalaffairs@aamc.org

AAMC Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science
March 14-16, 2018
AAMC Learning Center, Washington, DC
For info visit their website

2018 IAMSE Annual Meeting

Call for Oral and Poster Abstract Presentations – December 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST.

Teaching Academy in the News

  • Larner Educators Honored at NEGEA Conference
    June 12, 2024 by John Turner
  • Culinary Medicine Course Selected for 2024 Frymoyer Scholars Program
    June 11, 2024 by Janet Essman Franz
    Medical students Molly Hurd and Sarah Krumholz, and Alyssa Tenney, Aassistant Professor of Family Medicine Whitney Calkins, M.D., and chef educator Christina Vollbrecht were selected as 2024 Frymoyer Scholars. The scholarship supports development of a culinary medicine course that provides future doctors with skills and confidence to discuss nutrition and food access in patient care settings.

November 2017

Upcoming Events
Research Consultation Drop-In Hours

Tuesday, November 28, 1:00 – 3:00 PM; Larner Learning Commons, Teaching Academy Resource Room 130
The Teaching Academy hosts drop-in hours for research consultation, with Alison Howe, M.S., Director of Education Program Outcome Analysis, and Leigh Ann Holterman, M.A., Director of Curricular Evaluation and Assessment. Drop in hours occur the second Friday of the month from 9 – 11 am, and the fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 – 3 pm. First come, first served.

Mentoring Groups

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; MedEd 204
Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure, led by Charles Irvin, PhD, and Sarah McCarthy, PhD
This month’s topic is ““How to Identify a Mentor”
Open to all faculty.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 4:15 – 5:15 PM; HSRF 200
Leadership, led by Lewis First, MD, and Bridget Marroquin, MD
Closed group.

Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 – 6:00 PM; HSRF 200
Teaching for Active Learning, led by Stephen Everse, PhD, and Bridget Marroquin, MD
This month’s topic will focus on "Facilitating Learning Through Concept Maps"
Open to all faculty, no RSVP required.

Thursday, November 30, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; MedEd 203
Educational Scholarship, led by Katie Huggett, PhD, Cate Nicholas, MS, PA, EdD, and Elise Everett, MD
This month’s topic is "Basics of Survey Design" with guest Alison Howe, MS
Open to all faculty, please RSVP: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu