Teaching Academy Newsletter



The monthly Writer’s Workshop now meets on the first Monday of the month at noon. The next meeting is Monday, November 6 at noon in The Teaching Academy Resource Room 130F. Bring scholarly work on education topics in any stage of development – manuscripts, conference proposals, research proposals, etc. Submit to Randi-Lynn.Crowther@med.uvm.edu


AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshop “Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies,” Judy A. Shea, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Friday, December 8; 1:15 – 4:15 PM; MedEd 300 
Please register by November 1. Use this link to complete a registration form.
A minimum enrollment of 8 participants is required, the maximum enrollment is 25. 
For more information about the MERC program visit: https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/merc/

CALL FOR EDUCATION TOPIC POSTERS - Snow Season Education Retreat, January 11 – 12, 2018

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 for the Snow Season Education Retreat will be announced soon! Please save the date for January 11 – 12, 2018. All events are at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Thursday evening includes, reception, poster session, and dinner with induction of new Teaching Academy members and recognition of teaching and education awards. Friday is an all-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 open to all faculty and CME credit will be available. 

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

Research News

October 2017

Upcoming Events
Research Consultation Drop-In Hours

Friday, October 13, 9:00 – 11:00 AM; and Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 – 3:00 PM; Larner Learning Commons, Teaching Academy, 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, October 16, 2017, 4:15 – 5:15 PM; HSRF 200
Leadership, led by Lewis First, MD, and Bridget Marroquin, MD
Closed group.

Monday, October 23, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; MedEd 204
RPT, led by Charles Irvin, PhD, and Sarah McCarthy, PhD
This month’s topic will be “Deciding when you are ready for promotion”.
Open to all faculty.

Tuesday, October 24, 5:00 – 6:00 PM; HSRF 200
Teaching for Active Learning, led by Stephen Everse, PhD, and Charlotte Reback, MD
This month’s topic will focus on TBL.
Open to all, no RSVP required.

Thursday, October 26, 12 – 1 PM; MedEd 203
Educational Scholarship, led by Katie Huggett, PhD, Cate Nicholas, MS, PA, EdD, and Elise Everett, MD
This month’s topic will be Program Evaluation as Research, and there will be time for open discussion and consultation.
Please RSVP for lunch: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; Reardon Classroom, MedEd 300
“Identifying Best Instructional Practices: Promoting Self-Reflection for Enhancing Efficient and Effective Learning,” Norma S. Saks, EdD, Assistant Dean for Educational Programs and Director, Cognitive Skills Program, Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Please RSVP for lunch: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu