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NEGEA 2023 Promo slideLarner College of Medicine to host NEGEA 2023 Annual Conference!

April 13-15, 2023

Save the date for 2 1/2 days of scholarship, networking, and camaraderie with colleagues across the region right here in Burlington!

2023 NEGEA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts

The NEGEA invites abstracts for interactive workshops, oral abstract presentations, and posters for the 2023 annual conference. Proposals may represent original research or innovations in medical education. Abstracts can focus on any level of medical or health professions education (UME pre-clerkship or clerkship, GME, CPD, HPE, faculty development, or across the continuum).

All abstracts must be submitted online no later than 11:59pm (EST) on November 1, 2022. Click here for the Call for Abstracts

2023 Snow Season Education Retreat Call for Abstracts   

Are you interested in sharing your educational work and building your academic education credentials (whether you are starting from scratch or have done a lot…or anywhere in between)? This is an open invitation to submit a poster about your educational work, innovation, or research at a receptive and welcoming event.  We are seeking poster submissions (whether current or recently presented work) for the 2023 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.  


  • Innovations: Descriptions of innovations in teaching, assessment, educational administration.
  • Research: Studies on topics related to health professions education. All approaches to inquiry (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, systematic review) are welcome.
  • Quality Improvement: Examples of CQI approaches applied to health professions education.

We will consider posters you have presented at previous venues, other than Teaching Academy events.  

The Snow Season Education Retreat will be held on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13, 2023.  If your abstract is selected, you will be expected to attend the Poster Session on Friday, January 13, 2023, 8:00-9:00am, in-person at the Davis Center. If you request a peer-review for your poster, you must be present during the Snow Season Poster Session.

The deadline for poster abstract submission is November 7, 2022. 2023_Snow_Season_Poster_Abstract_Submission_Form Abstract must be no more than 300 words. Please submit your poster proposal to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Info Session on NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing New Funding Requirement

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (in-person: Howe Library, Room 123)
  • Friday, October 21, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Click here to join the meeting virtually on Teams)

Join Gagan Bajaj, Ph.D., Larner grant proposal developer in the Office of the V.P. for Research, and Christie Silkotch, MLIS, science and data librarian, for an info session about a new funding requirement that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be implementing called the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing. Learn about what’s changing, how this requirement will impact you, and the resources available to support you. A Q&A segment with representatives from research development, Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), and UVM Libraries will also be offered. 

The Transition to Residency Symposium: Using Immersive Simulation to Improve Readiness for Residency

Friday, October 28th, 2022; 11 am to 3 pm EST; Zoom During the symposium, you will: Hear from Dr. Holly Humphrey, the President of the Macy Foundation, on how consortia like Night-onCall contribute to the future of medical education; Learn about the impact of simulation from medical schools that have implemented Night-onCall; Understand how using data-rich feedback for learners can help your curriculum and learners transition into residency. Cost: Free. To register, please go to: https://nyulangone.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kce6vqjgoHdyLYn-niD0RyW7H09Fgr9B8

IAMSE 2023 Medical Education Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2023 Medical Educator Fellowship (MEF) Program are now being accepted! IAMSE is once again offering members and non-members the option of completing the MEF Program 100% virtually, from any location around the globe. Please note that as a prerequisite, applicants are required to have completed the Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) Program. For more detailed information about the program, please visit the information on our website at http://www.iamse.org/fellowship-program/. Applicants for the next cohort will be accepted until December 1, 2022. You can submit your application with the button below. In case your application is accepted, you will be invited to an online kickoff meeting on December 15, 2022. For questions about the Fellowship or how to apply, please contact support@iamse.org.

IAMSE 2022 Virtual Forum

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is happy to announce registration for the inaugural Virtual Forum is now open! Join them December 2-3 and 5-6 as they host workshops, ignite talks, posters, lightning talks, roundtable discussions and more. The theme for the Virtual Forum is:  Health Professions Education Without Borders. Additional details and registration can be found at www.IAMSEForum.org

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

Recent Publications by Teaching Academy Members

Enhancing Examination Success: the Cumulative Benefits of Self-Assessment Questions and Virtual Patient Cases
Seagrave, MP, Foster-Johnson, L, Waits, JB, et al. Enhancing Examination Success: the Cumulative Benefits of Self-Assessment Questions and Virtual Patient Cases. Med.Sci.Educ. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-022-01568-z 

How Prepared Are They? Pediatric Boot Camps and Intern Performance
Rideout M,
Schwartz A, Devon EP, Burns R, Skurkis CM, Carter M, Hartke A, Raszka WV Jr; APPD LEARN/COMSEP Boot Camp Study Group. How Prepared Are They? Pediatric Boot Camps and Intern Performance. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Sep- Oct;22(7):1237-1245. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2022.05.005

Two-Year Utilization and Expenditures for Children After a Firearm Injury
Pulcini CD,
Goyal MK, Hall M, De Souza HG, Chaudhary S, Alpern ER, Fein JA, Fleegler EW. Two-Year Utilization and Expenditures for Children After a Firearm Injury. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Sep 5:S0749-3797(22)00380-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.07.007

Recent Publications to Note

“Doctor” Badge Promotes Accurate Role Identification and Reduces Gender-Based Aggressions in Female Resident Physicians
Solomon HV, Kim BS, Rajagopalan AK, Funk MC. “Doctor” Badge Promotes Accurate Role Identification and Reduces Gender-Based Aggressions in Female Resident Physicians. Academic psychiatry. 2022 Apr 22:1-5. DOI: 10.1007/s40596-022-01641-0 

Improving Medical Student Attitudes Toward Suicide Prevention Through a Patient Safety Planning Clerkship Initiative
Price R, Weingartner LA, Brikker E, Shaw M, Shreffler J, O’Connor SS. Improving Medical Student Attitudes Toward Suicide Prevention Through a Patient Safety Planning Clerkship Initiative. Academic Psychiatry. 2022 May 16:1-6. DOI: 10.1007/s40596-022-01643-y

A Scoping Review of Recommendations and Training to Respond to Patient Microaggressions
Wittkower LD, Bryan JL, Asghar-Ali AA. A Scoping Review of Recommendations and Training to Respond to Patient Microaggressions. Academic Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 6:1-3. DOI: 10.1007/s40596-021-01533-9

Regional/National Call for Proposals 

The Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research Fund Request for Proposals

High-quality research proposals on the following priority topics in medical/health professions education are strongly encouraged; proposals related to other areas of research are also welcome: Assessment methods, approaches, or theories; Curriculum studies; Educational leadership and organizational change; Educational research methods, approaches, or theories; Evaluation methods, approaches, or theories; Instructional methods, approaches, or theories. Proposed projects are limited to 1 year in duration. Total funds available for all projects funded in each year is no more than $40,000 in direct costs (with no indirect costs supported). The proposal process involves a letter of intent, followed by a full proposal by invitation; proposals are reviewed by a combination of UIC DME faculty and external reviewers. Letter of intent due: October 15, 2022. Full proposal (by invitation) due: February 15, 2023. For information and to submit a LOI, visit: https://uic.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1880127

Teaching Academy in the News

  • Lewis Invested as Inaugural Pierattini Green & Gold Professor of Psychiatry
    September 9, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    On September 8, 2022, the University of Vermont held a formal ceremony at the Larner College of Medicine to invest Professor of Psychiatry Judith Lewis, M.D., as the Robert A. Pierattini, M.D. Green & Gold Professor of Psychiatry.
  • The Evolution of UVM's Emergency Medicine Department
    August 5, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Emergency medicine is relatively new; it began to take shape in the mid- to late-1960s, when the American Medical Association established an emergency medicine committee and the American College of Emergency Physicians was founded. However, it wasn’t until 1979 that the American Board of Medical Specialties finally recognized the field as a specialty.

October 2022

Medical Education Grand Rounds


Where's the Line? How Physician Educators Approach Politically Charged Topics

October 21, 12-1pm; MedEd300 (Reardon classroom)
Join us for our first in-person Medical Education Grand Rounds since 2020!

 Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Topics related to political, religious, social issues in the clinical sphere can be difficult topics for educators to discuss with learners. However, many view such discussions as a critical part of education in a democratic society and important for identity formation. This Grand Rounds will explore how physician educators determine whether a politically charged issue is controversial and relevant (or not) in medical education and potential implications of these viewpoints.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu 

For more information about Medical Education Grand Rounds, click here.

Upcoming Events

Educational Research and Scholarship Series

Wednesday, October 19; 12:00-1:100pm; Zoom
"Exploring Qualitative Research Methods—Build Your Study!" with Jean Bailey, PhD and Cherie Edwards, PhD
These are interactive sessions with ample opportunity for questions, discussion, and networking. Sessions are open to the whole LCOM community.
To receive Zoom info, please RSVP to Teaching.Academy@med.uvm.edu

Writers Workshop

Thursday, October 20; 8:00-9:00am; Zoom
A group of regular Teaching Academy members meets the 3rd Thursday of the month to review and discuss your scholarly work on education topics. Bring work 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

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Friday, October 21; 12:00-1:00pm; Med Ed 300
"Where's the Line? How Physician Educators Approach Politically Charged Topics" with Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Lunch will be provided. RSVP teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Medical Education Research Group (MERG) Monthly Meeting

Monday, October 24; 12:15-1:15pm; Zoom
Cara Simone, Evaluation and Research Specialist, hosts a monthly meeting of the Medical Education Research Group to brainstorm ideas for new medical education research projects and provide support for ongoing projects. Please RSVP teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive Zoom log in details.

Clinical Faculty Development Series

Thursday, October 27; 7:30-8:30am; Zoom
"Super Techno Teaching +++" with Chris Morosky, MD, MS, FACOG
This 3-part virtual faculty development series will cover all the major topics for Medical Education during the Clerkship. This program is available to all teachers, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff (e.g., clerkship coordinators). Each part (101, 201, and 301) consists of one-hour sessions with the curriculum to repeat every 3 years. The curriculum is available at all teaching sites. Contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for Zoom details. Zoom Recordings available upon request.