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Judith Lewis, MD; Jeremiah Dickerson, MD; and Erin Curtis, MD received the American College of Psychiatrists' 2023 Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education for their Mental Status Examination E-Module program!

Daniel Wolfson, MD; Miles Lamberson, EMT; Sanchit Maruti, MD; Richard Rawson, PhD; Elly Riser, MD; John Brooklyn, MD; Kyle DeWitt, PharmD; Blake Porter, PharmD; and Nicholas Aunchman, MD, received a $3.75-million, five-year Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is titled “Start Treatment and Recovery” (STAR).

Christian Pulcini, MD, MEd, MPH is the recipient of the NIH K23 award, which aims to optimize an advanced emergency care planning tool for infants with medical complexity, using an implementation science approach.

Dr. Pulcini also received the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine Ken Graff Young Investigator award for his project “Eliciting Emergency Medicine Physicians’ Perspectives and Opinions on the Content, Format, and Challenges in Uptake of an Emergency Care Planning Tool for Infants with Medical Complexity.”

Frymoyer Scholars Program: 2023 Call for Proposals NOW OPEN!

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.

Proposals due March 1, 2023 Click here for the 2023 Call for Proposals.

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity (SPNIE): Disability and Neurodivergent Culture in Medical Training
December 9; 12-1pm; Zoom

TA.Grand Rounds.Evite.12-9-23A panel discussion led by students from the University of Florida College of Medicine
Maegan Cremer
Co-President of SPNIE
Patrick Haley
Co-President of SPNIE
Katherine James
Co-Treasurer of SPNIE
Chloe LaRochelle
Co-Treasurer of SPNIE

Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity (SPNIE) is a student founded organization dedicated to creating an empowering culture of disabled and neurodivergent people throughout medical training.  In this talk, we will discuss systemic barriers faced by disabled and neurodivergent people in medicine, our process of community development, the role of mentorship in community support, as well as our advocacy and education events which support a vibrant disabled and neurodivergent community at UFCOM.

Please RSVP to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Teaching Academy Educational Research and Scholarship Series

Thomas Delaney, Ph.D.Selecting a Research Design for your Medical Education Study
December 21; 12-1 pm; Zoom

Tom Delaney, PhD
Associate Professor, UVM Larner College of Medicine. 

Contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for Zoom details.

Society for the Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME) Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education: Beyond Outcomes

A team-based learning (TBL) online workshop by Dr. Louise Allen and Dr. Dorene Balmer
December 7, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register here: https://uab.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcu2uqz4tHdcK3eUb5hGV2Ws0cN2yZhJt
TIP: This is a real TBL, so don't forget to review the BRIEF pre-session reading materials (sent at registration).

Deadline Extended for IAMSE 2023 Medical Educator Fellowship

The deadline has been extended for the 2023 Medical Educator Fellowship (MEF) Program. IAMSE is once again offering members and non-members the option of completing the MEF Program 100% virtually, from any location around the globe. The new application deadline is December 10, 2022. 2023 MEF Program Information.

Network of the National Library of Medicine Funding Opportunity

The NNLM offers regional funding opportunities for Health Outreach ($20k) and Technology Improvement ($10k) awards. NNLM Region 7 is particularly interested in projects relating to rural health, substance use disorder, graphic medicine, and health outreach to speakers of other languages/English as a second language programs and audiences. NNLM Region 7 welcomes the opportunity to discuss project ideas and answer your questions related to the upcoming funding cycle. Contact Jessica.Kilham@umassmed.edu for additional information. Deadline to Apply is December 15, 2022

Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century course

February 13-15, 2023; San Francisco! An in-person course, focused on supporting medical educators to engage in transformational change during challenging times. How do we create equitable, inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all? How do we foster a growth mindset among our learners so they become effective life-long learners? How do we ensure the wellbeing of our learners while also maintaining our own? These and other topics will be addressed in a variety of formats, including plenary sessions by renowned educators, skill-building workshops, consultations with experts, and engaging lunch-time discussions. Participants will have opportunities to network with others and create actionable plans to take home to their own institutions.  Seats are limited - Register today!

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

Recent Publications by Teaching Academy Members

A Four-Year Report on Renal Outcomes Following the Elective Withdrawal of Long-Term Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Blockade in a Cohort of Patients With Otherwise Inexplicable New-Onset and Progressive Acute Kidney Injury
Onuigbo MA. A Four-Year Report on Renal Outcomes Following the Elective Withdrawal of Long-Term Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Blockade in a Cohort of Patients With Otherwise Inexplicable New-Onset and Progressive Acute Kidney Injury. Cureus 14(10): e30794. doi:10.7759/cureus.30794 

Critical Care: Regionalization Is Necessary
Klick JC, Black IH, Tsai MH. Critical Care: Regionalization Is Necessary. Anesth Analg. 2022 Nov 1;135(5):e39-e40. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006199


Recent Publications to Note

Build & Belong: A Peer-Based Intervention to Reduce Medical Student Social Isolation
Cheng S, Taylor D, Fitzgerald A, Kuo C, Graves K. Build & Belong: A Peer-Based Intervention to Reduce Medical Student Social Isolation. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 11 Nov 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2021.1984921

Self-Directed Learning in Medical Education: Training for a Lifetime of Discovery
Ricotta D, Richards J, Atkins KM, Hayes M, McOwen K, Soffler M, Tibbles C, Whelan A, Schwartzstein R, on behalf of Millennium Conference 2019 writing group. Self-Directed Learning in Medical Education: Training for a Lifetime of Discovery. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 19 Nov 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2021.1938074


Regional/National Call for Proposals 

Request for proposals: Competency-Based Education in Telehealth Challenge Grant Program

The AAMC is seeking applications for a newly created grants program to advance and accelerate competency-based education in telehealth. As part of the AAMC's efforts to continue to support its member institutions and their work in advancing telehealth education, recipients will be awarded up to $40,000 each for the development of innovative teaching and assessment strategies. Grantees selected for this challenge grant will become part of a 24-month virtual collaborative learning community with the other awardees. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process and will be evaluated on several factors including but not limited to addressing teaching and assessment methods of the AAMC telehealth competencies. The deadline for submissions is Dec 5th at 12 PM ET. Read More

Teaching Academy in the News

  • Wojewoda Comments on Monkeypox to Georgia Public Broadcasting
    November 18, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 18, 2022) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Christina Wojewoda, M.D., who is the director of clinical microbiology at the UVM Medical Center and chairs the Microbiology Committee for the College of American Pathologists, commented for a Georgia Public Broadcasting story on monkeypox in that state. (Click on headline for more.)
  • Lounsbury Quoted in Social Work Today Article
    August 1, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (AUGUST 1, 2022) Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and director of foundations and preclinical assessment, is quoted in an article in “Social Work Today” on integrating service delivery by medical or physical health providers, behavioral health providers, and social service providers.

December 2022


Snow Season Education Retreat Registration is now open!

January 11-13, 2023 - A two-day, multi-channel education retreat featuring a plenary speaker, poster session, workshops, and networking. This event is open to faculty, staff, and students. Click here to register.

Virtual Plenary Session: Thursday, January 12, 2023; 1:00-2:00pm
Coaching in Medical Education: Why and How
Karen Hauer, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Competency Assessment and Professional Standards; Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Retreat Week Activities Include

Teaching Academy Induction and Award Ceremony
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Med Ed 200 (Sullivan Classroom)

Snow Season Education Retreat
Thursday, January 12, 2023


Friday, January 13, 2023
Dudley H. Davis Student Center

Find the schedule online.

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Larner 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!

Upcoming Events

Portfolio Workshops

Wednesday, December 7; 12:00-12:30pm; Zoom
Drop in consultations on the Teaching Academy Portfolio Application process. Hosted by the Teaching Academy’s Conference and Member Event Coordinator, Amanda Broder. Come with a specific question or general wonderings about the Teaching Portfolio, Letter of Support, Standardized LCOM CV format, Teaching Evaluations Table template, Teaching Portfolio examples, advancing to the next level of membership, and even the Member Renewal process! For Zoom information, contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Medical Education Grand Rounds

Friday, December 9; 12:00-1:00pm; Zoom
"Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity (SPNIE): Disability and Neurodivergent Culture in Medical Training" with SPNIE Faculty Advisor and Student Panel from University of Florida School of Medicine. Contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for Zoom details. Zoom Recordings available upon request. For more information about Medical Education Grand Rounds, click here.

Writers Workshop

Thursday, December 15; 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

Educational Research and Scholarship Series

Wednesday, December 21; 12:00-1:100pm; Zoom
"Selecting a Research Design for your Medical Education Study" Tom Delaney, PhD Associate Professor, UVM Larner College of Medicine. These are interactive sessions with ample opportunity for questions, discussion, and networking. Sessions are open to all LCOM faculty. To receive Zoom info, please RSVP to Teaching.Academy@med.uvm.edu