Medical Education Grand Rounds

The Medical Education Grand Rounds Series is intended for faculty and residents interested in enhancing their teaching related to clinical and basic sciences.

Faculty and residents are invited to these workshops showcasing speakers from around the country who bring fresh ideas and thought-provoking insight to teaching sciences. Recordings of previous presentations are available upon request.

CME credit is available!

Continuing Education logoIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit is claimed online at My Credits.

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Upcoming Presentations 2023-2024

Navigating the Roadblocks: Moving Forward in Pathways to Diversity
Friday, October 6, 2023

12:00-1:00pm; Med Ed 200 (Sullivan Classroom)

McKnightNatalie Guerrier McKnight, MD
Associate Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine



KnightAbena Knight, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital




headshot of pulmonologist L. E. Faricy, M.D., assistant professor of pediatricsL.E. Faricy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Larner College of Medicine


Integrating Planetary Health into Medical Education: A Panel Discussion and Workshop 
Friday, November 10, 2023

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

David Rand, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine

Gaurab Basu MD, MPH, Director of Education and Policy, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chang School of Public Health
Megan Malgeri MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, LCOM
Madeline Kline, MD/PhD student, Harvard Medical School

The twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change pose tremendous, unparalleled threats to human health. Despite their relevance to medical practice, these topics have yet to be well integrated into medical education at any level. In this grand rounds we will review the current state of planetary health curriculums internationally, nationally, and at LCOM. Participants will then break into small groups and have the opportunity to brainstorm ways to integrate this topic into their own teaching.

Readiness for Residency: Who Should Own This?
Friday, December 1, 2023

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 100 (Larner Classroom)

karengeorgeKaren George, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Students, Medical Education; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

This presentation will describe how undergraduate and graduate medical educators within the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology have worked collaboratively to create (an) ONRAMP (OBGYN New Residents After Match Program).

When the Classroom, Meeting or Training Gets Odd - Classroom Dynamics
Friday, February 9, 2024

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Sherwood Smith photoSherwood Smith, EdD
Senior Executive Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism, University of Vermont

This session will suggest proactive measures and constructs for balancing the overall group dynamic challenges related to issues of culture and social justice associated with pedagogy and teaching.

Bridging the Transition to Residency with Coaching
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

New Headshot (1)Abigail Ford Winkel, MD, MHPE
Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of OBGYN; Assistant Director of the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education; Assistant Director of the Masters in Health Professions Education Program and Co-Director of the Transition to Residency Experience at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

A brief review of coaching principles and applications to medical education followed by practice with coaching skills and description of experience using coaching to support learners through the residency transition. 

Self-Determination Theory:  Motivating Lifelong Learning
Friday, March 8, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Dr. DavidsonMelissa Davidson, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Professor of Anesthesiology




Dr. DavidsonBridget Marroquin, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology





Self-Determination Theory is a theory of human motivation. As a broad framework that helps us understand why we do what we do, its application in medical education has significant implications for promoting lifelong learning across the continuum of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education.

Continuous Quality Improvement in Action: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” 
Friday, April 5, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 PM; MedEd 300 (Reardon Classroom)

PasicLejla Pasic
Project Manager – CQI and LCME Accreditation




CarneyJan Carney, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Graduate Public Health Programs 



Katie HuggettKatie Huggett, PhD

Director, The Teaching Academy
Robert Larner, MD ’42 Professor of Medical Education
Assistant Dean for Medical Education



Continuous quality improvement (CQI) and medical education share a foundation centered on learning, experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting in continuous cycles that spiral to sustained advancement. This session will identify the role of CQI in medical education and relate the work of the LCOM CQI Committee to teaching and learning. Participants will also work during the session to develop a CQI approach for a hypothetical scenario.

Frymoyer Scholars Program Showcase
Friday, May 10, 2024

12:00-1:00 PM; MedEd 300 (Reardon Classroom)

1. Heather Herrington, MD; Associate Professor of Surgery
“Improved Management of Pediatric Difficult Airways Through Creation of a Collaborative, Interprofessional Workgroup” 
2. Naomi Hodde, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine
“What’s in the Secret Sauce? Investigating and Designing IPE Best Practices for Serious Illness Communication Trainings” 

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 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 patient care. This session will showcase a few of the many Frymoyer Scholars Program recipients and their projects.

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education 
Friday, June 7, 2024

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

rzT-5Ji7_400x400Cornelius James, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor; University of Michigan Medical School

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the practice of medicine. As AI algorithms become ubiquitous in health care training clinicians to effectively engage with these technologies is essential. During this talk Dr. James will provide a vision for what AI may look like in medical education curricula, describe curricula integrated at the University of Michigan, and give an overview of the DATA-MD team’s efforts to provide AI-related educational resources to clinicians and organizations around the world. 

Past Speakers (by academic year)