Teaching Academy Newsletter

Announcements

REMINDER: REGISTER NOW! Mud Season Education Retreat

Friday, March 29, 2019
8:00am-4:30pm
Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center

An all-day education retreat featuring workshops on clinical teaching, social medicine, active learning, and resources for educational scholarship; networking; and keynote session:

Tim LaheyHow Should We Prepare Students to Fight Clinically Impactful Injustice?

Tim Lahey, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Director, Department of Ethics, Larner College of Medicine.

*This event is open to all faculty.

Find the schedule online and click here to register.

Contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu with questions.

Frymoyer Scholars Program Call for Proposals 2019

We want to call your attention to an important educational opportunity that is available to faculty involved in teaching our students--the Frymoyer Scholars Program. The Frymoyer Scholars Program 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. More details about the program can be found via the website links below. 

 We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity by submitting a proposal. Applications for 2019 are due by March 15, 2019. The program has funded 47 projects over the past 18 years. The results accomplished by Frymoyer Scholars have enhanced the learning experience of our students and improved patient care. We look forward to more award-winning projects this upcoming year. 

 Click here for the 2019 Frymoyer Scholars Program Call for Proposals

 Frymoyer Scholars Program on the Teaching Academy website:

http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/fellowshipsandgrants

 Please contact The Teaching Academy: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for further formation.

Now Open: Travel Awards and Curriculum Development/Ed Scholarship Grant Call

The Teaching Academy is pleased to announce the following grant and award opportunities for 2019:

Teaching Academy Curriculum Development and Educational Scholarship Grant

The Teaching Academy will award a grant to fund projects that foster innovation and improvement in teaching, learning, and educational scholarship.

The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine sustains and supports an interdisciplinary community of educators who value the scholarship of teaching and learning while facilitating educator development; improve the efficiency and quality of medical education through collaboration and scholarship; and promote an academic environment that increases the value and impact of educators locally, regionally, and nationally.

2018 Recipients: Stephanie Mann, MD and Colleen Quinn, MD: “A Health Systems Science Curriculum for the Larner College of Medicine Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship”

 Please review details on the Teaching Academy website: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/fellowshipsandgrants
Applications due by midnight on April 1, 2019.

Teaching Academy Travel Award

The Teaching Academy will award up to three travel awards to support member travel to present educational scholarship or attend professional development events related to the mission of the Teaching Academy.

The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine sustains and supports an interdisciplinary community of educators who value the scholarship of teaching and learning while facilitating educator development; improve the efficiency and quality of medical education through collaboration and scholarship; and promote an academic environment that increases the value and impact of educators locally, regionally, and nationally.

 2018 Recipients: Bridget Marroquin, MD and Alan Rubin, MD

 Please review details on the Teaching Academy website: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/fellowshipsandgrants
Applications due by midnight on April 1, 2019.

Save the Dates: Spring 2019 IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series

The 2019 spring series of the IAMSE webinar program will focus on the role of basic science in 21st century medical education. Join us on Thursdays in January at 12pm in MedEd 204. These sessions are drop-in, bring your own lunch, come as you are. Remote viewing is also available. For more information, visit: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/IAMSE

March 7 - The Changing Roles of the Basic Science Educator - Ron Harden, OBE MD FRCP (GLAS.) FRCS (ED.) FRCPC

March 14 - Going Lecture Free for Gen Z - Brenda Roman, MD; Mary Jo Trout, Pharm D, BCPS, BCGP; Irina Overman, MD

March 21 - Role of Foundational Sciences in Clinical Years - Kim Dahlman, PhD

March 28 - Stepping Beyond the “Step 1 Climate” - Kathy Andolsek, MD, MPH; David Chen, MSIII

April 4 - Moving USMLE Step 1 After Core Clerkships: Rationale, Challenges and Early Outcomes - Michelle Daniel, MD, MHPE, FACEP

 

AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshops

The Teaching Academy is hosting two AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Workshops on Friday, April 12, 2019.

The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research. Alone, MERC is not intended to produce independent medical education researchers.

The program is open to all who are interested in improving their educational research skills and is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

Both sessions will be led by Larry Gruppen, PhD, Professor of Medical Education, Department of Learning and Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School.

The morning session will be "Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies"
Friday, April 12, 2019
9am-12pm
Med Ed 302/303
Register here for the morning session

In this workshop, participants will brainstorm research ideas, write, and refine a measurable research question. They will discuss when IRB approval is required for their study. The basics of research design will be discussed and applied to their selected research question.

After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Write a FINER (feasible, interesting, novel, ethical, relevant) educational research question;
  • Specify an educational research area of interest;
  • Evaluate whether they need IRB approval for their study;
  • Select the correct design for their research question.

The afternoon session will be "Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity"
Friday, April 12, 2019
1pm-4pm
Med Ed 302/303
Register here for the afternoon session

This workshop introduces participants to the principles of score reliability and validity, using a combination of didactics and review of medical education research projects. The workshop is divided into two parts with group exercises designed to reinforce understanding of the main principles.

After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Identify three types of reliability (inter-rater, test-retest, and internal consistency);
  • Match types of reliability with appropriate statistical measures;
  • Describe the relationship between reliability and validity;
  • Describe multiple forms of evidence for validity;
  • Select an approach to reliability and validity assessment for a particular study.

There is no charge to participate, however you must pre-register. You must register for each session individually at the links above. Registration priority for Teaching Academy members. A minimum 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/

Questions? Please contact Teaching Academy Coordinator, Amanda Broder

New Publications from Teaching Academy Members

What Are We Really Talking About? An Organizing Framework for Types of Consultation and Their Implications for Physician Communication
Hale A, Freed J, Alston W, Ricotta D. What Are We Really Talking About? An Organizing Framework for Types of Consultation and Their Implications for Physician Communication.Academic Medicine. 12 Feb 2019. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002659

New Publications to Note

Special Lancet theme issue Advancing Women in Science, Medicine and Global Health
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/vol393no10171/PIIS0140-6736(19)X0006-9?dgcid=email-advocacy_email_tlwomen19

Twelve tips for improvement-oriented evaluation of competency-based medical education
Oandasan I, Martin L, McGuire M,Zorzi R. Twelve tips for improvement-oriented evaluation of competency-based medical education. Medical Teacher. 13 Feb 2019. DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1552783

Avoiding Pitfalls While Implementing New Guidelines on Student Documentation
Cassese T, Sharkey MS, Pincavage AT, Schwanz K, Farnan JM. Avoiding Pitfalls While Implementing New Guidelines on Student Documentation. Ann Intern Med. ;170:193–194. doi: 10.7326/M18-1924

Active Learning on Center Stage: Theater as a Tool for Medical Education
Hobson W, Hoffmann-Longtin K, Loue S, Love L, Liu, H. Active Learning on Center Stage: Theater as a Tool for Medical Education. MedEdPORTAL. 30 Jan 2019. DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10801

Context and complexity in the clinical learning environment
Gruppen L. Context and complexity in the clinical learning environment. Medical Teacher. 14 Feb 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2019.1566599

Teaching Third-Year Medical Students to Address Patients’ Spiritual Needs in the Surgery/Anesthesiology Clerkship
Atkinson H, Fleenor D, Lerner S, Poliandro E, Truglio J. Teaching Third-Year Medical Students to Address Patients’ Spiritual Needs in the Surgery/Anesthesiology Clerkship. MedEdPORTAL. 14 Dec 2018. DOi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10784

Human Papillomavirus: From Basic Science to Clinical Management for Preclinical Medical Students
Wiley R, Shelal Z , Bernard C, Urbauer D, Toy E, Ramondetta L. Human Papillomavirus: From Basic Science to Clinical Management for Preclinical Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL. 21 Dec 2018. DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10787

Effect of a Flipped Classroom on Knowledge Acquisition and Retention in an Internal Medicine Residency Program
Graham K, Cohen A, Reynolds E, Huang  G. Effect of a Flipped Classroom on Knowledge Acquisition and Retention in an Internal Medicine Residency Program. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Vol. 0, No. 0. https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-18-00536.1

Parents as Teachers: Teaching Pediatrics Residents the Art of Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Wilson A, Hurwitz C, Smith M, Patino T, Kudalmana A, Gallas M. Parents as Teachers: Teaching Pediatrics Residents the Art of Engaging in Difficult Conversations. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Vol. 0, No. 0 .  https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-18-00180.1

 

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


Regional/National Call for Proposals

AMA accepting applications to innovation grant program: Apply now!

The American Medical Association, through its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Innovation Grant Program, is pleased to announce a request for applications (RFA). View the complete RFA guidelines and gain access to our electronic submission. For details about the AMA “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative and its ongoing work to transform medical education, visit changemeded.org. Proposals are due no later than April 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Central time.

 

Teaching Academy in the News

  • Hudson Headwaters LIC Students Present Community Projects
    February 26, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    Dozens of preceptors, as well as leaders and staff from the Larner College of Medicine and its Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) partner Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN), gathered at the historic Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, N.Y. for dinner and community project presentations by Class of 2020 medical students Dylon Gookin, Isabella Kratzer, Chad Serels and Collin York on February 20.
  • Funding, Fellowships & Opportunities (including COVID-19)
    January 24, 2019 by Jennifer Smith
    Click here for a curated and updated list of summaries of CTR-relevant opportunities.

March 2019

Don't miss out on this important event!

Friday, March 29, 2019
Click here for details 

Mud Season Education Retreat

Upcoming Events

 
IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series: The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education

Thursday, March 7; 12:00 - 1:00 PM; Med Ed 204
The Teaching Academy is hosting the IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar series. These sessions are drop-in, bring-your-own-lunch, come-as-you-are. This session is "The Changing Roles of the Basic Science Educator" with Ronald Harden, OBE, MD, FRCP (GLAS.) FRCS (ED.) FRCPC. Remote viewing is available. For more information visit: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/IAMSE

Research Consultation Drop In Hours
 

Friday, March 8; 9:00 - 11:00 AM; Teaching Academy Suite
Research consultation with Alison Howe, MS, Director of Education Program Outcome Analysis, and Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD, Director of Curricular Evaluation and Assessment

Writer's Workshop

Thursday, March 14; 8:00 - 9:00 AM; Larner Learning Commons, Teaching Academy Resource Room 130F
Bring scholarly work on education topics in any stage of development – manuscripts, conference proposals, research proposals, etc. Email teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu for details.

IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series: The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education

Thursday, March 14; 12:00 - 1:00 PM; Med Ed 204
The Teaching Academy is hosting the IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar series. These sessions are drop-in, bring-your-own-lunch, come-as-you-are. This session is "Going Lecture Free for Gen Z" with Brand Roan, MD; Mary Jo Trout, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP; Irina Overman, MD. Remote viewing is available. For more information visit: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/IAMSE

IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series: The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education

Thursday, March 21; 12:00 - 1:00 PM; Med Ed 204
The Teaching Academy is hosting the IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar series. These sessions are drop-in, bring-your-own-lunch, come-as-you-are. This session is "Role of Foundational Sciences in Clinical Years" with Kim Dahlman, PhD. Remote viewing is available. For more information visit: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/IAMSE

Research Consultation Drop In Hours
 

Friday, March 26; 1:00 - 3:00 PM; Teaching Academy Suite
Research consultation with Alison Howe, MS, Director of Education Program Outcome Analysis, and Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD, Director of Curricular Evaluation and Assessment

IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar Series: The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education

Thursday, March 28; 12:00 - 1:00 PM; Med Ed 204
The Teaching Academy is hosting the IAMSE Spring 2019 Webinar series. These sessions are drop-in, bring-your-own-lunch, come-as-you-are. This session is "Stepping Beyond the Step 1 Climate" with Kathy Andolsek, MD, MPH; David Chen, MSIII. Remote viewing is available. For more information visit: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/IAMSE

Mud Season Education Retreat

Friday, March 29; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Doubletree by Hilton
This full day education retreat is open to all faculty. For details and to register visit: http://www.med.uvm.edu/teachingacademy/educationretreat