Come Celebrate Medical Education!

Students in UVA SOM Learning Lab

Many medical schools around the country celebrate education by holding a Medical Education Day. Here at UVA, a single day cannot do it justice. As such, every year we have a full week dedicated to medical education. This year, Medical Education Week will run from March 12-16.

We have many educators at the School of Medicine who work tirelessly all year long to accomplish the goals of our educational mission. Medical Education Week is a great opportunity to put a spotlight on the work our faculty, residents, and students do to innovate in medical education.

The week is co-sponsored with the Brodie Medical Education Fund, which annually supports an internationally known speaker in medical education. This year we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Gaufberg from Harvard Medical School to discuss “assumptions we bring to learning and practice.”

Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect this year:

March 12 – 16: Poster Session
Posters will be on display outside the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

March 13: Medical Education Research Presentations
Noon – 1 p.m. | G1/G2 Pinn Hall Conference Center
Lunch will be available; register here.

  • Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Processed EEG indices correlate with NASA-TLX Measurements of Cognitive Load by Drs. John Kwock, Ali Kazemi, Noah Schenkman, and Keith Littlewood (presenter)
  • 12:30-1  p.m.: Does wisdom protect against depersonalization among medical students? by Drs. John Schorling, Peggy Plews-Ogan, Rachel Kon, Tabor Flickinger (presenters), and Justine Owens

March 14 | The Brodie Medical Education Lecture/Medical Grand Rounds/Medical Center Hour
Noon – 1 p.m. | Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium
What We See, What We Feel, What We Say — Exploring Assumptions We Bring to Learning and Practice | Presented by Elizabeth H. Gaufberg, MD, MPH, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge MA; and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

March 14 | Medical Education Week Reception
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Claude Moore Health Sciences Library (2nd floor)
Poster presentations (presenters available from 5-6 p.m.); remarks by Dean David Wilkes and Dr. Gaufberg at 6 p.m.

March 15 | Medical Education Research Presentations
Noon – 1 p.m. | G1/G2 Pinn Hall Conference Center
Lunch will be available; register here.

  • Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Learning curves for robotic surgery fundamentals among novices, by Drs. Yinin Hu, Helen Kim (presenter), Philip Smith, Peter Hallowell, Leigh Cantrell, Noah Schenkman, Sara Rasmussen
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m.: Vessel Ligation Fundamentals: A Comparison of Technical Evaluations by Crowdsourced Nonclinical Personnel and Surgical Faculty, by Drs. Yinin Hu (presenter), Helen Kim, Bo Jiang, Anneke Schroen, Philip Smith, Sara Rasmussen

Thank you to the Brodie committee, the Academy of Distinguished Educators, and all of our faculty, residents, and students who contribute to making this such a successful event.

R.J. Canterbury, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Education
Wilford W. Spradlin Professor

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