Are You Registered for Excellence in Education Week?

February 22, 2021 by School of Medicine Webmaster

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Excellence in Education Week (March 1-5) is an annual event highlighting and celebrating educational research and innovations among UVA faculty, staff, fellows, residents, postdocs, graduate students, and medical students. This week, dedicated to education in academic medicine, seeks to increase interest in scholarship and innovations in teaching and learning, provide professional development and networking opportunities, and connect the UVA community with internationally known educational researchers.

Here’s a summary of the week’s schedule:

Monday, March 1 | noon-1 p.m.
Medical Education Research | Posters Selected for Oral Presentations

  • “Clinical reasoning remediation for the graduate medical learner in need” —Andrew S. Parsons & Karen M. Warburton
  • “How stakeholders view the usefulness of narrative comments provided in EPA assessments” —Gabrielle K. Smith, Elizabeth B. Bradley, James R. Martindale, & Maryellen E. Gusic
  • “Introducing the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for umbilical venous catheter (UVC) placement in the NICU: Education phase” —Rupin Kumar, Maryam Abubakar, Marcus Hook, & Santina Zanelli

Tuesday, March 2 | noon-1 p.m.
Medical Education Research | Posters Selected for Oral Presentations

  • “A silver lining to the COVID cloud: Some strengths of virtual conferences” —Emily Salpini, Joshua Reyes, Linda A. Waggoner-Fountain, & Stephen Borowitz
  • “Learning without PowerPoint: A novel approach to teaching clinical psychopharmacology to Psychiatry residents” —Keri Ann Stevenson & Jenny Lee
  • “Developing a multi-institution high-value care course during the early COVID-19 pandemic” —Glenn Moulder, Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi, Maryellen E. Gusic, George Hoke, Amit Pahwa, & Andrew S. Parsons

Wednesday, March 3 | noon-1 p.m.
The Medical Center Hour Koppaka Family Foundation Lecture in the Health Humanities

Presented by Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, University of California, San Francisco

Wednesday, March 3 | 4-5 p.m.
Educational Scholarship Workshop: From Idea to In-print: Identifying Opportunities for Educational Scholarship in Your Daily Work with Learners

Presented by Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, University of Virginia

Wednesday, March 3 | 5-6 p.m.
Virtual Poster Session and Happy Hour

Thursday, March 4 | noon-1 p.m.
Education Scholarship Workshop: Work-in-Progress Peer Consultation Session
Presented by Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, and Neeral Shah, MD, University of Virginia

Friday, March 5 | noon-1 p.m.
Medical Education Grand Rounds

Presented by Anthony R. Artino, Jr., PhD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Friday, March 5 | 1-2 p.m.
Medical Education Research, Publication, and Career Development Q&A
Presented by Anthony R. Artino, Jr., PhD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Limited to 10-12 faculty.)

Details on each event and registration links can be found here.

If there is a silver lining (small though it may be) in the pandemic, it may be found in the online aspect of events like these. Because virtual gatherings require no commitment for travel and are easier to attend, we are hopeful that Excellence in Education Week will yield a larger turnout and offer greater opportunity for conversation and collaboration in the virtual break-out rooms.

This week, The Academy for Excellence in Education also will be spotlighting its new members each day on social media and on its website. Be sure to check those out and to congratulate your colleagues. (A full list of new inductees can be found here.)

We are thrilled how this week has come together to highlight the educational efforts at UVA School of Medicine. Thanks to Ashley Ayers, Manager for Faculty Development Programs; Troy Buer, PhD, Director of Faculty Development; and Neeral Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine – Gastroenterology, for their efforts in organizing this week of events.

If you have questions about Excellence in Education Week, please contact Troy Buer, PhD, at

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

Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development

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