Paul Haidet, MD, MPH, a general internist and professor of medicine at Penn State Hershey’s College of Medicine, was the recipient of the 2015 Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar award. Evan Heald, MD, chair of the selection committee, presented the award to Dr. Haidet at a March 4th dinner at Charlottesville’s Tavola Restaurant.
The Brodie Scholar award, presented annually since 2010, is intended to “advance medical education by bringing together the UVA education community with nationally recognized scholars who have demonstrated innovation, creativity and leadership in clinical education.” Selected by the Brodie Fund Committee in conjunction with the School of Medicine’s Academy of Distinguished Educators and UVA’s Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities, honorees receive a $2,500 stipend and travel expenses.
Dr. Haidet was selected based upon his career achievements in medical education, particularly in the areas of doctor/patient communication, interprofessional communication, and team-based learning. His busy two-day visit to UVA included a presentation for the combined Medicine Grand Rounds/Medical Center Hour on “Jazz and the Art of Teaching,” in which he encouraged attendees to consider and refine their “voice” as teachers. He also delivered an Interprofessional Grand Rounds co-sponsored by the Brodie Committee, UVA Center for Academic Strategic Partnerships for Interprofessional Research and Education (ASPIRE), and the departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics. In a third formal presentation, Dr. Haidet taught a workshop on how to turn medical education projects into scholarship. Dr. Haidet also had informal meetings with Dean Randy Canterbury, the Team-Based Learning Education group, ASPIRE and its interprofessional education (IPE) grant awardees, Harvard Macy Fellowship graduates, the Macy Humanism fellows, and leaders of the Brodie Medical Education Fund and Academy of Distinguished Educators.
During a lunch with medical students, Dr. Haidet was joined by Department of Music faculty members Jeff Decker and Peter Spaar to explore similarities between jazz improvisation and patient communication skills. And Dr. Haidet attended and spoke at an ADE poster session where 29 posters highlighted medical education research on-going at UVA. Dr. Haidet likened UVA’s SOM to a high-performance Ferrari, and urged faculty and students to “see what it could do.”
Dr. Heald remarked: “He could have used a Ferrari himself. Following his fast-paced visit, Dr. Haidet had to race the snowstorm home to Pennsylvania.” He added: “The Brodie Committee thanks Dr. Haidet and all who participated in making his visiting professorship so successful.”
A recent publication of Dr. Haidet’s:
Gonzalo JD, Kuperman E, Lehman E, Haidet P. Bedside interprofessional rounds: perceptions of benefits and barriers by internal medicine nursing staff, attending physicians, and housestaff physicians. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2014 Oct; 9(10):646-51.
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