On April 26, 2017, the VCU School of Medicine celebrated the scholarship of teaching and learning with 116 of your colleagues at the First Medical Education Symposium. Dr. Richard Hawkins presented a keynote on the importance of health system science in medical education and numerous innovations in the AMA medical education consortium. In addition, a total of 33 poster and oral presentations highlighted the scholarly activity of VCU faculty and trainees. Six presentations received exceptional review from symposium judges. Please, join us in congratulating the following winners:
Best Research Oral Presentation: A Prospective Trial: Traditional Versus Video-based Teaching For Gynecologic Surgery, Mireille Truong, MD, Claire Tobias, MD, Rini Ratan, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Honorary Mention Oral Presentation: Ability of Critical Care Medics to Confirm Endotracheal Tube Placement by Ultrasound Michael Joyce, MD, Jordan Tozer, MD, David Evans, MD, Mike Vitto, MD, Lindsay Taylor, MD (Emergency Medicine)
Best Innovation Oral Presentation: Surgical Ethics Online Needs Assessment and Pilot Curriculum, Michael Amendola, MD, Brian J. Kaplan, MD (Surgery)
Best Poster Presentation: Teddy Bear Triage and Treatment: Novel Technique of Mass Casualty Incident Education, Jeffrey Ferguson, MD, Peter Moffett, MD (Emergency Medicine)
Honorary Mention Poster Presentation: Family Centered Rounds Simulation and Medical Students’ Perceptions, Clifton Lee, MD, Hadi Anwar, MD, Marieka Helou, MD, MPH (Internal Medicine)
Best Trainee Presentation: Assessing Attitudinal Barriers to Health Insurance Enrollment and Facilitation in Vulnerable Populations, Christopher Brown, MS, Colin Reinhart, MS, Aarshati Shah, MPH, Brian Martin, PhD, MBA, Paul Aravich, PhD, James Etheridge (School of Medicine, Class of 2020)
For symposium highlights, please review the infographic (attached/below), abstracts/presentations http://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/med_edu/, and the symposium photo gallery http://tinyurl.com/2017VCUMESGallery.
To all the participants, reviewers, judges, and advisory committee members who contributed to making the symposium a success, thank you!