2017 First Annual Medical Education Symposium

April 26, 2017
2:30 – 7pm
McGlothlin Medical Education Center
1201 East Marshall St, 23298

Poster and Presentation Instructions

The Medical Education Symposium will celebrate scholarship and innovation across the continuum of medical education, offering an opportunity for educators, leaders, and learners to join a growing community interested in promoting exciting changes in medical education.  Unfinished works in progress are encouraged.  All submissions will be reviewed and receive peer-reviewed  feedback from at least two reviewers.

Program Objectives

  • Identify educational innovations and scholarship occurring at VCU School of Medicine.
  • Enhance knowledge of new approaches in medical education.
  • Network with faculty, trainees, and students interested in promoting educational excellence.


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2:30-3:30p Welcome & Keynote

3:30-3:45p Break

3:45 – 5:00p Concurrent Oral Presentations

5:00 – 5:15p Break

5:15 – 7:00p Poster Reception and Awards
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Keynote Speaker

Preparing Learners for 21st Century Practice: The AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Initiative

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to prepare students to learn and practice in our evolving health care systems
  • Describe innovations that are being developed by medical schools in the AMA Medical Education Consortium
  • Define the emerging third pillar in medical education – Health Systems Science


Dr. Richard E. Hawkins joined the American Medical Association (AMA) in December 2012 as vice president for medical education programs. In this capacity, he is responsible for providing senior staff leadership and support to the AMA’s Council on Medical Education and Section on Medical Schools. He also is actively involved in the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Education project, a broad initiative designed to better prepare medical school graduates to practice and learn in an evolving health care environment. Dr. Hawkins has more than 20 years of experience working on various initiatives to evaluate and improve physician performance, and is co-editor of a textbook on the assessment of clinical competence. Prior to joining the AMA, Dr. Hawkins was senior vice president for professional and scientific affairs at the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). At ABMS, he worked with staff, committees and external stakeholders to help promote the science of ABMS Maintenance of Certification® and certification in the context of advancing physician assessment programs. He also led in the formation of ABMS-International and development of its certification and examination programs. Prior to assuming his position with ABMS, Dr. Hawkins was vice president for assessment programs at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) in Philadelphia, where he helped implement the Clinical Skills Examination of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), develop the NBME’s assessment of professional behaviors program and enhance the post-licensure assessment system of the NBME and Federation of State Medical Boards. Before joining the NBME, Dr. Hawkins was Assistant Dean and Director of the Simulation Center at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine with a subspecialty in infectious diseases.

Submission Types and Format: Oral Presentation or Poster

Oral Presentation
The oral presentation is the traditional platform presentation of a research or evaluation project, completed or in progress. The format consists of a 15-minute presentation of the background, methods, results and discussion/conclusion with time for questions and discussion with the audience.

Poster Presentation
A poster is a visual presentation of a project, research study, innovative program or other structured experience. A display of the program or experience will be attached to a 4′ by 6′ bulletin board provided at the meeting. Authors will be expected to be present with their poster during the poster session.

Review Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed according to Glassick criteria

  • Clear Goals
  • Adequate Preparation
  • Appropriate Methods
  • Significant Results
  • Effective Presentation
  • Reflective Critique

View sample Reviewer and Judges Evaluation Form

Proposal Format (Limit 4,000 characters):

  • Proposal Title (not included in the character count)
  • Short Description/Abstract
  • Background/Need for innovation
  • Objectives/Purpose/Research Question
  • Methods/Instructional methods/Materials used
  • Results/Educational outcomes
  • Discussion/conclusions (innovations strengths and areas for improvement, feasibility of maintaining program, ability to transfer to others)
  • References

In case of technical difficulties, we strongly recommend you create your proposal in a Word or text document and copy+paste it into the submission form.

Advisory Committee

From left to right: Catherine Grossman, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Paul Mazmanian, PhD, Associate Dean, Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies, Michael S Ryan, MD, MEPH, Assistant Dean for Clinical Medical Education, Medical Education Curriculum Office, Kathleen Kreutzer, MEd, Director, Special Projects, Constance Tucker, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, Office of Faculty Affairs Kenneth Warren Foster, EdD Instructional Technologist for Medical Education, Office of Faculty Affairs, La’tisha Roberson, MEd, Training Specialist for Medical Education, Office of Faculty Affairs, Teresa Carter, EdD, Associate Dean for Professional Instruction and Faculty Development, Deborah DiazGranados, PhD, Assistant Professor, Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies


2017 Symposium Results

2017 Symposium Infographic

Award Winners

Best Innovation Oral Presentation: Surgical Ethics Online Needs Assessment and Pilot Curriculum
Michael Amendola, MD

Best Research Oral Presentation: A Prospective Trial: Traditional Versus Video-based Teaching For Gynecologic Surgery
Mireille Truong, MD

Best Poster: Teddy Bear Triage and Treatment: Novel Technique of Mass Casualty Incident Education
Jeffrey Ferguson, MD, MS

Best Trainee Presentation:Assessing Attitudinal Barriers to Health Insurance Enrollment and Facilitation in Vulnerable Populations
Christopher Brown, MS

Honorable Mention Oral Presentation: Ability of Critical Care Medics to Confirm Endotracheal Tube Placement by Ultrasound
Michael Joyce, MD

Honorable Mention Poster: Family Centered Rounds Simulation and Medical Students’ Perceptions
Clifton Lee, MD

To checkout the presentations by all of our presenters, please visit: http://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/med_edu

Call for Proposals is closed
Registration is closed

Poster and Presentation Instructions

For more information or submission assistance, please contact La’tisha Roberson.