The 4th Annual Medical Education Day on March 21 showcased 23 projects related to undergraduate and graduate medical education, nursing and allied health, as well as 15 works in progress poster submissions.
The event, which took place at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, provided ECU faculty, residents, and students the opportunity to present innovations in curriculum, teaching, educational research and leadership related to medical education to a growing community of educators, leaders, scholars and learners.
Natalie Karr, M2 and Dr. Vivek Sindhi, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, earned the "Best Oral Presentation" award for their presentation "Line of Sight approach and APPLES Mnemonic are Useful for Medical Learners to Improve Time and Accuracy of Ultrasound Guided Interventions."
Dr. Amanda Higginson, Department of Pediatrics and Dr. Cassandra Bradby, Department of Emergency Medicine took second place for their presentation "Successful Preparation for the Standardized Video Interview (SVI) in Emergency Medicine Residency Applicants using an Inter-Disciplinary Team Approach." Third place oral presentation was awarded to Dr. Shannon Longshore, Department of Surgery for her presentation "Introducing Learners to Entrustable Professional Activities: The Effect of Performing a Root Cause Analysis on EPA 7 and 13 Functions."
The "Best Poster" award went to Dr. Kimberly Rathbun, Department of Emergency Medicine, for her project "A Brief Ultrasound Session is Highly Effective in Teaching Basic Ultrasound Skills and is Well-Received by Senior Medical Students." Elizabeth Ferruzzi, M4, LINC Scholar, was awarded second place for her project "The Effects of the I-PASS Handover Mnemonic in Medical Education." Third place was awarded to Alexander Almeida, M4, Research Scholar, for his project "Cervical Examination Simulation using a Low-Cost Model for Medical Students."
A new "Works in Progress" poster category was established this year to highlight educational efforts that are currently underway.
During the session, educational experts reviewed the presentations and provided feedback to the presenters. While the submissions were not judged, the reviewers did award emojicon symbols that best represented the projects.
The "Most Scholarly" award went to Kaitlyn O'Connor, M2, MET Scholar, for her project "The Development of Peer-led Anatomy Review Sessions for USMLE Step 1 Examination Preparation" and Julie Brown, M1, for her project "Combined Team and Peer-Based Learning in Neuroscience Anatomy Curriculum."
Dr. Maedeh Mohebnasab, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, won the "Cool Idea" award for her project "Leveraging Rich Medical Student Curriculum Content to Enhance Introductory Pathology Resident Onboarding Instruction."
The "Most Creative" award went to Richard Jordan, M2, MET Scholar, for his work "Fair Use of Copyrighted Material in the Medical Education Setting: An Examination of Compliance in the Year 1 and 2 Preclinical Classroom ," while best "Innovation" honors were awarded to Dr. Walter Robey, assistant dean for Simulation and Safety Education, for his project "A Self-Directed Learning Approach to Medical Student Procedural Skills Training" and Allison Connelly, M2, MET Scholar, for her work "Patient Education in the Pre-Clinical Years of Medical School: A Pilot Study."
Robert Stanley, M3, MET Scholar, was recognized for a "Job Well Done" for his project "Peer-Directed Small Group Learning in M1 Gross Anatomy: Enhancing Student Learning While Reducing Required Contact Hours." The "Hot Topic" award went to Mansi Trivedi, M2, Service-Learning Scholar, for her project "Educating Physicians on Socio-Cultural Factory that Influence the Effective Clinical Management of FMG/C," and Caitrin Curtis, M1, was awarded "On Target" for her project "Development and Administration of Peer-Led Neuroanatomy Mock Laboratory Practicals."
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Brody Auditorium & Brody Corridor
With special guest, Dr. David Sloane, MD, EdM
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending in Allergy and Immunology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Consultant in Allergy and Immunology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Clinical Director, Allergy and Immunology, West Roxbury VA Medical Center
Medical Education Day celebrates scholarship and innovation in the continuum of medical education, and offer an excellent opportunity to join a growing community of educators, leaders, scholars, and learners to promote exciting changes in medical education.
This free event is open to the public all are encouraged to attend.
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The Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement: In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME presentations, teaching faculty, planners and reviewers are required to disclose any financial or other relationship they have with commercial entities-pharmaceutical, equipment or other for-profit corporations-that could be construed by learners as posing a possible conflict of interest. The planners, reviewers and faculty do not have financial or other relationships with ANY commercial interest and none are aware of personal conflicts of interest related to this program.
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Sponsored by the REACH Initiative, Office of Medical Education, and Office of Faculty Development
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Brody Medical Education Day will celebrate Scholarship and Innovation in the continuum of medical education, and offers an excellent opportunity to join a growing community of educators, leaders, scholars, and learners to promote exciting changes in medical education. Poster and podium presentations will provide the opportunity to learn more about ongoing educational activities at the Brody School of Medicine and ECU's Health Sciences Campus.
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The goals of Medical Education Day include:
Tatiana Acosta, MS4, Brody School of Medicine
Cyber-Section: Improving Cesarean Section Skills through the use of Multimedia-Enhanced Simulations
Frank Villa Hernandez, MS2, Service-Learning Scholar and Bryan Morales, MS1, Brody School of Medicine (also on team Amy Rangel and Dr. Irma Corral)
Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing a Spanish-language Objective Standard Clinical Examination (OSCE)
Rachel Jonas, MS3 and Nicholas Zerona, MS4, Brody School of Medicine
Aim Higher: A Model of Successful Peer-Assisted Studying for the USMLE Step 1 Examination
Nicholena Etxegoien, MS4, and Kevin Harris, MS4, Brody School of Medicine
Second Year Curriculum Optimization: A Student's Perspective of Gaps, Overlap, and Planned Redundancy
Susan Keen, MD, Department of Family Medicine
Service-Learning: A Study on the Effectiveness of a One-Week Course to Teach Student-Created Community Engagement Plans
Stephen Frabitore, MS3, and Taj Nasser, MS3, Brody School of Medicine
iPad Mini use by Third Year Medical Students as a Learning Adjunct
Second Annual Brody School of Medicine Medical Education Day celebrated scholarship and innovation across the continuum of medical education, offering an opportunity for educators, leader, and learners to join a growing community interested in promoting exciting changes in medical education.
LaToya Griffin, PhD
, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Megan Sippey, MD
, General Surgery Resident, PGY4
d Winning Presentations
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Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc is the Associate Dean for Health Systems Education, and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Penn University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.
Dr. Gonzalo graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in 2006. He completed his residency training and served as chief resident of internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Following his internal medicine residency, he completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in general internal medicine and medical education, earning a Master of Science in Medical Education in conjunction with his fellowship. Amo
ng his many awards is the Beth Israel Deaconess Internal Medicine Residency Lowell McGee Award for recognition of the "fundamental importance of teaching to the spirit and substance of being a physician."
Dr. Gonzalo has a deep interest in medical education, medical education scholarship, and clinical research related to quality of care and health systems. Over the past several years he as developed and implemented curricula, including a bedside rounding curriculum for internal medicine house staff, resident-as-teacher curriculum for house staff, and a systems-focused morbidity and mortality conference. His research projects focus on areas including bedside rounds, feedback and reflection, interdisciplinary rounds, patient safety issues, and emergency department to inpatient sign-out processes.
In his role as Associate Dean, Dr. Gonzalo oversees the design and implementation of educational activities related to Health Systems Science. He has lead the design and launch of the new medical student program related to Health Systems Science education and new Patient Navigator program for all 1st and 2nd year medical students in addition to piloting a faculty development program for clinician educators.
Dr. Gonzalo was selected as a JEMS Faculty Mentor and Scholar and serves as Penn State Hershey's Institutional Junior Faculty Representative to the AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. Throughout his first three years of his faculty position, he has been awarded six education awards, including two Dean's Teaching Awards, Internal Medicine Clerkship Teacher of the Year, the AAMC Herbert Nickens Faculty Fellowship award, and the National Society of General Internal Medicine Scholarship in Medical Education.