Education symposium celebrates teaching and tweeting alike
April 17, 2017
The first annual OHSU Symposium on Educational Excellence gave faculty members, trainees and students from a breadth of programs an opportunity to share their knowledge about teaching and learning among an audience of peers. The power of social media in today's teaching environment was a theme from several speakers at the April 14 event. Attendees contributed a lively conversation using the hashtag #SEE17 – catch up on the conversation on Twitter.
Michael Gisondi, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., associate professor and vice chair of education in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University, was the keynote speaker. His presentation revolved around the dynamic role of social media in medical education and he said a goal of his talk was to inspire attendees to use social media as a tool for teaching and learning. View his slides online.
"The spirit of education was most definitely on display at the education symposium. It was a wonderful opportunity to share best practices and learn from our own colleagues who are doing tremendous things to advance the education mission," said George Mejicano, M.D., M.S., senior associate dean for education, OHSU School of Medicine. "Thanks to all of the people who helped to plan and organize this spectacular event, especially Dr. Lainie Yarris, Dr. Amy Miller Juve and Ms. Christine Flores. Thanks to all of the School of Medicine's educational units for sponsoring this event. In particular I want to I thank the Educators' Collaborative and the Division of Continuing Professional Development for helping to establish this new tradition."
Other presentations covered topics such as legal pitfalls in educating and advising learners; taking the mystery out of green screen lectures; budgeting for educators; implementing and measuring the impact of a telemedicine simulation; and much more. Dr. Gisondi's keynote speech and several of the sessions are archived on the School of Medicine faculty development website.
The day culminated in a poster session and award ceremony recognizing education research and innovation. Some of the posters will be made available on the Educators' Collaborative website in the coming weeks. Congratulations to the award winners:
First place: Wearable inertial sensors allow for quantitative assessment of arthroscopic skill in a cadaveric knee model
- Jacqueline Brady, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation
- Michael Rose, M.D., house officer, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
- Carolin Curtze, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, Department of Neurology
- Joseph O'Sullivan, B.S., research assistant, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
- Mahmoud El-Gohary, Ph.D., APDM Inc.
Second place (tie): Academic coaching of under-represented minority (URM) and non-URM medical students
- Skender Najibi, B.S., M.D. candidate
- Patricia Carney, Ph.D., professor of family medicine
- Erin Thayer, B.A., research assistant, Department of Family Medicine
- Nicole Deiorio, M.D., assistant dean for UME student affairs
Second place (tie): Can we combat the gender gap by rethinking group facilitation during medical school?
- Mary Clare Bohnett, M.D. candidate
- Mariah Peterson, M.D. candidate
- Sylvia Peterson-Perry, M.D./M.P.H. candidate
- Molly Rabinowitz, M.D./M.P.H. candidate
- Shadi Dowlatshahi, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (hospital medicine)
Third place: Owning the system: Patient outcomes and resident education on an accountable care unit
- Laura Loertscher, M.D., internal medicine, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
- Shelley Sanders, M.D., internal medicine, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
First place: Creating and sustaining a medical learner-nurse rotation
- Serena Kelly, C.P.N.P.-A.C., instructor of pediatrics critical care
- Shinpei Shibata, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics
- Laura Ibsen, M.D., professor of pediatrics
Second place (tie): POCUS
- Kevin Piro, M.D., ultrasound fellow and house officer, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
- Christine Schutzer, B.S., R.D.M.S., educational sonographer, OHSU Point of Care Ultrasound
- Catherine Erickson, M.D., associate program director, OHSU Point of Care Ultrasound, and adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine
- Renee Dversdal, M.D., program director, OHSU Point of Care Ultrasound, and assistant professor of medicine (hospital medicine)
Second place (tie): Clinical anatomy and imaging lab: Vertical integration in the developing human course
- Heather Hoops, M.D., house officer, Department of Surgery
- Mark Hankin, professor, OHSU Academic Affairs and Department of Anatomical Services Center
- Patrick Mclaren, M.D., house officer, Department of Surgery
- Diane Stadler, Ph.D., director, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, and assistant professor of medicine
- Meg O'Reilly, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology
Third place: Narrative medicine: Building a core group of interprofessional faculty
- Elizabeth Lahti, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (hospital medicine)
- Martha Driessnack, Ph.D., P.N.P.-B.C., associate professor, School of Nursing
Pictured: Attendees of the first annual OHSU Symposium on Educational Excellence (top photos); the poster session and reception (middle); education research awardees (above left); education innovation awardees (above right).