Education at OHSU

Symposium on Educational Excellence

Symposium on Educational Excellence 2017

Join us for the 5th Annual SEE

Online registration is now closed, but all are welcome to register in-person or attend online.

Access sessions virtually and learn more about our presenters and posters through the Symposium's Sakai course page.

May 20, 2022
OHSU Auditorium (streaming available via Webex)


The Symposium on Educational Excellence is an annual event that brings together the OHSU education community in order to provide faculty development in education, highlight educators’ teaching and scholarship, and promote networking, collaboration and community.

Faculty, residents, staff, and students from all OHSU programs, as well as medical educators from across the region, are invited to attend and participant.

Flyer for 2022 Symposium on Educational Excellence
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2022 Symposium information

  • Jan 14, 2022, 11:59 p.m.: Proposal submissions are due (but, late submissions also welcome)
  • Feb. 15: You will be notified of the committee's decision regarding your proposal
  • April 29: Posters, presenter materials and disclosures due
  • May 20: Symposium on Educational Excellence (all day)
  • Provide a forum for sharing curriculum and teaching innovations and research related to educating health professionals and scientists, including student affairs.
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of new approaches in educating health professionals and scientists.
  • Build a network of faculty and students interested in promoting educational scholarship.

The Symposium is a one-day event that will include a keynote speaker, a selection of Snap Talks (10-15 minutes), concurrent presentation sessions, and a poster session. There will also be opportunities to highlight education-related groups on campus by hosting an informational table, which can be used for recruiting new members or simply getting the word out.

The Symposium is currently planned to be held in-person on Marquam Hill, with remote participation options available. If necessary, it will be held in a fully virtual fashion, as was the case in 2021. Regardless, we do encourage proposal submissions from our remote campuses, as we will be able to accommodate remote presentations.

Condensed schedule

OHSU Auditorium

  • 7:30-8:00 - Check-in
  • 8:00-8:10 - Welcome
  • 8:10-8:55 - SNAP talks
  • 9:05-9:55 - Presentations (Session A)
  • 9:55-10:15 - Coffee Break
  • 10:15-11:00 - SNAP talks
  • 11:00-12:00 - Keynote - Anchoring our actions for equity in education, Dr. Divya Bheda, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.
  • 12:00-1:00 - Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00-1:50 - Presentations (Session B)
  • 2:00-2:50 - Presentations (Session C) 

Richard Jones Hall Atrium

  • 3:00-4:45 - Poster Session, Happy Hour and Award Ceremony

Full schedule

The full schedule for the 2022 Symposium is now available.


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event archive

Theme: Transformational Education

  • May 20-21, 2021
  • Video recording of Thursday plenary sessions
    • Virtual Coffee Tasting with Lora Woodruff (00:00-38:10)
    • SNAP Talks (38:10-1:24:53)
    • Keynote Presentation: Larry Roper of Oregon State University, "Teaching and Learning During Intense Social Change" (1:34:08-2:25:40)

Poster session award winners

  • Development of an Inpatient Pediatric Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents | Megan Durham, M.D.; Jared Austin, M.D.
  • A Novel Improvement Science Curriculum for Pre-Clinical Medical Students: First Year of a Student-Led Initiative | Sherry Liang, B.A.; Reem Hasan, M.D., Ph.D.; Christopher Terndrup, M.D.; Sherril Gelmon, Dr.P.H.; Matthew DiVeronica, M.D.
  • Recognize. Reflect. Create. Connect! Impacts of a novel narrative medicine conference | Elizabeth Lahti, M.D.; Rebecca Harrison, M.D.; Niki Steckler, Ph.D.; Martha Driessnack, Ph.D.; Deborah Woodcock, M.B.A.; Jennifer Aengst, Ph.D.

Poster session award winners

  • Students as teachers and patients as learners: Pathway of the integration of a 3-D virtual simulation into program curriculum and to patient education | Kristi Tonning, Maria Thompson
  • Paying it forward: A unique approach to junior faculty professional development in the basic sciences | Holly Caretta-Weyer, Pepper Schedin, Joshi Alumkal, Lisa Coussens, Melissa Wong
  • Collaborative group testing: Can we prepare the next generation of dentists through assessment? | Tobie Jones
  • The photo diversity project: Increasing the diversity of images used in classroom teaching | Linda Felver, Rian Johnson
  • In just five (5) questions: A deceptively simple, learner-centered, transformative learning activity | Martha Driessnack, Asma Taha
  • The case for CME: Applying CME to existing graduate courses | Jessica L. Walter, Christine Flores
  • Graphic medicine in action: The creation of a neurotransmitter zine | Keenan Smart, Timmi Claveria, Anandam Hilde, Paria Zarrinnegar, Megan McLeod, Pari Faraji, Richard Ly
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship and pediatric integrated care models: Paragons, pragmatics and pitfalls | Megan McLeod, Craigan Usher