Education at OHSU

Symposium on Educational Excellence

Symposium on Educational Excellence 2017

Event Scheduled for May 20-21, 2021

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Theme: Transformational Education

This symposium brings together faculty, students and staff from across OHSU to share and learn about the innovative projects and practices that support our shared educational mission.

  • Keynote speaker: Larry Roper of Oregon State University, "Teaching and Learning During Intense Social Change"
  • Snap talks, presentation sessions, and a poster session on innovative educational projects and practices around campus
  • Awards reception for this year’s Poster Session winners and Sakai Award winners
  • Accreditation: OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event structure

Thursday, May 20 - 1:00-5:00pm

12:30-1:00pm: Pre-Symposium Activity: “My perfect cup of coffee” virtual coffee tasting and rubric creation

1:00-1:10pm: Welcome

1:10-2:00pm: Snap Talks

2:00-2:15pm: Information/Awards Slideshow

2:15-3:05pm: Keynote

3:10-4:10pm: Poster Sessions (4 simultaneous sessions of themed posters)

4:15-5:00pm: Presentation Sessions (4 simultaneous sessions of individual presentations)

Friday, May 21 - 8:00-11:45am

8:00-8:45am: Presentation Sessions (4 simultaneous sessions of individual presentations)

9:00-10:00am: Poster Sessions (4 simultaneous sessions of themed posters)

10:15-11:00am: Presentation Sessions (4 simultaneous sessions of individual presentations)

11:15-11:45am: Awards Ceremony

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2021 Presentations



Snap Talks (10 min each):

  • Wy'east: An Innovative Pathway to Increase American Indian and Alaska Native Healers
  • Supporting incoming graduate students through a peer-tutoring and mentorship program 
  • Assess Your Awesomeness with the Instructor Feedback Dashboard
  • Innovations in Interprofessional Education & Practice


Keynote Address

  • Teaching and Learning During Intense Social Change, Dr. Larry Roper


Concurrent poster session rooms, organized by theme (about 5 poster presentations in each room): 

  • Clinical Curriculum
  • Organizational Culture
  • Innovation #1
  • Teaching


Concurrent presentations:

  • Using eLearning modules to enhance accessibility of interprofessional education in the areas of underserved patient and community health 
  • Think Tank: What does it mean to be an OHSU educator 
  • "What's Going on in There?": Using learning assessment techniques (LATS) to reduce mind wandering and increase active learning
  • Gathering Data from Student Stakeholders: 3 Perspectives  



Concurrent presentations:

  • Pearls & Pitfalls in Exam Development: A Primer for Creating Effective and Reliable Questions 
  • Dental Integrated Medical Emergency Training 
  • OHSU's Own: Innovative Pathways Initiatives, and Who/What Made a Difference for You? 
  • Pivot! Aligning OHSU's graduation core competencies with anti-racist ideals as a response to BLM 


Concurrent poster session rooms, organized by theme (about 5 poster presentations in each room): 

  • Supporting Students
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Innovation #2
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Concurrent presentations:

  • Engage your learners using the Kolb Learning Cycle
  • Developing and Testing an interprofessional practice and education model 
  • Using iPads and Educational Applications to Transform Educational Outcomes 
  • Interactive approach for aligning competencies across public health tracks, degree programs, and universities


Awards Ceremony

Event archive

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
Conference attendees at the second annual Symposium on Educational Excellence