Academy of Distinguished Educators

News/Announcements

2016 Medical Education Week! Monday, February 29 – Friday, March 4

Monday, February 29

Medical Education Poster Session
Beginning at noon, posters will be on display outside the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Opportunities and Challenges of Competency-Based Assessment
(Medical Education Grand Rounds)
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room G1/G2, Jordan Hall Conference Center
Presented by Kevin Eva, PhD, Hon. FAcadMEd, Associate Director and Senior Scientist, Centre for Health Education Scholarship; Professor and Director of Education Research and Scholarship, Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; and Editor-in-chief, Medical Education.
Having recently undergone a rigorous self- and external assessment of our program here at UVa SOM, this is an excellent time to discuss future directions. In this talk, we will discuss the movement toward competency-based assessment and the intended/unintended consequences that come with it. The opportunities arise from being explicit and broad in focus, increasing emphasis on observation, and using assessment as a pedagogical intervention. The challenges the field continues to struggle to overcome include reliability problems, reliance on subjectivity, and difficulty in defining specific competencies. Following this presentation, participants will be able to: examine the literature regarding the adequacy of defining performance as a series of independent competencies; discuss the role of context and the implications for whether or not humans can be expected to make absolute judgments about competence; and consider how we might use a competency-based assessment framework to deliver feedback in a manner that promotes receptivity and quality improvement. Lunch will be served; registration is required. Register here.

Tuesday, March 1

Medical Education Poster Session
Posters will be on display outside the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Medical Education Research Presentations
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room G1/G2, Jordan Hall Conference Center
• 12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.: “Adaptive versus Volume-Based Training in Surgical Simulation: A Randomized Controlled Trial” and “Cost-Effective Open Vessel Ligation Simulator Develops Transferrable Surgical Skills in Novice Trainees,” presented by Helen Kim, Premedical Student.
• 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: “Competency-Based, Multimodal Assessment of Pediatric Otoscopy Skills: A Multi-Institutional, Cross-Specialty Study” presented by Meg G. Keeley MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Fourth Year Electives Program.
Lunch will be served; registration is required. Register here.

Wednesday, March 2

Medical Education Poster Session
Posters will be on display outside the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Medical Center Hour/ The Brodie Medical Education Award Lecture/Medical Grand Rounds
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Jordan Hall Conference Center
“Transforming Clinical Education: research translation and social activism,” presented by Dr. Paul Worley, Dean of the Medical School, Flinders University, Australia; this year’s Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award Recipient. For more information, please visit this page.

Medical Education Week Reception
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Second-floor Reception Area, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Poster presenters will be available at their poster, for discussion, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., remarks will be made by Dr. David Wilkes, Dean of the School of Medicine and Dr. Paul Worley, this year’s Brodie Award Recipient.

Thursday, March 3

Medical Education Poster Session
Posters will be on display outside the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Medical Education Research Presentations
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room G1/G2, Jordan Hall Conference Center
• 12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.: “Number Needed to Teach: How should we describe educational outcomes?” presented by Vaia T. Abatzis, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology.
• 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: “The Room of Errors: Interprofessional Training to Enhance Patient Safety” presented by Julie Haizlip, MD, MAPP, FAAP, Clinical Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Co-Director, Center for ASPIRE.
Lunch will be served; registration is required. Register here.

Friday, March 4

Medical Education Poster Session
Posters will be on display outside the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Congratulations

The Academy of Distinguished Educators welcomes this year’s new members.

ADE 2015 for web

From left to right: Anne G. Tuskey, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Vishal Madaan, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences; Guillermo E. Solorzano, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology; Philip W. Smith, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery; and George D. Politis, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology.

2015 New Members not pictured: Donna K. Broshek, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences;  Margaret C. Tracci, MD, JD, Assistant Professor of Surgery; and William A. Woods, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.

History and Mission

The Academy of Distinguished Educators was founded by the Dean of the School of Medicine in 2003 to provide an organizational structure that would recognize, reward and promote excellence in education.

The School of Medicine charge to the Academy is:

  • Recognize and reward outstanding teachers.
  • Work to make excellence in teaching a domain of academic advancement.
  • Develop effective faculty educators across the academic medical center.

All faculty of the School of Medicine at the Assistant Professor level or higher are eligible for membership.  Information on gaining membership to the Academy is available on the Membership Page.

Educational Research

The Academy fulfills its mission to advance the quantity and quality of research in medical education at the UVa School of Medicine through the Educational Research Program, which sponsors both a Small Grants Program and the new annual Medical Education Research Poster Session.

Steering Committee

The Academy Steering Committee is responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the operations of the ADE committees. The Co-chairs of the ADE Steering Committee are:

  • Tim Bender, PhD, Professor of Microbiology
  • Christine Peterson, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Member Subcommittees

The Steering Committee supervises three Member Subcommittees which focus on the topics of: Activities, Education Research & Resources, and Membership.