2010 Poster Session

Sixth UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session

February 2010

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This year’s poster session was part of a more inclusive Medical Education Week of activities.   Dr. David A. Hirsch, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School (and a graduate of the UVa School of Medicine) was the 1st recipient of the newly established Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award.  As a part of this award, Dr. Hirsch visited UVa SoM for several days and gave a number of talks, including the Medical Center Hour talk on February 24th on the subject of “Bringing the Patient Back into the Doctor’s Education”.  The annual ADE social event was held on that same Wednesday evening, February 24th, to honor Dr. Hirsch and all the UVa faculty, residents and students involved in medical education research and curriculum innovation; Dean DeKosky made introductory remarks about medical education.The Medical Education Research Subcommittee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the sixth annual Medical Education Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on February 22-26, 2010, in front of the Health Sciences Library.  This was the 3rd year that poster abstracts were accepted in two categories: 1) medical education research and 2) innovations in medical education.  Thirty-two abstracts were submitted (approximately half in each category); After peer review of the abstracts, 29 were accepted for presentation.  There were 16 abstracts on research related to undergraduate medical education (UME), 16 abstracts on research related to graduate medical education (GME) and 4 abstracts related to continuing medical education (CME).  Areas that were very well represented among the abstracts were aspects of the new medical curriculum, education in laparoscopic procedures and training simulators for the ear and prostate.

Click here to access the index of all posters presented and the full poster abstracts.

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 Shown in the photo above with Meg Keeley is the Brodie Award Recipient, David Hirsh

The poster session and reception were organized by Bob Bloodgood on behalf of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, with assistance from Elizabeth Graham, Ashley Ayers, Gretchen Arnold and Wilma Lynch.  Dr. Eugene Corbett coordinated the activities associated with the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Award.The goals of the reception and the poster session were to highlight the medical education research currently being conducted at the School of Medicine and to increase interest in medical education research among the faculty by highlighting examples of good medical education research as well as innovations in medical education and by publicizing the Faculty Development Session dealing with medical education research in preparation for the 7th round of ADE medical education research grants (to be awarded in June of 2010).

Printed copies of the Abstract Booklet from this year’s (and from previous years) ADE poster session are available from Bob Bloodgood.