2019 Poster Session

Fifteenth UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session
Part of Medical Education Week: February 25 – March 1, 2019

The Educational Research and Innovation Committee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the 15th annual Educational Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on February 25 – March 1, 2019, as a part of an integrated Medical Education Week.  Poster abstracts were accepted in two areas: Educational Research and Innovations in Education.  Thirty-eight poster abstracts were submitted; 36 were reviewed and ranked by a committee of faculty. After review, 33 posters were accepted for presentation: 15 covering educational research and 18 covering innovations in medical education.  17 posters covered aspects of UME; 16 posters covered aspects of GME; 3 posters covered aspects of CME; 3 posters were related to interprofessional education; 1 poster wasrelated to undergraduate education; 1 poster described an outreach program to high school minority students interested in medical careers. Four of the posters presented projects that were funded by the SoM ADE Medical Education Grants Program, two of the posters presented projects funded by the Medical Education Fellowship Program and 1 poster project was funded by a UVa Innovations in GME grant program. There were clusters of posters covering interprofessional education, burnout among medical students and residents, simulation in medical education and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs).

CLICK HERE to access the index of posters presented and the poster abstracts.

Dr. Stephen A. Wartman, a former medical school dean and President and CEO Emeritus of the Association of Academic Health Centers, Washington DC, was this year’s special invited guest and the 10th recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award.  As a part of this award, Dr. Wartman visited UVa for two full days and met with many groups at the School of Medicine. On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, he gave the Brodie Medical Education Award Lecture at a combined Medical Center Hour/Medicine Grand Rounds on Learning from the Suffering of Patients: The Empirical Challenge of 21st Century Medicine”.

The annual ADE social event was held on Wednesday evening, February 27th, to honor Dr. Wartman as well as all of the UVa faculty, residents and students involved in education research and curricular innovation; Dean David Wilkes presented remarks about the state of medical education at the UVa School of Medicine, followed by additional remarks by Dr. Wartman.

During Medical Education Week, selected educational research and innovation posters from the 2018 poster session were selected by a committee to be presented as platform talks. Two educational research talks were presented on Monday (February 25th) and four educational innovation talks were presented on Thursday (February 28th) of Medical Education Week. The two Monday educational research talks were:

  • Lower Tolerance for Ambiguity Predicts Medical Students with Persistent Burnout, by Rachel H. Kon (presenter), Justine E. Owens, Tabor Flickinger, Margaret L. Plews-Ogan, and John Schorling
  • Learner Handoffs to Mitigate the “Educational Groundhog Day” Effect of Frequently Changing Inpatient Attending Physicians on Clinical Students: A Survey of Pediatric Educational Leaders, by Jennifer Fuchs, Marta King, Erin Pete Devon, Danielle Guffey, Meg Keeley (presenter), Mary Rocha

The four Thursday educational innovation talks were:

  • An Evidence-Based, Fellow-Driven Bundle to Improve Professional Satisfaction & Wellness, presented by Sean Callahan, Kyle Enfield, Cheryl Etelvari, Jeff Sturek, Ryan Richard (presenter), Sarah Kilbourne, and Eric Davis
  • Teaching Child Development in Medical School: Child Development Panel presented by Rebecca J. Scharf (presenter),Mary Kate Worden, Valentina J. Intagliata, and Laurie Archbald-Pannone
  • Infographics: A Novel Tool in Medical Education, presented by Joseph Mort, Joanna Odenthal (presenters), and Neeral L. Shah
  • A competition-based multimodal approach to improving routine laboratory utilization among residents.  Stephen Clark, Samir Panvelker, Garret Rhodes, George Hoke, and Andrew Parsons (presenter)

The goal of the poster session and platform talks was to highlight the medical education research and curricular innovations currently being conducted at the School of Medicine and to help increase interest in medical education research and innovation among the faculty (and others) by highlighting excellent examples.

The poster session and platform talks were organized by Bob Bloodgood on behalf of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, with assistance from Ashley Ayers and Elizabeth Graham.  The Brodie Award Committee, chaired by Dr. Evan Heald, coordinated the activities associated with the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Award.

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