2018 Poster Session

Fourteenth UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session

Part of Medical Education Week: March 12 – March 16, 2018

The Medical Education Research Subcommittee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the 14th annual Medical Education Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on March 12 – March 16, 2018, as an integral part of Medical Education Week.  Poster abstracts were accepted in two areas: Medical Education Research and Innovations in Medical Education.  Thirty-one poster abstracts were submitted; 30 were reviewed and ranked by a committee. After review, 27 posters were accepted for presentation: 9 covering medical education research and 18 covering innovations in medical education.  Eleven posters covered aspects of UME; seventeen posters covered aspects of GME; one poster covered BIMS (PhD education). One of the posters presented a project that was funded by the SoM ADE Medical Education Grants Program and two of the posters presented projects funded by the UVa Innovations in GME grant program. Additional projects were supported by the Jefferson Trust, an NIH Surgical Oncology Training Grant and by a research grant funded by the UVa Department of Internal Medicine. There were 3 posters covering aspects of Interprofessional education and 3 posters covering burnout among medical students and residents.

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

As has become the custom, this year’s poster session was part of an inclusive Medical Education Week of activities. Dr. Elizabeth H. Gaufberg, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge MA; and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, was this year’s special invited guest and the 9th recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award.  As a part of this award, Dr. Gaufberg visited UVa for two full days and met with many groups at the School of Medicine; the theme of her visit was “Practical Wisdom in Medicine”. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, she gave the Brodie Medical Education Award Lecture at a combined Medical Center Hour/Medicine Grand Rounds on What We See, What We Feel, What We Say—Exploring Assumptions We Bring to Learning and Practice”.  Among her other activities while at UVa, Dr. Gaufberg led a workshop called “If These Walls Could Speak” around the recently rehung art in the UVa hospital.

The annual ADE social event was held on Wednesday evening, March 14th, to honor Dr. Gaufberg 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. Gaufberg, this year’s Brodie Award recipient.

During Medical Education Week, four of the medical education research posters from the 2017 poster session were selected by a committee to be presented as 30 minute talks. Two of them were presented on Tuesday (March 13th) and two of them were presented on Thursday (March 15th) of Medical Education Week. The four talks were:

  • Drs. John Kwock, Ali Kazemi, Noah Schenkman, and Keith Littlewood: “Processed EEG indices correlate with NASA-TLX Measurements of Cognitive Load”
  • Drs. John Schorling, Peggy Plews-Ogan, Rachel Kon, Tabor Flickinger, and Justine Owens: “Does wisdom protect against depersonalization among medical students” 
  • Drs. Yinin Hu, Helen Kim, Philip Smith, Peter Hallowell, Leigh Cantrell, Noah Schenkman, Sara Rasmussen: “Learning curves for robotic surgery fundamentals among novices”
  • Drs. Yinin Hu, Helen Kim, Bo Jiang, Anneke Schroen, Philip Smith, Sara Rasmussen: “Vessel Ligation Fundamentals: A Comparison of Technical Evaluations by Crowdsourced Nonclinical Personnel and Surgical Faculty”

The goal of the poster session and platform talks was to highlight the medical education research and curriculum 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 was organized by Bob Bloodgood on behalf of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, with major assistance from Ashley Ayers.  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 ADE poster session and those from previous years are available from Bob Bloodgood.