2009 Poster Session

Fifth UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session

February 2009

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The Medical Education Research Subcommittee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the fifth Medical Education Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on February 23-27, 2009, in front of the Health Sciences Library.  This was the 2nd year that poster abstracts were accepted in two categories: 1) medical education research and 2) innovations in medical education.  Twenty-eight abstracts were submitted (approximately half in each category); after peer review of the abstracts, it was decided to accept all of them for presentation.  There were 14 abstracts on research related to undergraduate medical education (UME), 12 abstracts on research related to graduate medical education (GME), 4 abstracts related to continuing medical education (CME) and 1 abstract related to the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) medical education research grants program.  A medical student (Susan Lamb) was first author on a poster on using Bloom’s Taxonomy to direct learning in the basic sciences.  In addition, there were posters on factors driving medical student attendance, medical simulators, collaboration between medical and nursing students, on-line educational tools, competency-based teaching in GME and many other topics.

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

As was the case the previous year, this year’s poster session was coupled to an invited outside speaker in the area of medical education research.  Dr. Frederic Hafferty, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine (at Duluth) gave the Medical Center Hour talk on February 25th on the subject of “Professionalism and Medical Education’s Hidden Curriculum”.  After his talk, he met with a group of interested faculty for a lunch discussion of various topics in medical education. The annual social event was held on that same Wednesday evening, February 25th, to honor Dr. Hafferty and all the UVa faculty, residents and students involved in medical education research and curriculum innovation; Dean DeKosky made some introductory remarks about medical education.

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 6th round of ADE medical education research grants (due date for proposals was May 4th, 2009).

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The poster session and reception were organized by Bob Bloodgood on behalf of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, with assistance from Elizabeth Graham, Gretchen Arnold and Wilma Lynch.

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