2011 Poster Session

Seventh UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session

March 2011

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The Medical Education Research Subcommittee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the seventh annual Medical Education Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on March 7-11, 2011, in front of the Health Sciences Library.  This was the 4th year that poster abstracts were accepted in two categories: 1) medical education research and 2) innovations in medical education.  Twenty-six abstracts were submitted; all 26 were accepted for presentation. There were 16 abstracts on research related to undergraduate medical education (UME), 11 abstracts on research related to graduate medical education (GME), 3 abstracts related to continuing medical education (CME) and 1 other category of abstract.  Simulation was the topic represented by the most abstracts this year, although many other topics were represented.

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

This year’s poster session was part of a more inclusive Medical Education Week of activities.   Dr. Bonnie Miller, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine was the special invited guest and the 2nd recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award.  As a part of this award, Dr. Miller visited UVa SoM for two days and met with many groups at the School of Medicine in addition to presenting the Medical Center Hour talk on March 9th on the subject of “Moral Distress in Health Professionals – A Call for Resilience of Retreat”. Dr. Miller has done research on and has published on the topic of moral distress in medical students (Wiggleton et al. 2010 Medical Students’ Experiences of Moral Distress: Development of a Wed-Based Survey. Academic Medicine 85:111-117).  The annual ADE social event was held on that same Wednesday evening, March 9th, to honor Dr. Miller as well as all of the UVa faculty, residents and students involved in medical education research and curriculum innovation; both Dean Randy Canterbury  and Dr. Miller made 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 8th round of ADE medical education research grants (to be awarded in June of 2011).

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Shown here flanked by Randy Canterbury (left) and Chris Peterson (right) is the Brodie Award recipient, Bonnie Miller.

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.

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