2012 Poster Session

Eighth UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session

March 2012


The Medical Education Research Subcommittee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the eighth annual Medical Education Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on March 5-9, 2012, in front of the Health Sciences Library.  This was the 5th year that poster abstracts were accepted in two categories: 1) medical education research and 2) innovations in medical education.  Twenty-eight abstracts were submitted; 27 were accepted for presentation. There were 19 abstracts related to undergraduate medical education (UME), 6 abstracts related to graduate medical education (GME), 2 abstracts related to continuing medical education (CME) and 1 abstract describing a study of the impact of the ADE medical education grants program.  This year, there was a particular emphasis on posters in the area of the pre-Clerkship portion of the medical curriculum as well as 5 posters in the area of Interprofessional Education, a hot new area of emphasis in medical education.  Medical students were first authors on at least 2 of the posters.

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

This year’s poster session was part of an inclusive Medical Education Week of activities.   Dr. Molly Cooke, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Academy of Medical Educators, University of California at San Francisco, was the special invited guest and the 3rd recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award.  As a part of this award, Dr. Cooke 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 7th on the subject of “Preparing the Physician of 2030 – We’re Doing It Now, Are We Doing It Right.”  The annual ADE social event was held on that same Wednesday evening, March 7th, to honor Dr. Cooke as well as all of the UVa faculty, residents and students involved in medical education research and curriculum innovation; both Dean Steven DeKosky and Dr. Cooke made remarks about medical education. In addition, Dean DeKosky introduced Dr. Casey White, the new Associate Dean for Medical Education, Research and Instruction.

The goals of the reception and the poster session were to highlight the medical education research and curriculum innovations currently being conducted at the School of Medicine and to increase interest in medical education research and innovation among the faculty by highlighting examples of good medical education research and innovations in medical education.  The 9th round of ADE medical education research and innovation grants will be awarded in June 2012.


Shown above (right) is Dr. Molly Cooke, the 2012 Anne L. Brodie Award winner. To her right is Dr. Gene Corbett.

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.