2017 Poster Session

Thirteenth UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session

Part of Medical Education Week: February 27 – March 3, 2017

The Medical Education Research Subcommittee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the 13th annual Medical Education Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on February 27 – March 3, 2017, as an integral part of Medical Education Week.  Poster abstracts were accepted in two areas: Medical Education Research and Innovations in Medical Education.  Thirty-three poster abstracts were submitted; all were reviewed and ranked by a committee. After review, 30 posters were accepted for presentation: 6 covering medical education research and 24 covering Innovations in Medical Education.  Nineteen posters covered aspects of UME; twelve posters covered aspects of GME; one poster covered aspects of CME; four posters covered BIMS – PhD training. Three of the posters presented projects that were funded by the SoM ADE Medical Education Grants Program and two of the posters presented projects funded by the UVa SoM Educational Fellowship Program. Additional projects were supported by the Jefferson Trust, UVa Health System, American Academy of Neurology, American Brain Foundation, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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. Gerard Clancy, MD, Professor of Community Medicine and President of the University of Tulsa, was this year’s special invited guest and the 8th recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award.  As a part of this award, Dr. Clancy visited UVa for two full days and met with many groups at the School of  Medicine. CLICK HERE to learn more about Dr. Clancy’s visit.

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, he gave the Brodie Medical Education Award Lecture at a combined Medical Center Hour/Medicine Grand Rounds on “A Story of Success in Reversing Urban Health Disparities”.  He also gave a talk on: “A City-wide Mental Illness Prevention Initiative” as a part of Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

The annual ADE social event was held on Wednesday evening, March 1st, to honor Dr. Clancy as well as all of the UVa faculty, residents and students involved in medical education research and curriculum innovation; Dean David Wilkes presented remarks about the state of medical education at the UVa School of Medicine, followed by additional remarks by Dr. Clancy, this year’s Brodie Award recipient.

During Medical Education Week, four of the medical education research posters from the 2016 poster session were selected by a committee to be presented as 30 minute talks. Two of them were presented on Thursday (March 2nd) and two of them were presented on Friday (March 3rd) of Medical Education Week. The four talks were:

  • Drs. Huai Cheng and Elizabeth Bradley: “Effect of Teaching 4th Year Medical Students Value and Preference-Based Prescribing for Older Adults with Multimorbidity on Students’ Practice Behavior:  A Non-Randomized Controlled Trial”
  • Drs. Eve Privman, Dan Luftig, and Meg Keeley: “The Impact of Learning Communities on Medical Student Social and Educational Interpersonal Relationships”
  • Drs. Lauren Kline, Yasmin Banaei, Elizabeth Bradley, and Jim Martindale:  “Evaluations and Grades on the Internal Medicine Clerkship: A Study in Variation and Correlation”
  • Drs. Danielle K. Ivanova, Eleanor Jones, and Anita Clayton: “Assessment of Medical Student Attitudes, Knowledge, and Comfort Level Discussing Patients’ Sexual Health”

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 stellar 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.