2016 Poster Session

Twelfth UVa School of Medicine Medical Education Poster Session

Part of Medical Education Week: February 29 – March 4, 2016

The Medical Education Research Subcommittee of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (ADE) held the twelfth annual Medical Education Poster Session at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on February 29 – March 4, 2016, as an integral part of Medical Education Week. Poster abstracts were accepted in two different categories: 1) medical education research and 2) innovations in medical education. Thirty-one poster abstracts were submitted; 30 were reviewed and ranked by a committee. After review, 28 posters were accepted for presentation: 9 covering medical education research and 19 covering Innovations in Medical Education. Twenty-one posters covered aspects of UME; five posters covered aspects of GME; one poster covered aspects of CME; 2 posters covered BIMS – PhD training; two posters covered interprofessional education. Three of the posters presented projects that were funded by the ADE Medical Education Grants Program; three of the posters presented projects funded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation; one poster described a project funded by the UVa Educational Fellowship Program; two posters were funded by UVa Innovations in GME grants (funded by the UVa Medical Center).

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. Paul Worley, Dean of the Medical School, Flinders University, Australia, was this year’s special invited guest and the 7th recipient of the Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award. As a part of this award, Dr. Worley visited UVa from Monday through Thursday of Medical education Week and met with many groups at the School of Medicine. President Sullivan hosted a “Jeffersonian Dinner” at Carr’s Hill with the topic of “Social Responsibility of Medical Schools.” On Wednesday, March 2nd, he gave the Brodie Medical Education Award Lecture at Medical Center Hour on the subject of “Transforming Clinical Education: Science, Service, Social Accountability”.

The annual ADE social event was held on Wednesday evening, March 2nd, to honor Dr. Worley 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 UVa, followed by additional remarks by Dr. Worley, this year’s Brodie Award recipient.

During Medical Education Week, four of the medical education research posters from the 2015 poster session were selected by a committee to be presented as 30 minute talks. Two of them were presented on Tuesday (March 1st) and two of them were presented on Thursday (March 3rd) of Medical Education Week. The four talks were:

  • Helen Kim: “Adaptive versus Volume-Based Training in Surgical Simulation: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Cost-Effective Open Vessel Ligation Simulator Develops Transferrable Surgical Skills in Novice Trainees”
  • Dr. Meg G. Keeley: “Competency-Based, Multimodal Assessment of Pediatric Otoscopy Skills: A Multi-Institutional, Cross-Specialty Study” 
  • Dr. Vaia T. Abatzis: “Number Needed to Teach: How should we describe educational outcomes?”
  • Dr. Julie Haizlip: “The Room of Errors: Interprofessional Training to Enhance Patient Safety”

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.