Professional Development

Accreditation & Designation Statements

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In support of improving patient care, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ : The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing designates these live activities for a maximum of (1-24) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits,TM depending on the event. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation: The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 1-24 hours of participation (consistent with the designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  or ANCC contact hours), depending on the event, to a participant who successfully completes these educational activities. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

Upcoming Events and Registration

May

Establishing your Personal Brand: Steps for Building a Successful Web Presence

**Registration has closed.** Please contact Christian Griffith for the Zoom link.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life
Description/Learning Objectives: Join Kimberley to learn about the basics of brand-building, and about how these simple steps can lead to a solid web presence that benefits you professionally and personally. By the end of this learning opportunity, participants will be able to define “personal branding;” list best practices for establishing their brand; explain strategies for effectively communicating their brand; describe ways to protect their digital assets; and become familiar with the idea of reputation management.

P&T Polishing the Portfolio: Panel Discussion

**Registration has closed.** Please contact Christian Griffith for the Zoom link.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Moderated by Robert Nakamoto, PhDSOM Coordinator of Academic Achievement
Panelists: William Brady Jr., MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair for the SOM Promotions and Tenure Committees; Natalie Guerrier McKnight, MD, Assistant Dean for Faculty, UVA School of Medicine, Inova Campus; Wendy Novicoff, PhD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Public Health Sciences; and Jeffrey Smith, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Description/Learning Objectives: This event is a panel discussion with faculty who have served on the SOM Promotions and Tenure Committee and who have extensive knowledge about the elements of the P&T process and candidate portfolio. This interactive session is an opportunity for identified candidates for promotion and tenure to ask questions about their individual portfolios. The panelists will answer questions and share tips and strategies for preparing the portfolio, navigating the promotions process, and demonstrating and documenting excellence, reputation, scholarship, and service. To best prepare, participants are encouraged to review a series of brief video modules in advance of the session. These modules will be provided to registrants in advance of the event. Following the session, participants will be able to list resources available to assist with preparing for the promotions and tenure process; describe elements of the P&T timeline; define how to format a CV for P&T purposes and how to develop a P&T portfolio; and understand the different categories of referees. (1 CME credit)

Education Journal Club

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

Thursday, May 19, 2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Moderated by Elizabeth Courville, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology
Article: Rutledge, C., Walsh, C., Swinger, N., Auerbach, M., Castro, D., Dewan, M., Khattab, M., Rake, A., Harwayne-Gidansky, I., Raymond, T., Maa, T., and Chang, T. (2018). Gamification in Action: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Medical Educators. Academic Medicine, 93(7), 1014–1020. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000002183
(1 CME credit)

P&T Polishing the Portfolio: Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 19, 2022
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Moderated by Robert Nakamoto, PhDSOM Coordinator of Academic Achievement
Panelists:William Brady Jr., MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair for the SOM Promotions and Tenure Committees; Natalie Guerrier McKnight, MD, Assistant Dean for Faculty, UVA School of Medicine, Inova Campus; Wendy Novicoff, PhD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Public Health Sciences; and Jeffrey Smith, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Description/Learning Objectives: This event is a panel discussion with faculty who have served on the SOM Promotions and Tenure Committee and who have extensive knowledge about the elements of the P&T process and candidate portfolio. This interactive session is an opportunity for identified candidates for promotion and tenure to ask questions about their individual portfolios. The panelists will answer questions and share tips and strategies for preparing the portfolio, navigating the promotions process, and demonstrating and documenting excellence, reputation, scholarship, and service. To best prepare, participants are encouraged to review a series of brief video modules in advance of the session. These modules will be provided to registrants in advance of the event. Following the session, participants will be able to list resources available to assist with preparing for the promotions and tenure process; describe elements of the P&T timeline; define how to format a CV for P&T purposes and how to develop a P&T portfolio; and understand the different categories of referees. (1 CME credit)

The Experience Project: Creating Meaningful Provider-Patient Connections

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

Thursday, May 19, 2022
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by D. Nicole Deal, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Gabrielle Marzani, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Description/Learning Objectives: During this interactive session, participants will explore the benefits of establishing positive provider-patient relationships.  Many healthcare providers have not received formal communications training.   Participants will be introduced to four key skills that research has shown to be most effective in connecting with patients. These skills are easily learned, and can be passed along to those that we train.  Participants will be encouraged to share what they have found effective in their practice.  After reviewing these skills, providers then evaluate how they can apply the skills going forward.  Discussion will also include applying these skills to virtual patient interactions. Following the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of a positive healthcare relationship between provider and patient
  2. Identify the core skills known to create the environment for meaningful Provider-Patient conversations and connections
  3. Empower participants to become content experts when teaching/mentoring others
  4. Reflect on how these skills may be different in a virtual environment
  5. Evaluate how these skills can be applied into practice every day 

(1.50 CME credits)

June

Excellence in Education Certificate: Educational Approaches to Teaching Quality Improvement

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Jessica Dreicer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Amber Inofuentes, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Description/Learning Objectives: TBD

The Experience Project: Creating Meaningful Provider-Patient Connections

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by D. Nicole Deal, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Gabrielle Marzani, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Description/Learning Objectives: During this interactive session, participants will explore the benefits of establishing positive provider-patient relationships.  Many healthcare providers have not received formal communications training.   Participants will be introduced to four key skills that research has shown to be most effective in connecting with patients. These skills are easily learned, and can be passed along to those that we train.  Participants will be encouraged to share what they have found effective in their practice.  After reviewing these skills, providers then evaluate how they can apply the skills going forward.  Discussion will also include applying these skills to virtual patient interactions. Following the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of a positive healthcare relationship between provider and patient
  2. Identify the core skills known to create the environment for meaningful Provider-Patient conversations and connections
  3. Empower participants to become content experts when teaching/mentoring others
  4. Reflect on how these skills may be different in a virtual environment
  5. Evaluate how these skills can be applied into practice every day 

(1.50 CME credits)

Excellence in Education Certificate: Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Emily C. McGowan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Jennifer Phillips, RN, CRCC, Clinical & Translational Research Studies Manager, integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV)
Description/Learning Objectives: TBD

July

The Experience Project: Creating Meaningful Provider-Patient Connections

Monday, July 25, 2022
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Brett Castrodale, MD, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Heather Quillian, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Description/Learning Objectives: During this interactive session, participants will explore the benefits of establishing positive provider-patient relationships.  Many healthcare providers have not received formal communications training.   Participants will be introduced to four key skills that research has shown to be most effective in connecting with patients. These skills are easily learned, and can be passed along to those that we train.  Participants will be encouraged to share what they have found effective in their practice.  After reviewing these skills, providers then evaluate how they can apply the skills going forward.  Discussion will also include applying these skills to virtual patient interactions. Following the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of a positive healthcare relationship between provider and patient
  2. Identify the core skills known to create the environment for meaningful Provider-Patient conversations and connections
  3. Empower participants to become content experts when teaching/mentoring others
  4. Reflect on how these skills may be different in a virtual environment
  5. Evaluate how these skills can be applied into practice every day 

(1.50 CME credits)