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

October

Education Certificate: Logic Model Framework to Develop Your Educational Program

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by M. Kathryn Mutter, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, Phase 3 Curriculum, and Andrew S. Parsons, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Hospitalist, and Director of the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course and Pre-Clerkship Coaching
Description/Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: We ask that participants bring a project idea (curriculum or program) with them to the workshop

The Logic Model is a graphic depiction (road map) that presents the shared relationships among the resources, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact of a planned curriculum. Using this standardized approach to designing a curriculum can help an educator clarify and communicate planned work and intended results. This workshop will explore the Logic Model using real-life examples from UVA School of Medicine. Educators should come prepared with a curricular idea, which can be in the idea phase or application phase, that will be further developed using a Logic Model worksheet. Educators will leave with their own logic model initiated, having thought through the needed inputs and outputs of their proposal, and will be able to further develop their curriculum with the resources provided during this workshop. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: describe the benefits of using the Logic Model framework to map their educational program; specifically delineate curricular goals and outcomes using a standardized approach; and apply the Logic Model framework to develop a curricular program or educational experience. (1 CME credit)

Patient De-escalation

Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pinn Hall G1/G2
Facilitated by Casey E. Cavanagh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, and Joanna Yost, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Description/Learning Objectives: Effective de-escalation skills are critical for providers to learn. These skills can help to ensure safety of both the patient and staff, help patients manage their emotions, and help to avoid interventions that may escalate a patient’s agitation. Providers will learn how to use effective de-escalation skills in this workshop.

Objectives:

  • Identify basic principles of behavior (the ABCs of behavior, antecedents, behavior, consequences)
  • Describe principles of behavior management (reinforcement and punishment)
  • Learn evidence-based skills for de-escalation of patients

(1 CME Credit)

Tackling the Opioid Crisis at Home: Awareness, Education, and Collaboration

Thursday, October 13, 2022
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Dania Cyd Chastain, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Director, Office of Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship
Description/Learning Outcomes: By the end of this learning activity, participates will be able to:

  • Enhance understanding of trajectory of the opioid crisis and where we currently stand
  • Gain awareness of the impact of COVID-19 on the opioid crisis
  • Explore opioid abuse in our area
  • Describe the UVA Department of Anesthesiology response to the crisis: Creation of the Office of Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship

Artificial Intelligence: Its Impact for Healthcare

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Presented by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life
Description/Learning Objectives: From traffic routing to self-driving cars, Alexa to Siri, AI’s reach is extending into all areas of life, including healthcare. Join Kimberley to learn more about how AI is being used now, and will be used in the near future, to facilitate provider-patient communication, mine medical records, assess patients, predict illness, suggest treatments, and so much more.  (1 CME credit)

The Experience Project: Creating Meaningful Provider-Patient Connections

Thursday, October 20, 2022
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Brett Castrodale, MD, Assistant Professor of Medical Education
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)

Editor's Writing Club

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA FACR, FCIRSE, Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Gastrointestinal Intervention
Description/Learning Objectives: In advance of each session, participants will be invited to submit a draft manuscript for discussion that will be blinded and then shared with the group. Participants will mark up the draft manuscripts before each session as if they are a scientific reviewer and editor and come prepared to discuss the paper’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, etc. This is a great opportunity for participants to have their manuscript “pre-reviewed” and learn to enhance the value of their work before submission. The group will review 2-3 papers during each session. Please note: not having a draft manuscript to submit does not preclude participation. Through facilitated discussion led by Dr. Haskal, participants will learn what distinguishes a good manuscript from a bad manuscript and get tips for strengthening both the content and structure of their own work. The papers are considered private and are not to be distributed to others. After each seminar, we expect all participants to delete the files and destroy the printed copies. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to discuss basic and advanced aspects of preparing a scientific manuscript for submission to a peer reviewed journal; review elements of publishing misconduct and methods to avoid; and present guides and tips for success during manuscript peer review and manuscript revision. (1 CME credit)

November

Education Certificate: Asking Good Educational Research Questions

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pinn Hall G1/G2
Facilitated by Elizabeth B. Bradley, PhD, Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Associate Professor of Medical Education and James R. Martindale, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Director of Assessment
Description/Learning Outcomes: TBD (1 CME credit)

Teaching and/or assessing communication skills

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Jennifer Louis-Jacques, MD, MPH
Description/Learning Objectives: TBD (1.0 CME Credit)

The Experience Project: Creating Meaningful Provider-Patient Connections

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
5:00 pm – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Heather Quillian, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, 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)

Bias in Healthcare: An Evidence-Based Overview

Thursday, November 17, 2022
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Description/Learning Objectives: Bias can be both conscious and unconscious and affects all areas of life including healthcare, with unfortunate (and sometimes deadly) consequences for patients. Join Kimberley for an evidence-based exploration of this topic which will include learning about biases in several different areas (sexual identity, physical weight, race, socioeconomic status, education, age, and disability), defining the scale of the problem, and how some in healthcare are working to combat bias and improve outcomes for patients. (1 CME credit)

The Psychology of Regret

Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by J. Kim Penberthy, PhD, ABPP, Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences; Associate Director, UVA Clinician Wellness Program
Description/Learning Outcomes: This seminar introduces the concept of the emotion of regret and the psychology behind this negative emotion. We explore the negative impact of long term regret. The primary types of regret as well as strategies to both prevent and address regret will be addressed along with some recent data from UVA about regret in patients. By the end of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define regret and the common types of regret
  2. Describe some statistics about regret
  3. List some hypothesized functions of regret
  4. Describe strategies to address regret

Editor's Writing Club

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA FACR, FCIRSE, Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Gastrointestinal Intervention
Description/Learning Objectives: In advance of each session, participants will be invited to submit a draft manuscript for discussion that will be blinded and then shared with the group. Participants will mark up the draft manuscripts before each session as if they are a scientific reviewer and editor and come prepared to discuss the paper’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, etc. This is a great opportunity for participants to have their manuscript “pre-reviewed” and learn to enhance the value of their work before submission. The group will review 2-3 papers during each session. Please note: not having a draft manuscript to submit does not preclude participation. Through facilitated discussion led by Dr. Haskal, participants will learn what distinguishes a good manuscript from a bad manuscript and get tips for strengthening both the content and structure of their own work. The papers are considered private and are not to be distributed to others. After each seminar, we expect all participants to delete the files and destroy the printed copies. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to discuss basic and advanced aspects of preparing a scientific manuscript for submission to a peer reviewed journal; review elements of publishing misconduct and methods to avoid; and present guides and tips for success during manuscript peer review and manuscript revision. (1 CME credit)

December

Thursday, December 8, 2022
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Maryellen Gusic, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Education and Professor, Pediatrics and Biomedical Education and Data Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Susan Pollart, MD, MS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine; and Troy Buer, PhD, Director for Faculty Development and Assistant Professor of Medical Education, Susan Pollart, MD, MS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine
Description/Learning Objectives: TBD (1 CME Credit)

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

Tuesday, December 15, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
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 your digital assets; and become familiar with the idea of reputation management. (1 CME credit)

Editor's Writing Club

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA FACR, FCIRSE, Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Gastrointestinal Intervention
Description/Learning Objectives: In advance of each session, participants will be invited to submit a draft manuscript for discussion that will be blinded and then shared with the group. Participants will mark up the draft manuscripts before each session as if they are a scientific reviewer and editor and come prepared to discuss the paper’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, etc. This is a great opportunity for participants to have their manuscript “pre-reviewed” and learn to enhance the value of their work before submission. The group will review 2-3 papers during each session. Please note: not having a draft manuscript to submit does not preclude participation. Through facilitated discussion led by Dr. Haskal, participants will learn what distinguishes a good manuscript from a bad manuscript and get tips for strengthening both the content and structure of their own work. The papers are considered private and are not to be distributed to others. After each seminar, we expect all participants to delete the files and destroy the printed copies. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to discuss basic and advanced aspects of preparing a scientific manuscript for submission to a peer reviewed journal; review elements of publishing misconduct and methods to avoid; and present guides and tips for success during manuscript peer review and manuscript revision. (1 CME credit)