Medical Education Grand Rounds

2018 - 2019


Debra Klamen"Developing and Implementing the Critical Clinical Competencies Through Case Studies at SIU" 

Friday, September 28, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom) 

Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE 
Senior Associate Dean for Education and Curriculum, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 

The CCCs are an online, video-based series of cases which explicitly teach medical students clinical reasoning skills through deliberate practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and discuss the rationale for the development of the critical clinical competencies (CCC)
  • Outline the components of a CCC sequence
  • Know where to access the CCCs as needed


"Museums and Medicine: The Power of Observation"


Andrea RosenFriday, October 26, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom) 

Andrea Rosen, MA
Curator, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont 

Through exercises in observation of objects and artworks, Fleming Museum of Art curator Andrea Rosen will share the potentially powerful crossovers between museum-based learning and medical education.

Learning objectives:

  • Familiarize themselves with the various ways you could teach with the Fleming Museum of Art, and who to contact to get started.
  • Learn about the ways that museums have been used in medical education elsewhere, and what the benefits can be.
  • Engage in the process of open-ended observation and discussion of objects and artworks; deduction of meaning or function through visual analysis; and comfort with ambiguity.


"Effective Body Language Techniques for the Medical Educator"

Andy HaleDaniel RicottaFriday, November 30, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Andrew Hale, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center
Daniel Ricotta, MD
Associate Director, Principle Clinical Experience, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  

The presenters will show how educators can use the body language playbook to maximize their teaching effectiveness.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe a variety of body language techniques to enhance teaching in a wide variety of learning environments
  • Demonstrate body language skills to engage the quiet learner and quiet the overbearing learner
  • Incorporate body language practices that energize speaking performance



"Success Stories, Opportunities for Faculty, and Lessons Learned: Active Learning at the Larner College of Medicine"


Friday, December 14, 2018

12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom) 

Jesse Moore, MD

Director of Active Learning, Associate Professor of General Surgery, Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine, University of Vermont

A brief overview of the science behind active learning and an update on the transition to 100% active learning at Larner College of Medicine with a focus on success stories and lessons learned.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the evidence behind active learning in medical education
  • Describe the progress and outcomes in our transition to active learning at LCOM
  • Describe recent examples of successful innovative teaching sessions at LCOM
  • Discuss strategies for successfully transitioning to active learning 
"Anatomy Academy: Extending the Learning Environment from Classroom to Community"


Friday, January 25, 2019
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 100 (Larner Classroom)


Jonathan Wisco, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine 


Dr. Wisco will discuss the concepts of service-learning and introduce Anatomy Academy, a service-learning program established in 2012 to teach anatomy, physiology, and nutrition concepts as an effort to combat the obesity epidemic through educational intervention, and inspire kids to pursue science as a career. 

"Turn Your Teaching into Scholarship"

Friday, February 22, 2019
12:00-1:00pm, Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)


Kathryn Huggett, PhD
Director, Teaching Academy, Robert Larner, MD '42 Professor in Medical Education, Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Cate Nicholas, MS, PA, EdD
Director of Education and Operations, Clinical Simulation Laboratory, Director of the Standardized Patients Program, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

This hands-on session will help you learn how to transform what you do every day into scholarship. We will help you create a plan to turn education innovations and questions into scholarly projects for dissemination locally, nationally, and beyond.

Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont: LCME Kick-Off Celebration

Friday, May 3, 2019, 2019
12:00-1:00pm, Location TBD

Veronica Catanese, MD, MBA
Senior Director, Accreditation Services, Co-Secretary, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), Association of American Medical Colleges

Join the Teaching Academy as we host Dr. Catanese to present a kick-off session for the LCOM community to get everyone knowledgeable and excited about the purpose/structure/function/value of the LCME accreditation process.