Medical Education Grand Rounds

The Medical Education Grand Rounds Series is intended for faculty and residents interested in enhancing their teaching related to clinical and basic sciences.

Faculty and residents are invited to these workshops showcasing speakers from around the country who bring fresh ideas and thought-provoking insight to teaching sciences. Recordings of previous presentations are available upon request.

CME credit is available!

Continuing Education logoIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont 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.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit is claimed online at My Credits.

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Upcoming Presentations 2023-2024

Navigating the Roadblocks: Moving Forward in Pathways to Diversity
Friday, October 6, 2023

12:00-1:00pm; Med Ed 200 (Sullivan Classroom)

McKnightNatalie Guerrier McKnight, MD
Associate Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine



KnightAbena Knight, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital




headshot of pulmonologist L. E. Faricy, M.D., assistant professor of pediatricsL.E. Faricy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Larner College of Medicine


Integrating Planetary Health into Medical Education: A Panel Discussion and Workshop 
Friday, November 10, 2023

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

David Rand, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine

The twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change pose tremendous, unparalleled threats to human health. Despite their relevance to medical practice, these topics have yet to be well integrated into medical education at any level. In this grand rounds we will review the current state of planetary health curriculums internationally, nationally, and at LCOM. Participants will then break into small groups and have the opportunity to brainstorm ways to integrate this topic into their own teaching.

Readiness for Residency: Who Should Own This?
Friday, December 1, 2023

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 100 (Larner Classroom)

karengeorgeKaren George, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Students, Medical Education; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

This presentation will describe how undergraduate and graduate medical educators within the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology have worked collaboratively to create (an) ONRAMP (OBGYN New Residents After Match Program).

When the Classroom, Meeting or Training Gets Odd - Classroom Dynamics
Friday, February 9, 2024

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Sherwood Smith photoSherwood Smith, EdD
Senior Executive Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism, University of Vermont

This session will suggest proactive measures and constructs for balancing the overall group dynamic challenges related to issues of culture and social justice associated with pedagogy and teaching.

Friday, March 8, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)



Friday, April 5, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 PM; MedEd 300 (Reardon Classroom)


Frymoyer Scholars Program Showcase
Friday, May 10, 2024

12:00-1:00 PM; MedEd 300 (Reardon Classroom)

Through the Frymoyer Scholars Program, the John W. and Nan P. Frymoyer Fund for Medical Education supports physicians and nurses who are actively engaged in teaching University of Vermont medical and nursing students who embody the best qualities of the clinician teacher. The program is an investment in outstanding medical education and promotes teaching that emphasizes the art of patient care. This session will showcase a few of the many Frymoyer Scholars Program recipients and their projects.


Friday, June 7, 2024

12:00-1:00PM; Med Ed 300 (Reardon Classroom)


Past Speakers (by academic year)