Highlights from the Inaugural Celebration of Medical Education

The College of Medicine hosted its inaugural Celebration of Medical Education event on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, Ph.D., director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and associate professor at Kent State University, started the day’s event with her presentation, “Opening the Front Door to Inclusive Teaching: Intentional Reflection and Practical Strategies.” 

Following the first plenary, education innovation award faculty recipients Kristen Knepp, Ph.D., Mariquita Belen, M.D., and Rachel Bracken, Ph.D., (pictured, from left) presented their projects and provided some practical advice for those considering submitting an award application. 

Three women standing in front of a blue wall.

The afternoon continued with an in-person workshop focused on assessing hard-to-assess objectives, facilitated by Sara Kosiba, Ph.D., and Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS. 

The day’s events concluded with a Zoom plenary speaker, Katherine Walsh, M.D., FACP, associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who presented on clinical teaching tips related to observation, assessment and feedback.

The College of Medicine Office of Medical Education is looking forward to its next celebration of medical education event on April 25. 

Have some great ideas for the next event?  Please send them to commeded@neomed.edu or comfacdev@neomed.edu and look for updates on the Events page of our new COM faculty development website

Submitted by Jennifer Hillyer, Ph.D., director of Faculty Development for the College of Medicine

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