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Annual Education Retreat

On June 5-6, 2023, NYU Grossman School of Medicine hosted its 11th Annual Education Retreat. Retreat. The event, co-sponsored by the Office of Medical Education and Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, brought the community together to connect around the school's C21: Personalized Pathways Curriculum. Featured talks included the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in medical education, promoting early career exploration and new areas of concentration for medical students, and enhancing the transition to residency through precision education. During the two half-day event, more than 110 participants representing all academic departments in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education joined in person and online.

Day 1 Highlights

The retreat kicked off with welcome remarks and an overview of the new curriculum by Steve B. Abramson, MD, executive vice president and vice dean for education, faculty, and academic affairs.

Marc M. Triola, MD, associate dean for educational informatics and director of the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, presented on generative AI and its potential applications in medical education. Generative AI applications are capable of creating convincingly authentic images, videos, and text on demand. Discussions revolved around its responsible use in an academic setting.

Victoria M. Harnik, PhD, associate dean for curriculum; Michael Poles, MD, PhD, assistant dean for education in the preclinical sciences and co-director of the Educator Community; and Kelly V. Ruggles, PhD, director of integrated sciences, presented on updates in implementing the new curriculum and “Promoting Early Career Exploration and the Areas of Concentration.” Presentations were followed by interactive small group discussions and report outs.

VIDEO: Events from day 1 of NYU Langone’s 11th Annual Education Retreat included presentations from educational leaders across the institution.

Day 2 Highlights

Mel G. Rosenfeld, PhD, senior associate dean for medical education, welcomed the group on Day 2. Verity E. Schaye, MD, MHPE, assistant dean for education in the clinical sciences; Magdalena J. Robak, MD, assistant director of integrated clinical skills; Lucy M. Chang, MD, MSci, clinical associate professor, Department of Pediatrics; and Abigail Ford Winkel, MD, MHPE, professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director for the Transition to Residency program, presented on “Enhancing the Transition to Residency Through Precision Education.” Presentations were followed by a highly engaged interactive small group discussion and report outs.

VIDEO: Day two of our event featured additional sessions, breakout discussions, and how to prepare for the next steps.