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2021 Annual Medical Education Innovations & Scholarship Day Highlights

NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Educator Community held our virtual Sixth Annual Medical Education Innovations and Scholarship Day on November 1, 2021. The event featured 50 presentations and workshops; an informative Q & A session with guest speaker, Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and a panel of experts on “Lessons Learned in Education During the Time of COVID.” Awards were also presented to recognize faculty at NYU Grossman School of Medicine for their outstanding contributions to medical education.

Crystal Mainiero, MPA; Michael Poles, MD, PhD; and Steven Abramson, MD, kicked off the event with a welcome address followed by a series of sessions that showcased the incredible work being conducted at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

VIDEO: The 2021 Annual Medical Education Innovations and Scholarship Day celebrated NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s accomplishments during the year.

Oral Presentations

The opening panel of oral presentations was moderated by Abigail Ford Winkel, MD, MHPE.

Understanding the Implementation of Workplace-Based Assessment

This presentation delved into the rise of competency-based medical education, which has resulted in increasing calls for workplace-based assessment to provide evidence of competence in authentic settings (the clinical workplace) and to meet the need for more formative assessments for learning and mastery.

Presenter: Nikola Koscica, MS

Evaluation of the Clinical Skills Assessment Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine: Opportunities for Future Curriculum Redesign

Curricular redesign in health professions education has lagged behind healthcare delivery reform. We evaluated NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s clinical skills assessment program to understand and map each case to skills in the curriculum. We then performed a gap analysis. Through this process, gaps were identified in domains that will inform future decisions on curriculum redesign.

Presenter: Verity Schaye, MD, MHPE

Mapping Clinical Data to Characterize Residents' Educational Experiences

Hospital data was leveraged to provide a detailed characterization of internal medicine residents’ inpatient clinical experiences at our program’s four diverse training hospitals over a full academic year. Differences in clinical–educational content were discovered across sites, categorized by both broad content categories and more specific condition categories, suggesting that each site provides a distinct clinical experience. We provided a reproducible strategy by which other training programs can similarly map clinical data to defined content areas to better inform their trainees’ educational experiences and drive evidence-based curricular change.

Presenter: Daniel Sartori, MD

Bridging the Gap from Medical School to Residency: A Faculty Development Program for Coaches in Medical Education

The presentation showcased an innovative coaching faculty development curriculum for faculty working with graduating students and early residents.

Presenter: Abigail Ford Winkel, MD, MHPE

Q & A with Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC

We were honored to have Dr. Walensky, the 19th director of the CDC, as this year’s special guest. The Q & A session was moderated by Jonathan LaPook, MD, the Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology and founder of The Empathy Project.

Dr. Walensky is an influential scholar whose pioneering research has helped advance the national and global response to HIV/AIDS and advocates for the underserved in healthcare. She spoke passionately about racial inequality, health disparity, and how marginalized communities' health are compromised. Dr. Walensky called on everyone in public health to work together to remove barriers and build a more inclusive health system, and also encouraged students to follow what intrigues them and to stay motivated through the process of learning and discovery.

Panel: Lessons Learned in Education During the Time of COVID

The afternoon panel focused on “Lessons Learned in Education During the Time of COVID” and was moderated by Joan Cangiarella, MD, senior associate dean for education, faculty, and academic affairs. Covering an array of important topics, presentations included the following.

The Lasting Impact of COVID Stressors on Students, Residents, and Faculty

Presenter: Christin Drake, MD

Motivational Drivers and Deterrents of Volunteers During COVID Response

Presenter: Cecilia Mirant-Borde, MD

The Curriculum Redesign Effort: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Presenter: Michael Poles, MD, PhD


Workshops during the event addressed data science and AI, the development process of a recently launched Radiology Residents-as-Teachers (RAT) curriculum, and how departments and individual faculty benefit from faculty development sessions designed to improve their performance.

Data Science and AI: Core Concepts for Curricular Design and Medical Education Research

Data science and artificial intelligence (AI) are emerging areas of innovation in medicine and medical education. Participants in this workshop defined foundational concepts in informatics, data science, and AI; learned about emerging applications of data science and AI in medical education; and identified resources and collaborators at NYU Grossman School of Medicine for projects in the data science and AI space.

Facilitators: Jesse Rafel, MD; Marc Triola, MD; Marina Marin, MSc; and Narjes Razavian, PhD

Enhancing Your Resident-as-Teacher Training: A Glimpse Into a Radiology Residents-as-Teachers Curriculum

Participants learned about the development process of a recently launched Radiology Residents-as-Teachers (RAT) curriculum. Participants engaged in hands-on interactive activities while reviewing the pillars of Kern’s Curriculum Model, which applies across specialty. Participants also shared RAT efforts in different specialties.

Facilitators: Caroline R. Paul, MD; Jeffrey Alpert, MD; Alexander El-Ali, MD; Monica Sheth, MD; and Nancy Fefferman, MD

Faculty Development in the Midst of the Pandemic: What Do We Need?

How can departments and individual faculty benefit from faculty development sessions designed to improve their performance? We assembled a group of leaders from the institution who have extensive experience in faculty development to discuss their approach to program development, implementation, and outcomes measurement. The session included a review of the literature, lightning-round discussion of programs and strategies used across departments at NYU Langone, lessons learned, and steps for the future.

Facilitator: Robert Angert, MD; Sharon Calaman, MD; Anne Dembitzer, MD; Crystal Mainiero, MPA; Jeffrey Manko, MD; Cynthia Osman, MD; and Michael Poles, MD, PhD

Best Poster Presentation Awards

Forty posters were accepted after a peer-review process. On the day of the event, the session facilitators rated the posters in each category and awarded seven as exemplars in innovation, impact, and potential.

A Narrative Analysis of Clerkship Reflections: Medical Student Identity Development in a Changing World

Presenters: Mahino Talib, MD; Richard Greene, MD, MHPE; and Abigail Ford Winkel, MD, MHPE. View poster.

Assigning Online Educational Modules Prior to Orientation Increases Interns’ Level of Readiness for Internship

Presenters: Lynn Buckvar-Keltz, MD; Jeffrey Manko, MD; Thomas Riles, MD; Soma Roy; Emery Olson; and Sondra Zabar, MD. View poster.

Simulation Curriculum of Transgender and Gender Diverse Patient Care for Trainees

Presenters: Fabiana M. Kreines, MD; Jacquelyn Shaw, MD; Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD; and Elizabeth Fino, MD. View poster.

A Clearer Picture: Defining Threshold Concepts for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Presenter: Olivia Myrick, MD. View poster.

The Influence of the Clinical Microsystem on Residents’ Communication Skills During Clinical Practice

Presenters: Mirja van der Meulen, PhD; Colleen Gillespie, PhD; Khemraj Hardowar; Jeffrey Wilhite, MPH; Zoe Phillips; Kathleen Hanley, MD; Lisa Altshuler, PhD; Andrew Wallach, MD; and Sondra Zabar, MD. View poster.

Increasing Feedback on Residents’ Clinical Reasoning Documentation Using Machine Learning

Presenters: Verity Schaye, MD, MHPE; David Kudlowitz, MD; Daniel Sartori, MD; Siyuan Cao, MD; Jesse Rafel, MD; Benedict Guzman; Jonah Feldman, MD; Ilan Reinstein, MS; Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, PhD, MD; and Marina Marin, MSc. View poster.

Impact of Increased Telemedicine Usage on Resident Education

Presenters: Agnes Park; Laura Wong; Zoe Phillips; Anne Dembitzer, MD; Melanie Jay, MD; Sondra Zabar, MD; and Kelly Crotty. View poster.