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Welcome New Protégé Members

Kathryn (KC) Collier, MD; Resident; Emergency Medicine  

Kelsey Maguire, DO; Resident; Medicine        

Massoud Saleki, MD; Resident; Medicine  

In the Teaching Academy

Teaching Academy Conference and Member Event Coordinator, Amanda Broder, contributed her event planning skills to the Region VII Medical Education Conference (RMEC), hosted by the University of Vermont’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) on November 10-11. More than 100 medical and pre-medical students from throughout the Northeast gathered for the conference, “Uplifting Voices: Celebrating Diversity in Medicine,” reflecting SNMA members’ passion for ensuring that people from populations  underrepresented in the profession of medicine are empowered to pursue medical careers. Read more about the conference here.

Cate Photog 11.30.23The Teaching Academy celebrated Distinguished Educator Cate Nicholas, MS, PA, EdD on November 28 at a reception of her photographs currently on display in the Teaching Academy office suite. Stop by and see the artwork Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.


Spring Writing Retreat for Medical Educators

Friday, March 22, 2024; 9am-1pm. Are you working on a manuscript? Planning a grant or conference proposal? Do you need time to focus on updates to your CV, personal statement, or teaching portfolio? This half-day retreat will feature dedicated writing time, plus coaching on goal setting, and consultation time with experts on topics such as research design, writing, literature searching, and more.  Click here for more information. REGISTER HERE

Just Announced! The NEGEA Annual Conference will take place May 29-31, 2024 at NYU Grossman in NYC!

“Cultivating Creativity and Collaboration: Unleashing Innovation in Medical Education” Registration will open soon.

AAMC Webinar - ChatGPT: Transforming Scholarly Pursuits with Conversational AI

December 15, 1pm. This session will explore ChatGPT’s impact on scholarship by discussing its historical significance, predictive power, and transformative potential. Attendees will learn how ChatGPT has reshaped scholarly pursuits, can aid researchers and learners, and may address future challenges. Click here for more information.

Mid-Career Faculty Development Bootcamp

February 06 - 08, 2024. In a collaboration between Rush Offices of Faculty Affairs and Mentoring Programs, Rosalind Franklin University, and Southern Illinois University, we are offering an outstanding opportunity for associate/full professors and leaders to propel their professional growth. Our innovative, continuing education-eligible course addresses crucial leadership and professional challenges for faculty in different stages of their careers. The bootcamp is considered a CME-acceptable use of time (9 credits) This event will be held virtually on the Zoom platform from February 06 – 08, 2024 (Tuesday – Thursday) 2 – 5 PM Central Daylight Time. To register, please click this link. https://cmetracker.net/RUSH/Publisher?page=pubOpenSub#/event/489233/ Please contact mentoringprograms@rush.edu if you have any questions.

Harvard Medical School Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills

March 20 – 22, 2024, live stream. Incorporating best practices, newer principles of adult learning, and widely available technologies into your teaching can significantly improve your ability to engage and inspire students, residents, fellows, and colleagues. This special program, ranked among Harvard Medical School’s highest-rated CME courses, is a uniquely comprehensive exploration of best practices for teaching medicine at the bedside, in ambulatory settings, and in the classroom.  For more information and to register, click here: https://medicaleducators.hmscme.com/

Questions about The Teaching Academy?
Please contact: teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Recent Publications by Teaching Academy Members

Adult Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Functional Outcomes of Children Resilient to Early Adversity
Copeland W, Halvorson-Phelan J, McGinnis E, Shanahan L. Adult Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Functional Outcomes of Children Resilient to Early Adversity. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 9 Nov 2023. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.20230038


Recent Publications to Note

Literature review software for faster research and discovery: https://www.litmaps.com/

When I say … simulation
Gormley GJ, Murphy P. When I say … simulation. Med Educ. 2023 Dec;57(12):1182-1183. doi: 10.1111/medu.15165.

Engaging students in a genetics course-based undergraduate research experience utilizing Caenorhabditis elegans in hybrid learning to explore human disease gene variants
Forte NR, Veasey VN, Christie BJ, Carter A, Hanks MA, Holderfield A, Houston T, Challa AK, Turner AN. Engaging students in a genetics course-based undergraduate research experience utilizing Caenorhabditis elegans in hybrid learning to explore human disease gene variants. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 2023 Nov 16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.00078-23

From Videogames to Teaching — Different Camera Perspectives in an Interactive Synchronous Online Tutorial
Boten DN, Daum N, Schutz T. et al. From Videogames to Teaching — Different Camera Perspectives in an Interactive Synchronous Online Tutorial. Med.Sci.Educ. 33, 1029–1031 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-023-01833-9

When I say… transformative learningVipler BS, Sawatsky AP. When I say… transformative learning. Med Educ. 2023 Dec;57(12):1184-1186. doi: 10.1111/medu.15189

The Assessment Burden in Competency-Based Medical Education: How Programs Are Adapting
Szulewski A, Braund H, Dagnone D, McEwen L, Dalgarno N, Schultz K, Hall A. The Assessment Burden in Competency-Based Medical Education: How Programs Are Adapting. Academic Medicine 98(11):p 1261-1267, November 2023. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005305

Regional/National Call for Proposals

Call for 2024 IAMSE Educational Scholarship & Curriculum Innovation Grants

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) wishes to encourage and support scholarship in medical science education and will fund multiple educational scholarship and curriculum innovation grants for up to $5000 each.

  • The purpose of the IAMSE Educational Scholarship Grants is to make funds available to support projects designed to systematically collect and analyze data related to medical education, which may employ a variety of methods, but seeks to produce generalizable information for dissemination.
  • The purpose of the IAMSE Curriculum Innovation Grants is to make funds available to support projects designed for the general enrichment of teaching and learning that go beyond normal expectations of a faculty member, including but not limited to advances in pedagogy, technology, content development, or professional development.

All IAMSE members are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of IAMSE. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future IAMSE conference. Successful applicants will be announced via email and at the 2024 IAMSE conference. The deadline to submit proposals for 2024 grants is January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET. For more information, please visit our website here. Please note that this application is available for members only, a membership login will be required.

2023 GEA National Educational Research Grant Award

In its strong encouragement and support of research in medical education, the GEA seeks to fund research projects that address important problems or questions in medical education. Proposals that foster collaboration are strongly encouraged.  This includes collaborations among GEA sections (UME, GME, CPD), across GEA regions (CGEA, NEGEA, SGEA, WGEA) and/or proposals that engage multiple schools, professions, or departments. Multiple projects may be funded each year up to $10,000 each up to a two-year grant period. The number of proposals funded per year will depend upon the GEA budget and proposal quality. Pre-proposals are due on January 19, 2024, by 11:59 PM PTAll information is also on the AAMC Website:



Teaching Academy in the News

December 2023


Snow Season Education Retreat


January 18-19, 2024

A two-day, hybrid education retreat featuring a plenary, poster session, workshops, and networking. This event is open to all UVM Larner College of Medicine faculty, students, and staff at all teaching sites in the University of Vermont Health Network. Visit the Teaching Academy website to see the schedule and register!

And don’t forget about the Teaching Academy Induction and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17, 4-5pm, Sullivan Classroom.


Upcoming Events

Portfolio Workshop

Wednesday, December 6; 12:00-12:30pm; Zoom

Drop in consultations on the Teaching Academy Portfolio Application process. Hosted by the Teaching Academy’s Conference and Member Event Coordinator, Amanda Broder, with Teaching Academy member co-hosts. Come with a specific question or general wonderings about the Teaching Portfolio, Letter of Support, Standardized LCOM CV format, Teaching Evaluations Table template, Teaching Portfolio examples, advancing to the next level of membership, and even the Member Renewal process! For Zoom information, contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Writers Workshop

Thursday, December 21; 8:00-9:00am; Zoom

A group of regular Teaching Academy members meets the 3rd Thursday of the month to review and discuss your scholarly work on education topics. Bring work in any stage of development – manuscripts, conference proposals, research proposals, etc. 

Please sign up at least a week in advance by emailing teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Manuscript Marathon

Thursday, December 21; 9:00-10:00am; Zoom

Writing a manuscript for publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Join other Teaching Academy members for writing sessions to start, finish, or even edit for re-submission your medical education manuscript. Join in for coaching and uninterrupted writing time.

Please reach out with any questions or to RSVP: Teaching.Academy@med.uvm.edu

IAMSE Webinar Series

Thursday, January 4; 12:00-1:00pm; Zoom

Winter 2024: One World, One Health: Tackling the Global Health Crisis. "Global Health Electives: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly" with Jenny Baenziger, MD. Please contact teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu to receive a link to register for free under the Teaching Academy paid registration.