FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

Education Innovation Award

The Education Innovation Award was established to support faculty innovations in the NEOMED College of Medicine (COM) curriculum, with the goal of developing more diverse ways to actively engage learners. Successful awardees will propose projects that enhance the curriculum to provide an Exceptional Student Experience.

All faculty currently teaching in the COM curriculum are eligible for the award. The maximum award amount is $5000 limited to a maximum of one award per module/course/clerkship and one award per applicant per academic year. Successful project proposals will support a formal NEOMED COM curricular component and must be aligned with COM Educational Program Objectives.

Applications are accepted quarterly as outlined in the chart below. For more information, please contact COM Faculty development at comfacdev@neomed.edu.

Award Applications Due Award Notices Disseminated to Recipients
January 15 March 1
April 15 June 1
July 15 September 1
October 15 December 1
*Applications are reviewed by award committee upon receipt of all application materials.

2021-22 Academic Year Award Recipients

Faculty Recipients Award Project Title
Kristen A. Knepp, Ph.D. Project MIMSE: Motivational Interviewing for Medical Student Education

Additional Project Details

Kristen A. Knepp, Ph.D.

Project MIMSE: Motivational Interviewing for Medical Student Education

Project Goal:

Project MIMSE will be integrated into the M1 Patient, Physician, & Community (PPC) II course, allowing students to be educated and trained on motivational interviewing (MI) by an expert in MI and providing them opportunities to practice and develop their MI skills throughout the PPC II course.

2020-21 Academic Year Award Recipients

Faculty Recipients Award Project Title
Rachel Conrad Bracken, Ph.D. Medicine and Disabilities Studies Thread
Janice McDaniel, M.D. Hands-on Ultrasound Training Simulations for Diagnosis and Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
Amy Lee, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. Bringing Peer Instruction to Life Using Videos
Kris Baughman, Ph.D. Bringing Peer Instruction to Life Using Videos
Mariquita Belen, M.D. Observed Telemedicine Integrating Clinical Reasoning
L. Austin Fredrickson, M.D. Social Justice in Medicine Keynote Lectureship

Additional Project Details

 

*Photo Credit: Circe Denyer

Medicine and Disability Studies Thread

Rachel Conrad Bracken, Ph.D.

Project Goal:

Apply concepts, theory, and content learned from “Narrative, Medicine, and Disability” in the Project Narrative Summer Institute to the “Introduction to Disability Theory” session for M1 students in Patient, Physician, & Community 2 (PPC 2).

Outcomes:

Evidence of student learning was evaluated by

  • informal, anonymous “exit poll” responses to gauge perspectives collected immediately following the live-Zoom “Introduction to Disability Theory” session; and
  • performance on questions aligned with Disability Theory content on the PPC 2 final exam.

*Photo Credit: Marcus Julius, M.D.

Hands-on Ultrasound Training Simulations for Diagnosis and Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

Janice McDaniel, M.D.

Project Goal:

To improve the curriculum by increasing the hands-on ultrasound skills of medical students through simulation and practice with ultrasound training models.

*Photo credit: Amy Lee, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Bringing Peer Instruction to Life Using Videos

Amy Lee, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., and Kris Baughman, Ph.D.

Project Goal:

Create a series of videos to complement northeast Ohio case scenarios used as a basis for peer instruction questions in the Population Health course that illustrate and directly apply concepts including social determinants, diagnostic screening, and leadership.

Observed Telemedicine Integrating Clinical Reasoning

Mariquita Belen, M.D.

Project Goal:

To improve patient-centered interviewing and communication skills, develop data-gathering and clinical reasoning skills, and increase opportunities for active student engagement through telemedicine simulation using standardized patients and immediate feedback by physician faculty.

*Photo Credit of Keisha Ray, Ph.D. (Keynote Speaker): Maricruz Kwon, University of Texas

Social Justice in Medicine Keynote Lectureship

L. Austin Fredrickson, M.D.

Project Goal:

To explore issues and current events around the intersection of medicine and social justice and provide a space for student self-reflection and facilitated group discussion of these issues as they relate to professional identity formation and improved patient care.

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