Scholarly projects team wins educational affairs award

April 25, 2016

In creating the YOUR M.D. curriculum in the OHSU School of Medicine, faculty members aspired to provide students a framework for lifelong learning. The scholarly project – a required research project that allows students to build their competency in academic scholarship and communications – is one such element.

top-banner-yourmd-2While designing the scholarly projects program, faculty members created a research question of their own: How prepared are pre-clinical medical students for an inquiry-based project such as this? The model they created to answer this question received an award for best faculty poster presentation during the Association of American Medical Colleges' Western Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) 2016 regional spring meeting.

Congratulations to the faculty members on the scholarly projects team:

  • Mark Baskerville, M.D., J.D., MBA, assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine
  • Erik Fromme, M.D., MCR, associate professor of medicine and radiation medicine
  • Heidi Nelson, M.D., MPH, research professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology (director of scholarly projects)
  • Peter Mayinger, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine
  • Eneida Nemecek, M.D., MBA, M.S., associate professor of pediatrics
  • Lisa Silbert, M.D., MCR, associate professor of neurology
  • Craig Warden, M.D., MPH, M.S., professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics

Dr. Mayinger presented on behalf of the team, which also includes Angela Myatt in the undergraduate medical education office. View the poster and read about the group's summary and conclusions.

The purpose of the GEA is to advance medical education and medical educators through faculty development, curriculum development, educational research, and assessment in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education.

"The Future of Medical Education is Now" conference was hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine. A best poster award was also given in the category of "new investigator." Read more on the conference website.