June 19, 2023

Educator Development Program announces new cohort

VUMC’s Educator Development Program (EDP) has announced its new cohort for 2023-2025. The goal of the EDP Program is to enhance the medical education knowledge, attitudes and skills of all VUMC faculty members (physicians, nurses and scientist), learners (students, residents and fellows) and others (administrators, department leaders) who teach in the medical/graduate/nursing school environment. The new EDP scholars are:

  • Kimberly Beiting, MD: A faculty in the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program within the Department of Medicine oversees the curriculum for the Community Medicine Rotation for the Geriatric Fellows. She is the ISC course co-director at Vanderbilt School of Medicine Healthy Aging and Quality Dying. Beiting will develop and study the effect of an age-friendly addiction project ECHO training program to provide education on age-friendly care for community providers of addiction medicine.
  • Joshua Onyango, MD, MEd: A former chief resident and new faculty member in Hospital Medicine will develop and evaluate the effect of an asynchronous learning podcast using patient voices to educate and train health care professionals in ambulatory internal medicine and pediatrics over three institutions.
  • Soha Patel, MD, MSPH: An obstetric/gynecologist with several educational roles including director of resident curriculum (in fetal heart monitoring and quality improvement) and MFM course director will develop and evaluate the effects of a curriculum training OB/GYN residents and patients on infant breastfeeding.
  • Chase Webber, DO: A hospitalist in Internal Medicine and PI for the Electronic Learning Record (ELR) research project, Webber created over 400 digitized ELR scripts. He will advance new approaches and applications for learning using educational informatics in the clinical workplace.