September 12, 2008

Grants support novel medical teaching ideas

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John Lantos, M.D.

Grants support novel medical teaching ideas

Eight Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty members recently received funding to develop innovative teaching and learning concepts through the Great Ideas in Vanderbilt Medical Education (GIVME) program, sponsored by VUSM, the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education and the Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Winning 2008 projects are:

•“Computerized Assessment of Training in Cardiovascular Imaging” — Jeffrey Dendy, M.D., Julie Damp, M.D., and Douglas Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D. (Cardiovascular Medicine)

• “Medical Student Pelvic Anatomy Education: Use of a structural model to improve retention” — Charles Rush, M.D., and Bradley Corr, VSM IV (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

• “A Novel Method for Teaching Intrapartum Cervical Assessment” — Charles Rush, M.D., and Rebecca Dezube, VSM IV (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

• “Randomized Trial to Evaluate Cardiac Auscultation Teaching Methods” — G. Waldon Garriss, M.D. (Internal Medicine / Pediatrics)

• “Pediatric Palliative Care Instruction for House Staff” — Brian Carter, M.D., and Rebecca Swan, M.D. (Pediatrics / Neonatology)

• “An Evaluation of Educational and Clinical Outcomes after Implementation of an Innovative Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship” — Tracy Jackson, M.D., and Sukdeb Datta, M.D. (Anesthesiology)

• “An Innovative Program to Support Professional Behavior among Healthcare Teams” — Kim Lomis, M.D., James Isbell, M.D. and Kevin Sexton, M.D. (General Surgery)

• “The Use of Standardized Patients in a Continuing Medical Education Course” — William Swiggart, M.S. (Internal Medicine).