William Davidson Medical Education Week

The 8th Annual William Davidson Medical Education Week occurred on May 13 – 17, 2019. Sanjay Saint, M.D., MPH, Chief of Medicine, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and the George Dock Professor Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, delivered the keynote William Davidson Lecture. He shared his expertise on how attending physicians in internal medicine can “be superb” during their grand rounds. His presentation supported the week's theme, "Improving Patient Care Through Medical Education."
Information regarding the 9th Annual William Davidson Medical Education Week will be updated here in late December.
2019 Davidson Speaker

Davidson Speaker: Sanjay Saint, M.D.

Sandor Schoichet, M.D., presents Davidson plaque to Dr. Saint

Sandor Schoichet, M.D., presents Sanjay Saint, M.D., MPH with the William Davidson Lecture in Medical Education plaque following his keynote on "Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - How to be a Superb Teaching Attending on the Wards." 

Saint's discussion included three ingredients to being a successful attending physician. He encouraged fostering a positive relationship by developing the team, showing vulnerability and being fully present (fully engaged) with the medical team and patients. He emphasized that attendees should be aware of nonverbal actions while they are at a patient's bedside. They should pull up a stool so they don't feel like they are towering over the patient and are eye-level with the patient, help patients change positions in their hospital bed, and even help them with their socks.

Through their actions attending physicians role model what they want residents to learn.

"Most attendees know there can be too many teaching points in a day," said Saint. "The ideal number of teaching points is one point per patient per day."

Programming

Please see below for the past sessions offered as part of the 2019 Medical Education Week.

Featured Program:  Clinical Teaching Program, using the Stanford Model

Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Stanford Clinical Teaching Workshop: Tools for Improving Your Clinical Teaching (by invitation only)
    10 a.m to 4 p.m., Diokno Library, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Professionalism and the Learning Climate
    1 p.m. to 2 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Say What?: Understanding and Managing the Impact of Hearing Loss in Health
    3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lower Level Classroom 1, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Healthcare of the Transgender Patient
    5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Leadership for Challenging Times
    8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Auditorium, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Stanford Clinical Teaching Workshop: Tools for Improving Your Clinical Teaching (by invitation only)
    10 a.m to 5 p.m., Diokno Library, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Bystander Effect
    10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Tricks and Tips to Improve PowerPoint Presentations
    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • The Origin of Bioethics: Good Arises from Bad
    3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Recognizing and Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence in a Healthcare Setting
    5 to 7 p.m., OUWB Classroom A, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • William Davidson Lecture in Medical Education featuring Sanjay Saint, M.D., MPH
    8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Auditorium, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Breakfast Reception and Poster Presentations
    9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m., Administration Lobby, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Stanford Clinical Teaching Workshop: Tools for Improving Your Clinical Teaching (by invitation only)
    10 a.m to 3:15 p.m., Diokno Library, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Translator Please!: Adjusting to the New iGeneration of OUWB Students
    10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Writing Exam Questions
    1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • 2019 Fellowship in Medical Education Presentations
    3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Residents as Teachers: Dealing with Challenging Learners
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Healthcare Accessibility: Opportunity and Obligation
    8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Lower Level Classroom 1, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Medicine, Religion, and Vaccine Hesitancy
    10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., OUWB Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Treating Young Adults with Autism: What Should We Know?
    1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., OUWB Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Nutrition-focused Physical Exam
    2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., OUWB Large Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Mentor & Coach: Utilizing Coaching Tools to Support a Dynamic Mentoring Relationship
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m., OUWB Classroom A, Administration Building, Beaumont, Royal Oak
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Friday, May 17, 2018
  • Embark Research Mentor Training: Enhancing Efficacy and Professional Practice
    8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 478 O’Dowd Hall, OUWB School of Medicine, Oakland University
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2019 Medical Education Week Committee
  • Jeffrey Devries, M.D., MPH
  • James Grogan, Ph.D.
  • Alexandra Halalau, M.D.
  • Paul Johnson, M.D.
  • Stephen Loftus, Ph.D.
  • Darlene Niksic
  • Sandor Shoichet, M.D. - co-chair
  • Brooke Taylor, MPH, CHCP, FACEHP
  • Judith Venuti, Ph.D.
  • Ann Voorheis-Sargent, Ph.D., LPC - co-chair
  • Lindsay Yeatts
  • Kelsey Zuchowicz, MPH, CWP
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Call for Poster Submissions

Requirements for Poster Abstract and Review

Eligibility for Submission

Submissions are open to all Oakland University, OUWB, and Beaumont affiliates involved in medical education, including faculty, clinicians, staff, students, and residents. At least one author must be affiliated with the OUWB School of Medicine.  Please submit your abstract through the online submission form.

Poster Abstract Requirements

Educational Innovation abstracts are limited to 300 words, must contain the following sections: Objectives, Approach/Process, Educational Outcomes, and Evaluation Methods, and must be related to medical education.

Educational Research abstracts are limited to 300 words, must contain the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and must be related to medical education.

Additionally, you will be asked to provide a one sentence description on how your submission connects with medical education.

For projects with human subjects data, please include your IRB approval number on your poster.

Poster Review

Poster abstracts will be reviewed by the poster committee and selected based on clarity, organization, applicability to medical education and innovation.

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Deadlines for Poster Abstracts and Printing

Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission: Monday, February 4, 2019

Deadline for Poster Printing Submission: Monday, April 8, 2019

  • Digital poster files are due Monday, April 8, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.

  • Please submit your poster to ceme@oakland.edu. Posters should be submitted in PDF and PPT format.

  • Please note if posters are submitted after this date, the poster is not guaranteed to be printed.

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2019 Medical Education Week Poster Committee
  • Suzan ElSayed, V.M.D., Ph.D.
  • Keith Engwall, MSLIS
  • James Grogan, Ph.D.
  • Stephanie Swanberg, MSI, AHIP - co-chair
  • Brooke Taylor, MPH, CCMEP
  • Judith Venuti, Ph.D.
  • Ann Voorheis-Sargent, Ph.D., LPC
  • Tracy Wunderlich, M.A.
  • Kelsey Zuchowicz, MPH, CWP - co-chair
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Poster FAQ

Who is eligible to submit a poster abstract?

All Oakland University, OUWB, or Beaumont affiliates including faculty, clinicians, staff, residents, and students may submit a poster abstract.

At least one author on your poster must be affiliated with the OUWB School of Medicine.

What poster topics are eligible?

There are two categories of posters this year:

  • Educational Research - These posters will describe a project in educational research and must include results.
  • Educational Innovation - These posters will describe a current project/program undertaken or implemented in medical education. They do not require results but do need to describe expected outcomes and an evaluation plan.

How and when do I submit a poster abstract?

All abstracts must be submitted by Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. using the online submission form.

What is the required format for the poster abstract?

Educational Innovation abstracts are limited to 300 words, must be related to medical education, and must contain the following sections:

  • Objectives
  • Approach/Process
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Educational Outcomes

Educational Research abstracts are limited to 300 words, must be related to medical education, and must contain the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion/Conclusions

For projects displaying human subjects data, please include your IRB approval number on your poster.

In addition, each abstract must include a title and all author names. Please include each author’s credentials (ie: PhD, MD, MS-4, etc), department affiliation, and email address. All authors will be notified of abstract submission.

How will my poster abstract be evaluated for acceptance?

Abstracts must meet evaluation criteria in order to be accepted.  All poster abstracts will be blinded (all names and identifying information will be removed) and be reviewed by the Medical Education Week Poster Committee based on the abstract rubric. The reviewers will evaluate poster abstracts based on the originality of the content as well as how well each of the above sections are written in terms of quality, clarity, organization and internal consistency (appropriateness of methods, evaluation plan, etc.).

Authors of abstracts that do not meet the evaluation criteria will be contacted with one opportunity to revise their abstract.

When will I be notified if my abstract has been accepted?

You will receive an email no later than March 11, 2019 informing you of acceptance.

Will there be awards given out this year?

A certificate will be awarded to each of the authors of the top poster in each category.  The certificates will be handed out at the poster session.

Can I submit a poster abstract that I have previously presented at another meeting or conference?

Yes, you may submit an abstract you have previously presented.  However, you will need to modify the poster to match our template.

Does my abstract need to reflect completed projects or research?

Educational Research posters should reflect projects that are complete or mostly complete with results.

Educational Innovation posters do not need to contain results or completed outcomes, but should describe the expected outcomes and how the educational project/program will be evaluated.

Do I need IRB approval to present at Medical Education Week?

If your poster will include human subjects data, you need to have IRB approval in time to present your poster, and must include your IRB number on your poster.

Do I need to follow a particular template for creating the posters?

Yes, the template will be provided within the poster acceptance email in March.

If my poster abstract is accepted, am I required to attend the poster session on Wednesday, May 15, 2019?

While you are not required to attend, we strongly encourage at least one author to be present at the poster session, starting around 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Will I need to print out my poster?

No, the committee will handle all printing logistics. You simply need to send a digital file of your poster to ceme@oakland.edu.

When do I need to submit my digital file for my poster for printing?

Digital poster files are due April 8, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. to ceme@oakland.edu.

In what format(s) should I submit my digital poster file?

Please submit your digital poster file in both .PPT and .PDF formats.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions regarding poster abstracts or posters?

You should contact Stephanie Swanberg, MSI, AHIP or Kelsey Zuchowicz, MPH, CWP, co-chairs of the 2019 Medical Education Week Poster Committee.

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Past Medical Education Weeks

Medical Education Week Records

For programs and presentations from 2014 - 2019, please contact ceme@oakland.edu.

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Poster Information

For former poster abstract booklets, please contact ceme@oakland.edu.

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