Medical Education Week

 

Medical Education Week 2016

The 5th Annual William Davidson Medical Education Week was held May 16– 20, 2016. The featured speaker was James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., former dean of the University of Michigan Medical School. He delivered the William Davidson lecture on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the auditorium at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

Dr. Woolliscroft is an internationally recognized leader in medical education. He is the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine and currently a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Woolliscroft is the recipient of the Abraham Flexner award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in transforming medical education in the modern age.

The online abstract booklet for the 2016 Medical Education Week posters, lists each presented poster with accompanying authors and abstract.
Call for Poster Submissions

Requirements for Poster Abstract and Review

Eligibility for Submission

Submissions are open to all 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.

Poster Abstract Length

Abstracts are limited to 250 words and must be related to medical education. Please submit your abstract via the online submission form.

Poster Review

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



Deadlines for Poster Abstracts and Printing

Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission: March 4, 2016

  • Poster Abstracts are due Friday, March 4, 2016 by 5:00 pm.
  • You will be notified of acceptance by March 18, 2016. Additional information may be found in the FAQs tab.
  • Questions may be directed to The Center for Excellence in Medical Education at ceme@oakland.edu 

Deadline for Poster Printing Submission: April 15, 2016

  • Digital poster files are due April 15, 2016 by 5:00 pm. 
  • 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. 


Medical Education Week Poster Committee
  • Keith Engwall, co-chair
  • Lori Kurkowski
  • Stephen Loftus
  • Misa Mi
  • Lynda Misra
  • Stephanie Swanberg, co-chair
  • Jean Szura
  • Brooke Taylor
  • Ann Voorheis-Sargent
  • Rose Wedemeyer
  • Tracy Wunderlich, co-chair


Poster FAQ Information

Who is eligible to submit a poster abstract?

All 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, March 6, 2017 at 5:00pm 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, MS4, 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 22, 2017 informing you of acceptance.


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 I presented my poster at another conference do I need to reformat it using the provided medical education week poster?

Yes, you must reformat your poster to the medical education week template.


If my poster abstract is accepted, am I required to attend the poster session on Wednesday, May 17, 2017?

While you are not required to attend, we strongly encourage at least one author to be present at the poster session.


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 19, 2017 to ceme@oakland.edu.


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

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


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

You should contact Keith Engwall at engwall@oakland.edu or Tracy Wunderlich at wunderli@oakland.edu, co-chairs of the Medical Education Week Poster Committee.

Past Medical Education Weeks
Medical Education Week 2016
The online abstract booklet for the 2016 Medical Education Week posters, lists each presented poster with accompanying authors and abstract.

Poster Committee

  • Keith Engwall, co-chair
  • Lori Kurkowski
  • Stephen Loftus
  • Misa Mi
  • Lynda Misra
  • Stephanie Swanberg, co-chair
  • Jean Szura
  • Brooke Taylor
  • Ann Voorheis-Sargent
  • Rose Wedemeyer
  • Tracy Wundelich, co-chair

Medical Education Week 2015

The theme for Medical Education Week 2015 was A Humanistic Approach to Medical Education. The Davidson Lecturer was Robert Folberg, M.D., Founding Dean of OUWB School of Medicine. To learn more about the event, view the brochure, A Humanistic Approach to Medical Education and read more about the speakers and their presentations.

Poster winners from the 2015 Year

1st. Place: "Attention and Interpretation Training in Medical Students Reduces Anxiety and Increases Mindfulness" - Laura D. Steinkraus; Barbara L. Joyce, Ph.D.; Amit Sood, M.D., MSc

2nd. Place: "Purging the Binge and Purge - An Interactive Study Skills Workshop for First Year Medical Students" - Rodney L. Nyland, Ph.D.; Kara E. Sawarynski, Ph.D.

3rd. Place: "Relationship of Learning Techniques on Academic Performance for Second-Year Medical Students" - Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm.D.; Rodney L. Nyland, Ph.D.

People's Choice: "A Student-Directed Framework for Active Learning in Medical Ethics and Humanities" - Jay Brahmbhatt; Eric Raynal; Julie Blossom; Jay Kachoria; Tania Kohal; Class of 2017 M.D. Candidates

Poster Committee

  • Dwayne Baxa
  • Michaelle Bielecki
  • Kathleen Doyle, co-chair
  • Keith Engwall
  • Lori Kurkowski
  • Maurice Kavanagh
  • Serena Kuang
  • Misa Mi
  • Lynda Misra
  • Lyndsey Schroeder
  • Stephanie Swanberg, co-chair
  • Brooke Taylor
  • Brent Thompson
  • Ann Voorheis-Sargent

Medical Education Week 2014

Medical Education Week 2014 Delivers Important Messages & Meaningful Participation.

Poster Abstracts

Podium Poster Presentation Slides

Dr. Carl Lauter's "Clinical Reasoning" Presentation

Dr. Barbara Joyce's "Outcome Measurement" Presentation

Dr. Gloria Kuhn's "Cognitive Apprenticeship Presentation"

Dr. Sabina's "Navigating MedEd Portal" Presentation"

Poster Committee

  • Alexia Allen
  • Dwayne Baxa
  • Keith Engwall
  • Lori Kurkowski
  • Stephen Loftus
  • Misa Mi
  • Lynda Misra
  • Stephanie Swanberg
  • Brooke Taylor
  • Ann Voorheis-Sargent