Medical Education Week

Medical Education Week 2016

The 5th Annual William Davidson Medical Education Week will be held May 16 – 18, 2016. You are invited to submit a poster abstract on topics in medical education related to the theme “Medical Education: A Look into the Future.” A formal poster session and reception will be held on Wednesday, May 18th immediately following the annual Davidson Lecture at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. Certificates will be presented at the beginning of the poster session to the Top 3 posters as judged by the committee.

General Information and Schedule

Monday, May 9th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Using Diagnostic Justification in the Assessment of the OSCE

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Rachel Yudkowsky, M.D., M.H.P.E.

Wednesday, May 11th
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Developing an Academic Career

Beaumont, Royal Oak

George Williams, M.D. and others

Monday, May 16th - Wednesday, May 19th

Stanford Clinical Teaching Workshop

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Kelley Skeff M.D., Ph.D. and Georgette Stratos, Ph.D.

By Invitation Only

Monday, May 16th
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Developing Practice Wisdom in an Interprofessional World *

Oakland University

Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 17th
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Developing Practice Wisdom in an Interprofessional World *

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, Ph.D.

4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Global Health Panel: Enhancing Your Education and Clinical Experience with Medical Students

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Linda Gillum, Ph.D., Neila Afonso, M.D. and others

Wednesday, May 18th
8:00 a.m.  - 9:00 a.m.

Medical Education: A Look Into the Future *

William Davidson Lecture

Beaumont, Royal Oak

James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.

9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.

Medical Education Week Poster Reception

Beaumont, Royal Oak

OUWB Students, Faculty and Staff

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fellowship in Medical Education Presentations

Beaumont, Royal Oak

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Research Speed Networking

Beaumont, Royal Oak

OUWB Students, Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, May 18th
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Future of OUWB/BH Community Health Research and Opportunities for Trainees

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Richard Kennedy, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 19th
7:00 a.m.

Changing Challenges and Opportunities in Medical Teaching

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Kelley Skeff, M.D., Ph.D.

Friday, May 20th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,

The Impaired Physician and Student

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Carl Christensen, M.D.

Friday, May 20th
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hypothesis Driven Research, AAMC Mercshop

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Larry Gruppen, Ph.D.

Monday, May 23rd
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

OUWB Student Capstone Research Presentations

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Tuesday, May 24th
8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Beaumont Residents and Fellows Research Forum

Beaumont, Royal Oak

Various times and locations

MedEdPORTAL: Accessing & Publishing Medical Educational Resources

Misa Mi, Ph.D., MLIS, AHIP


* Web streaming available upon request

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 

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 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

What is the deadline for submitting a poster abstract?

Abstracts must be submitted no later than Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00pm.

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.

How do I submit a poster abstract?

All abstracts are submitted to the online submission form.

What is the required format for the poster abstract?

Abstracts are limited to 250 words. In addition, each abstract must include all author names and a title. Please include each author’s credentials (ie: PhD, MD, MD Candidate, MS, etc), department affiliation, and status.

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.

Does my abstract need to reflect completed projects or research?

No, you may submit an abstract describing current projects, teaching initiatives and innovations, research in medical education, processes, etc. The topic of the poster must be related to medical education.

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

You need IRB approval only if your project includes human subjects data. If your project is human subjects research, you need to have IRB approval in time to present your poster if you plan to include data on your poster. If you do not include data and only describe the project and methods, then you do not need the IRB approval.

How will my poster abstract be evaluated?

All poster abstracts will be blinded (all names and identifying information will be removed) and be reviewed by the Medical Education Week Poster Committee using an abstract rubric. The reviewers will evaluate poster abstracts based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and innovation
  • Organization and clarity 
  • Relevance to medical education
  • Potential for applicability or improvement of medical education practice

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

You will receive an email no later than March 18, 2016 informing you of acceptance.

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. The template is already sized appropriately to the final size of the poster which is 40” wide by 30” high.

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 18, 2016?

While you are encouraged to attend the poster session, you are not required to attend. 

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

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

Digital poster files are due April 15, 2016 to

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

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

What is the award for the Top 3 posters this year?

The committee will review and select the Top 3 posters and each author of the Top 3 will be presented with a certificate during the poster reception.

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

You should contact Keith Engwall at, Tracy Wunderlich at, or Stephanie Swanberg at, co-chairs of the Medical Education Week Poster Committee.

Past Medical Education Weeks

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