AMA Consortium Group joins 6th Annual HPERD event for Keynote Address

September 24, 2014
Posted in education day, HPERD

 AMA Consortium Group joins 6th Annual HPERD event for Keynote Address!

Mark E. Quirk, Ed.D., Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, delivered the keynote address,“Shifting the Medical Education Paradigm from Knowledge to Metacognitive Expertise"  at the September 22 noon lecture to a crowd of over 130 medical educators. The 6th annual HPERD event was attended by Vanderbilt School of Medicine faculty and AMA representatives from medical schools which were awarded an Americal Medical Association ACE grant for innovation in medical education. Several ACE Consortium members shared their work in health professions education research during the HPERD poster session following the keynote address. Here are the listings of all poster presenters and the Blue Ribbon winner of the HPERD Poster Award presented by Dr. Gerald Gotterer>>

Dr. Quirk has delivered keynote addresses and participated in panel presentations on teaching and learning, critical thinking, clinical communication and medical expertise at national and international conferences and several medical school education day events. He has served as principal investigator and director of successful training grants that have been funded for more than $6 million. He is the 2006 recipient of the national Excellence in Education Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the 2009 recipient of the Lamar Soutter Award for Excellence in Medical Education at UMass Medical School.

From 1978 to 2012 he had been at the University of Massachusetts Medical School serving most recently as professor and associate chair of family medicine and community health and the assistant dean for academic achievement. He directed the Center for Clinical Communication and Performance Outcomes, the Center for Academic Achievement, and the Clinical Faculty Development Center—a 16 school collaborative devoted to teaching and learning medicine. He has published two books, and more than 70 articles on medical education and behavioral science research. His most recent book, published 2006, is Intuition and Metacognition in Medical Education: Keys to Developing Expertise.

About Dr. Gotterer:

Gerald S. Gotterer, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medical Education and Administration, Emeritus, joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1986 as a professor of Medical Administration and the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Gotterer received his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He was also awarded a Ph.D. in physiological chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After serving on the faculty at Johns Hopkins, he moved to Rush University. At Vanderbilt, he was named senior associate dean for Faculty and Academic Administrative Affairs in 1999. Dr. Gotterer facilitated the implementation of the clinician-educator track in the School of Medicine, played a key role in modernizing the curriculum, clarified the faculty appointment and promotion processes and was instrumental in creating campus wide policies for conflict of interest. VUSM named one of its prestigious faculty teaching awards in his honor. His many contributions have enhanced considerably the effectiveness and prestige of the School of Medicine and the University.