2012 - 2013 Recipients
Emily Castellanos, MD, and Leora Horn, MD
"Improving the Internal Medicine Resident Subspecialty Clinic Experience"
The shift of medicine from an inpatient to an outpatient experience has led the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to mandate residents spend an increasing number of hours in outpatient clinics. Creating a satisfactory outpatient subspecialty experience is challenging. Under the current model, residents work with multiple faculty members for limited periods of time, resulting in a heterogeneous experience as faculty members have varying familiarity with resident’s skills, background, and interests. Individualizing the resident experience may improve the resident-attending interaction, resulting in an educational experience tailored to the individual resident and satisfactory for the faculty member.
Thomas Ben Morrison, MD, Jennifer Giuseffi, MD, Lisa Mendes, MD, Julie Damp, MD, and John McPherson, MD
"Improving the Education of Night Float Residents: One Podcast at a Time"
Night rotations are essentially ubiquitous across the graduate medical education spectrum since the institution of the most recent ACGME resident work hour restrictions in July 2011. Resident and faculty perceptions are that there are lost educational opportunities during night rotations. Despite the acknowledged educational challenges of night rotations, optimal educational strategies for learners on these rotations have yet to be defined. This project seeks to determine the feasibility and efficacy of using multimedia educational tools (i.e. video podcasts) and iPads in order to improve the educational value of time spent on night rotations.
Paul W. Papillion, MD, Stephane Braun, MD, Kevin Sexton, MD, and Wesley P. Thayer, MD, PhD
"iOperate: Using iPad Technology to Improve Microsurgical Training"
Presently at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) multiple graduate medical education programs require residents to acquire skills in microvascular anastomoses, however, these disciplines have no predetermined microvascular curriculum or assessment. This proposal seeks to develop a microsurgical skills course at VUMC using the iPad for video-based instruction combined with a synthetic simulator. Additionally, the iPad will be used to record learners practicing on the simulator to facilitate feedback from experts in an effort to decrease time to proficiency in a microvascular anastomosis.