Plenary Preview: A Focus on Assessment

We're pulling back the curtain so you can preview the second plenary session and speakers of the Joint AACOM & AODME 2017 Annual Conference.

From Bedside to Milestones:
Successes and Stumbles While Building an Assessment System

Thursday, April 27, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:20 AM)

Don’t value what you measure, measure what you value. In the journey toward milestones and entrustable activities, traditional assessment methods will be irrelevant in the new world of active learning.

Designed for educators throughout the medical education continuum, this plenary session will focus on milestones and entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in the assessment of learning and competency. Experts from the front lines will share their successes and challenges with using new assessment models. View the conference program.

Speaker Spotlights

Matthew E. Kelleher, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati Medical Center/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center  

Dr. Kelleher is currently a Internal Medicine Scholars Training for Academic Research (IMSTAR) Medical Education Fellow at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Among his hospital and medical leadership roles, Dr. Kelleher is a mentor and program leader for the Master Teacher Program.

Dr. Kelleher is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Gold Humanism Honor Society, and the American College of Physicians (ACP), which selected Dr. Kelleher for its 2014-15 Waxman Scholarship Award to teach clinical skills at the 2015 National ACP Meeting. Read more.

Benjamin R. Kinnear, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati Medical Center 

Following his Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) chief year at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Dr. Kinnear joined Cincinnati’s Med-Peds faculty and is now a hospital medicine attending at both UC Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He currently serves as the Med-Peds Assistant Program Director for Quality Improvement and leads the Master Teacher Program.

Dr. Kinnear is an active participant in UC’s core education team, and has a specific interest in learner assessment and point-of-care ultrasound. He is currently completing his master's degree in medical education, and hopes to use skills gained from this program to further improve UC’s residency programs. Read more.

Together, Dr. Kelleher and Dr. Kinnear have co-led workshops and presented on multiple aspects of assessment at national meetings, and also hosted webinars, performed research, and published work on bridging learning and assessment to bedside.

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Vol. 1, No. 5
March 9, 2017