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Presentation Materials

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Wednesday, April 7

Pre-Conference Workshops

Grant Writers’ Workshop
Introduction and Presentation Outline  (660 kb, 10 pgs)
Announcement Analysis (2.3 mb, 32 pgs)
Review and Score Application (2.3 mb, 32 pgs)
Administration of Grant, Part 1 (3.5 mb, 57 pgs)
Administration of Grant, Part 2a (3.4 mb, 50 pgs)
Administration of Grant, Part 2b (2.7 mb, 47 pgs)
Administration of Grant, Part 3 (2.3 mb, 18 pgs)
Grant Writer's Workshop Registrants

Sharon Stewart Cole, PhD, MBA, President/CEO and Proposal Project Director and Award Manager, Grants Management Services, LLC

Faculty Development Workshop: Effective Communication Skills for Career Advancement and Personal Growth

  • Promoting Collegiality Among Faculty (communication among faculty)
    Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, DMU-COM
  • The National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) as Faculty Development (communication between professionals and colleges)
    Patricia S. Sexton, DHEd, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Community and Preventive Health, ATSU/KCOM
    Edward P. Finnerty, PhD,  Professor of Physiology/Pharmacology, DMU-COM

Opening Plenary Session
Health Care Reform: What Went Wrong and What Might Go Right

  •   Norman J. Ornstein, PhD, Political Analyst and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Thursday, April 8

Plenary Session

  • U.S. Surgeon General VADM Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA

From the Outside Looking In: Questions and Confusions of Nontraditional Students (pdf, 3.7 mb)

  • Richard Levy, MA, Executive Board Member, National Society for Non-Traditional Premedical and Medical Students

Brief Presentations
Focus: Training Models

A National Training Model for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Competency-Based Training

  • Cecilia F. Rokusek, EdD, RD, Executive Director of Education, Planning, and Research, NSU-COM
  • Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH, Associate Dean of Education, Planning, and Research, NSU-COM

A Training Model for Developing Osteopathic Clinical Researchers

  • John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, Executive Director, The Osteopathic Research Center, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Cathleen B. Kearns, Administrative Director, The Osteopathic Research Center, UNTHSC/TCOM

The Role and Value of the Basic Sciences in Medical Education: Summary Report of the IAMSE Flexner Revisited Study Group (pdf, 638 kb)

  • Edward P. Finnerty, PhD, Professor of Physiology/Pharmacology, DMU-COM
  • Mark A. W. Andrews, PhD, Professor of Physiology, LECOM

Challenge Session on Health Literacy

Health Literacy and Patient Safety: A Clear Health Communication Mandate (pdf, 1.6 mb)
Sponsored by the UNE-Maine Geriatric Education Center, HRSA grant D31HPO8845-03

  • Sue Stableford, MPH, MSB, Director, Health Literacy Institute, Center for Health Policy, Planning & Research, University of New England

The NYCOM Health Literacy Project

  • Chellappa Kumar, PhD, Chief Information Officer, NYCOM/NYIT

The Creation of a New Curriculum – Encouraging Specific Career Objectives

  • Richard A. Ortoski, DO, Chair, Primary Care Education; Clinical Director, Primary Care Scholars Pathway, LECOM
  • Christine S. Kell, PhD, Associate Dean of Preclinical Education; Professor of Microbiology, LECOM
  • Richard Raymond, PhD, Director of the Primary Care Scholars Pathway; Professor of Pathology, LECOM

The Five Doors to Excellence in Assessment (pdf, 1.5 mb)
Designing an Assessment System: An Assessment System for Clinical Principles, Practices and Skills Course; A Longitudinal Course for Years 1 and 2 (pdf, 901 kb)
Rubric for the Daily Evaluation of Family Practice (pdf, 65 kb)
How to Assist Students Visualize Their Knowledge, or One of the Five Doors to Excellence in Medical Education (pdf, 1.1mb)

  • India Broyles, EdD, Associate Professor for Medical Education, UNECOM
  • Evelyn Schwalenberg, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, Predoctoral Education; Director of Faculty Development; Chairperson, Department of Medicine, UNECOM
  • Elisabeth M. DelPrete, DO, Chair, Family Medicine, UNECOM
  • Amina Sadik, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Basic Sciences, TUNCOM
  • Polly E. Leonard, DO, Director of Medical Education, Kent Hospital

Brief Presentations
Focus: Clinical Education

A Multi-Modal Evaluation Protocol as a Catalyst for Clerkship Quality Enhancement (pdf, 721 kb)

  • Abraham M. Jeger, PhD, Associate Dean, Clinical Education, NYCOM/NYIT
  • Leonard B. Goldstein, DDS, PhD, Director, Clerkship Education, NYCOM/NYIT
  • Doreen F. Meinberg, MPS, Education Evaluation Coordinator, NYCOM/NYIT
  • Barbara B. Friedman, MA, MPA, Medical Educator, NYCOM/NYIT

Enhancing Preceptor Evaluation: Assessment of Learning with Linkages to AOA Competency Metrics

  • Glenna J. Ewing, EdD, Associate Dean for Academic Quality and Medical Education Research, DMU-COM
  • Dana C. Shaffer, DO, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, DMU-COM

Central Iowa's Multidisciplinary Community Consortium for Clinical Research Training (pdf, 97 kb)

  • Theodore W. Rooney, DO, Director of Clinical Research, DMU-COM
  • Bryan Larsen, PhD, University Dean of Research, DMU-COM

AACOM Leadership Lunch
Special Presentation on Loan Forgiveness and Scholarship Programs

  • Rebecca Spitzgo, Associate Administrator, Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Susannah Olnes, MD, Lead Physician, Indian Health Service

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) Luncheon

  • John Thornburg, DO, PhD, Chairman of the NBOME Board, NBOME
  • John Gimpel, DO, MEd, President and CEO, NBOME
  • Erik Langenau, DO, Vice-President for Clinical Skills Testing, NBOME
  • Linjun Shen, PhD, MPH, Vice-President for Cognitive Testing and Research, NBOME
  • Joseph Smoley, PhD, VIce-President for Administration; COO, NBOME

Geriatrics Curriculum Infusion into Undergraduate Osteopathic Medical Education (pdf, 384 kb)
UNTHSC Reynolds Geriatric Education and Training in Texas Program (pdf, 1.8 mb)

  • Janice A. Knebl, DO, MBA, Project Director, Chief of Geriatrics, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • David Farmer, PhD, Program Director, Reynolds Geriatric Education and Training in Texas Program, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Thomas J. Fairchild, PhD, Vice President, Office of Strategy and Measurement, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Anita Chopra, MD, Director of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at UMDNJ, UMDNJ-SOM
  • Pam Basehore, MPH, Associate Director of Education and Assistant Professor, UMDNJ-SOM

Brief Presentations
Focus: Pedagogical Techniques

Engaging Distant Learners in Synchronous Education—Lessons Learned/Best Practices

  • Kari A. Hortos, DO, Associate Dean, MSUCOM-Macomb University Center, MSUCOM

Small Group Facilitator Connoisseurship

  • Stephen S. Davis, PhD, Director, Faculty Development, OU-COM

Student-Adopted Roles in Small-Group Patient Simulation Sessions

  • Diane R. Karius, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology; Director, Human Patient Simulation, KCUMB-COM

A Model for Early Intervention in Medical Education: Collaboration, Enhancement and Evaluation

  • Katy Kemp, MEd, Director, Center for Academic Performance, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Trisha VanDuser, EdD, Executive Director of Student Services, UNTHSC/TCOM

A Case-Based Teaching Model for Integrating OPP into the Six NBOME Competencies

  • Barbara Arcos, DO, Chair and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, NSU-COM 
  • Janet K. Hamstra, EdD, Medical Education Specialist; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, NSU-COM

Two-Year Evaluation of the Office of Minority Health’s Continuing Education Program: A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care (pdf, 2.3 mb)

  • Guadalupe Pacheco, MSW, Special Assistant to the Director, Project Officer, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Brief Presentations
Focus:  Examining Practices to Enhance Learning

Premedical Shadowing: Seeing Light in the Growing Darkness

  • Brian Earley, DO, Assistant Professor, ATSU/KCOM

Developing the Informed Consumer of Osteopathic Medical Education

  • Karen Steele, DO, FAAO, Associate Dean for Osteopathic Medical Education, WVSOM

Perceived and Assessed Value of a Cardiovascular Pharmacology Patient Simulation Experience Toward Learning 

  • Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, DMU-COM
  • Glenna J. Ewing, EdD, Associate Dean for Academic Quality and Medical Education Research, DMU-COM

Three Blind Mice, See How We Run: A Global Perspective on Osteopathic Medical Education and Practice
Handout (pdf, 562 kb)

  • Zachary Comeaux, DO, Professor, Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice; Family Practice Physician, OMM Specialty Clinic, WVSOM 

Friday, April 9

Plenary Session
Changing Health Care Delivery Systems – Implications for Medical Education (pdf, 4.5 mb)

  • J. Lloyd Michener, MD, Chair and Professor of Community & Family Medicine and Director, Center for Community Research, Duke University School of Medicine

Brief Presentations
Focus: Statistical Analysis

Demographic Effects on the Performance on Computer-Delivered COMLEX-USA
  • Feiming Li, PhD, Psychometrician, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
  • Linjun Shen, PhD, MPH, Vice President for Cognitive Testing and Research, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

Assessing Variation in Preceptor Evaluations

  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, AZCOM
  • Aaron W. Spaugy, OMS II, AZCOM

Utilizing Standardized Patient Programs to Bring Death and Dying Issues to Life

  • Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics, PCOM
  • Ruth D. Thornton, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, PCOM

Recruiting Students in Tough Economic Times
Sponsored by the Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers and the Marketing and Communications Advisory Council

  • Michelle Rahman, Associate Dean of Admissions, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Julie James, Assistant Director of Admissions, George Washington University School of Medicine

Administrator Development Workshop  
Management Skills for Academic Medicine Leaders

Economics 101:  What a CFO Wishes Academic Deans Knew About Finance and Accounting
  • Kenneth J. Veit, DO, MBA, Dean, PCOM

Nuts and Bolts of Giving an Unexpected Brief Talk

  • Michael D. Adelman, DO, JD, Dean, WVSOM

Brief Presentations
Focus: Global and Basic Education

Model for Evaluating Global Medical Mission Trips at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, Dean and Executive Vice President, VCOM
  • H. Dean Sutphin, PhD, Assistant Vice President for International and Appalachian Outreach, VCOM

WHO Research Scholars: Developing Global Health Educators and Leaders (pdf, 1.6 mb)

  • Yogesh Shah, MD, CMD, Associate Dean for Global Health, DMU-COM
  • Theodore W. Rooney, DO, Director of Clinical Research, DMU-COM

Using Human Patient Simulators (HPS) to Teach Basic Science Principles

  • Matthew K. Henry, PhD, Associate Professor, DMU-COM
  • Jeffrey Gray, PhD, Associate Professor, DMU-COM

Brief Presentations
Focus: Impacting Health Outcomes

An Osteopathic Approach to Facilitating Shared Vision and Interprofessional Education (pdf, 942 kb)

  • Clinton E. Adams, DO, MPA, Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Dean, Western U/COMP

Use of a Standardized Patient Continuity Experience to Teach Assessment and Care of Patients with Chronic Illness

  • Lucia B. Weiss, MS, Assistant Professor, UMDNJ-SOM
  • Frank A. Filipetto, DO, Associate Professor, UMDNJ-SOM

The Social Mission and Production of Medical Schools: A Footprinting Tool for Educational Advocacy (pdf, 442 kb)

  • Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH, Assistant Director, Robert Graham Center
  • Imam Xierali, PhD, Health Geographer, Robert Graham Center

The Use of Simulators in an OMS1 Class

  • Lori A. Kemper, DO, MS, Dean, AZCOM
  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, AZCOM

Student Financial Planning:  “What Happens After I Graduate?”
Sponsored by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents and the Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators

  • Paul S. Garrard, Student Loan Portfolio Management and Higher Education Financial Services Consultant
  • Sharon L. Howard, Director of Financial Aid, WVSOM
  • Adam Hunt, OMS III, MSUCOM

A Model Medical Informatics Curriculum for Osteopathic Predoctoral Education
Sponsored by the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators

  • Bruce D. Dubin, DO, JD, Dean, RVUCOM
  • Jeffrey A. Suzewits, DO, MPH, Associate Dean of Clinical Education Affairs, ATSU/KCOM
  • Elaine Soper, PhD, Associate Dean, Assessment and Educational Development , WVSOM 

Beyond Flexner:  Using Innovation to Foster Change in OME:  One School’s Experience to Date

  • Douglas L. Wood, DO, PhD, Dean, ATSU-SOMA
  • Trudy Kuo, PhD, Assistant Dean for Assessment, ATSU-SOMA
  • Albert Simon, PA-C, DHSc, Vice Dean, ATSU-SOMA

Introduction to an Application-Oriented Curriculum

  • Frank J. Papa, DO, PhD, Assistant Dean, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Michael W. Oglesby, PhD, Year Two Curriculum Director, UNTHSC/TCOM

Connecting the Dots:  Preparation for Third- and Fourth-Year Rotations
Sponsored by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents and the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles

  • William F. Morris, D.O.  Associate Professor, OPP, ATSU/SOMA
  • Student Respondents:
    Kate Menssen, OMS III, LECOM-Bradenton
    Clara Lee, OMS II, TOUROCOM-NY
    Lindsay LaCorte, OMS III, NSU-COM    

Brief Presentations:
Focus: Especially for Students

Finding a Faster Route to Practice (pdf, 111 kb)

  • Philip Eskew, JD, MBA, OMSII, WVSOM

Rural Practice - What Factors Influence Physicians to Make this Choice?

  • Paul Evans, DO, Dean, GA-PCOM

Dancing with Broken Bones: Race, Class and Terminal Illness in the Inner City

  • David Wendell Moller, PhD, Chair, Department of Bioethics, KCUMB-COM