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Friday, April 4

8:00 – 9:30 am

The Evolving World of Healthcare Reform

Moderator: Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs, NYIT-COM

Keynote Address: Gail R. Wilensky, PhD, Economist and Senior Fellow, Project Hope


9:45 – 10:45 am

What They Bring: First Year Medical Students’ Understanding and Perceptions of Primary Care

  • Sharon L. Reynolds, EdD, Education Specialist, OU-HCOM


Unmasking the Guise of a Genderless Medical Education

  • Linda J. Dunatov, EdD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, UP-KYCOM


The Ins, the Outs, and Roundabouts of Clinical and Community Health Research

  • Wayne C. Miller, PhD, Programs Director, WVSOM Center for Rural and Community Health, WVSOM



Comprehensive Clinical Assessment as Preparation for COMLEX-USA Level 2 Examinations

  • Mary T. Johnson, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, DMU-COM
  • David Plundo, DO, MPH, FACOFP, Associate Dean for Medical Education, DMU COM
  • Kyla Carney, DO, Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program, Des Moines, IA


Differential Item Functioning in the COMAT Series of Subject Examinations

  • Kevin E. Kalinowski, PhD, Adjunct Faculty Learning Technologies, NBOME
  • Hao Song, PhD, Senior Director for Psychometrics and Research, NBOME
  • Marc A. Lukasik, PhD, Senior Test Development Specialist, NBOME



Does Pathway Choice Influence Residency Selection?

  • Christine S. Kell, PhD, Associate Dean of Preclinical Education and Professor of Biology, LECOM
  • Mathew Bateman, PhD, DHEd, Director of Institutional Planning, Assessment, Accreditation and Research, and Professor of Anatomy, LECOM

FM or NMM/OMM? Assisting Osteopathic Medical Students with Residency Selection

  • Shana A. Shosky, DO, Adjunct Instructor, ATSU-KCOM
  • Eric J. Snider, DO, Assistant Professor, ATSU-KCOM
  • Jane C. Johnson, MA, Senior Biostatistician, ATSU-KCOM


9:45 am – 11:05 am

Osteopathic Medical Education and the Matches: Outcomes and Trends of Osteopathic Medical Students in the NMS and NRMP Matches
(Data provided by the American Osteopathic Association.)

Moderator: Clinton E. Adams, DO, MPA, Fellow Medical Education Leadership, WesternU/COMP

  • Elliott Peranson, MASc, President, National Matching Services, Inc.
  • Mona M. Signer, MPH, Executive Director, National Resident Matching Program


11:15 am – 12:15 pm


Using AACOM’s Data – What You Can do with the OME Data on the AACOM Website

  • Erik Guercio, MA, Associate Director of Research, AACOM
  • Eric Lui, Research Analyst, AACOM
  • Aisha Ali, Research Analyst, AACOM
  • Catherine Golden, Research Assistant, AACOM

Changes in Student Academic Performance and Student Satisfaction Implementing a Flipped Classroom Approach in an Osteopathic Medical School

  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, BASW, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Instructor, AZCOM/MWU
  • Ryan Jelinek, OMS, AZCOM/MW
  • Layla Al-Nakkash, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology, AZCOM/MWU
  • Sristi Nath, DO, Assistant Professor, AZCOM/MWU
  • Randall Richardi, DO, Assistant Professor, AZCOM/MWU


Innovative Interprofessional Education Models: Reynolds Next Steps funded Osteopathic Colleges Experience

  • Janice A. Knebl, DO, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Sandra Marquez-Hall, PhD, Program Director, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Yolanda Pitts Lane, MEd, CHES, Educational Coordinator, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Christian P. White, DO, Physician, RowanSOM


Maximizing Learning Opportunities in a Blended Clinical Rotation Through the Use of Online Collaborative Tools

  • Douglas J. Koch, Academic Development Coordinator, PCOM
  • Erik Langenau, DO, Director for Learning Technologies, PCOM



Medical Students Preclerkship Research Experiential Training in an Urban Setting: MSUCOM’s Experience in Downtown Detroit

  • Rami B. Ibrahim, MSc, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, MSUCOM
  • Katelyn Johnston, Curriculum Assistant, MSUCOM
  • Janice Schwartz, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Physiology, MSUCOM
  • Gary Willyerd, DO, FACOEP, FAODME, Associate Dean for Detroit Medical Center and Professor of Internal Medicine, MSUCOM

Incorporating a Student Research Project into a Rural Medical Education Curriculum

  • Ana L. Chiapa-Scifres, MS, MPH, Director of Research & Evaluation, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • John R. Bowling, DO, Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Medicine, UNTHSC/TCOM


Designing Individualized Academic Support Across Four Years of Medical Education Using a Diagnostic-Prescriptive Approach

  • Judy J. Thornton, MA, Director of Educational Support, RVUCOM



Peer Teaching in a Physical Diagnosis Course

  • Lucia B. Weiss, MS, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, RowanSOM
  • Hortense P. Russell, DO, Assistant Professor, RowanSOM
  • George Scott, DPM, DO, Associate Professor, Course Director, Competency Team Leader, RowanSOM

Application of a Social Constructivist Model to an Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum

  • Brian D. Schwartz, MLIS, Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics, RVUCOM
  • Nicole M. Michels, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physiology, RVUCOM

Components of a Fun and Effective Scholarly Activity Curriculum

  • Cindy R. Passmore, MA, Director, Faculty Development Center, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Brenda M. Wilson, BS, Educational Program Manager, Faculty Development Center, UNTHSC/TCOM


Mentoring/Counseling Students Toward Successful Match Strategies

Moderators: Tom Levitan, MEd, Vice President for Research and Assistant to the President, AACOM and Tyler Cymet, DO, Associate Vice President for Medical Education, AACOM

  • Lauren Griffin, MS, Learning Specialist, Center for Academic Performance, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • James Renfro, MEd, Assistant Director, Career Services, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Tina Woodruff, EdD, Chief Student Affairs Officer, PCOM
  • Rynn Ziller EdD, Director, Clinical Education, UNTHSC/TCOM


2:15 – 3:15 pm


Teaching Medical Students about Mistakes & Disclosure: A Class on Professionalism During the Clinical Rotations

  • Niel Rosen, JD, PhD, Assistant Professor, RowanSOM

DREAM (Diversity Redefining Education and Medicine) Curriculum for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations

  • Jessica Lapinski, BS, BA, OMS, Medical Education Fellow, ATSU-KCOM
  • Patricia S. Sexton, MS, DHEd, Associate Professor Family Medicine, Preventative Medicine and Community Health; Associate Dean of Curriculum, ATSU-KCOM



An Integrated Competency Based Curricular Model for Ongoing Quality Assurance in Osteopathic Medical Education

  • Sherry Jimenez, EdD, Assistant Dean for Educational Development, MU-COM
  • Sarah B. Zahl, PhD, Director of Educational Assessment, MU-COM
  • Paul Evans, DO, Vice President and Dean, MU-COM

Successful Student Performance in an Alternate Medical School Curriculum: LECOM’s Directed Study Pathway

  • Kim Moscatello, PhD, Director of the Independent Study Pathway, LECOM
  • Christopher C. Keller, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology/Immunology, LECOM
  • Jonathan K. Kalmey, PhD, Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education, LECOM
  • Mathew Bateman, PhD, DHEd, Associate Professor of Anatomy, LECOM

We Have the Technology: Using Electronic Tools to Assess an Integrated Curriculum

  • Jenifer Van Deusen, MEd, Director of Curriculum, UNECOM



Helping Students Acquire a Different Set of Clinical Skills: A Joint Initiative Between the Offices of Clinical Education and Student Affairs

  • Emily Mire, MPH, MEd, CHES, Student Services Specialist, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Rynn Ziller, EdD, Director of Clinical Education, UNTHSC/TCOM

Leading the Way by Example: Preparing for Residency Leadership Roles

  • Jessica Chavez, MiM, OPTI Administrator, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Brenda M. Wilson, BS, Educational Program Manager, Faculty Development Center, UNTHSC/TCOM


A Comprehensive Program to Enhance Family Physician Skills in Geriatrics

  • David P. Yens, PhD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine, NYIT School of Health Professions
  • Susan Neville, PhD, RN, Chair and Professor, Department of Nursing, NYIT School of Health Professions
  • Zehra Amhed, PA-C, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, NYIT School of Health Professions
  • Tobi A. Abramson, PhD, Director, Mental Health Counseling, NYIT School of Health Professions
  • Tony Errichetti, PhD, Chief of Virtual Medicine, Professor, Department of Medical Education, Director, Institute for Clinical Competence, NYIT-COM


3:30 - 4:30 pm

Replacing Health Profession and Institutional Silos with Interprofessional and Cross-Institutional Collaboration: Four Professions Across Three Institutions, Utilizing Interprofessional Code Simulation to Teach and Assess Team Patient Care Skills.
  • David W. Farmer, PhD, Director of Interprofessional Education, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Damon Schranz, DO, Family Medicine Clerkship Director, Associate Professor, UNTHSC/TCOM


Implementation of an Online Faculty Development Program on Interprofessional Education, Practice, and Research

  • Stacey Pinnock, MSW, Coordinator of Interprofessional Education, NSU-COM
  • Cecilia F. Rokusek, EdD, MSc, RD, Assistant Dean for Education, Planning and Research, NSU-COM


Resident Success Characteristics for Programs in Appalachia and Rural America Compared with Other Regions

  • Meg Wright Sidle, PhD, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, UP-KYCOM


Organic Curriculum Mapping: Virtually There, Grounded in Reality

  • Scott C. Helf, DO, MSIT, Assistant Dean, WesternU/COMP
  • Terence Ma, PhD, Assistant Dean, Educational Informatics, Einstein College of Medicine

Gerald Thrush, PhD, Assistant Dean of Pre-Clinical Education; Assistant Chair of Basic Medical Sciences & Professor of Immunology, WesternU/COMP

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