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KINETIC3 Teaching Academy

KINETIC3 is a faculty development program which provides foundational and transformational training for medical educators in teaching competence, character and caring in medical education, and entrepreneurial-minded learning, using an interactive classroom. Great emphasis is placed on fostering the skills needed for the 21st century medical educator, building a community of highly-skilled educators at MCW, and promoting faculty and student well-being.

Academy Information

The KINETIC3 curriculum runs the course of a year beginning each July. The program prepares faculty to innovate, produce scholarship, and become leaders in educating across the medical continuum. Each participant chooses an educational capstone project to work on throughout the program and receives mentored support.
Apply to the 2021-22 Academy!

This year's KINETIC3 program will offer two distinct tracks: Excellence in Teaching and Medical Educator. Both tracks will present a curriculum featuring evidence-based, learner-centric teaching strategies, and promoting active learning. Applications are open to all MCW faculty, senior residents and fellows, graduate students, and advanced practice providers. 

Track 1: Excellence in Teaching
The goal of this year-long track is to equip participants with teaching skills for the classroom and/or bedside. Our core “3Cs” curriculum will be complemented by direct teaching observation, in which experienced coaches will identify real-time opportunities to strengthen teaching skills and provide constructive feedback to participants. This track will culminate in creation of a peer-mentored teaching portfolio for each participant. The time commitment for this track is estimated at approximately 5 hours/month.


Track 2: Medical Educator 
The goal of this two-year long track is to develop medical educators with skills in educational scholarship and pedagogy. Participants will produce a medical education capstone project guided by a structured educational research and human-centered design curriculum and will be assigned a faculty mentor. This “creating value” curriculum will be delivered in 5, boot-camp-style, 1-2-day sessions and will be complemented by our longitudinal, monthly “3C’s” curriculum, in pedagogy, medical professional identity formation and character education. This intensive track is suggested for faculty and senior residents and/or fellows interested in a career as a medical educator and will require approximately 10-12 hours/month. 

Apply Here Before March 26, 2021!

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 2021, and orientation will begin in July 2021.

Class of 2019-20
Charlotte Ball, MD | MKE | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | School of Medicine

Donald Basel, MD | MKE | Pediatrics | School of Medicine

Kathryn Berlin, DO | MKE | MCWAH | MCWAH

Evelyn Chan, MD, MS | MKE | Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine | School of Medicine

Sonal Chandratre, MD | MCW-CW | MCW-Central Wisconsin | Central Wisconsin

Gisela Chelimsky, MD | MKE | Pediatrics | School of Medicine

Peter Connelly, MD | MKE | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | School of Medicine

Panayotis Fasseas, MD | MKE | Internal Medicine, Cardiology | School of Medicine

Claire Griffiths, MD | MKE | MCWAH | MCWAH

Danita Hahn, MD | MKE | Pediatrics | School of Medicine

Lindsay Hang, MD | MKE | MCWAH | MCWAH

Rana Higgins, MD | MKE | General Surgery | School of Medicine

Maria Hintzke, MD | MKE | Pathology | School of Medicine

Benjamin Hofeld, MD | MKE | MCWAH | MCWAH

Kenneth Jacobson, MD | MKE | Urology | School of Medicine

Abhimanyu Kaura, MD | MKE | Internal Medicine, Hospitalist Section | School of Medicine

Md Abdul Hye Khan, PhD | MKE | Pharmacology and Toxicology | School of Medicine

Gwynne Kirchen, MD | MKE | Anesthesiology | School of Medicine

Adrienne Klement, MD | MKE-VA | Internal Medicine | School of Medicine

Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, PhD, RN | Marquette | Marquette University College of Nursing

Jill Kuester, NP | MKE | Pediatrics, Critical Care | School of Medicine

Mathew A. Letizia, PharmD | MKE | Clinical Sciences Department | School of Pharmacy

Alexandria Lutley, MD | MKE | Neurology | School of Medicine

Katie McDermott, NP | MKE | Pediatrics, Critical Care | School of Medicine

Mark McNally, PhD | MKE | Microbiology and Molecular Genetics | School of Medicine

Desh Nepal, MD | MKE | Internal Medicine | School of Medicine

Jutta Novalija, MD, PhD | MKE | Anesthesiology | School of Medicine

Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD | MKE | Neurology | School of Medicine

Sowmya Palam, MD | MKE | Internal Medicine | MCWAH

Heidi Paquette, MS, RN, NNP-C | Marquette | Marquette University College of Nursing

Lauren Parsons, MD | MKE | Pathology, Division of Pediatric Pathology | School of Medicine

Caitlin Patten, MD, FACS | MKE | Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology | School of Medicine

Jennifer Pfister, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC, C-NPT | MKE | Pediatrics, Critical Care | School of Medicine

Gretchen Roth, MD | MKE | Dermatology | School of Medicine

Kelsey Ryan, MD | MKE | Pediatrics | School of Medicine

Matthew Scheidt, MD | MKE | Radiology, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology | School of Medicine

Christine Schindler, APNP | MKE | Pediatrics | School of Medicine

Judeen Schulte, PhD, RN | Alverno | JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions, Alverno College

Hesham Soliman, MBBS | MKE | Neurosurgery | School of Medicine

Deepika Sririam, MD | MKE | MCWAH | MCWAH

Adam Szadkowski, MD | MKE | Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care | School of Medicine

Leslie Talbert, NP | MKE | Pediatrics, Critical Care | School of Medicine

Brahm Vasudev, MD | MKE | Internal Medicine | School of Medicine

Matthew Vickery, MD | MKE | Radiology | School of Medicine

Scott Welak, MD | MKE | Pediatrics | School of Medicine

Chelsea Willie, MD | MKE | Anesthesiology | School of Medicine

Nicholas Yunez, MD | MKE | Family Medicine | School of Medicine
2019-20 Academy Courses

Core Courses

  • Character in Medical Education
  • Educational Scholarship
  • Adult Learning Theory and Application
  • Entrepreneurial-Minded Learning
  • Curriculum and Course Design
  • Mixed Methods Analysis in Healthcare Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in Medical Education
  • Caring Attitudes in Education
  • Exploring your Creativity

Elective Courses

  • Writing Multiple Choice Questions
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Making Bedside Teaching Count
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Competency-Based Assessment
  • Teaching Health Care Systems and Health Policy
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Remediation of Medical Learners: Opportunity for Success
  • Narrative, Stories and Reflection in Clinical Teaching and Clinical Care
  • Introduction to Survey Methods and Design
  • Reviewing Educational Papers
  • Developing Leadership Skills for Future Physicians
Class of 2018-19

Alexandria Bear | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Angela Beckert | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Anita Bublik-Anderson | MCW-Central Wisconsin

Becky Buelow | MCW-Green Bay

Karen-Sue Carlson | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Sonal Chandratre | MCW-Central Wisconsin

Erica Chou | MCW-Milwaukee | Pediatrics

Ashley Cunningham | MCW-Milwaukee | Pathology

Chris Dodgion | MCW-Milwaukee | Surgery

Dave Ferguson | MCW-Green Bay

Renee Foutz | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Jeff Fritz | MCW-Central Wisconsin

Kavita Gadhok | MCW-Milwaukee | Anesthesiology

Kyle Goham | MCW-Milwaukee | Anesthesiology

Erin Green | MCW-Green Bay

Brian Hilgeman | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Tristram Hill | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Judy Hoggatt | MCW-Milwaukee | Ophthalmology

Kenneth Jacobsohn | MCW-Milwaukee | Urology

Pinky Jha | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Sara Lauck | MCW-Milwaukee | Pediatrics

Roy Long | MCW-Central Wisconsin

Theresa Maatman | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Shilpa Narayan | MCW-Milwaukee | Pediatrics

Teresa Patitucci | MCW-Milwaukee | Cell Biology

Brittany Player | MCW-Milwaukee | Pediatrics

Katherine Recka | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

Thomas Robey | MCW-Milwaukee | Otolaryngology

Amanda Rogers | MCW-Milwaukee | Pediatrics

Carley Sauter | MCW-Milwaukee | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Robert Sedlacek | MCW-Central Wisconsin

Monica Shukla | MCW-Milwaukee | Radiation Oncology

Joshua Timpe | MCW-Milwaukee | Emergency Medicine

James Warpinski | MCW-Green Bay

Scott Welak | MCW-Milwaukee | Pediatrics

Christopher White | MCW-Milwaukee | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Krista Wiger | MCW-Milwaukee | Medicine

2018-19 Capstone Projects

Utilization of the DISC assessment tool to elucidate communication styles in an effort to improve communication skills and resiliency for medical providers and trainees (PDF)
Presented by Alexandria J. Bear MD and Katherine Recka, MD
Primary C: Competence | Secondary C: Character

Development of national medicine-geriatrics integrated residency and fellowship template (PDF)
Presented by Angela Beckert, MD
Primary C: Competence

Successful implementation of pediatric NBME review in escape room format for M2 students in longitudinal pediatric clerkship track (PDF)
Presented by Becky Buelow, MD and Erin Green, MD
Primary C: Competence

Does your character have character? Building character through medical improv (PDF)
Presented by Erica Chou, MD and Sara Lauck, MD
Primary C: Character

Improving pathology resident education in coagulation using case-based curriculum (PDF)
Presented by Ashley Cunningham, MD
Primary C: Competence

Surgical rotation evaluations: Getting to great (PDF)
Presented by Christopher Dodgion, MD
Primary C: Competence

Revised course work for diagnostic tests (continuous professional development, CPD2) (PDF)
Presented by David Ferguson, MD
Primary C: Competence

Communication in the emergency department: Let's talk (PDF)
Presented by Renee Foutz, MD
Primary C: Caring

Reflective writing and self-assessment in an undergraduate medical education anatomy course (PDF)
Presented by Jeffery Fritz, PhD, Roy Long, PhD, and Teresa Patitucci, PhD
Primary C: Character

Effects of simulation training on medical students' basic airway management skills (PDF)
Presented by Kavita Gadhok, MD
Primary C: Competence

High-fidelity patient simulation reliability for early clinical performance success (PDF)
Presented by Kyle Goham, CAA
Primary C: Competence

The impact of “Tweet”-style patient reflections while rotating in a high-need, high-cost clinic during the M4 ambulatory rotation (PDF)
Presented by Brian Hilgeman, MD
Primary C: Character

Integrating caring, character and competence in a new observation unit medical curriculum (PDF)
Presented by Tristram Hill, MD
Primary C: Competence

Searching for faculty resources for the ophthalmology M3 elective (PDF)
Presented by Judy Hoggatt, MD
Primary C: Competence

What if medical schools taught health by using food as medicine - It would be transformative! (PDF)
Presented by Kenneth Jacobsohn, MD
Primary C: Competence

Perceptions and experiences of medical students of compassion and empathy training at the Medical College of Wisconsin (PDF)
Presented by Pinky Jha, MD
Primary C: Caring

Surgical orientation comic book (PDF)
Presented by Theresa Maatman, MD
Primary C: Competence

Smartphone application utilization to optimize care of critically-ill children in general emergency departments (PDF)
Presented by Shilpa Narayan, MD
Primary C: Competence

Direct observation of senior resident teaching during patient and family-centered rounds (PDF)
Presented by Brittany Player, DO, MS
Primary C: Competence

The development of pediatric otolaryngology surgical video library for resident case preparation (PDF)
Presented by Thomas Robey, MD
Primary C: Competence

SIM in a box: The use of prepared toolkits to enhance the quality and frequency of in situ simulation-based medication education (PDF)
Presented by Amanda Rogers, MD
Primary C: Competence

Understanding and using person-centered communication: Development of a learning module (PDF)
Presented by Carley Sauter, MD and Christopher White, MD
Primary C: Caring

Teaching the art of radiation therapy planning (PDF)
Presented by Monica Shukla, MD
Primary C: Caring

Student perceptions of their leadership skills at the start and end of a wilderness medicine course - A pilot study
Presented by Joshua Timpe, MD
Primary C: Character

More than an ice breaker: Using art to build teams (PDF)
Presented by James Warpinski, MD
Primary C: Character

Perspective taking in oncology education (PDF)
Presented by Karen Sue Carlson, MD, PhD and Krista Wiger, MD
Primary C: Character

Academy Scholarship

"Traditional to Transformational: Integrating Character, Competence, Caring into a New Faculty Teaching Academy"
by Kristina Kaljo, PhD; Karen Marcdante, MD; Bruce Campbell, MD; Robert Treat, PhD; Beth Krippendorf, PhD; Bipin Thapa, MD; Cheryl Maurana, PhD; Alexandra Harrington, MD
The Generalists in Medical Education Conference
November 7-8, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ

“Does Your Character Have Character? Building Character Through Medical Improv”
By Erica Chou, MD; MaryAnn Gilligan, MD; Sara Lauck, MD
Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference
April 25, 2019 | Milwaukee, WI

"Identifying Character Teaching Moments in Medicine"
By Scott Welak, MD; Alexandra Harrington, MD; Ryan Spellecy, PhD; Karen Marcdante, MD
Central Group on Educational Affairs (GCEA)
March 27-29, 2019  |  Grand Rapids, MI

"A Stressful Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Using Comics to Help Students and Residents Reflect on Stress in Medical Education"
By Theresa Maatman, MD
Central Group on Educational Affairs (GCEA)
March 27-29, 2019 | Grand Rapids, MI

"Does Your Character Have Character? Building Character Through Medical Improv"
By Sara Lauck, MD; Erica Chou, MD; Thomas Reuter MD Candidate Class of 2022
Central Group on Educational Affairs (GCEA)
March 27-29, 2019 | Grand Rapids, MI

"Developing a Faculty Career Development Academy: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning"
By Alexandra Harrington, MD; Kristina Kaljo, PhD; Beth Krippendorf, PhD; Bipin Thapa, MD; Diane Wilke-Zemanovic, MS; Kerrie Quirk, MEd; Jose Franco, MD; Cheryl Maurana, PhD; Bruce Campbell, MD; and Robert Treat, PhD
The Generalists in Medical Education Conference
November 1-2, 2018 | Austin, TX

Advisory Committee


Alexandra Harrington, MD, MT (ASCP)

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute


Tavinder K. Ark, PhD

Director, Data Science Lab, Kern Institute


Bruce H. Campbell, MD

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute


Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Director, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute


Karen J. Marcdante, MD

Director, Human-Centered Design Lab, Kern Institute


Sandra L. Pfister, PhD

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute


Kerrie Quirk, MEd

Program Manager I


Bipin Thapa, MD, MS, FACP

Member, Faculty Pillar, Kern Institute


Robert Treat, PhD

Associate Professor; Director of Measurement and Evaluation in the Office of Academic Affairs

Contact Us

Vivian Dondlinger

Education Program Coordinator III

(414) 955-8847
Kern Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, WI 53226