Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education

Scholarly Activities

Keep up-to-date on upcoming and previous scholarly presentations by our Kern Institute faculty and staff in our mission to transform medical education.
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Scholarly Activities

AAMC Learn Serve Lead Annual Meeting | November 2019
CENTILE Conference | October 2019
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2018-19 KINETIC3 Teaching Academy Capstone Projects
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2018-19 Transformational Ideas Initiative Projects
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Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference | April 25, 2019

"Speak Up in Challenging Clinical Education Environments – A Dialogue"
by Kristina Kaljo, PhD; Michael Lund, MD; Marty Muntz, MD; Cassidy Berns

"Nurturing Character, Caring, and Competence in First-Year and Second-Year Medical Students Through Delivery of Medical Ethics Education in Small-Group Continuity Experiences"
by Kurt Pfeifer, MD; Art Derse, MD, JD; Marty Muntz, MD; Cassie Ferguson, MD; Mike Lund, MD

"Using Design Thinking to Create a Student-Centric Active Learning Experience in the QuIPS Pathway"
by Cassie Ferguson, MD

"Attitudes and Experience with Small Group Education and Learning Communities at a Large, Private Medical School"
by Kurt Pfeifer, MD; Elias Volk, M2; Madeline Bireley, M2

"A Taste of Design Thinking from Stanford with Six Pedagogical Levers to Create Successful Learning"
by Chris Decker, MD; Cassie Ferguson, MD; Julia Schmitt

"Curricular Transformation Examples: Evidence, Risk & Opportunities"
by Marty Muntz, MD; Jeff Fritz, PhD; Sally Twining, PhD

"Does Your Character Have Character? Building Character Through Medical Improv"
by Erica Chou, MD; MaryAnn Gilligan, MD; Sara Lauck, MD

Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Conference | March 28-29, 2019

“Does Your Character Have Character? Building Character Through Medical Improv”
Authors: Sara Lauck, Erica Chou, Thomas Reuter

“Identifying Character Teaching Moments in Medicine”
Authors: Scott Welak, Alexandra Harrington, Ryan Spellecy, Karen Marcdante

Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century | February 25-27, 2019
“Incorporating Character in Your Teaching”
Authors: Alexandra Harrington, MD; Jeff Fritz, PhD; Ryan Spellecy, PhD

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AAMC Conference | November 6, 2018

"Facilitating Conversations about Character: Listening Sessions for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Patients"
Poster Presentation
Authors: Ryan Spellecy, PhD; Jose Franco, MD; Diane Wilke-Zemanovic; Cheryl Maurana, PhD

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Generalists in Medical Education Annual Conference | November 1-2, 2018
“Developing a Faculty Career Development Academy: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning”
Authors: Alexandra Harrington, Kristina Kaljo, Beth Krippendorf, Bipin Thapa, Diane Wilke-Zemanovic, Kerrie Quirk, Jose Franco, Cheryl Maurana, Bruce Campbell, Robert Treat

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Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century | February 26-28, 2018

“Character, Competence and Caring in Medicine: How Do We Measure Up?”
Authors: Alexandra Harrington, MD; Michael Lund, MD; Ryan Spellecy, PhD

“Podcasting to Augment your Lecture: Making the Most of 10 Minutes”
Author: Diane Wilke-Zemanovic, MS

“Beyond Team-Based Learning: Using Quizzes to Engage your Learners”
Author: Ali Harrington, MD

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Understanding Medical Professional Identity Formation and Character Development Symposium

This virtual symposium was held on April 30, 2021.

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Symposium presentations

Keynote Address

It Is About Trust: Why We Need To Measure Medical Professional Identity And Character Development

Presented by:
Adina Kalet, MD, MPH

The Nature of Learning Communities and the Goals of Medical Education

Presented by:
David Hatem, MD, William Agbor-Baiyee, PhD, Kurt Pfeifer, MD, Maya G. Sardesai, MD, MEd

Curricular Approaches to Facilitating Professional Identity Formation

Presented by:
Lynn Buckvar-Keltz, MD and Adina Kalet, MD, MPH

Minding What Matters:  A Learner-Centered Coaching Process for Professional Identity (Trans)formation

Presented by:
Verna Monson, PhD, Aja King, Ed.D, LPCC, Cedric Weatherspoon, MA, Candidate EdD, LMFT

Conducting Research in Professional Identity Formation

Facilitated by:
Adina Kalet, MD, MPH

Reflection, Narrative, and Professional Identity Formation

Facilitated by:
Penelope Lusk, MS

Philosophies of Professional Identity Formation and Character Development

Facilitated by:
Fabrice Jotterand

Professional Identity Formation Across the Health Professions

Facilitated by:
Verna Monson, PhD