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Innovations in Healthcare Education Research

Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference

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The Innovations in Healthcare Education Research (IHER) Conference, hosted by the MCW Office of Academic Affairs, provides the healthcare community opportunities to share their new teaching programs and methods with one another and to be inspired to implement new ideas for future learning and teaching.

The IHER Conference brings together a community of educators from within MCW and our region who are passionate about discovering new approaches to assessing learning, faculty development, curricular design and teaching delivery methods that enhance the student learning experience and prepare students for a career in healthcare.

Save the date for the 2022 conference which will be held September 20-22, 2022.

Conference Goals

  • Encourage educators to consider innovations in healthcare education as an area for research focus and scholarship.
  • Develop educators research skills and encourage educators, residents, fellows and students to conduct research in healthcare education.
  • Learn from a community of scholars so that we all benefit from new and creative approaches to educating students and residents.

IHER Conference Archive

Read about past Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conferences.

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2019

The 6th Annual MCW Innovations Conference was attended by more than 150 educators and students. The conference included opportunities for attendees to view more than 30 poster presentations, 15 podium presentations, workshops and faculty development sessions.

AWARD WINNERS

Presentation Winners

  • The #MCW Common Read: Finding Common Language and Shared Experience
    Olivia M.T. Davies, BS; Sehr Khan, BS; Gerilyn M. Olsen, BA; Sarah Bennett, BA, MS; David Cipriano, PhD, MS; Arthur R. Derse, JD, MD; Kathlyn Fletcher, MA, MD; Joe Hodapp, BA; Scott Lamm, BS; Sophia Lindekugel, BA; Ashley Ng, BS; Zoe Retzlaff, BS; Elizabeth Suelzer, MLIS, AHIP; Kimberly Tyler, BS, MS; Catherine Ferguson, MD; Wendy Peltier, MD; and Martin Muntz, MD
  • Faculty Expectations of Entering Medical Students Skills and Values
    Jane Machi, MD; Joseph Budovec, MD; Greg Kaupla, MCE; and William J. Hueston, MD

Poster Winners

  • Clinical Exposure and Cultural Competency Training in the Preclinical Years: a Pilot Program involving Veteran Patients
    John Wagner, BA, MA; Mara Peterson, BS; Maggie Murphy, MT-BC; Ramadevi Parachuri, MD
  • Improving Residents as Educators in Clinical Settings
    Jacqueline M. Powell, BS; Bipin Thapa, MD; Megan M. Haak, MA; Greg Kaupla; Kristina Kaljo, PhD; Heather Toth, MD; Paul Lemen, MD; Kenneth Simons, MD; Robert Treat, PhD; Robert Trevino, MD, PhD; Laura Walker; Caitlin Pilon; and Marie Padilla

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The conference featured keynote speaker Elizabeth Baker, MD, MHPE, Senior Associate Dean at the Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Baker presented on "Reimagining the Curriculum: Educational philosophy, 'flipping the classroom' and innovative transformation."

Watch a recording of the keynote speaker's address

View the 2019 IHER Conference Program (PDF)

2018

The 5th Annual MCW Innovations Conference was attended by more than 150 educators and students. The conference included opportunities for attendees to view more than 30 poster presentations, 15 podium presentations, workshops and faculty development sessions.

AWARD WINNERS

Presentation Winners

  • Rising M-1 Medical Student Anxiety: Six Years Later with a New Curriculum and Generation of Students
    Robert Treat, PhD; Diane Brown, MS; Koenraad De Roo; William J. Hueston, MD; Amy Prunuske, PhD; Kristina Kaljo, PhD; Jennifer Janowitz, MS; Dawn Bragg, PhD
  • Capacity Coaching for Patients who are not Difficult, but have Difficult Lives
    Kathryn Havens, MD; Dr. Laura Miller; Kristyn Ertl; Kasey Boehmer, PhD; Hilary Ryan, MSW

Poster Winners

  • Medical Student's "Final Answer": Game Show Teaching Sessions Well Rated Even After NBME Examination
    Sara Lauck, MD, MCW Department of Pediatrics; Erica Chou, MD, MCW
  • Increasing Pharmacy Students' Knowledge of Medical Interpretation: Early Collaboration with Medical Interpreter Students
    Sue Korek, MAED, MCW School of Pharmacy; Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh, MCW School of Pharmacy; Rodney Ramos, Sr., BS, Milwaukee Area Technical College

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The conference featured keynote speaker, Dr. John Andrews from the University of Minnesota, who shared his insights as a leader in a competency-based medical school program in pediatrics (EPAC) that involves collaboration with several other medical schools.

Watch a recording of the keynote speaker's address

View the 2018 IHER Conference Program (PDF)

2017

The 4th Annual MCW Innovations Conference was attended by more than 130 educators and students from MCW and schools and universities from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. The conference included opportunities for attendees to view more than 30 poster presentations, 17 podium presentations, workshops and faculty development sessions.

AWARD WINNERS

Presentation Winners

  • Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Program Designed to Promote the Self Efficacy of Medical Students Underrepresented in Medicine
    Amy Prunuske, PhD; Anna Wirta Kosobuski; Abigail Whitney, BS; Andrew Skildum, PhD
  • Using Likelihood Rations to Improve the Quality of Resident Medical Education
    Justin Adams, MD

Poster Winners

  • No Difference Between Third-Year Medical Student and Intern Presenter Empowerment Action Scores During Pediatric Patient and Family Family-Centered Rounds
    Sara Lauck, MD; Sarah Vepraskas, MD; Jennifer Hadjiev, MD; Anjali Sharman, MD; Heather Toth, MD, Dawn Bragg, PhD; Michael Weisgerber, MD, MS
  • SURFBoards Program: An Innovative Mixed Methods Comprehensive Pediatric Resident Boards Review Curriculum
    Amanda Rogers, MD; Michael Weisgerber, MD; Jennifer Di Rocco, DO; Sara Lauck, MD
  • Using LibGuides to Promote Self-Directed Learning
    Elizabeth Suelzer, MLIS; Barabara Ruggeri, MLIS; Rita Sieracki, MLS

Watch a recording of keynote speaker, Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd's keynote address

View the 2017 IHER Conference Program (PDF)