At the Academy membership meeting in March 2010, we discussed the importance of the role of an Academy member in making our efforts successful. Members were selected for the Academy because of their leadership roles and commitment to medical education at the UME and GME levels. One of the mechanisms by which they can make a difference in education at HMS is through their participation in one of the Academy "interest groups." Based on comments from the spring Academy meeting and feedback on Academy membership applications, we have identified common themes that have emerged for the organization of interest groups. Among the outcomes of the interest groups may be one or more of the following:
- Ideas for medical education grand rounds
- Proposals for special faculty development sessions of the Academy
- Proposals for changes in or development of new curricula or assessment procedures.
- Outreach to junior faculty in the hospital-based academies and centers for education.
- Journal clubs focused on their topic.
The Interest Groups and chairs are as follows:
Communication, Compassion, and Empathy
Co Chair- Amy Sullivan EdD
Co Chair- Beth Lown M.D.
Co Chair- Kristin Schaefer M.D.
Co Chair - Edward Krupat PhD
Co Chair - Richard Schwartzstein MD
Cross Cultural Care:
Co Chair - Alexander Green, MD MPH
Co Chair - Lidia Schapira MD
Co Chair - Michael Parker MD
Co Chair - Debra Weiner MD PhD
Feedback and Evaluation
Co-Chair- Eugene Beresin, MD
Co Chair - Keith Baker MD, PhD
Co Chair - Sigall Bell MD
Co Chair - Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, EdM
Co Chair - Carol Bates, MD
Co Chair - Amy Weinstein, MD
Co Chair - Susan Frankl MD
Resident as Teacher
Co Chair - Tracey Cho MA MD
Co Chair - Hope Ricciotti MD
Chair - James Gordon MD MPA
Writing for Scholarship
Co Chair - Jonathan Borus MD
Co Chair - Susan Pories MD FACS
To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease