Medical Education Symposium

Medical Education Symposium 2024

The Medical Education Symposium is an event for faculty to focus on techniques and strategies that can improve student and trainee engagement as well as their effectiveness as teachers.

Friday, October 16, 2024

Breakfast & Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Symposium: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Mann MD, MS HPEd
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Methodist University College of Medicine/Cape Fear Valley Health School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Mann is pictured with short blonde hair wearing a light colored blazer

Stephanie Mann MD, MS HPEd, is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Methodist University/Cape Fear Valley Hospital School of Medicine.  Dr. Mann brings 30 years of progressive educational leadership experience as a faculty educator, course director in foundational sciences and clinical obstetrics and gynecology clerkships, residency program director, and most recently associate dean for clinical education at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  Dr. Mann is currently involved with AAMC equity focused education initiatives that include women’s reproductive health education, delivery of holistic student services, and efforts to mitigate racism in medical education.  Dr. Mann is serving as a task force leader for the CLASS project working on the next iteration of clinical skills assessment. She has contributed as volunteer faculty for the Harvard Macy Institute and to the AMA’s Academy for Health System Science Education. Dr. Mann’s current scholarly focus includes the impact of context on curriculum delivery, design and implementation of health systems science curricula, and innovative approaches to the design and implementation of equitable assessment using Rasch analysis. Her work has resulted in regional and national presentations.


Plenary Speaker

André Mansoor, MD
Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Dr. Andre Mansoor is pictured with short dark hair wearing a white collared shirt with wide stripes

Dr. André Martin Mansoor is an Associate Professor of Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He works closely with residents and students. Along with team member Peter Sullivan and former chair of medicine, Lynn Loriaux, he teaches a physical diagnosis elective course, a clinical experience designed to teach medical students the art and science of bedside diagnosis.

André is passionate about teaching and has developed an effective framework system for approaching common problems encountered in the field of internal medicine. This system serves as the foundation for his textbook, Frameworks for Internal Medicine.


Breakout Speakers

Heather Burrows, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor
Associate Chair for Education
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Department of Pediatrics

Cornelius James, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Learning Health Sciences

Kayla Marcotte, MS
Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems PhD Student
MD Student, University of Michigan Medical School

Sonal Owens, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Allison Ruff, MD, MHPE
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Patients & Populations Branch
Department of Learning Health Sciences

Gurjit Sandhu, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Surgery and Learning Health Sciences
Vice Chair of Resident Professional Development, Surgery
Faculty Associate, Office of Well-being


CME Credits

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Wed, October 16, 2024
Palmer Commons, Forum Hall
Breakfast & Lunch served