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The November newsletter brings news of much that we have to be grateful for and excited about. Off the heels of Education Day, Spotlight, After Hours, and the Teaching Pearl were all contributed by new 2022 Academy of Educator members. Highlighted in this issue are the 2023 meeting dates, the deadline for the Learner Assessment course, and the date of our final Mentorship Best Practice workshop, all wonderful growth opportunities! We hope you'll share these opportunities with your Med Ed colleagues who might enjoy our programming. We close this newsletter looking to the future with notice of Save the Date information about our Winter Outing and yes, already, Education Day 2023! We hope you find our updates valuable, and it helps you grow as a contributing and valued member of the teams you are on! - Dr. Abby Spencer, MD
Spotlight: Pamela Woodard, MD,
HM Wilson Professor of Radiology

Loves: Family! 
Family: Ed (my husband), Gwyneth (my daughter, age 23, living in Washington, DC)
In what area of education realm do you work? Translational Imaging Research - I teach residents and fellows how to do research; I also teach cardiothoracic imaging to residents and fellows.  
What you love most about teaching/educating or mentoring: Learning from the people I am training.
Drives/inspires you: New discoveries and seeing my trainees succeed!
Fun fact: In college I was News Director for an FM radio station, WXDU.

After Hours

What is your passion outside of work?

I love to run or ride my bike. But my true hobby from work is that I love spending time with my family! My time running or riding gives me the chance to think about all that is on my mind and sort it out. It is very relaxing and inspiring. I started this when I was a child growing up on a farm, and I have continued it since. It makes me appreciate the beauty around us, including trees, the flowers, the rivers, the birds, and animals. I could go on and on! 
Submitted by Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, CHSE, FAANA, Professor of Anesthesiology

Academy Publishes First Annual Report for AY 21-22

The Academy of Educators Executive Committee (AoEEC) is proud to present our first Annual Report with much gratitude to all who have contributed to our success. We look forward to continued growth building community and programming for WashU educators. 
Please view the report here

2023 Monthly AoE Member Meeting Dates

Monday, January 23rd – 3-4p; Zoom
Tuesday, February 28th – 3-4p; In-Person
Monday, March 27th – 3-4p; Zoom
Monday, April 24th – 3-4p; Zoom
Tuesday, May 16th – 3-4p; In-Person
Monday, June 26th – 3-4p; Zoom
Tuesday, July 25th – 3-4p; Zoom
Monday, August 28th – 3-4p; In-Person
Tuesday, September 26th – 3-4p; Zoom
Monday, October 23rd – 3-4p; Zoom
Tuesday, November 28th – 3-4p; In-Person
Monday, December 18th – 3-4p; Zoom
* Calendar invites have been sent. 

Learner Assessment for Program Leaders Applications due January 6th

The Learner Assessment for Program Leaders is a longitudinal faculty development course sponsored by the Academy of Educators which helps educators improve current evaluations and design and develop competency-based evaluations and assessments for their programs. This course is designed as a longitudinal course with six sessions over six months. To enroll, faculty will need to complete the application and commit to attending all six sessions, complete course work and submit a letter of support from their department chair or division chief to ensure support for this commitment. Questions? Please contact Dr. Dominique CoscoApply here

Mentorship Best Practices Workshop Series 

The Academy of Educators Mentoring Subcommittee, chaired by Dr. Noor Riaz, will be hosting a workshop series this fall focused on mentoring best practices. The final session of this three-part series will be offered on Monday December 5 from 12:30-2:00pm IN PERSON, that will discuss best practices, skill building, culturally responsive mentorship, and mentorship challenges. We recommend that participants sign up for all three sessions. This is open to all faculty, and we welcome a diversity of experiences. Please contact Noor Riaz with any questions at nriaz@wustl.eduRegister here.

Education Day 2023 Date Announced: 10.10.23!

Winter Outing @ Urban Chestnut 2.1.23!

Congratulations AY 2022-2023 Foundations in Teaching Skills Cohort

Congratulations to the following people for being selected as the AY 2022-2023 FITS. The cohort will run from October 22 - June 23.

Megan Burgess, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Tony Dao, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Kate Dunsky, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Kathryn Filson, Instructor in Medicine
Jill Johnson, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Zach Morgan, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Kristen Prufrock, Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Michael Quinn, Clinical Trainee in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Jennifer Yu, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Congratulations Spring 2022 Methods in Education Scholarship Graduates

Congratulations to the following people for completing the Methods in Education Scholarship program.

Miguel Chavez Concha, Instructor in Medicine
Steven Dunham, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Carey Holleran, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Kathryn Leonard, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Rachel Moquin, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Snehal Shah, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Katie Wolfe, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (PEFA)

Inspiration Station
Adam Grant talks about the root of all our problems. (5:26)

Teaching Pearl

Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously. (Mort Smith, MD)

I take this as a reminder to stay humble while striving for excellence. 

Submitted by Andrew Lee, MD,
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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