Announcing 2017-2018 MedStar Teaching & Research Scholars
The MedStar Teaching & Research Scholars programs provide multi-faceted mentorship to our clinical faculty as they develop their academic career pathways. Many of our alumni have enjoyed success demonstrated by publications, presentations, and grant funding, bringing well-deserved recognition to MedStar Health and to their home departments and institutions as well as new skills and commitment to our vision of “advancing health”.
MedStar Official Elected to Serve on AAMC GRA Steering Committee
Jennifer A. Remington, MHSA, assistant vice president of Graduate Medical Education at MedStar Health has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Steering Committee of the Group on Residents Affairs (GRA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The GRA provides its members tools to improve the quality of resident education at both the program and institutional levels.
Residents Lead Patient Safety Initiative through Wine and Wisdom Event
National Patient Safety expert, Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, will provide the keynote, “CANDOR: When Words & Actions Matter Most,” to health providers from across MedStar Health convening for Wine & Wisdom, an event sponsored by the Quality Improvement Patient Safety (QIPS) Council, a self-formed group of residents seeking to change hospital culture, encourage open reporting of adverse events and create system changes to prevent them.
Research Looks at the Impact of Educational Courses on Career Choices
In order to identify influences on career decision making, researchers at Georgetown University School of Medicine looked at a cohort of first-year medical students and the impact that specific courses had on their future career plans through pre- and post- course surveys.
MedStar Health will host a group of medical students from Georgetown University School of Medicine for the first six months of their third year of medical school at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center as part of a new shared curriculum that satisfies the students’ clinical rotations requirements in an innovative, patient-centered way.
MedStar Sets National Precedent with Patient Safety First Training for all New Residents
National Patient Safety Advocate Helen Haskell joined MedStar Health in welcoming more than 300 new residents this June with a three-day intensive bootcamp rooted in patient safety and high reliability principles.
MedStar Health hospitals, collectively, have one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training 1,100 medical residents annually and offering training in nearly 100 specialty and sub-specialty programs. MedStar is also the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. Approximately 25 percent of the Georgetown’s graduating class is matched into MedStar residency and fellowships.
MEDICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH GRANTS
We are pleased to announce the new MedStar Medical Education Research Grants. This grant fund benefits MedStar investigators and the important educational research they are conducting to advance health and create new knowledge.