EVMS Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is actively involved in academic activities at the local, regional and national levels. Below is a list of organizational committees that the Faculty Affairs and Professional Development team are a part of and a list of publications and presentations.

National and regional activities

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Faculty Affairs
    • Chair
  • AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs
    • Subcommittees: Faculty Development Special Interest Group, Medical Educator Teaching and Learning Certificate Planning Subgroup
    • Medical Education grant reviewer
  • National Faculty Coaching Community of Practice
  • Virginia Regional Medical Education Symposium Planning Committee
  • Reviewer for: Journal of Medical Teacher; Journal of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Current research projects

  • Applying Holistic Principles to Faculty Recruitment and Retention: National Pilot Project.  American Association of Medical Colleges
  • Coaching as a process for the professional development of faculty as medical educators: Current state and future possibilities 

Publications and presentations

Selected publications

John E. Brush Jr, Mark Lee, Jonathan Sherbino, Judith C. Taylor-Fishwick, Geoffrey Norman (2019). Effect of teaching bayesian methods using learning by concept vs learning by example on medical students' ability to estimate probability of a diagnosis: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open, 2019;2(12):e1918023.

Kimberly Skarupski, Cheryl Welsh, Valerie Dandar, Elza Mylona, Archana Chatterjee, Meenakshi Singh (2019) Late career expectatiobs: A survey of full-time faculty members age 55+ at 14 U.S. medical schools. Academic Medicine, June 18, 2019

Kimberly Skarupski, Valerie Dander, Elza Mylona, Archana Chatterjee, Cherly Welch, Meenakshi, (2019) Late career faculty: A survey of faculty affairs and faculty development leaders in U.S. medical schools. Academic Medicine, June 18, 2019

Jennifer Christner, Gary Beck Dallaghan, Greg Briscoe, Scott Graziano, Elza Mylona, Sarah Wood, David Power (2019) To pay or not to pay community preceptors? Teaching and Learning. Published onlibe December 31, 2018. Vol 31, No 3, pp 279-287

Elza Mylona, Linda Brubaker, Valerie N. Williams, Karen D. Novielli, Jeffrey M. Lyness, Susan M. Pollart, Valerie Dandar, Sarah Bunton (2016). Does mentoring matter? Implications from the AAMC Faculty Forward Engagement Survey. Medical Education (May 2016).

Wei-Hsin Lu, Elza Mylona, Susan Lane, William A. Wertheim, Perrilynn Baldelli, Peter C. Williams (2014). Faculty development on professionalism and medical ethics: The design, development and implementation of objective structured teaching exercises. Medical Teacher.

Susan Pollart, Valerie Dander, Linda Brubaker, Linda Chaudron, Leslie A. Morrison, Shannon Fox, Elza Mylona, Sarah A. Bunton (2013). Part-time faculty in U.S. medical schools. Academic Medicine (Vol.90, No.3) pp. 355-364.

Roberta E. Sonnino, Vivian Reznik, Luanne A. Thorndyke, Archana Chatterjee, Carlos F. Rios-Bedoya, Elza Mylona, Kathleen G. Nelson, Carol S. Weisman, Page S. Morahan, William C Wadland (2013). Evolution of faculty affairs and faculty development offices in U.S. medical schools: A 10-year follow-up survey. Academic Medicine (Vol. 88, No.9) pp. 1368-1375).

Machelle Linsenmeyer, Elza Mylona, Terry D. Stratton (2013). Outcomes, competencies and milestones across the continuum. Medical Science Educator, The Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (Vol.23, No.1).

Sheila W. Chauvin, William Anderson, Elza Mylona, Ruth Greenberg, Tong Yang (2012). New faculty orientation in North American medical school. Teaching and Learning. November 2012.

Sarah A. Bunton, April M. Corrice. Susan M. Pollart, Karen D. Novielli, Valerie N. Williams, Leslie A. Morrison, Elza Mylona, Shannon Fox (2012). Predictors of workplace satisfaction for U.S. medical school faculty in an era of change and challenge. Academic Medicine (Vol.87, No.5) pp 574-581.

Allan Abbott, Maura Sullivan, Julie Nyquist, Elza Mylona, Clive Taylor (2010) "A medical student practice profile" as the foundation for a case-based curriculum reform. Teaching and Learning in Medicine (Vol,22, No.4) pp 307-311.

Jack R. Scott, Jeffrey A. Morzinski, Lynn Curry, Patricia S. O'Sullivan, Paula Bartholome, Thomas R. Viggiano, Michael D. Lumpkin, Nehad El-Sawi, Franklin J. Medio, Elza Mylona, Alison H. Lintner, Stephen P. Bogdewic, Thomas Schmidt (2008). Maximizing your leadership potential: A two-part IAMSE webcast audio seminar series. Medical Science Educator. Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (Vol. 18, No. 2).

Book chapters

Elza Mylona and Richard Van Eck (2017). Coaching in Medical Education: A Faculty Handbook, Chapter 6 Evaluating Coaching Programs. American Medical Association.

Maurice Clifton and Elza Mylona (2010). Extraordinary Learning in the Workplace, Section III-Assessment. Assessment: Practical strategies applied to the professions. Springer, ICPE series.

Panel discussions and oral presentations

Taylor-Fishwick J, Simpson D, Marcdante K, Mylona E, The Future Role of the Medical Educator 2025. AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Annual Meeting. (July, 2020)  Accepted but not presented – COVID 19.

LuAnne Wilkerson, Elza Mylona, Nancy Raymond, Anne Stahr. The role of faculty development in promoting a positive learning environment across the continuum. American Association of Medical Colleges. (November, 2019)

Hurtubise L, Taylor-Fishwick, JC, Minor S, Lama A, Bailey J, (2019) Improving Teaching and Learning through Peer Observation of Instruction. (Medical Education, Teaching and Learning Certificate program) IAMSE Annual Meeting. Roanke, Virginia. June 2019

Hurtubise L, Wyatt TR, Taylor-Fishwick, JC, Minor S, Bailey J, (2019) Improving Teaching and Learning through Peer Observation of Instruction (Medical Education, Teaching and Learning Certificate program), American Association of Medical Schools, Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. March 2019

Kimberly Skarupski, Cheryl Welch, Valerie Dander, Elza Mylona, Archana Chatterjee, Meenakshi Singh, Late career expectations: A survey of full-time faculty members age 55+ at 14 U.S. medical schools.  5th International Faculty Development in the Health Professionals, Ottawa, CA (September, 2019)

Rajasekaran, Senthil K, Elza Mylona, Educating the educators - need for quality assurance in health professions education programs. World Federation of Medical Education, Seoul, Korea (April, 2019)

Judith Taylor-Fishwick, et al., Job roles of the 2025 medical educator: Implications for faculty development (facilitator for this session). American Association of Medical Schools, Lead, Learn, Serve Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. (November 2018)

Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Shaping the future direction of wellness activities: Data from a faculty wellness needs assessment. American Association of Medical Schools, Group of Faculty Affairs, St. Louis, Missouri. (July, 2018)

Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Elza Mylona. Professional Development 'Bites' – A snippet in time is worth your while. American Association of Medical Schools, Group of Faculty Affairs, Austin, Texas. (July 2017)

Jessica Kahn, Elza Mylona. Five practical strategies for publishing your academic affairs and career development work. American Association of Medical Schools. Group of Faculty Affairs, Austin, Texas. (July 2017)

Ann Brown, Grace Huang, Elza Mylona. Mentoring in the 21st century: New concepts and innovations for faculty and institutional success. American Association of Medical Schools, Boston, Mass. (November 2017)

Posters

Sarah Bunton, Valerie Dandar, Karen Novielli, Susan Chubinskaya, Elza Mylona, Paula Trief. Generational differences in the academic medicine workplace: An exploration of implications for academic health centers. American Association of Medical Colleges, Group on Faculty Affairs, Austin, Texas (July, 2017)

Summer Nguyen, Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Elza Mylona. Faculty wellness: An evidence-based approach to the creation of a wellness program. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters/Eastern Virginia Medical School, Summer Scholars Program. (August 2017) 

Workshops

Norma Saks, Elza Mylona, Carol Elam. A mission-based approach to community engagement: Tracking and communicating the work we do. The Generalists in Medical Education, Boston, Mass.