Logo green Fine Family Academy of Educators leaf logo with text: Learn Share Collaborate and grow.  Educational Scholarship Day 

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Waitzer Hall 100

While we will happily allow drop-in attendees, we prefer that you register so we may accurately account for breakfast and lunch orders.

Registration closes Wednesday, May 3, 2023 @ 8am

The 5th Annual Educational Scholarship Day is hosted by the EVMS Fine Family Academy of Educators. 

The event is open to all EVMS and ODU health sciences faculty, staff, residents/fellows, and students, including distance education students, as presenters and/or participants. 

2023 ESD Campus Map



Poster Setup




Judith Taylor-Fishwick

Director, Fine Family Academy of Educators


Oral Presentations

EVMS and ODU Faculty, Staff, and Students


Poster Session

EVMS and ODU Faculty, Staff, and Students


Keynote Presentation:

Supercharged Learning: Using Curiosity, Motivation, Mindset, and Resilience to Power Expertise Development

William Cutrer, MD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Vanderbilt University


Networking Session

Round table discussions of the information shared during the keynote session


Closing Remarks

Judith Taylor-Fishwick

Director, Fine Family Academy of Educators


Oral Presentations (click for PowerPoint)

Allied Dental Students' Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Learning Outcomes Following a Multimedia Learning Experience

   Authors: Samantha Vest, MSDH, Brenda Bradshaw, MSDH, Marsha Voelker BSDH, Ann Bruhn MSDH

Are We Providing Purposeful Practice? An Analysis of Formative Weekly Quizzes for Specific Themes Identified in Summative Post Exam Reviews

   Authors: Elsie Amoako-Kissi, EVMS MD ’25, Mily Kannarkat, MD (FFAOE member)

Benefits & Challeneges of Asynchronous Team-Based Learning: Approaches to Gray-Area Course Content

   Author: Amanda Burbage, PhD (FFAOE member)

Writing is a Team Sport: Lessons from a Productive Interinstitutional Research Team

   Authors: Amanda Burbage, PhD (FFAOE member), Peggy Gesing, PhD (FFAOE member)

Incorporation of Flow Cytometry Psychomotor Exercises in Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum

   Authors: Rachel Childs, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Cristina Ruffy, MT(AMT), Leslie Hoglund, PhD, MCHES®, Barbara Kraj, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, MBCM

Integrating Foundational and Clinical Courses - A Thematic and Process Description

   Author: Julie Kerry, PhD (FFAOE member)

Promoting Academic Scholarship to Students Through a Three-Stage Research Assignment Process

   Authors: R Clinton Crews, MPH (FFAOE member), Jessica Wilhelm, MSA, CSA, LSA, F-PRS



A Multi-Institutional Educational Training for Program Coordinators: How We Got Here and Where We are Going

   Authors: Lynn M. Vass. C-TAGME, Marleen L. Viola, C-TAGME, Heather L. Newton, EdD, MEd, C-TAGME

Creation and Dissemination of a Clinical Leadership Curriculum

   Authors: Hemasree Yeluru, EVMS MD ’24, Rupa Kapoor, MD, Heather Newton, PhD

Experiential Learning Model for Interprofessional Education

   Authors: Angela, Wilson, MS, M(ASCP)cm, Barbara, Kraj, PhD, MLS (ASCP)cm MB

Improving Student Clinician Notes at HOPES

   Authors: Anjali Chacko, BS, EVMS MD ’23, Hannah James, BS, EVMS MD ’24, Aleksandr Zyskin, MS, EVMS MD ‘24

Picture Perfect: Utilizing Instagram (@evmsdermatology) As A Novel Method for Dermatopathology Instruction

   Authors: Gregory Hubbard, BS, EVMS MD ’26, Ryan Saal, BS EVMS MD ’25, Jennifer Wintringham, MD, Alice Roberts, MD, PhD

Teaching Physician Well-Being: Learning the Art of Microinterventions in Response to Microaggressions

   Authors: April McGuire, MMHPE (FFAOE member), Abby Van Voorhees, MD

The effectiveness of a virtual escape room to review cranial nerve anatomical knowledge in medical education

   Authors: Mark Velasquez, EVMS MD ’25, Jacqueline Shaia, MS, Lauren Yoho, Abhijith Atkuru, EVMS MD ’24, Carrie Elzie, PhD

Crowdsourcing Medical Costs for Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment: a Cross-sectional Study Analyzing GoFundMe Campaigns

   Authors: Jennifer Smith, EVMS MD ’23, Riccardo De Cataldo, EVMS MD ’24, Brendan Podszus, EVMS MD ’25, Yifan Guo, MD

Crowdsourcing Medical Costs in Gender-Affirming Care: Cross-sectional Study Analyzing GoFundMe Campaigns

   Authors: Jennifer Smith, EVMS MD ’23, Rena Atayeva, EVMS MD ’23, Riccardo De Cataldo, EVMS MD ’24, Brendan Podszus, EVMS MD ’25, Aref Rastegar, EVMS MD ’25, Yifan Guo, MD

Keynote Presentation

Supercharged Learning: Using Curiosity, Motivation, Minset, and Resilience to Power Expertise Development


ESD 2023 Keynote announcement

Presentation Description: Adaptive Expertise allows the health professional to effectively learn and innovate when needed to address novel challenges. The session will explore concepts surrounding routine and adaptive expertise including the Master Adaptive Learner model, as well as implications for both trainee development and practicing health professional’s lifelong learning. Specific focus will be given to the role Curiosity, Motivation, Mindset, and Resilience play throughout the learning process, and how coaching can impact the development of expertise. Attendees will leave with practical strategies for implementation within their own working-learning environment.

Presented By: William B. Cutrer, MD, MEdAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Cutrer received his M.D. with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his Pediatrics residency, chief residency and Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.  He also has a Masters of Education from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cutrer is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM).  He is actively involved in medical student education, including curriculum development, student assessment, and program evaluation, where he serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education.

Dr. Cutrer is very interested in understanding how students learn in the workplace and how to help them more effectively.  He co-led the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative Master Adaptive Learner Working Group and was the leader of the Vanderbilt core team participating in the AAMC pilot project Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (Core EPAs).  He currently serves as the Chair of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA). He has published and presented widely on these topics.