The Fine Family Academy of Educators intermittently offers an educational Boot Camp. The Boot Camp serves as a faculty development activity with the goal to optimize teaching, educational leadership and other academic skills and to facilitate the interaction of faculty throughout the institution. The program is open to all educators at EVMS, with a special session dedicated to Fine Family Academy of Educators (FFAOE) members only.

Audience: Open to all faculty and educators at EVMS. One session in April is dedicated to members of the Fine family Academy of Educators.

Spring 2021 Boot Camp


March 24 Noon – 1:00pm - Workplace Assessment for the Clerkship Years
PIN: 148 187 4154

Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD. Professor of Medicine and Surgery. Director, Research and Development in Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Patricia S. O’Sullivan is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director, Research and Development in Medical Education, at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She holds the Endowed Chair in Surgical Education. At UCSF she directs the Teaching Scholars Program and oversees the doctoral program in health professions education as well as leads efforts in faculty development and educational research. Her educational research studies have collaborators from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and health related professions. The UCSF faculty development program received the international ASPIRE for Excellence Award. Dr. O’Sullivan has led the Research in Medical Education Section of the AAMC, the RIME Program Planning Committee and the Division for Professions Education of the American Educational Research Association. She is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of the Merrill Flair Award from the GEA, of the Outstanding Career Achievements in Medical Education from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify key communication, training, forms and monitoring activities required in workplace-based assessments.
  2. Assess the role of feedback in workplace-based assessments.


  1. Patient Care
  2. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  3. Employ evidence-based practice
  4. Apply quality improvement


March 24th 4:30pm – 6:00pm - Optimizing Educational Technology and Tools to Integrate Assessment for Learning 
Meeting ID: 979 8140 7787
Passcode: 273739 

Christy Boscardin, PhD. Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia. University of California, San Francisco Office of Medical Education.

Christy Boscardin, PhD is Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, and education faculty in the Office of Medical Education within the School of Medicine. Her research interest include medical education with focus on assessment, data science, implementation science, high value care and access to quality health care. Dr. Boscardin received her BA from UC Berkeley, her MA from Stanford University, and PhD in research methodology with emphasis on advanced quantitative methods from UCLA. She is currently the deputy editor for Teaching and Learning in Medicine and statistical editor for Perspective on Medical Education.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define and describe the key principles behind Assessment for Learning
  2. Incorporate and harness educational technology to enhance assessment strategies


  1. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  2. Employ evidence-based practice


Educational Leadership

1. March 25th 4:30 – 6:00pm - The Art of Changing the Conversation
2. March 26th 4:30 – 6:00pm - Conflict Management and Negotiation 
Meeting ID: 979 8140 7787
Passcode: 273739

3. April 13th 4:30 – 6:00pm - Don’t Leave Serendipity to Chance: Career Planning for a career in academic medicine - RSVP here  (Fine Family Academy of Educators members only)

Stephen Bogdewic, PhD, MA. Clinical Professor, Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Bogdewic is Clinical Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine. He also serves as an Executive Leadership Coach in the UNC Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. He completed his PhD in Adult Education & Organizational Development at the University of North Carolina, and his MA in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling at Santa Clara University. Most recently Dr. Bogdewic served as the Executive Vice Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine—the nation’s largest medical school. Earlier in his career, Dr. Bogdewic directed the UNC Faculty Development Fellowship. 

The Art of Changing the Conversation:
Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the core competencies that are essential for effective leadership


  1. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  2. Professionalism

Conflict Management and Negotiation:
Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the single most important principle for successful negotiations.


  1. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  2. Professionalism

Curriculum Development

William Anderson, PhD. Professor Emeritus. Michigan State University, Office of Medical Education, Research and Development, College of Human Medicine.

Dr. Anderson is Professor Emeritus in the Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD), College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. Dr. Anderson is best known for creating the Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program, the nation’s oldest, largest, first true primary care faculty development fellowship program. In his faculty role, Dr. Anderson has taught medical students and residents, and conducted faculty development programs for the medical school faculty and residents. He has also served as a member of the development team for the certification exam for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). His research interests are medical faculty career development and vitality, and he is author or more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and workshops.

Location: Virtual

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1. April 27th 4:30 – 6:00pm - The "What" of the Curriculum

  1. Identifying curriculum needs
  2. Conducting a needs assessment
  3. Selecting curriculum topics
  4. Generating curriculum goals

2. April 29th 4:30 – 6:00pm - The "How" of the Curriculum

  1. Developing instructional units (learner objectives, instructional and evaluation strategies)
  2. Evaluating the curriculum


Educational Scholarship and Program Evaluation

May 6th Educational Scholarship Day workshops
Sheila Chauvin, PhD, MEd. Professor Emerita. Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sheila Chauvin holds a Professor Emerita appointment with the LSU School of Medicine – New Orleans and continues her affiliation as Professor – Research (gratis), Department of Internal Medicine. Upon joining LSU Health, Dr. Chauvin was the founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development and the LSU Health Teaching Academy. She continued in those leadership roles until her retirement in 2016. Since retirement, Dr. Chauvin has continued to be actively and extensively engaged in health professions education through consultative and collaborative work across a variety of academic health institutions. Dr. Chauvin has 44 years of professional experience and is well- known for her expertise and achievements in educational research, teaching/learning effectiveness, faculty development, curriculum and educational program development, development and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems, educational leadership and change processes.

Please contact Kathy Reese at with questions.