Julie Kerry, PhD

Julie Kerry, PhD, is the EVMS Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology. As an experienced educator, she has been actively providing diverse study tools for various learning styles. Dr. Kerry is an educational leader at EVMS. She has been instrumental in the introduction of interactive teaching methods at EVMS through the use of team-centered learning and flipped classroom activities. She has pioneered the use of interactive PowerPoints in the medical curriculum, and she presented on this topic at an International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) meeting. In 2014, she conducted a research project assessing the efficacy of interactive PowerPoints. As chair of the Medical Education Committee, she is involved in reforming the EVMS medical curriculum.

Presenting engaging lectures

There is a theoretical underpinning to the presentation of lecture based materials and instructional design. The organization of materials, the way they are presented and the relationship to learning objectives are important components of the learning experience.

At the end of the professional development byte, you will:

  1. Use strategies for preparation and organization in presenting lectures for optimal learning
  2. Address student characteristics and learning needs when preparing and presenting lectures
  3. Incorporate proposed strategies for engaging learners in the lecture environment

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  1. Mayer, R.E. (2010) Applying the science of learning to medical education. Medical Education 44:543-549

Dr. Kerry has disclosed she has no relevant financial relationships.