Explore Choosing Wisely Day

Logo that states An initiative of the ABIM FoundationJoin us Friday, Jan. 29, for the third-annual EVMS Choosing Wisely Day featuring keynote speaker Amit K. Pahwa, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. EVMS students and residents will present opportunities to reduce the cost of care, decrease wasteful spending and improve patient outcomes in a competition format before a team of judges. 

Due to the pandemic, the annual Choosing Wisely program at EVMS will be held virtually this year.

See the entire schedule and links to events.

Keynote Speaker - Amit Pahwa, MD

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Amit K. Pahwa, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Pahwa holds many educational leadership roles including: Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Director, Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine High Value Healthcare; Associate Director, Pediatric Core Clerkship; and Director, Health System Science Core Theme, in addition to his professorships.

Dr. Pahwa earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and he completed his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine.

He is nationally known for his work in high-value care both in education and quality improvement. For his educational work, he has not only published several papers but received many awards including: the Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant, the CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award, the CDIM Louis N. Pangaro Educational Program Development Award and the HVPAA educational excellence award.

Attend the keynote presentation.

Special Guest - Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi, MD

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Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi will be serving as a judge for the Innovations Think Tank and Research Presentation competitions.

Dr. Niranjan-Azadi earned her MD from Johns Hopkins and completed her Internal Medicine Residency on the Hopkins Osler Medical Service. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins and serves as their Wellness and Faculty Development Director. Her academic interests include physician wellness, digital learning, medical student education, and high value care. She is a graduate of the Value Innovation Teaching and Leadership program, or VITAL, via the High Value Practice Academic Alliance, or HVPAA. She co-directs the medical school elective High Value Care: A Deeper Dive. She is a co-editor for the Question of the Day app via the Society of Hospital Medicine and will chair their National Digital Learning Committee starting this Spring.

Innovations and Ideas Competition

Watch the Choosing Wisely Day competitions, presented in two formates. Students and residents will compete.

Think Tank 

Groups of two to five will promote a cost-saving, health-care-improving project in a live, competition-style format. Teams will offer solutions to problems of waste or cost and offer ideas to improve patient outcomes. Ideas will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of judges and teams compete for awards and bragging rights. Winners will be announced the same day. See examples of other Choosing Wisely adopted recommendations.

Research Presentation 

Students and residents submitted original research related to value-based medicine. Presentations will also include literature reviews of recent, innovative ideas. Individuals and groups will compete for awards against other presenters before our panel of judges. Awards will be presented the same day.

Attend the competition.