Full lineup planned for Medical Education Week April 9-13

Speakers, Sim Wars and presentations on the latest medical education advances will highlight the fourth annual Medical Education Week at the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville campus April 9-13.

"This is an opportunity to really celebrate the excellence and innovation in medical education on this campus," said Elisa A. Zenni, M.D., UF associate dean for educational affairs.

Some of the larger events include Sim Wars on Tuesday morning, where teams of residents representing different departments are put through various scenarios and are judged by a faculty panel.

On Thursday, trainees and faculty from the colleges of medicine, nursing and pharmacy, as well as Shands Jacksonville nursing and pharmacy will present posters about new technology and techniques to be used for training students and residents.

Daniel R. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., vice president for health affairs and dean of the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville, will give the keynote speech on Thursday. This is Wilson’s first medical education week since coming to campus in February.

For years, the Jacksonville campus used to participate via videoconference in the events on the UF campus in Gainesville, but decided four years ago to have their own activities. The lineup has continued to grow ever since, Zenni said, to showcase the work on campus and to expand the opportunities for faculty, students, residents and fellows to participate.

Below is a full list of events:

Tuesday, April 10:

9:30-11:30 a.m., LRC Auditorium: Sim Wars.

Noon-1 p.m., Deal Boardroom: Medical Education Noon Conference, Is there a Doctor in the House? (Training in surprise emergency situations). Speakers are Rich Westenbarger, M.D., and Tom Morrissey, M.D., Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 11:

Noon-1 p.m., Deal Boardroom: Medical Education Noon Conference, Progression in Endoscopic Responsibility and Competency. Speaker is Jim Scolapio, M.D.

1:15-4:30 p.m., Mason Room, Tower I, 2nd floor: Spring Faculty Teaching Workshop. Measuring Competency, 2.0.

Thursday, April 12:

All day, Advances in Medical Education 2012. Poster presentations and table displays in LRC Atrium. Authors will attend from 1 to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. in the LRC Auditorium, followed by a dessert reception.

Noon-1 p.m., LRC Auditorium: Keynote Address, Daniel Wilson, M.D., vice president for health affairs and dean of the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville.

Friday, April 13:

Noon-1 p.m., Deal Boardroom: Medical Education Noon Conference, The Journey Toward the Development of a Pre-Premedical Curriculum. Speakers are Miren Schinco, M.D. and Madeline Joseph, M.D.

A boxed lunch will be provided for all of the noon events. Please RSVP to or (904) 244-4024.

Featured Faculty

Madeline M. Joseph, MD

Madeline M. Joseph, MD

Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Engagement

Thomas K. Morrissey, MD, PhD

Thomas K. Morrissey, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency; Clerkship Director

James S. Scolapio, MD

James S. Scolapio, MD

Associate Chair, Department of Medicine

Elisa A. Zenni, MD

Elisa A. Zenni, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs