Upcoming Events

Title:CTLE Writing Retreat
Date:Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time:1:30pm - 5:30pm
Categories:VCU Opportunity

The most prolific writers foster a regular writing habit! Join the CTLE for this Writing Retreat!

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjW0sEmInuBM1OCYoWQLi4Chm2wqnVqJ3qy3gmzAKwxjD_vg/viewform

or find more information on writing support from this CTLE website: https://ctle.vcu.edu/events/writingretreat/

See you soon!

Title:IAMSE 2021 Fall Webinar Series: "Hybrid Health Care Education: Rethinking Student Support and Innovating for the Future"
Date:Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:IAMSE Speakers

Back to the Future: Maximizing Student Learning and Wellbeing in the Virtual Age

Join us for the IAMSE 2021 Fall webinar series which will explore theory and best practices in the delivery of content over virtual and online media while simultaneously promoting a positive learning environment and student wellbeing. Each session will provide the audience with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of future health science education including practical tools for successfully incorporating virtual learning. Topics covered in this series include:

  • September 2 at 12PM EDT – Theresa Chan presents Developing Faculty for the Future of Health Professions Education

    September 9 at 12PM EDT – Rachel Ellaway presents Creating Learning Entities: Augmentation in health professions education

    September 16 at 12PM EDT – Andrew Binks and Adam Weinstein present 
    Reminders, Refocusing and Rethinking: Med Ed after COVID

    September 23 at 12PM EDT – Kendra Gagnon presents 
    Hybrid Health Care Education: Rethinking student support and innovating for the future

    September 30 at 12PM EDT – Jon Wisco, Jaya Yodh, Olivia Coiado and Luke Read present How COVID-19 Transformed Online Teaching and Learning: Or did it?

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You only need to register one time for the full series by following these steps:

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  • Enter Name & Email
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  • University: VCU School of Medicine
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Direct Link: https://julnet.swoogo.com/fall2021inst/begin?reg_type_id=180636


By signing up, you’ll receive notifications about the series. This includes:

  • Weekly Zoom links to join the sessions
  • Handouts and special materials from the speakers
  • Archive link to each session after it has aired


If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. For more information about this series go to: https://julnet.swoogo.com/fall2021inst

Title:(via Zoom) AAMC MERC Workshop: "Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies"
Date:Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time:5:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Dr. Michael Ryan, VCU School of Medicine
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

Join us via Zoom* for this AAMC MERC Workshop, Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies,” facilitated by Dr. Michael Ryan, VCU School of Medicine. In this workshop, participants will brainstorm research ideas, write, and refine a measurable research question. They will discuss when IRB approval is required for their study. The basics of research design will be discussed and applied to their selected research question. Register early, space is limited to 25 participants! Open to the VCU Community.

*Zoom info is sent 1 hour before the event at the email you provided during registration. Registration closes one hour before the start of the event. For help after registration closes, contact deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org or katherine.henderson@vcuhealth.org.

Participants will be able to:

  • Write a FINER (feasible, interesting, novel, ethical, relevant) educational research question.
  • Specify an educational research area of interest.
  • Evaluate whether they need IRB approval for their study.
  • Select the correct design for their research question.

For a list of upcoming faculty development opportunities, go to https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/calendar/somofacal.

Sponsored by VCU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs. For questions, contact deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org.

Title:(via Zoom) SOM Lunchtime Learning: "Centering on Health Equity and Structural Racism: Results of a Pilot Program"
Date:Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Dr. Kevin Harris and Dr. Lisa Webb
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

In 2020, VCU implemented a comprehensive plan for health equity education that engages students, faculty, staff, and the community. This work subsequently merged with ongoing efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a consequence, VCU Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences has launched a faculty professional development program to assist faculty in addressing issues such as health equity and race and racism in medicine in the curriculum and pedagogical spaces. This health equity/DEI work is amplified by the voices of our students, our patients, and our community, that are now fueling calls for change in the diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our faculty community will play an integral role in shaping the future of health sciences education at VCU and equipping our future workforces to provide culturally competent, high-quality health care for increasingly diverse communities. Join Kevin Harris, PhD, MSC, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, SOM; and Lisa Webb, EdD, CRC, Assistant VP for Health Sciences – Faculty Development, Recruitment and Retention, OSVPHS, as we discuss these issues. We need all hands on deck in these endeavors. Will you come with us?

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Converse with colleagues about the intersections of health equity, structural racism, and health sciences education.
  • Describe available institutional resources for creating inclusive and social justice oriented curriculum and learning environments.
  • Participate in new systemic racism and implicit bias faculty learning communities.

*Registration closes and Reminder with Zoom link is sent 1 hour before the event at the email you provided during registration. For help after registration closes, deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org or Katherine.henderson@vcuhealth.org. Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs.For a list of upcoming "Lunchtime Learning" and professional development workshops, go to https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/calendar/somofacal

Title:CTLE Designing Equitable + Inclusive Clinical Case Studies
Date:Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Location:via Zoom
Campus:Monroe Campus
Categories:VCU Opportunity

Date: Thursday, September 30, 10:00-11:00am
Facilitator: Lisa Webb - Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

We will explore instructional design principles that will guide the development of inclusive clinical case studies. The goal of this process will be to promote an environment of belonging and inclusion through the use of case studies. Attendees will actively participate in evaluating a sample case study, and discuss ways to revise the example using the principles presented in the workshop.

Register Here! for a Zoom link and password (provided on the confirmation page).

Full registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9p5OXntnBhZ3XjiXFbCwpS1lYKTNDZzZbCBigu33BZgluAQ/viewform

See the full CTLE Fall 2021 workshop schedule here: https://ctle.vcu.edu/events/workshops/