Upcoming Events

Title:Follow-up Discussion: “Tackling Unconscious Bias to Prevent Burnout and Improve Patient Care”
Date:Friday, June 5, 2020
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Tyrone A. Holmes, EdD
Location:via Zoom
Campus:MCV Campus
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

via Zoom, Follow-up Discussion to June 3rd Webinar

June 5, 2020 (Fri), 12-1 pm

Facilitated by the Office of Faculty Affairs


Webinar: June 3, 2020 (Wed), 2-3 pm
Join Dr. Tyrone Holmes for a complimentary webinar and discussion on:
"Tackling Unconscious Bias to Prevent Burnout and Improve Patient Care,” offered through Coverys and Med-IQ
Register here for the Webinar: http://med-iq.actonsoftware.com/acton/rif/31318/s-09e6-2005/-/l-0db2:5efc/l-0db2/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:0LczipDMy


The VCU Community is welcome to attend.  Discussion sponsored by VCU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs.


Title:Summer Virtual Writing Retreat
Date:Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:VCU CTLE & Sharon Zumbrunn
Categories:DISCOVER, VCU Opportunity

Longing for a glimpse of normal and finding a routine? Looking for creative (and compassionate) paths toward getting unstuck in your writing? Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and out of balance during a global pandemic? Wishing you had a writing community to keep you connected and feel less isolated?  

This FREE virtual writing retreat across 3 sessions facilitated by Sharon Zumbrunn will help participants define their writing and wellness priorities, uncover the stumbling blocks and shenanigans in the way of progress and self-care, and learn practical strategies for a more balanced and rewarding summer.

Each session includes an interactive workshop, 90-minute writing block, and space to build a community to write together, apart. 

FREE TO ALL VCU faculty, post-docs, and doctoral students (breakout rooms according to groups).

Register here!

Retreat Session 1:Get Priorganized! Planning A Realistic Summer Schedule
Tuesday, May 26
Register by Friday, May 22!

Retreat Session 2: Unstuck: Overcoming Obstacles to Progress
Tuesday, June 2
Register by Friday, May 29!

Retreat Session 3: Finding Your Writing Mojo and Staying Motivated
Tuesday, June 9
Register by Friday, June 5!

Register here!

Title:(via Zoom) Brown Bag Session: Coaching for P&T: This Cycle (AY 21-22)
Date:Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Betsy Ripley, MD, MS, RAC
Location:via Zoom
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

Bring your CV and join us via Zoom* to plan your packet for the P&T review process. 

This session Is offered twice: June 10 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. & June 23 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

This session will help you prepare for this P&T cycle (Academic Year 21-22).  Attendees will receive coaching on P&T to work on gathering/preparing materials for a future P&T packet and will learn about tracking their progression toward P&T review.


*Zoom information will be sent to you 1 day before the event.  This brown bag session is sponsored by the VCU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs.  If you have any questions, please contact: deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org.

Title:AAMC MERC Certificate: Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
Date:Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Time:5:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Kelly Lockeman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care, VCU SOM
Location:via Zoom
Campus:MCV Campus
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

Register early, space is limited to 25 participants! Registration required by June 9.
This workshop introduces participants to fundamental principles of educational program evaluation, and provides participants with a strategy for developing an evaluation plan. After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Describe program evaluation and its purposes;
  • Identify barriers to program evaluation;
  • Identify models used in evaluation;
  • Describe the steps of an evaluation;
  • Develop an evaluation plan.

Additional details will be available closer to the date of the event. Sponsored by VCU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs.

Title:(Online) Enhance Your Teaching-Learning Climate in the Healthcare or Classroom Setting
Date:Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time:12:00pm - 1:30pm
Categories:VCU Opportunity

(Online) Three dates to choose from May 19, May 29, or June 17, 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Register here: rampages.us/enhanceyourteaching/

This workshop uses an evidence-based, non-prescriptive approach to increase teaching effectiveness. The workshop focuses on behaviors that teachers at any level of experience can use to improve their teaching in a variety of settings. Facilitators are trained faculty members from across the VCU Health Sciences Campus.

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

•    Define key concepts and identify effective behaviors in the highlighted content area.
•    Demonstrate enhanced versatility in using effective teaching behaviors.
•    Demonstrate an ability to analyze clinical teaching using an educational framework.
•    Participate in collegial exchange regarding teaching behaviors.

This 90-minute workshop complies with VCU and VCU Health COVID-19 protocols, and will be conducted online in small-group, video conference sessions. 

Sponsored by the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care