April 21, 2011

Medical Education Grand Rounds Featuring Hilary J. Schmidt, Ph.D., Tuesday, May 3, Noon

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine, & The Academy for Excellence in Teaching
are proud to present

Medical Education Grand Rounds:

“Best Practice Medical Education and Skills Learning: Lessons from the Martial Arts”

Hilary J. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Vice President,
Independent Grants and Learning, Sanofi-aventis U.S.
Bridgewater, NJ

Tuesday, May 3
noon – 1 p.m.
202 Light Hall

Please register to attend (click here to register)
Boxed lunches will be provided for participants who register by Friday, April 29

Schmidt is currently the vice president for Independent Grants and Learning at Sanofi-aventis US, where she leads a team responsible for setting education strategy across the therapeutic areas of the company and managing the education grant process. In this role she is committed to cultivating the best education and assuring full compliance with all external and internal policy and guidelines related to continuing medical education and continuing education.

She also oversees the internal operations for Investigator Initiated Trials, and the medical affairs training function. She obtained a PhD. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1985) and has dedicated her professional life to translating research on how people learn into best practices for teaching, learning and assessment in medical education. She has expertise in cognitive psychology, education research, instructional design and outcomes assessment.

She established education centers at three different medical schools (Columbia University Medical Center (1994-2004), SUNY-Downstate (1992-1994) and UMDNJ – Newark (1987-1992)), and has presented and published extensively in the field of medical education. She transitioned from academia to industry in 2004 to lead and execute a strategic vision for Independent Medical Education at Sanofi-aventis.

She is the current lead of the Pharmaceutical Alliance for CME (PACME) member section of the Alliance for CME, and is a member of the AMA Taskforce on CME Industry Provider Collaboration. She is passionate about ensuring that all CME is designed and delivered in the service of improving patient care and closing healthcare gaps.

CME Credit:
Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

VUSM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of VUSM to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Don Moore, Ph.D., course director, has no financial relationships to disclose. Hilary Schmidt, Ph.D., presenter, has no financial relationships to disclose.

This educational activity received no commercial support.