May 19, 2011

Medical Education Grand Rounds: Use of Medical Education Research to Improve Patient Care Quality

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine and the Academy for Excellence in Teaching present "Medical Education Grand Rounds: Use of Medical Education Research to Improve Patient Care Quality" on Tuesday, June 14, from noon - 1 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

The presenter is Diane Wayne, M.D., vice chair of Education and associate professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Registration requested. Boxed lunches will be provided for participants who register by Friday, June 10.

Wayne is passionate about linking education to improved quality of care. In this lecture she will discuss specific examples of medical education research as translational science and features of highly successful educational research programs.

Wayne is a clinician-educator at Northwestern University and is the vice chair of Education in the Department of Medicine and an associate professor of Medicine. She has been the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director since 2001. During her tenure she has focused on enhancing the national reputation of Northwestern’s internal medicine training programs and developing medical education research programs in the department. Her other commitment has been promoting diversity. For the past two years, more than 20 percent of incoming interns in the department of Medicine have been from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Her research interests include simulation-based education, standard setting and competency assessment of students, residents and fellows.

Wayne has received numerous awards, including the 2007 National Award for Medical Education Scholarship from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the 2007 Thomas Hale Ham Award for New Investigators from the Research in Medical Education Committee of the AAMC. She was a 2010 recipient of the Parker Palmer "Courage to Teach" National Program Director Award from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. She has been a deputy editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine since 2006.