September 7, 2010

Medical Education Grand Rounds with Donald Brady, M.D., Tuesday, Sept. 14, Noon

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

Medical Education Grand Rounds:
“Twitter, Blogs and Healthcare Education: Professional Responsibility and the Internet “


Donald Brady, M.D.
Designated Institutional Official
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Education and Administration
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Tuesday, Sept. 14
 noon - 1
208 Light Hall

Brady is a board-certified general internist and a fellow in the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he also did his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Upon finishing his residency training in 1993, Brady moved to Atlanta, where he served on the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine. While at Emory, he helped establish the primary care track in the internal medicine residency program, serving as its director for a decade and from 1999-2007 was the co-director of the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Brady returned to Vanderbilt in October 2007 to assume the role of associate dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official.

Brady’s main interests are in medical education, doctor-patient communication, and physician wellness. He has consulted with several universities to review their GME training programs. Most recently, he was invited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-International (ACGME-I) to serve as the institutional site visitor for mock accreditation reviews in the Republic of Singapore and subsequently was appointed as a Special Advisor to that country’s National University Hospital System and National Healthcare Group Residency Programs as they and their institutions pursue becoming the first non-U.S. residency programs accredited by the ACGME-I.

He has received numerous teaching awards, including being named the Clinician-Educator of the Year by the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine in 2002. He serves currently as the vice president for Organizational Resources for the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and formerly as the chair of the Board of Regional Leaders for the Society of General Internal Medicine.

He has presented numerous medical education workshops at national meetings, including ACGME, AAMC, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, to name a few. His workshop on “Twitters, Blogs, and GME: Professional Responsibility and the Internet” was the most highly rated workshop at the 2010 ACGME Annual Education Conference held here in Nashville in March.

Please register to attend at

Box lunches will be provided for participants who register by Friday, Sept. 10.
CME Credit:
Sponsored by VUSM and the 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 educational 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. Donald Brady, M.D., presenter, has no financial relationships to disclose.

This educational activity received no commercial support.