CENTILE Journal Club

CENTILE ‘s new journal club series focuses on health professions education for the faculty, staff and students at GUMC. The goal is to expand and engage our community of practice educators through discussions on the latest reports in the peer-reviewed literature.

Session III: Social Media in Health Professions Education

October 22, 2021 12 to 1 p.m.

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This session focuses on the role that social media plays in health professions education. Participants will listen to a podcast and read an article in advance to discuss in the session.


Beje Thomas, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

Mark Mattar, MD, FACG, AGAF
Associate Professor Medicine; Director, Fellowship Training Program, IBD Centre
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Session II: Equity in Health Professions Education

Feb. 19, 2021 12 to 1 p.m.

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Articles to be discussed (in Breakout Rooms):

  1. Clinical Teacher 2020: A framework to promote equity in clerkship
  2. Academic Medicine 2018: Toward Creating Equity in Awards Received During Medical School: Strategic Changes at One Institution


Susan Cheng, EdLD, MPP
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Stacey Kaltman, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Georgetown University Medical Center

Sarah Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Georgetown University Medical Center

Session 1: Health Professions Education in the Time of COVID

Dec. 11, 2020 12 to 1 p.m.

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The first session will focus on examples of how health professions
education has adapted to COVID-19. Participants will choose a 500-word short innovation report listed below to discuss in breakout rooms and then to share lessons learned with the large group.

Articles to be discussed (in Breakout Rooms):

  1. Keeping journal club relevant in the COVID-19 pandemic: The ‘Rapid Fire’ 5-minute format
  2. Virtual OSCE delivery: The way of the future?
  3. Education in the Time of COVID: Leveraging social media to teach during the COVID-19 pandemic pandemonium


Chagai Mendelson, MD
Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Beje Thomas, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

Kelly Thompson-Brazill, DNP
Assistant Professor, Director Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Department of Advanced Practice Nursing,
School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University Medical Center