Consultation for Health Education and Evaluation Research (CHEER) Sessions

Dates for 2021-22 CENTILE-sponsored Consultation for Health Education and Evaluation Research (CHEER):

11/19/2021, Noon-1 p.m.

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1/21/2022, Noon-1 p.m.

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3/18/2022, Noon-1 p.m.

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5/20/2022, Noon to 1 pm.

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In each session, two presenters will present their educational projects for 10 minutes each, then get feedback from Teaching Academy members to improve their educational projects at any stage (design, data collection, data analysis, dissemination). 

All sessions will take place via Zoom only.

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To participate in CHEER sessions and give feedback to presenters, please use this link

2020-21 CHEER Session One

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020
Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Speaker 1: Drs. Chagai Mendelson and Krystina Johnson
    Talk Title: A Needs Assessment of Management Skills Training for First Year Internal Medicine Residents
  • Speaker 2: Dr. Daniel Bunker
    Talk Title: Rheumatology Question Bank

2020-21 CHEER Session Two

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Speaker 1: Dr. Ronald Distajo
    Talk Title: Empathy and Motivational Interviewing Training to Improve Medication Adherence among Diabetic Patients Who Have Completed the MedStar Diabetes Pathway Program
  • Speaker 2: Dr. Ming-Jung Ho 
    Talk Title: Professional Identify Formation of Underrepresented in Medicine and International Medical Graduate Residents

2020-21 CHEER Session Three

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Speaker 1: Pamela A. Saunders, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology Dept.
    Talk Title: How do medical students’ of varied ethnicities and genders communicate empathy differently in third year Standardized Patient encounters?
  • Speaker 2: Beje Thomas, MD, Transplant Nephrology, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine 
    Talk Title: Creating a Curriculum for the Busy Advanced Practice Provider

2020-21 CHEER Session Four

Friday, Mar. 12, 2021
Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Topic One: Effects of Early Outpatient Musculoskeletal Exposure on Inpatient Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Rotations
    Presented by: Laura Malmut, MD: Attending Physician of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Kevin Cipriano, MD: Resident Physician of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Topic Two: Understanding Medical Student Perceptions for Telehealth Curricular Design
    Presented by: Mark Brahier, M.D./MBA Student: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Georgetown McDonough School of Business

2020-21 CHEER Session Five

Friday, May 14, 2021
Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Speaker 1: Susan M. Cheng, Ed.L.D., MPP, Senior Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Talk Title: Developing a Practical ABATE Framework to Enhance Implicit Bias Training for Virtual Interviews in Medical Schools and Residency Programs
  • Speaker 2: Luke Karl, M.D. Candidate 2021, Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Talk Title: Impact of a Curricular Innovation, Creating Caring Communities, on Students’ Transition to Medical School in a Virtual Learning Environment