Consultation for Health Education and Evaluation Research (CHEER) Sessions

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 (new window)

2023-24 Sessions

2023-24 CHEER Session Two

Friday, May 10, 2024
Noon to 1 p.m.

Speaker 1: Shankar S. Thiru, B.S., Medical Student, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Speaker 2: Thomas P. Stirrat, B.S., Medical Student, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Talk Title: A Comparison of Faculty and Student Thought on the Incorporation of Third-Party Resources in Medical Curricula

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2022-23 Sessions

2022-23 CHEER Session Two

Friday, February 24, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m.

Speaker 1: Ella Castanier, Undergraduate Student, Department of History, Georgetown University
Talk Title: “Checking the Monster Scourge”: Black Healthcare Workers During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Philadelphia

Speaker 2: Andrea Gaspar, M.D., MedStar Baltimore Internal Medicine Faculty, Director of Health Equity and Community Outreach
Talk Title: Self-efficacy, Moral Distress, and Burnout in Medical Training: A Qualitative Study of Trainees’ Perspectives on Addressing Social Determinants of Health

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2022-23 CHEER Session One

Friday, December 16, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m.

Speaker 1: Nathan Nair, M.D., MPH, MBA, Associate Professor, Residency Program and Medical Student Clerkship Director, Dept. of Neurosurgery MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; Faculty Co-Chair, GUMC Racial Justice Committee for Change

Talk Title: Mapping the complexity of educational equity efforts with an aim to identify evaluable interventions

Speaker 2: Elizabeth Selden, MD, MSW, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Talk Title: Reckoning with the Role of Race in Clinical Decision-making: Beliefs and practices of internal medicine residents

2022-23 CHEER Session Three

Friday, June 30, 2023
Noon to 1 p.m.

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2021-22 Sessions

2021-22 CHEER Session Three

Friday, May 20, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m.

Speaker 1: Michael Terao, M.D., M.Ed.
Talk Title: Quality Improvement Knowledge in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Physicians: A Need for Improved Education 

Speaker 2: Elke Jones Zschaebitz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Talk Title: Utilizing First Person Narratives/Storytelling to Increase TransVisibility and Foster Knowledge in Nursing and Medical Education 

2021-22 CHEER Session Two

Friday, January 21, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Speaker 1: Mark C Mattar, MD, FACG, AGAF
    Talk Title: Examining the effects of tailored coaching utilizing online modules on improving GI training exam scores
  • Speaker 2: J. Corey Williams, MD, MA and Ashley Walker, MD
    Talk Title: National Anti-Racism in Medicine Curriculum Coalition: Leveraging the Power of Learning Communities

2021-22 CHEER Session One

Friday, November 19, 2021
Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Speaker 1: Elizabeth Cilenti, MD MPH
    Talk Title: Effect of Agentic Language Use in Residency Letters of Recommendation
  • Speaker 2: David Toro-Tobon, MD and Sarah Thornton, MD
    Talk Title: Internal Medicine Residents as Role Models: Contrasting Self and Medical Student’s Perception

Previous Sessions

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