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EdVenture 2024 – A Vision for Education at the Penn State College of Medicine

April 25, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Please see all sessions noted below.  For a calendar invitation, please register at

9:00 a.m. – Beth K. Herman, D.Ed.

Do we support a positive learning climate for GME trainees?


  • Identify cultural barriers to an effective learning climate.
  • Discuss the impact of institutional culture on the hidden curriculum.
  • Outline barriers to teaching trainee professionalism.


10:00 a.m. – Ami DeWaters, MD, MSc and Ryan Munyon, MD

See One, Do One, Teach One: Sacred Mantra or Anathema? 


  • Identify three characteristics of clinical imprinting.
  • Evaluate the importance and role of personal experience in learning.
  • Discuss the phenomenon of clinical imprinting.
  • Evaluate how personal experience and clinical imprinting affects medical education curriculum development, particularly regarding HSS.


11:00 a.m. – Sarah Nickolich, MD and Munima Nasir, MD, FAAFP

Do we have adequate Clinical Skills teaching in PSCOM?


  • Describe the clinical skills taught and assessment techniques used during Phase 1.
  • Describe the progression of clinical skills through and assessment techniques used in clerkships.
  • Discuss how our clinical skills curriculum across Phases 1 and 2 prepare students for clinical practice after graduation.


Noon Plenary Karen E. Kim, MD, MS

A Vision for Education at the Penn State College of Medicine


  • Describe strengths and areas of opportunity within our educational programs.
  • Outline a vision for future educational successes at the COM.


1:10 – Edward “Ted” Bollard, MD, DDS, MACP

Oral Presentations:  Resident Research Day


Virtual Posters (live 4/25/2024):

3:00Ami DeWaters, MD, MSc

Chalk Talk Contest

Residents and fellows are invited to participate in a friendly Chalk Talk competition to be held virtually as part of Resident/Fellow Day and EdVenture.  Chalk Talks can be on any topic and only 3 minutes long. The Winner will receive an Amazon Gift Card and be announced during the Evening awards ceremony!

Please email Barb Blatt ( to participate by April 18, 2024.


Please join us at University Fitness Center – Penn State Health, 30 Conference Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 on the evening of EdVenture!

At 5 p.m., enjoy hors d’oeuvres and check out this year’s lineup of posters from your peers. Award presentations will begin at 6 p.m., including:

  • Resident Research Day Award
  • Dean’s Award
  • Distinguished Educator Award
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Award
  • Resident Educator Award
  • Student Educator Award


University Conference Center
30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Sciences Education
717-531-0003, ext. 287646
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