Dye and Gratton Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society
On January 26, 2019 Casey Dye, M.D. a PGY3 resident in Emergency Medicine and Matt Gratton, M.D. the Chair of Emergency Medicine, both at UMKC School of Medicine were inducted into the UMKC SOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Members are nominated and elected by the Society “in recognition of exemplary service, integrity, clinical excellence and compassion.” Congratulations to both!
Dr. Jim O’Brien Appointed to the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank
For the 2019-2020 academic year Dr. O’Brien, our program’s resident Wellness Chair, was selected to join the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine’s Wellness Think Tank. He will join a team aiming to improve and advocate for physician wellness on an individual, institutional, and national level. Dr. O’Brien specifically will be involved in a podcast series, research projects, and will develop a national wellness curriculum as a resource for programs looking to bolster wellness initiatives.
Steve Go, M.D. Continues with 21 Years of Service with the NBME!
Dr. Go starts his 21st year of service with the National Board of Medical Examiners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, which helps set policy and direction for NBME’s many initiatives worldwide. He is also a member of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Management Committee, which is responsible for policy, standard setting, and direction for all three Step exams that all physicians must pass to practice in the United States. He was recently appointed as Chair of an Interdisciplinary Review Committee responsible for secondary review and approval of Step 3 items. Finally, he serves on the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) Management Committee, which oversees a joint NBME and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) exam for physicians seeking licensure reinstatement or reactivation after some period of professional inactivity, or physicians involved in disciplinary proceedings in which a state board determines the need for evaluation.
Charlie Inboriboon, M.D. Completed Fulbright Fellowship in Thailand!
Dr. Charlie Inboriboon recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship to Thailand. He was one of three US Scholar recipients for the academic year. During his stay, he was hosted by Chulalongkorn’s emergency medicine program and was supported by the Thai College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP).
The goal of his educational project focused on improving resident education through enhancing active learning and feedback. The timing could not have been better as Thai residency programs were transitioning from traditional time based training to competency based training with the adoption of milestones and entrustable professional actions (EPAs). During the fellowship, he shared his experiences and the skills he acquired as part of the UMKC/Truman Medical Center emergency medicine residency leadership.
He ran workshops for Thai residency and fellowship programs on how to incorporate milestones and EPAs into training programs, including developing workplace-based assessments and utilizing a clinical competency committee. He worked with his host institution to perform a comprehensive program assessment and improvement plan in preparation for their World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) site visit. The program received one of the highest evaluation scores in Thailand by the WFME.
To encourage the transition from traditional lectures to more active forms of learning, he co-hosted a workshop on incorporating active learning strategies into didactics at the Annual Meeting of the Thai College of Emergency Physicians. He also worked directly with Thai emergency medicine educators to teach residents and medical students through the use of simulation, procedure workshops, and small group discussion.
Dr. Inboriboon reports that living and working in Thailand for six months was an amazing learning experience. He developed a much deeper understanding and appreciation for adult learning theory and how it applies to medical education. Living in a country as a non-native speaker increased his empathy for his patients in the United States and an even greater appreciation for his medical colleagues that immigrated to the US to train. It also reinforced his experience that emergency medicine physicians share a common bond regardless of borders. Working at Truman also helped him share practical experiences with EM physicians working in resource-limited environments.
During his stay, two of our emergency medicine residents (Drs. Jesal Amin and Jim O’Brien) and a medical student (Deven Bhatia) assisted him with several educational activities. He guest instructed at six training institutions in Thailand, the first EM residency program in Laos, and at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences. He plans to continue collaborating with these institutions and hopes to build formal ties between UMKC and these institutions.