Celebrating medical education
Jacksonville campus holds annual Medical Education Week
By Betty Poole
In May, the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville held its annual Medical Education Week to recognize and nurture education programs across campus and share innovations in medical education. The event, sponsored by the Office of Educational Affairs, was packed with educational activities including teleconferences, workshops and simulation competitions.
Residents and Shands Jacksonville nurses participated in the simulation competition, Sim Wars. The winning team included Dustin Brimblecom, M.D., an emergency medicine resident; Melissa Moore-Hill, M.D., an obstetrics and gynecology resident; and Ali Al-Rawi, M.D., a surgery resident.
The weeklong series of educational events culminated with the annual Advances in Medical Education exhibit and award ceremony. This year’s poster and table exhibit included 23 educational projects conducted by faculty and residents from the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville, in addition to presentations by Shands Jacksonville pharmacists. In addition, 18 students from the Darnell Cookman School of the Medical Arts presented alongside faculty, residents and staff at the event. UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville faculty and staff served as advisers to these students.
This year’s recipients of the Most Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award were Kelly C. Komatz, M.D., M.P.H., and Jose Zayas, D.O., of the department of pediatrics, for their presentation “Delivering Pediatric Bad News — Utilization of CSESaR Simulation Lab.”
Eric Stiefel, M.D., a resident in the department of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, received the Most Outstanding Resident Award.