Education Grand Rounds

This series will focus on topics of interest for faculty who teach health professions students, residents, fellows, and faculty throughout Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences. High-caliber presenters from across the country will share their knowledge and expertise to assist in the continued development of our skills as educators.

Education Grand Rounds Schedule

Bonus:  These sessions count toward your annual requirement for faculty development related to teaching! For instructions on how to log video-recorded sessions into Digital Measures click here.

Video Index (Click on title to jump to your preferred video)

May 2017 Education Grand Rounds: Active Learning in Large Groups:  A Team Sport by Alice Fornari, EdD, RD

February 2017 Education Grand Rounds: Excellent Clinical Teaching in a Busy Practice: Make the Most of Your Limited Time by Lisa E. Leggio, MD, FAAP

July 2016 Education Grand Rounds: Resident Confessions:  The Value of Sharing Vulnerabilites by Jeffrey Berger, MD

April 2016 Education Grand Rounds: Gallows Humor in Medicine and Medical Education by Katie Watson, JD

January 2016 Education Grand Rounds: Millenials Rising-Learner Centeredness Across Generations by Joshua Jauregui, MD

May 2017 Education Grand Rounds

Active Learning in Large Groups:  A Team Sport

by Alice Fornari, EdD, RD, Assistant Vice President of Faculty Development, Northwell Health, Associate Dean of Educational Skills Development, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Professor of Science Education, Occupational Health and Family Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Learning Objectives:

  • Review literature on active learning as a preferred pedagogy
  • Describe why a “flipped” classroom creates higher order-active learning
  • Transition to “engaged and active” learning, particularly for large groups

PowerPoint:  Active Learning in Large Groups: A Team Sport


February 2017 Education Grand Rounds

Excellent Clinical Teaching in a Busy Practice:  Make the Most of Your Limited Time

by Lisa E. Leggio, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Student Education, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University


  • Ask focused questions to assess learner knowledge
  • Teach using techniques such as One-Minute Preceptor and SNAPPS
  • Assimilate learners into a busy clinical setting
  • Give specific formative feedback

PowerPoint:  Clinical Teaching in a Busy Practice


July 2016 Education Grand Rounds

Resident Confessions: The Value of Sharing Vulnerabilities

by Jeffrey Berger, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

1. Identify a personal story involving patient morbidity or mortality.
2. Contrast focus-group incident reporting to on-line, institutional systems
3. Create Confessions sessions within Carilion Clinic residency programs.

PowerPoint:  Resident Confessions: The Value in Sharing Vulnerabilties

April 2016 Education Grand Rounds

Gallows Humor in Medicine and Medical Education

by Katie Watson, JD, Assistant Professor Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify some of the functions of gallows humor in medicine using medical humanities approaches.
2. Analyze jokes as expressions of power or powerlessness.
3. Evaluate gallows humor in an ethics framework to determine when it is conducive to patient care and/or trainee learning, and when it is not.
4. Distinguish gallows humor from bullying and ridicule.

PowerPoint:  Gallows Humor in Medicine

January 2016 Education Grand Rounds

Millennials Rising: Learner Centeredness Across Generations

by Joshua Jauregui, MD, University of Washington

1. Use several common pitfalls in understanding generational differences to self-reflect on your own perceptions about different generations.
2. Contrast several generational values that may be different between health professions education educators and learners.
3. Explain how 4 different sociocultural phenomena may contribute to generational differences in our learners.
4. Apply a new framework for understanding generational differences to your own educational practices.
5. Develop 1 or 2 new education strategies that are informed by 5 different constructs that the millennial generation tends to value.

PowerPoint: Millennials