The UMMC GME Faculty Development Workshop- “Hot Topics in GME” 

February 2, 2023

The Workshop  included case-based discussions & QA on Evaluation and Remediation Challenges for GME, a session dedicated to PD idea exchange, presentations on How to Harness the Power of Faculty, and PD Wellness, Resilience, Longevity.  




Mary Njoku, MD

UMMC Designated Institutional Official for GME

Evaluation and Remediation Challenges for GME:

Case-Based Discussion & QA

Case 1 –

The Struggling Learner”

Case 2 –

“Clinical Performance & Evaluation”

Panel Members

  • Rebecca Hielke

Director, Employee & Labor Relations

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Wanda Binns,LCSW-C

EAP Manager

  • Mukta Srivastava, MD

    Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program Director

  • Kathryn Widmayer 

Chief Labor & Employment Counsel

University of Maryland Medical System


Erin Giudice, MD

 Pediatric Residency Program Director

Pediatric Medical Student and Resident Education

How to Harness the Power of the Faculty

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunities for faculty and others to support the roles and responsibilities of the program director, other faculty and the GME program
  • How to leverage faculty engagement to achieve the educational mission across multiples sites and learning experiences


Stephen Kavic, MD

General Surgery, Program Director, Associate Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

William Chiu, MD

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director

Sarah Dubbs, MD

Emergency Medicine, Program Director


Mark Ehrenreich, MD

Psychiatry Residency Program Director

Chief of Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry


Program Director/Faculty Idea Exchange:

The 5-Minute Elevator Pitch

Learning Objective:

  • Each presenter will share a new or ongoing program initiative or a unique process to address or tackle old problems, with the opportunity to identify potential collaborators and develop cross-disciplinary connections.

Managing DEI as a Change Initiative: Process, Pitfalls, and Perks

Anique Forrester, MD

Consult Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director


DEI has traditionally been handled in academia as an HR or recruitment priority. At times, institutions have hired or created positions such as Dean or Vice Dean for Diversity with varying levels of institutional support and engagement. These positions can be far removed from the daily operations and culture of a department or institution. With recent calls to increase attention to DEI at all levels of medical training, it has become apparent that in order to meaningfully evolve in this space, institutions must embrace total cultural shifts which incorporate DEI principles in all aspects of operations. This process remains fraught with peril as many remain unprepared/unwilling to change standard operating procedures in ways which would meaningfully support DEI initiatives long term. This session describes a framework which can meaningfully be incorporated on a large-scale, thus creating a wider network of support for traditional DEI roles in academia.

ABOS Knowledge, Skills & Behavior Program”

Frank Henn, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program Director & Interim Chair Department of Orthopaedics


The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has developed a standardized platform for assessment of knowledge, skills and behavior that is accessible to all orthopaedic programs. We initiated use in July of 2022 and have found it to be helpful. 

“Professional Identity Community of Practice”

Peter Jin, MD

Neurology Residency Program, Associate Program Director


Our trainees face tremendous day-to-day stress from external and internal sources regarding their professional identities. They frequently do so without an effective avenue to disclose, process, or grow from these experiences. Faculty are often unequipped and untrained in facilitating our trainees through these experiences. I hope to form a community of practice on professional identity to build roots for developing faculty into leaders and guides that our trainees need in their journeys of professional identity formation.

“Specialty (dis) Respect”

Kristin Reavis, MD

Family & Community Medicine Residency Program Director & Assistant Dean for Student Diversity & Inclusion

“Flipped Classroom in Resident Education - Engaging the Advanced Learner”

Ramya Swamy, MD

Ophthalmology Residency Program Director


The goal of the presentation is to introduce the idea of a flipped classroom model to the audience and demonstrate how it has been utilized in the ophthalmology residency program at the University of Maryland

“AI Research Bootcamp”

Paul Yi, MD

Director, University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging (UM2ii) Center



Michael Bond, MD

UMMC Associate Designated Institutional Official for GME

Program Director Wellness, Resilience, Longevity

Learning Objectives:

  • Job Satisfaction & How to Flourish as Program Director
  • Professional development and the potential for growth and advancement during and after the PD role

Presented by:

Nirav Shah, MD

Assistant Dean for Medical Education

Associate Chief, Education and Faculty Development

Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


Vincent See, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program Director


Closing Remarks

Vincent See, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program Director


Networking Reception


Additional Resources:

The Clinician Educator Milestones

The Clinical Educator Supplemental Guide

The Great Faculty Disengagement

Unheard Voices: A Qualitative Study Of Resident Perspectives on Remediation

What Sustains Residency Program Directors: Social and Interpersonal Factors That Foster Recruitment and Support Retention