Remediation of Basic Science in Integrated Blocks

Presented by Giulia Bonaminio, PhD & Jeannette Guerrasio, MD on March 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The session will define remediation and describe the unique challenges of struggling medical students, including information to guide course directors and students through the process. Drs. Guerrasio and Bonaminio will highlight teaching tips to improve our learners’ studying and test taking skills. Examples of remediation programs will also be discussed.

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Presenter Bios

Dr. Bonaminio received her B.S. degree in Biology from Bowling Green State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Genetics at Stanford University and the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine.

After completing her post-doctoral training, she served for five years as the Biomedical Curriculum Specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. In 1997 she joined the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bonaminio is the Associate Dean for Medical Education, the Director of the Office of Medical Education, and a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She has responsibility for oversight of the undergraduate medical curriculum, the standardized patient program and clinical skills lab, the evaluation of courses and the curriculum, and medical education research.

Dr. Bonaminio has published and presented locally and nationally on topics including curriculum design and the use of active learning in medical education. She has been a member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) since 1997 and has served as a Board Member, Vice President, President and Past President. She received the IAMSE Master Scholar Award in 2012 and the Association of American Medical College (AAMC) Central Group on Educational Affairs’ Laureate Award in 2016. She serves as a member of the AAMC’s Curriculum Inventory Advisory Board and the Student Surveys Advisory Committee.

Jeannette Guerrasio, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of General Internal Medicine, Hospitalist Section, at the University of Colorado and author of Remediation of the Struggling Medical Learner. She graduated from Albany Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Connecticut. As the Assistant Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, Dr. Guerrasio developed a pioneering approach to improve the educational experience of learners, by creating individualized learning plans for struggling residents and medical students. She was named Director of Remediation and Individualized Learning Plans, for the School of Medicine for both Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education to further expand access to her program. Her research explores understanding and early identification of at risk learners and remediation methods and outcomes. In addition to resident and medical student education, she is committed to the clinical care of hospitalized patients, with a focus on inpatient geriatrics. She has contributed to several quality improvement projects at the University of Colorado Hospital to improve geriatric assessments and to decrease delirium, functional decline, and urinary tract infections in this vulnerable population.