University of Utah Health and University of Utah School of Medicine will have a significant presence at Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting. With more than 45 attendees from Utah, 15 presenters, and a booth in the Exhibit Hall, we're excited to meet colleagues in Phoenix, AZ, to talk about how we're Shaping the Future through medical education, student leadership, diversity and inclusion, transforming the health care delivery system, and more.
Where can I meet up with Utah colleagues?
Come to the U of U Health booth (No. 629) in the exhibit hall. Stop by and bring your colleagues from other AMCs. This year’s theme is Shaping the Future.
When is the exhibit hall open?
Saturday, Nov. 9
4:30–7 p.m. (Opening Reception)
Sunday, Nov. 10
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (Complimentary brunch: 11:45–1 p.m.)
Monday, Nov. 11
10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (Complimentary lunch: 11:45–1 p.m.)
Is there a Utah reception? Yes!
Saturday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.
455 N 3rd St. (5-minute walk from Convention Center).
Dr. Wayne Samuelson and the School of Medicine Dean’s Office graciously invite all Utah attendees, former students, residents, faculty, and staff and friends of the U of U. Please plan to attend and spread the word.
Are you on social media?
Of course! The meeting hashtag is #AAMC19. We’ll be tweeting from @UtahInnovation, @UoUHealth, and @UoUMedicine and posting on Instagram from @BundleofHers, @_Real_MD and @UofUMedicine.
There’s a full list of Utah attendees and their social media handles below. We’d love for you to like and retweet generously. We’ll do the same.
Other special events at the U of U Health Booth (#629):
Bundle of Hers Podcast Hour
Sunday, Nov. 10th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Discuss diversity in medicine, leadership rooted in identity, and voices of change in medical education with Harjit Kaur, Margaux Miller, Leen Samha, and Bushra Hussein.
Meet the Student Leaders of RealMD
Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn more about our holistic approach to leadership development, identity formation, and career specialty exploration with Jordan Broadway and Eli Bunzel.
After-hour options for Utah attendees to connect. Join us if you’re free.
Saturday night gathering, 9:00 p.m. ’til
1 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ, 85003
If you’d like to continue your conversations after the Utah reception on Saturday, take a 7-minute walk and join us at this stylish haunt housed inside the former Arizona Prohibition Headquarters that features a hip menu and award-winning cocktail program.
Sunday night dinner
The Arrogant Butcher, 2 East Jefferson #150, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
An iconic Phoenix landmark with a distinct downtown vibe, The Arrogant Butcher is a buzzy steakhouse turning out upscale New American comfort food in a sleek setting.
Please email or text Nick McGregor if you’d like to attend Sunday night dinner so we include you in the reservation. firstname.lastname@example.org, 904-315-1054. Location may change depending on availability, but if you’re on the list, Nick will keep you posted if it does.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESENTERS:
SATURDAY, November 9
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Focused Discussions/Tabletop Sessions
Convention Center North, Hall A, Level 3
Sara Lamb, MD, Candace Chow, MD, and Kerri Shaffer
Defining the Exceptional Learning Experience: The First Step Toward Creating an Ideal Learning Environment for Students, Residents, and Faculty
Table Number: 10
Reed Esparza, MEd
How to Effectively Utilize Social Media and Marketing to Promote Your Academic Medicine Program
Table Number: 154
How Do You Recruit and Recognize Distant Preceptors?
Table Number 18
How Does Your School Interact with K-12 Students Throughout Your State or Surrounding Area?
Table Number: 153
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
GWIMS Poster Session
Hyatt Regency Ballroom
José Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP
Exceeding Expectations: Underrepresented Students at University of Utah Health
Federica S. Brecha, Jennifer Christiansen, and Megan Fix, MD
WE WILL: Women Empowering Women in Leadership — A Model for Promoting Female-Identifying Leadership and Mentorship in Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine
Wendy Hobson-Rohrer, MD
Meeting the Demand: Increasing Leadership Skills for All Faculty
SUNDAY, November 10
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Convention Center North: 222
Boyd Richards, PhD
Supporting Med Students through Early Career Decisions
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Convention Center North: 122
Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS
Reducing Clinician Documentation Burden and Improving the Ease of Use of Electronic Health Records
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Convention Center North: 221
Mari Ransco, MA
The Empowered Health Care Consumer: What Does It Mean for Transparency & Patient Care?
MONDAY, November 11
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Convention Center North: 229
Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, MS
Educational Research, Program Evaluation, and Educational CQI Infrastructure: Does One Size Fit All?
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Posters Up and Wine Down Reception
Sheraton, Phoenix Ballroom
Danielle Roussel, MD and Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, MS
The Antithesis of Faculty Burnout: How Longitudinal Relationships with Learners Enhance Meaningfulness of Work
Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, MS and Danielle Roussel, MD
The Multi-Institutional Qualitative Study: Is It a Unicorn or a Real Beast?
TUESDAY, November 12
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Convention Center North: 229
Danielle Roussel, MD and Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, MS
Highlights in Medical Education: Entrustable Professional Activities
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Convention Center North: 127
Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, MS
Practical Approaches to Applying Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks to Education Research
ALL UTAH ATTENDEES
Katherine Anderson – Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
Richard Campbell – Executive Director, Utah Medical Education Council
Benjamin Chan (@UofUMedicine) – RUUTE Program Director, Associate Dean of Admissions, and Associate Dean of Idaho Affairs, University of Utah School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Utah Health
Megan Fix (@DrMeganFix) – Faculty Director of Student Mentoring, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine), and Associate Residency Director of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
Robert Fujinami (@UofUMedicine) – Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine; Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah Health
Randy Hansen (@RUUTEProgram) – RUUTE Program Coordinator, University of Utah School of Medicine
Wendy Hobson-Rohrer (@DrWendyHR) – Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Education and Assistant Vice President for Education & Faculty Development, University of Utah Health; Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine
Kensaku Kawamoto (@KawamotoKensaku) – Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Utah Health; Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine
Sara Lamb (@UofUMedicine) – Associate Dean for Education & Curriculum and Associate Professor in Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine; Hospitalist, Inpatient Pediatrics and Internist, General Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health
Kim Mahoney – Senior Manager, Accelerate Learning Community, University of Utah Health
Jaxon Olsen (@UofUMedicine) – Student, University of Utah School of Medicine; Representative, Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)
Brad Poss (@UofUMedicine) – Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Chief Medical Education Officer, University of Utah Health; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine
Mari Ransco – Director of Patient Experience and Editor-in-Chief, Accelerate Learning Community, University of Utah Health
José Rodríguez (@UofUHEI) – Interim Associate Vice President, University of Utah Health Office of Health Equity & Inclusion; Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
Teresa Stilley – Director of Clinical Research Compliance & Education, University of Utah Health
Amy Sullivan – Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah Health
Derek Woodruff (@UofUMedicine) – Student, University of Utah School of Medicine; Representative, Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)
WHAT’S GOING ON IN UTAH? QUICK HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2019.
The University of Utah was recently invited to join the American Association of Universities, the most prestigious association of academic institutions operating at the forefront of scientific inquiry and educational excellence. The AAU only has 65 member institutions and invitations to join are infrequent; 2019’s were the first since 2012.
Our five schools and colleges graduate 1,250 new health care providers annually, helping to solve projected provider shortages. Today, more than half of our training health care professionals at the University of Utah are women. Since 1967, more than 36,000 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, mid-level specialists, scientists, educators, and other health providers have graduated from University of Utah.
School of Medicine
- No. 2 Physician Assistant Program (up 3 points from 2019!)
- No. 14 Primary Care (up 12 points from 2019!)
- No. 15 Research (up 26 points from 2019!)
- Trains two-thirds of all physicians practicing in Utah.
- Medical students are from almost every major Utah college and university.
- Applicants have tripled in the past 3 years.
CLINICAL CARE, RESEARCH, and INNOVATION
Top 10 national ranking for 10 years in a row in quality among leading academic medical centers (Vizient, Inc. Quality & Accountability Study Rankings). Ranked No. 4 in quality and safety nationally in 2018 (behind only Rush University, NYU Langone, and Mayo Clinic). Only Mayo Clinic has been ranked in the top 10 as long.
Also ranked top 5 in Ambulatory Care Quality & Accountability for 5 years in a row, finishing #2 this year.
No. 1 in Utah: For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked University of Utah Hospital tops in Utah. Additionally, Orthopedics finished #50 while the following adult specialties all ranked as High Performing: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Cancer, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Urology.
Top Medicare Rating in Utah: University of Utah Hospital received a 5-out-of-5-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Fewer than 10 percent of academic medical centers nationwide received this highest-possible designation (2018).
Best Large Employers: In 2019, Forbes ranked University of Utah #1 and University of Utah Health #4 on its first-ever America’s Best Employers by State rankings. Forbes also ranked U of U #3 nationally among America’s Best Employers for Women in 2019.
The newly established Huntsman Mental Health Institute will focus on advancing knowledge and relieving suffering through research-informed treatment of mental illness. The Huntsman Family Foundation donated $150 million to for the effort, the largest gift in university history.
Reaching New Heights. U of U Health researchers received more than $373 million in awards in fiscal year 2019, representing an incredible 50% growth over 5 years.
Renowned for the award-winning genetics education website learn.genetics.edu, the Genetic Science Learning Center is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to develop educational materials on genetics and precision medicine for the public, patients, and health care providers nationwide.
Interdisciplinary Ingenuity. U of U Health is bringing together bright minds from disparate disciplines to focus on four areas that are poised to make big impacts: genomic medicine, neuroscience, diabetes and metabolism, and inflammation/infectious disease.
Incubator for Innovation: 169 spinoff companies founded, including Myriad Genetics, Biofire and ARUP. In 2017 alone, there were 101 new invention disclosures, 141 U.S. patents applications, and 9 new start-ups.
First to Post Online Physician Reviews in 2012: Recognized by The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and The Economist as the first health system in the nation to publish online physician reviews.
Top in Patient Satisfaction: 44% of all clinical providers rank in the top 10% in the nation for patient satisfaction. More than half of those (24%), rank in the top 1% in the nation according to Press Ganey rankings (Harvard Business Review).
U of U MEDICAL FIRSTS
U of U Health is responsible for many of the world’s, nation’s and state’s firsts:
- World’s first total artificial heart transplant (Dr. William DeVries, MD’70)
- Nation’s first National Institutes of Health research grant (Dr. Maxwell Wintrobe)
- Nation’s first biomedical informatics department pioneering evidence-based clinical care (Dr. Homer Warner, MD, PhD’49)
- Nation’s first wearable artificial kidney (Dr. Willem Kolff)
- Region’s first neonatal intensive care unit
- Region’s first and only comprehensive stroke treatment center and burn cent
- Utah’s first open heart surgery (Dr. Russell M. Nelson, MD’47)
- Utah's first telemedicine network. U of U Health has 77 telemedicine sites throughout the Mountain West region.
WHAT ABOUT PHOENIX?
The fifth most populous city in the United States and the only state capital with more than one million residents, Phoenix sits at the nexus of high desert, low mountains, and vibrant urban villages—all in one of the sunniest regions on Earth.
Phoenix’s 28.2-mile Valley Metro Rail is hailed as one of the best train systems west of the Mississippi. Running from north of Phoenix, through downtown, then east to Tempe and Mesa, it’s convenient, affordable, & reliable.
SIGHTSEEING NEAR THE CONVENTION CENTER
The NBA’s Phoenix Suns play home games at Talking Stick Resort Arena just south of the convention center. On Sunday Nov. 10, the Suns take on the Brooklyn Nets, while on Tuesday Nov. 12 they play LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Don’t miss the 1915 adobe St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Basilica, Janet Echelman’s vortex sculpture at Civic Space Park, the mid-century modern Phoenix Financial Center, or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gammage Auditorium in Tempe.
LIVE MUSIC LOVER?
FOODIE OR COCKTAIL LOVER?
Grab a bite at The Arrogant Butcher (upscale New American), Chico Malo (stylish Mexican), Nook Kitchen (fancy Italian/pizza), Nobuo at Teeter House (refined Japanese), or Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Cafe (low-key soul food.
Nick McGregor is a Senior Communications Editor at University of Utah Health.