School of Health Professions

School of Health Professions Education Grand Rounds





Topic and Speaker

March 24, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. Virtual

Racial & Viral Global Pandemics

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Audrea Burns, M.D.

Jan. 19, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m.

Cullen Auditorium

HACKATHON: Creating Innovation Ecosystems and Spurring New Ideas

Grace Rodriguez, CEO Impact HUB Houston, Co-Founder of Station Houston and the Houston Innovation Summit

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Education Hackathon Informational Video

Dec. 16, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. Virtual Learning without Courses: Health Services Research Mentoring and Education at IQuESt

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Sylvia J. Hysong, Ph.D.

July 7, 2021

Noon - 1 p.m. Virtual

Telesimulation, Teledebriefing, Telementoring, Tele-what?

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Rami Ahmed, DO, MHPE

April 22, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Virtual

Educator Self-improvement Through Guided Reflection and Feedback

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Sandra Haudek, Ph.D.

Jan. 14, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m. Virtual

Keeping Students Engaged in the Time of Zoom Fatigue: Instructional trends, tips, and takeaways

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Anita Vyas, EdD, MSc

Oct. 7, 2020 Noon - 1 p.m. Virtual

Translating Your Educational Efforts Into Scholarship

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Teri Turner, M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed.

Jan. 22, 2020 Noon - 1 p.m. Kleberg Auditorium

Selection Into Health Professions Education: Applying Lessons From Industry To Create A More Equitable & Evidence-Based System

Aimee Gardner, Ph.D.

Oct. 3, 2019

Noon - 1 p.m.

Cullen Auditorium

Big Ideas in Health Professions Assessment - An Overview

Joel Purkiss, Ph.D.

May 23, 2019 Noon - 1 p.m. Kleberg Auditorium

Are Lectures Effective? What Research Cannot Tell Us. 

Josh Eyler, Ph.D.

Feb. 20, 2019

Noon - 1 p.m.

Kleberg Auditorium

The Social Side of Leadership: Developing Meaningful Relationships to Foster Community and Improve Performance

Kristin Cullen-Lester, Ph.D.

Sept. 6, 2018

Noon - 1 p.m.

DeBakey 321

Feedback Orientation: What it is and Why it Matters for Clinician Educators

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Paul Levy, Ph.D.

May 16, 2018

Noon - 1 p.m.

Cullen Auditorium

Gender & Race Gatekeepers

Mikki Hebl, Ph.D.

Jan. 31, 2018

Noon – 1 p.m.

Kleberg Auditorium

Essentials of Effective Assessment & Evaluation 

Alana Newell, Ph.D.


Target Audience and Educational Methods


At Baylor College of Medicine and our affiliates, faculty, residents, fellows, students, staff, and healthcare teams all interact with learners and are eager to remain current on best practices in teaching and evaluation. Education Grand Rounds presenters employ effective teaching methods that can be utilized throughout instructional settings at BCM: lectures, group activities, debates, panels, audience response, and other interactive methodologies.

We encourage BCM personnel to recommend innovative topics and inspirational speakers to Aimee Gardner, Ph.D., who directs the Education Grand Rounds (




Education Grand Rounds activities are designed to increase the ability of current and future educators at BCM to:

  • Identify solutions to common challenges when teaching in the classroom and clinical environment
  • Explore the efficacy of various design and instructional techniques to ensure learner retention
  • Identify strategies to elicit effective feedback and debriefing
  • Describe attributes of an ideal assessment and evaluation system
  • Understand strategies for using technology for teaching and assessment
  • Explore approaches for translating educational activities into scholarship

At each quarterly event, participants will be asked to complete an evaluation to ensure continuous quality improvement of the program.