Teaching Trends in Anatomy Education in Modern Medical Curricula (Building Better Curriculum) - May 15, 2024

Recorded On: 05/15/2024

During this webinar, presenters will provide an overview of changes in anatomy education. In the post-COVID era, with limited time and resources, the push for integrated and clinically-relevant anatomy education is more relevant than ever. In this talk, two models of anatomy education will be compared and contrasted: one that relies on primarily a dissection-based model, and the other on prosection-based model. Considerations for resources, integration of clinical application, technology use will be explored. Finally, how teaching practices intersect with new approaches in assessment will be addressed.

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Andrew Deweyert, PhD

Assistant Professor
Western University

Andrew Deweyert is an assistant professor at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. He currently teaches Histology, Head and Neck, and Neuroanatomy in the medical curriculum and has ongoing research interests in assessment for Medical Science Education.

Angelique N. Dueñas, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Angelique N. Dueñas, PhD, MS, (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she teaches embryology, anatomy, ultrasound, and medical education content in the MD and PA programs. She has won numerous Outstanding Teaching awards since joining Northwestern for her teaching in the anatomical sciences. She has a background in anatomy education research from her Master’s of Modern Human Anatomy and Teaching Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Education (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus), where her interest in embryology and anatomy started. Her doctorate work (Hull York Medical School, York, England) focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical and anatomy education, with particular emphasis on qualitative methodologies to better understand these principles.

Kelly M. Harrell, PhD, MPT

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Kelly M. Harrell, PhD, MPT (she/her/hers) is an associate professor in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. She has over 20 year of experience teaching anatomical sciences, primarily across Medical and Health Science (PT, CRNA, PA) programs. Her research interests are in professionalism and teamwork in medical education, and anatomical education.

Kathryn K Hufmeyer, MD, MEd

Associate Dean for Curriculum
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Katie is a practicing general internist and clinician educator. She has held roles as preclinical course director, clerkship director, as well as curriculum committee chair prior to assuming her current position as Associate Dean for Curriculum in July 2023.

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