Professional development: Creating programs to support and advance the faculty and the institution

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Título:  Professional development:  Creating programs to support and advance the faculty and the institution

Data e Local: 2a feira, 13 de maio de 2019 – 9:30-11:30h

Maryellen Gusic (Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine)

Luanne Thorndyke (Vice-provost of Faculty Affairs, University of Massachusetts Medical School)

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Maryellen E. Gusic

Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA)

A graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Gusic is a general pediatrician who completed her residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has extensive experience in administrative leadership with a career and scholarly focus in education and professional development. Her peer-reviewed educational publications and presentations have focused on evaluating educational scholarship and promoting the academic advancement of faculty and measuring the impact of professional development programs and mentoring. At UVA, she engages in a broad variety of strategic initiatives, including leading innovative educational interventions to enhance the clinical performance assessment program and incorporate entrustable professional activities in competency-based teaching and assessment activities. She provides direction to the Clinical Skills Center at the School of Medicine and mentors faculty involved in educational research and scholarship. Previously, she served as the Chief Medical Education Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) where she was responsible for initiatives to advance competency-based education, interprofessional education and the implementation of
programming for educators, educational researchers and educational administrative leaders. Prior to joining the AAMC, she served as the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). She joined the faculty at IUSM after more than a decade at the Penn State College of Medicine where she served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Clinical Education and directed/co-directed professional development programs for faculty including Penn State’s Junior Faculty Development Program. Dr. Gusic’s engagement in national professional organizations and educational associations align with her commitment to educational innovation and the professional development of academic faculty. She is a faculty member for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program and oversees the curriculum for the mentored institutional action project component of the program. She co-directed the Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Educational Scholars Program for almost a decade and is the Chair of the Steering Committee and a faculty member for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Young Physician’s
Leadership Alliance. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and a Past-President of the Academic Pediatric Association. In addition, she has served as the chair of an AAMC Task Force on the Evaluation of Educators and of the Research in Medical Education Program Planning Committee. She has served on a number of committees at the National Board of Medical Examiners and is currently a member of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Composite Committee.

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles
1. Balmer DF, Darden A, Chandran L, D’Alessandro D, Gusic ME. How Mentor Identity Evolves: Findings from a 10-year Follow-up Study of a National Professional Development Program. Academic Medicine 2018; 93(7): 1085- 1090.
2. Soukoulis V, Gusic ME. Comparing Student and Clerkship Director Perspectives about Readiness to Perform the Core Entrustable Professional Activities at the Start of the Clerkship Curriculum. Medical Science Educator 2018; 28(2): 277-280.
3. Baldwin CD, Gusic ME, Chandran L. The Impact of a National Faculty Development Program Embedded Within an Academic Professional Organization. Academic Medicine 2017; 92(8): 1105-1113.
4. Chandran L, Gusic ME, Lane JL, Baldwin CD. Designing a National Longitudinal Faculty Development Curriculum Based on Educational Scholarship: Process, Outcomes and Lessons Learned. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2017; 29(3): 337-350.
5. Baldwin CD, Chandran L, Gusic ME. Building sustainable professional development programs: Applying strategies from implementation science to translate evidence into practice. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2017; 37(2): 106-115.
6. Cruz M, Bhatia D, Calaman S, Dickinson B, Dreyer B, Frost M, Gusic M, Levine L, Maxwell E, Sectish T, Solomon B, Serwint J, Spector N. The Mentee-Driven Approach to Mentoring Relationships and Career Success: Benefits for Mentors and Mentees. MedEdPORTAL; 2015. Available from:
7. Dankoski ME, Bickel J, Gusic ME. Discussing the Undiscussable with the Powerful: How and Why Faculty Must Learn to Counteract Organizational Silence. Academic Medicine 2014; 89(12): 1610-1613.
8. Gusic ME, Baldwin CB, Chandran L, Rose S, Simpson D, Strobel HW, Timm C, Fincher RME. Evaluating Educators Using a Novel Toolbox: Applying Rigorous Criteria Flexibly Across Institutions. Academic Medicine 2014; 89(7): 1006-1011.
9. The Pediatrics Milestone Project. Eds. Carraccio C, Gusic M, Hicks P. Academic Pediatrics March-April 2014; 14(2): Supplement S1-S98.
10. Thorndyke L, Grayson M, Gusic M. Navigating the Transition to a New Leadership Position: Moving On and Moving Up. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from:
11. Gusic ME, Hageman H, Zenni EA. Peer Review: A Tool to Enhance Clinical Teaching. The Clinical Teacher. 2013; 10: 287-290.
12. Gusic M, Amiel J, Baldwin C, Chandran L, Fincher R, Mavis B, et al. Using the AAMC Toolbox for Evaluating Educators: You be the Judge! MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from:
13. Baldwin, C, Chandran L, Gusic M. Educator Evaluation Guidelines. MedEdPORTAL. 2012; Available from: Baldwin C, Chandran L, Gusic M. Guidelines for Evaluating the Educational Performance of Medical School Faculty: Priming a National Conversation. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2011; 23(3): 285-97.
14. Milner RJ, Gusic ME, Thorndyke LE. Toward a Competency Framework for Faculty. Academic Medicine. 2011; 86(10): 1204-1210.
15. Gusic ME, Milner RJ, Tisdell EJ, Taylor EW, Quillen DA, Thorndyke, LE. The Essential Value of Projects in Faculty Development. Academic Medicine. 2010; 85(9): 1484-1491.
16. Gusic ME, Zenni, EA, Ludwig, S, First LR. Strategies to Design an Effective Mentoring Program. Journal of Pediatrics. 2010; 156(2): 173-174.
17. Chandran L, Gusic M, Baldwin C, Turner T, Zenni E, Lane L, Balmer D, Bar-on M, Rauch D, Indyk D. Evaluating the Performance of Medical Educators: A Novel Analysis Tool to Demonstrate the Quality and Impact of Educational Activities. Academic Medicine. 2009; 84(1): 58-66.

Luanne Thorndyke

Luanne Thorndyke is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs At the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she oversees faculty development; academic affairs (appointment, promotion & tenure, governance); leadership development, and gender and equity issues. Born and raised in Nebraska, Dr. Thorndyke attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, then completed internal medicine residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Pursuing her interest in public health, Thorndyke provided care to inner-city residents in the Philadelphia Health District clinics, serving as Medical Director of a District Health Center for several years. Thorndyke joined the Penn State College of Medicine in 1993 as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Hershey Internal Medicine Associates. A board-certified internist and geriatrician, and credentialed as a NAMS Menopause Practitioner, Thorndyke served as Co-Director of the Midlife & Menopause Consultation Clinic of the Penn State Women's Health Center. She organized multiple successful, women’s health and women’s leadership conferences for 15 years, and led The Penn State Rural Women's Health Initiative, a multi-college effort to enhance the health of Pennsylvania's rural women. Thorndyke has extensive experience in educational planning, program implementation, and accreditation standards. She became Assistant Dean of Continuing Medical Education in 1996, responsible for post graduate educational programming for physicians, nurses, and allied health personnel. During her leadership, the department provided over 220 physician education programs annually for over 22,000 registrants. She established the Consortium of Academic Continuing Medical Education, a multiinstitution collaboration, the only collaboration of its kind
in the United States, awarded a prestigious six-year accreditation from the ACCME. In 2002, Thorndyke was promoted to Associate Dean for Professional Development, with expanded responsibilities for professional development activities to recruit, sustain and retain faculty. She established the Penn State Jr. Faculty Development Program, which has become a nationally recognized

Selected peer reviewed publications:
1. Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, Joanna M. Cain, MD, Robert J. Milner, PhD, Martha E. Meacham, MLIS, MA, Annika L. Bannon, Leonard L. Levin, MS LIS, MA, Nili Amir, Katherine Leung, MPH, Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA, Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD. Systematic Review: Leadership Development Programs for Academic Medical Center Faculty. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018.PMID:30531408.
2. Powers, Christine; Thorndyke, Luanne; Milner, Robert; Benjamin, Emelia; Connolly, Maureen. Advancing Professional Development through a Community of Practice: The New England Network for Faculty Affairs. J Contin Educ. Health Prof., 38:73-8 (2018).
3. Cain Joanna M, Felice, Marianne E, Ockene, Judith, Milner, Robert, Congdon John L., Tosi, Stephen, Thorndyke, Luanne. Meeting the Late Career Needs of Faculty Transitioning through Retirement: One Institution’s Approach. Academic Medicine, 93: 435-9 (2018).
4. Ockene JK, Milner R, Thorndyke LE, Cain JM. Facilitated peer mentoring: Enhancing advancement of faculty to associate professor. Journal of Faculty Development. September 2017, Vol.31(3): 5-14
5. Darshana T Shah, PhD, Valerie N Williams, Ph.D., MPA, Luanne E. Thorndyke, M.D., F.A.C.P., Roberta E. Sonnino, M.D., FACS, FAAP, Eugene E. Marsh, MD., Steven Block, MB BCh, Thomas R. Viggiano, M.D., M.Ed. Restoring Faculty Vitality when Burnout Threatens in Academic Medicine. Academic Medicine 2017 Nov 21.
6. Sonnino RE, Reznik V, Thorndyke, LE. Chatterjee A, Ríos-Bedoya CF, Mylona E, Nelson KG, Weisman CS, Morahan PS, Wadland WC, Evolution of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development Offices in US Medical Schools: A 10-Year Follow-up Survey, Acad Med. September 2013; 88(9):1368-75.
7. Milner RJ, Gusic ME, Thorndyke LE. Toward a Competency Framework for Faculty, Acad Med. October 2011; 86(10):1-7.
8. Grigsby, R. Kevin, Thorndyke, LE. Perspective: Recognizing and Rewarding Clinical Scholarship Acad Med. January 2011; 86(1):127-131.
9. Gusic, ME., Milner, RJ., Taylor, EW., Tisdell, EJ., Quillen, DA., Thorndyke, LE. The Essential Value of Projects in Faculty Development. Acad Med. 2010; 85:1484-1491.
10. Cherry, RA., Davis, DC, Thorndyke, LE. Transforming Culture through Physician Leadership Development. Physicians Executive Journal. May/June 2010, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p38-44.
11. Thorndyke, LE, Grayson M, Gusic, ME. Navigating the Transition to a New Leadership Position: Moving on and Moving up. MedEdPORTAL; 2014 Cherry, RA., Davis, DC, Thorndyke, LE. Transforming Culture through Physician Leadership Development. Physicians Executive Journal. May/June 2010, Vol. 36 Issue p38-44.
12. Thorndyke LE, Gusic, M.E., and Milner, R.J. Functional Mentoring: A Practical Approach with Multilevel Outcomes. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2008; 28(3):157-164.
13. Thorndyke LE, Gusic ME., George JH., et al. Empowering Junior Faculty: Penn State’s Faculty Development and Mentoring Program. Acad Med. 2006;82(7):1-6.
14. Weitekamp MR., Thorndyke LE, Evarts CM. Strategic Planning for Academic Health Centers. Am J Med. 1996;101(3):309-15.

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