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Dr. Valerie Lang Honored with AOA Teaching Award

August 26, 2021

Valerie Lan, MD, MHPE, associate professor of Medicine and senior associate division chief of Hospital Medicine, received the 2021 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Among her achievements, Lang led the design and implementation of a groundbreaking medical student program, Meliora in Medicine, which combines health systems science with other disciplines.

Read more about this award.

Dr. Valerie Lang Publishes Article on Key Features Examinations to Assess Medical Clerkship Students

February 2019

Valerie Lang, M.D. is the first author in February’s Academic Medicine article, "Validity Evidence for a Brief Online Key Features Examination in the Internal Medicine Clerkship." This article introduces the first nationally developed Key Features Examinations (KFE) to assess the clinical decision making of U.S. students in the medicine clerkship. Dr. Lang served as Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship for 13 years and the Sub-I for 15 years, and she is past-president of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. She is the inaugural director of the Meliora in Medicine course and thread. A former Dean’s Teaching Fellow, she now mentors two current teaching fellows.

Hospital Medicine Faculty Recognized at Annual Symposium

January 2019

The 5th Annual Team Based Care Symposium took place in January at URMC. This symposium explored national strategies for high performing team work in an academic medical center and highlighted the University’s effective teams, the challenges they faced and strategies they developed for success.

Several members of the Hospital Medicine Division were recognized at this event:

  • Dr. Christine Osborne, part of the 6-3400 Pursuing Excellence Project, was recognized for the work of her interdisciplinary team on lessening length of stay, getting early discharges with early completion of the medication reconciliation process, and decreasing ED boarding time.
  • Dr. Jenny Shen, a Geriatric Faculty Scholar award recipient, was recognized for the successes of the Geriatric Fracture Center (GFC). This collaborative model of care with orthopedic surgery and hospital medicine has led to improvements in several clinical domains.
  • Dr. Deb Ogie, Medical Director of 6-1200, shared her unit’s successes through effective rounding strategies and communication. This unit’s innovative rounding model, incorporating the entire care team (nursing, care coordinator, social worker, PT, APP, primary provider), has been widely adapted across the medical units at Strong Memorial.
  • Dr. Meghan Train, the Quality Improvement project leader on 6-1600, presented her team’s accomplishments, which center on at-risk patients, to increase Naloxone prescriptions upon discharge from the hospital.