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Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
303 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

October 8,  2021
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, October 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Morning Session 1 - Short Presentations 1

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MORNING SESSION 1
SHORT PRESENTATIONS 1
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation Schedule: See additional details below schedule.

Implementation of a Revamped Surgical Pathology Rotation Model
Christopher Felicelli, MD

Inclusion of Skin of Color in Medical Education and Residency Training: Opportunities for Growth and Advocacy
Trisha Kaundinya, BS, BA
Roopal Kundu, MD

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Emergency Management Simulation Curriculum
Kali Hopkins, MD

Video-Based Education Tools Improve Specimen Sampling Confidence in Pathology Trainees
Yevgen Chornenkyy, MD, MSc

Mastering the Chest X-Ray: A Novel Remote Learning Curriculum for First-Year Residents
Kristen Carroll, MD


  • Implementation of a Revamped Surgical Pathology Rotation Model
    Christopher Felicelli, MD
    • The current surgical pathology rotation in the Pathology Residency is limited by histology delays, disruption in case continuity of care, and lack of graduated responsibility. The current model is a 3-day cycle which includes Grossing, Frozen Sections, and then Sign-out. Currently, residents readily do not receive cases on time, do not adequately have time to preview cases, and are not independently ordering immunohistochemical stains or making independent decisions for their cases.

      We devised a new surgical pathology daily schedule model consisting of a 6-day cycle, including 2 signout days and an additional frozen section day. This new cycle gives dedicated time to follow up cases to competition, learn interpretation of immunostains, and allows for graduated responsibility for senior residents. This new change more closely mirrors what independent real life practice is like, providing trainees with the necessary experience to be ready for independent practice.

      Surveys were distributed to residents to obtain information regarding how the original surgical pathology rotation assists in reaching ACGME milestones as well as internal departmental metrics. The survey will be redistributed after 6 months of the new surgical pathology rotation to determine the beneficial changes of the revamped curriculum.
  • Inclusion of Skin of Color in Medical Education and Residency Training: Opportunities for Growth and Advocacy
    Trisha Kaundinya, BS, BA
    Roopal Kundu, MD 
    • Cultural competency and cultural humility is a deep-seated barrier in dermatologic education across the medical training pipeline. Challenges exist at the level of curricular texts and clinical exposure: curricular texts significantly underrepresent darker skin tones, and clinical training programs have highly variable exposure to skin of color care. The barriers to text representation can be tackled from the trainee level by mandating equitable representation in lecture materials and building image libraries. The heterogeneity in clinical exposure to darker skin can be addressed by mandating skin of color training in all residency programs, recruiting more dermatologists of color, and bolstering the emphasis of skin of color in board certification and continuing medical education requirements of trainees and trained dermatologists, respectively.
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Emergency Management Simulation Curriculum
    Kali Hopkins, MD
    • Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is a burgeoning medical field with increasing numbers of complex patients and an insufficient number of trained providers. Urgent or emergent care often falls on providers who are not formally trained in ACHD. Immersive patient simulation has been shown to improve physician responses in medical emergencies, particularly low-frequency, high-stakes events, but no simulation curriculum for ACHD emergencies currently exists in the literature.

      A modified Delphi process was used to select three simulation case topics and to create checklists for assessing learners’ performances. Recruited fellows from multiple training programs individually completed three simulation cases. Assessment checklists were completed by a trained evaluator. Learners then asynchronously watched a voiced-over PowerPoint presentation and, upon completion, returned to the simulation laboratory to repeat the simulation cases. Five participants have completed the entire curriculum thus far. On Case A, learners scored 69% initially and improved to 89% on the second set of simulations. On Case B, learners scored 71% initially and improved to 81%. On Case C, learners scored 78% initially and improved to 86%. In conclusion, learners demonstrated gaps in knowledge that the simulation curriculum acutely narrows.
  • Video-Based Education Tools Improve Specimen Sampling Confidence in Pathology Trainees
    Yevgen Chornenkyy, MD, MSc
    • Pathology resident education has a steep learning curve due to lack of exposure to pathology training in medical school. As such, topics like specimen handling and sampling for adequate histologic analysis, staging, and diagnosis can be intimidating for new trainees. Specimen sampling is a procedural and manual task. In other procedural fields, succinct video materials are available to familiarize trainees with procedure and reduce errors. We developed a series of short (~10 minutes) specimen sampling (grossing) videos for PGY1 trainees. Trainees completed 3 surveys (July, January, and July) to evaluate their sampling confidence. Trainees using auxiliary sampling materials (ex: sampling manuals and video materials) had better procedural specimen sampling confidence ratings compared to those that did not use auxiliary materials (p<0.05). To our best knowledge, this is the first study that evaluates the use of short succinct videos to improve trainee specimen sampling confidence. Better specimen handling education is imperative, as it can decrease turn around time, reduce diagnostic errors, and improve patient care.
  • Mastering the Chest X-Ray: A Novel Remote Learning Curriculum for First-Year Residents
    Kristen Carroll, MD
    • As standard of care, internal medicine residents must routinely read, interpret, and react appropriately to diverse chest x-ray (CXR) findings, especially in the critical care setting. However, currently there is no formal radiographic curriculum for Northwestern internal medicine residents. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a paradigm shift in medical education from in-person teaching to web-based remote learning. To fill this void, we have created a unique new remote (virtual) learning curriculum to teach common CXR findings to first-year residents.

      We created a randomized cohort study with cross-over design to evaluate the efficacy of our curriculum. As part of the curriculum, first-year internal medicine residents at Northwestern received 2-4 weekly CXRs focusing on a modified ”ABCDE” approach. Each weekly lesson was designed to be completed in 10-15 mins via smartphone or laptop. Multiple choice standardized assessments were administered throughout to assess efficacy and retention of material.

Speakers
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Christopher Felicelli, MD

Resident, Pathology
Christopher Felicelli MD is a PGY2 resident in the Department of Pathology. He is currently completing a quality improvement project in surgical pathology residency education under the guidance of Dr. Jorge Novo MD.
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Trisha Kaundinya, BS

Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Trisha Kaundinya is a second year MD/MPH student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is from Bridgewater, New Jersey and attended Northwestern University where she studied Neuroscience and Human Sciences and Disorders. Trisha is the Co-Founder and Co-President... Read More →
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Roopal V Kundu, MD

Professor of Dermatology and Medical Education, Dermatology, Medical Education
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Kristen Carroll, MD

Housestaff, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Internal Medicine
I was born in London, England, and grew up in the suburbs of Houston, TX before attending Emory University to earn a dual degree, a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. I then returned back to Houston to obtain my medical... Read More →
avatar for Yevgen Chornenkyy, MD, MSc

Yevgen Chornenkyy, MD, MSc

Housestaff, Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Pathology
This project was spearheaded by Dr. Yevgen Chornenkyy and Dr. Ian Gelarden with Dr. Jorge E Novo acting as Principal Investigator. Dr. Yevgen Chornenkyy is a third year pathology resident at Northwestern. Dr. Ian Gelarden is a fourth year pathology resident at Northwestern. Dr. Jorge... Read More →
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Kali Hopkins, MD

Housestaff, Northwestern University, Pediatric Cardiology Fellow
My clinical, educational, and research interests include congenital cardiology across all age groups. My plan is to pursue additional fellowship training in adult congenital heart disease to help treat this underserved population of patients.


Friday October 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Baldwin Auditorium 306 East Superior Street, Chicago IL 60611