General Secretary, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Professor Ronald Harden graduated from medical school in Glasgow, UK. He completed training and practised as an endocrinologist before moving full time to medical education. He is Professor of Medical Education (Emeritus) University of Dundee, Editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).
Professor Harden has pioneered ideas in medical education including the OSCE and has published two books and more than 400 papers in leading journals. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous international awards and an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen.
Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University
Brenda Roman, MD is Associate Dean of Medical Education and Professor in Psychiatry at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. Previously she was the Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry for 18 years. Dr. Roman received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1988, and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati Hospital system in 1992, then joined the faculty at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her clinical work has focused on the college population and the homeless population. Her scholarly work focuses on medical education, curriculum development, and women’s mental health issues.
Dr. Roman has extensive experience with the medical school curriculum, being on the forefront of introducing Team-Based Learning into the psychiatry curriculum, and working to introduce peer instruction and a unique brand of problem-based learning (WrightQ) to the overall curriculum. When she was Assistant Dean for Curriculum, she led the transformation to a lecture free curriculum that debuted in 2017.
In addition to numerous school and university committees, Dr. Roman served on the Executive Council of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Educators for 10 years, including President. She served as chair of the USMLE Step 2 Psychiatry Test Material Development Committee, and continues to serve on Interdisciplinary Review Committees. In 2013, she completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women. Recent awards at the Boonshoft School of Medicine include the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2014, and the Faculty Mentor Award and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. She is currently faculty and mentor for the Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD) Certificate Program of the American Association of Medical Colleges, and is chair elect of the Undergraduate Medical Education Section of the GEA. Most recently she received the Laureate Award in the CGEA for her contributions as a mentor in medical education and to the CGEA. She has over 50 publications, most in the area of medical education.
Director of Therapeutics Assistant Professor, Departments of Geriatrics and Pharmacology & Toxicology
Wright State University
Mary Jo Trout, Pharm D, is the Director of Therapeutics Curriculum and Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Pharmacology & Toxicology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Prior to assuming this role in May 2013, she was the Clinical Pharmacist in the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital for 13 years.
Dr. Trout received her BSPh in 1985, and became licensed as a registered pharmacist that same year. Thirteen years later she began studies towards her Doctorate in Pharmacy which she achieved in 2000. She has worked in Pediatrics, Home Health Care and in-patient pharmacy for 28 years before joining the faculty at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She has been a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society since 2017.
Dr. Trout has been extensively involved with the innovations to our medical school curriculum, being on the forefront of introducing Peer Instruction throughout our curriculum. She has been a productive member of the Wright Curriculum Steering Committee, helping to lead the transformation to a new curriculum, built upon the principles of effective learning and moving to a lecture-free curriculum.
In addition to numerous school committees, Dr. Trout serves on the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Pharmacology and Biochemistry Test Material Development Committee since 2016. In 2015, she completed the prestigious American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program. Recent awards at the Boonshoft School of Medicine include the Faculty Development Award in 2015. Dr. Trout was voted “Rookie of the Year” by the second-year medical students in 2014. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Geriatrics and has several publications in the area of medical education.
Irina Overman MD, is the Director of the Foundations of Clinical Practice Curriculum, and Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine since 2017. Prior to this role, she was the Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine since 2015 and has continued in this role to present date. She has worked in a teaching role with Departments of Internal Medicine or Geriatrics since 2012.
Dr. Overman received her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wright State in 2011. She completed a Chief Residency year in 2012. Her interests have been in residency and medical school education, as well as Geriatrics. After completion of her chief year, she pursued a fellowship in Geriatrics while continuing to teach in the Internal Medicine Residency program at Wright State.
Dr. Overman has been extensively involved with the innovations to our medical school curriculum as well as the residency curriculum. She introduced “flipped classroom” teaching into the noon conference and didactic schedule into the residency curriculum. She has been a member of the Wright Curriculum Steering Committee which has led the transformation to a new curriculum built upon the principles of effective learning and moving to a lecture-free curriculum. In her role as Director of Foundations she has been at the forefront of the implementation of the curriculum during the first two years of medical school, and due to her Clerkship Director responsibilities, she has been able to help implement similar changes into the Clerkship.
Dr. Overman serves on numerous school committees. Her recent awards include the Robert A. Davies Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and again in 2017 from the Internal Medicine Residency. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 2012 and in Geriatrics since 2016.
Kimberly Dahlman, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Curriculum Leader of the Integrated Science Courses (ISCs), and Director of the Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource (ITR) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Dahlman earned her PhD in Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center. She has demonstrated leadership in education for medical students, biomedical science PhD trainees, postdoctoral fellows, practicing oncologists, and core facility directors. She currently oversees the development and execution of 16 ISCs and co-directs the “Clinical Cancer Medicine” ISC. She has been recognized for her excellent contributions to education at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) by election to the Academy for Excellence in Education and a Member-at-Large position on the Academy Board. Recently, she was awarded the distinction of Master Science Teacher from VUSM. Dr. Dahlman is also President of the Southeastern Association of Shared Resources where she oversees the educational programming and execution of a regional professional development meeting for shared resource directors, managers, administrators, and staff.
In addition to her educational pursuits, Dr. Dahlman directs a cancer research laboratory with a focus on determining how genomic alterations modulate tumor growth and the response to standard-of-care and investigational therapies. The overall goal of her scientific research is to uncover novel cancer therapeutic targets and biomarkers. As ITR Director, she designs and manages correlative study workflow, quality assurance, and quality control for cancer clinical trials.
Kathy is a professor of Community and Family Medicine and assistant dean of premedical education at Duke University School of Medicine. She holds BS, MD and MPH Degrees from Northwestern University and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Duke. She has served most of her professional life in community health, and medical education, primarily graduate medical education. She a past member of the steering committee, and former chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Residency Affairs. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, a member of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and vice chair of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program’s Board of Directors. She continues to learn best from her children: a national board-certified teacher [public grade school music], an actor, an innovations consultant, and an Orthopaedic resident. All of her opinions are her own and do not reflect any of the organizations or institutions with which she is affiliated.
David Roy Chen, BA, is a third-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington with a degree in Comparative History of Ideas in 2014. For his senior thesis on migrant farming, ethics, and religion he received the Harry Bridges Labor Studies Best Undergraduate Paper Award and the Mary Gates Scholarship. His extra-curricular activities in medical school have centered on anti-racism, and he is the first author of a paper published in Academic Medicine titled, “Student Perspectives on the ’Step 1 Climate’ in Preclinical Medical Education.” He plans to pursue a career in Family Medicine and produce scholarship on evidence-based medical education.
Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School
Dr. Michelle Daniel is the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 2002 and her Masters in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands in 2016. Dr. Daniel is known for her work in the area of clinical skills education and is Past-President of the Directors of Clinical Skills Courses (DOCS). She currently serves on the board of Best Evidence in Medical Education (BEME) and directs the Michigan BEME International Collaborating Center. Her current scholarly interests include the optimal timing of USMLE Step 1, systematic reviews, and clinical reasoning.