Dean’s Forum on Hot Topics and Challenges in Medical Education

The Dean’s Forum series is offered for all Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine faculty members and focuses on hot topics and challenges in medical education identified by the Dean on an ad-hoc basis.

These sessions count towards your annual requirement for faculty development related to teaching.  For instructions on how to log video-recorded sessions into Digital Measures click here.

Interpreting and Responding to Learner Feedback

Drs. Kim Filer and Danielle Lusk of the Center for Instructional Development and Education Research at Virginia Tech presented on trends and tips in responding to learner feedback at the April 17 & 18, 2018 Deans Forum sessions.


  • Identify trends in evaluations that can inform teaching
  • Determine which feedback warrants pedagogical and other changes
  • Develop an understanding that there is a difference between a few bad evaluations and a whole class perception
  • Develop a template of advice or a decision tree (diagnostic approach) to responding to feedback





It’s Not What You Think, It’s How You Think

Dr. Jeffrey Wiese of Tulane University Health Science Center presents at the first ever Dean’s Forum on Hot Topics and Challenges in Medical Education held on September 1, 2016.  The presentation was on optimizing learner performance by focusing more on HOW they think rather than WHAT they should know.

PowerPoint: It’s Not WHAT You Think, It’s HOW You Think