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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

Medical Education Day

October 8th, 2021

Session Registration Now Open!

Medical Education Day

This annual event is a series of presentations, workshops, and discussions
celebrating and examining the future of medical education.

October 8th, 2021
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
302 - 303 East Superior Street, Chicago IL 60611




2021 Medical Education Day Keynote Speaker

Kimberly Manning, MD

Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Medicine



"Medical Education Day provides an opportunity to showcase our educators and their scholarship and expertise while celebrating the unique medical education environment that we are privileged to have at Feinberg."

Mary McBride, MD, MEd, Director of FAME

The 11th annual Medical Education Day will be held on October 8, 2021. This event is an opportunity for all Feinberg educators to celebrate, reflect on, and learn about the outstanding education that occurs every day. We will host Dr. Kimberly Manning, Professor and Associate Vice Chair Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. The day-long event will consist of workshops and lectures focused on medical education. A live poster session is planned in the Simpson Querrey Lobby. The day will conclude with a live award ceremony, celebrating the achievements of the past year. We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Sessions

2020 TIME Keynote Speaker

Kimberly D. Manning, MD, FACP, FAAP

FoundProfessor of Medicine and Associate Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Emory University Department of Medicine 
Medical Student Society Advisor, Semmelweis Society
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

From Bystander to Upstander: Advocacy in Action

How do we move beyond the moral distress of witnessing or participating in the impact of our biases? In this session, we will explore strategies for moving from being a passive bystander to actively operating as an upstander as a way to improve learning and clinical environments.

At the completion of the lecture, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of the "Bystander Effect" and its relevance to professional environments.
  2. Identify microaggressions when they happen in clinical and educational settings.
  3. Develop a real-time approach to becoming an active bystander ("upstander").
  4. Empower learners and colleagues to move beyond the "Bystander Effect" and into action

Credit Designation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
Dr. Kimberly Manning's disclosures will be posted before the event. Course director Dr. Mary McBride has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose:Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Rhea Alexis Banks, Allison McCollum, and Katie Daley.

Accreditation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Featured Workshop

William McGaghie, PhD

Professor of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Birth of a Book: How to Write a Book Proposal

This workshop will introduce participants to the practical, "nuts and bolts" involved in preparing and submitting a book proposal (prospectus) to a commercial or not-for-profit publisher. Participants will outline a book proposal; describe the book's intended audience (market); draft a PERT chart for book project management; and recognize the challenges of producing and editing a multi-author volume vs. a solo monograph. The workshop aims to remove the mystery from book authorship, production, and publication.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Recognize that a book project is synthetic scholarship that usually originates from routine professional work;
  2. Draft a book proposal (prospectus) for a multi-author (edited) volume or a single author monograph;
  3. Acknowledge book publication sequelae: rights and ownership, distribution, marketing, royalties, translation, subsequent editions, etc.
October 8th, 2021 
8:30am to 6:30pm
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 Will Medical Education Day be held in person?

We are still planning to hold Medical Education Day in person on October 8th.  We will not be serving lunch or allowing food into rooms, and masks will be required for all participant.

 Will CME be available?

CME credit will be available for the keynote TIME lecture.  You will need to claim your credit hours on the CloudCME website at  Please contact the CME office with questions regarding your CME account.

 Who can I contact with additional questions?


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Celebrating Our Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship


Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the Department of Medical Education, is proud to host Medical Education Day, an annual event designed to:

  • Celebrate the outstanding teaching and scholarship of our faculty, housestaff, and students.
  • Honor faculty members’ achievements and promotions.
  • Reflect and value the greatest internal motivation for many of our faculty.
  • Allow experienced faculty, novice educators and students to gather and exchange best practices at hands-on workshops & didactic lectures.

This year’s Medical Education Day will be held in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center and
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, in person. We hope you will join us for this exciting event!

Previous MedEd Days

MedEd Day 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 

Medical Education Day 2017 was held at the Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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