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Award based on the design, implementation and distribution of the Reflective Practice & Leadership (RP&L) method of medical education.
January 11, 2011 – Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Each year the department presents awards for “outstanding achievement in medical education” in a variety of areas including awards for the best Grand Rounds presentation, teaching on the Ben Taub Wards, general excellence in teaching as well as awards for Life Time excellence as a teacher. This year Dr. Ernest Frugé was awarded the annual “Excellence in Educational Innovation” award.
The award was based on the design, implementation and distribution of the Reflective Practice & Leadership (RP&L) method of medical education. The “bench science” aspect of the project has been an ongoing seminar for our hematology-oncology fellows that began in 1996 with Dr. Susan Blaney and Dr. Marc Horowitz as the key faculty.
Since that time, Dr. Marc Horowitz and Dr. Ernest Frugé have collaborated with colleagues here and in other sections and institutions to translate the method to the “bedside” – that is application to other physician learner groups. For example, Jan Drutz, Professor of Pediatrics in the General Academic Section has worked with Marc and me over the years to produce designs for resident and continuing medical education. Each month an attending-fellow pair on our heme-onc unit lead a seminar for interns and residents titled “Tragedy, Communication and the Physician’s Role”. To date over 575 pediatric residents have participated in this seminar. Over 400 2nd year residents have participated in an annual workshop on breaking bad news that includes faculty from a variety of sections as well as representatives from Baylor’s Office of Risk Management. Variations on the method have been incorporated by other institutions including the University of Iowa, Kansas City Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
The principles, practice and outcomes of the method and the fellows’ seminar are described in a recent article in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology co-authored by Dr. David Poplack and Dr. Donald Mahoney.
Dr. Gladstone Airewele was presented an award for ‘Best Grand Rounds.’