The Office of Health Sciences Education, The Office for Continuous Professional Development and
the Academy for Excellence in Education



Mary Ann Nichols 
Vanderbilt University


Monday October 2, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDT

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202 Light Hall


Health Sciences Education Grand Rounds   
Monday, October 2, 2017
202 Light Hall
12:00 - 1:00 pm


“Interpretation of Milestones Data: Enabling
Residency Programs to Implement Change”

Stanley Hamstra, PhD
Vice President, Milestone Research and Evaluation

                        A boxed lunch will be provided for all registrants.

Please register below by Friday, September 29, 2017 


About Dr. Hamstra: 
Dr. Hamstra earned his PhD in experimental psychology, his MA in developmental psychology, and his BA in psychology from York University, Toronto, Canada. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, one in Signal Processing in Sensory Systems and one in Spatial Vision and Oculomotor Performance. Dr. Hamstra is currently the only non-physician member of the Education Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has over 130 publications; has sat on several expert panels and working groups; has given 19 invited workshops and lectures at conferences, over 30 invited presentations to universities and organizations in the US, Canada, France, China, and the United Kingdom, and over 80 papers at international peer-reviewed conferences; has served as a committee member for numerous international conferences; and has received several prizes and awards for his work; among other impressive accomplishments. His publications in medical education involve the acquisition of technical skills in surgery and anesthesia, as well as issues concerning assessment and education of residents. He has done extensive research on competency assessment for residency programs.

Before coming to the ACGME, Dr. Hamstra was with the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, where he served as Acting Assistant Dean and Director of the Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) and Research Director of the Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC). He was also director of the AIME/uOSSC Healthcare Education Scholars Program and editor of the Springer book series, Advances in Medical Education. Dr. Hamstra was at the University of Ottawa since 2009, prior to which he was with the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and with the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan.

With Dr. Hamstra's lead,  the Next Accreditation System for all specialties and subspecialties as of July 2014, the ACGME is fully focused on evaluating and enhancing the Milestones and assessment systems and programs now being implemented across the country. One primary purpose is developing how to assess the Milestones in order to ensure their utility and validity. Dr. Hamstra’s past research focuses on the issue of fidelity in simulation and the use of simulators as assessment devices along with several innovative competency-based pilot initiatives. His deep background and experience in the areas of competency-based medicine and research enriches the department’s mission.

CME Credit:
Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Office for Health Sciences Education, Educator Development Core, The Office for Continuous Development and the Academy for Excellence in Education.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.