The Office for Health Sciences Education, Educator Development Core and
the Academy for Excellence in Teaching



Mary Ann Nichols 
Vanderbilt University


Tuesday January 7, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

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208 Light Hall

                                               Medical Education Grand Rounds    

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
208 Light Hall


"From Theory to Practice: Defining and Implementing
Competency-based Assessment Practices in UME"

Kim Lomis, M.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This interactive session will consider the culture and future of assessment at VUSM and, more broadly, in health professions training, as Dean Lomis shares the lessons she and others at VUSM have learned while creating new measurements of student performance. 

Due to institution-wide cost cutting efforts, we can no longer provide a boxed lunch with your registration. Please bring a brown bag lunch and attend this month's presentation with Dean Lomis.


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About Kim Lomis:

Kim was raised in Pennsylvania then travelled to Texas. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and her medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She completed her general surgery residency at Vanderbilt. Kim practiced general surgery in Nashville for five years, working in several local hospitals including a Vanderbilt-affiliated teaching hospital. She returned to Vanderbilt in 2002 to assume leadership of the surgical clerkship, which she directed for 8 years. During that period, Kim became increasingly involved in programs throughout the medical school curriculum and medical education became her primary focus.

Kim was named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education in July of 2010. In that capacity, she oversees the quality improvement process for the courses of the curriculum, supports curricular design processes and serves as a liaison between students and faculty. Her academic interest lies in how the system in which we work shapes individual and group performance and behaviors.

Kim is married to Michael Lomis, a pathologist in private practice, and they have two great kids. They enjoy Nashville’s live music scene and multiple outdoor sports.

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

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.