Office of Faculty Development

Davidoff Education Day

The Office of Faculty Development runs Davidoff Education Day, an annual event dedicated to innovations in medical education, focusing on various topics, such as:

2022 - Coming Soon!!!

2021 - Racism and Bias in the Learning Environment 
Einstein’s first virtual Davidoff Education Day explored the impact of racism and bias on the learning environment. Dr. Reena Karani, Director of the Institute for Medical Education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was our featured speaker. Three Einstein/Montefiore leaders joined Dr. Karani: Dr. Rhonda Acholonu, Co-Director for the Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy & Diversity (L.E.A.D.) Program; Dr. Robert Shochet, Senior Director of Patient Experience, Network Performance Group; and Dr. Cristina Gonzalez, Professor at the Department of Medicine,. The day’s presentations equipped faculty with basic and key next steps for working to ensure that anti-racism is built into medical education at Einstein. Faculty engaged in breakout sessions on sub-topics: how to address microaggresions in the medical education environment; how learners are reflecting the bias they are witnessing in medical education; and how these influence learner assessment and enhance the learning environment. The day concluded with a panel featuring faculty and a student that offered differing perspectives and important points on how to maintain the learning environment as a shared partnership between learners and their teachers.

2019 - Effective Conflict Management Skills 
Dr. Luanne Thorndyke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, was our featured speaker for Einstein's Sixteenth Annual Davidoff Education Day, which concentrated on developing effective conflict management skills to enhance efficiencies in the workplace setting. There are five conflict-handling modes: competing, accommodating, avoiding, collaborating, and compromising. Each of us can use all five conflict styles; personal predisposition and work situations contribute to an individual’s conflict management style in the workplace. This session helped attendees explore their own conflict management style, enabling them to transform conflict into collaboration and enhance their leadership skills.

2018 - Leading Change
Mr. Kevin H. Souza, Associate Dean for Medical Education at UCSF and Dr. Brian Schwartz, Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, visited our campus as we hosted the Fifteenth Annual Davidoff Education Day. Together they facilitated a workshop on Leading Change with mini talks: Mr. Souza speaking on “Leading Change: Getting to the Other Side”, and Dr. Schwartz speaking on “Applying Kotter’s Change Model to Change at a National Society.” The day also featured a networking luncheon and series of interactive workshops led by Einstein faculty.

2017 - Approaches to Achieving the Integration of the Basic and Clinical Sciences Under the Curriculum Renewal 
Einstein’s Fourteenth Annual Davidoff Education Day focused on the different approaches to achieving the integration of the basic and clinical sciences under the curriculum renewal. Dr. Leslie H. Fall, MedU Executive Director and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, opened the day with a plenary session entitled, "Lost in Translation: Collaborating to Bring the Basic Sciences Back to Entrust Excellence in Everyday Medical Practice. The day also featured presentations of "Works in Progress", led by faculty members who have undertaken long-term projects with the potential to effect significant change and improvement in the education of medical students.

2016 - Medical Education Scholarship 
Medical Education Scholarship was the theme for Einstein’s Thirteenth Annual Davidoff Education Day. The morning began with presentations of "Works in Progress" by faculty members who embarked on long-term projects with the potential to effect significant change and improvement in the education of medical students. Dr. Reena Karani, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Curricular Affairs and Director of the Institute for Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, followed with a plenary session entitled, “Medical Education Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action. The day also featured a networking luncheon and series of interactive workshops led by Einstein faculty in the afternoon.

2015 - Small Group Teaching 
For Einstein’s Twelfth Annual Davidoff Education Day, Dr. Auguste Fortin, Director of Psychosocial Curriculum and Director of Communication Skills Education at Yale School of Medicine led the morning plenary entitled, “The Small Group Teacher: Center Stage or Centered Sage?”. Dr. Fortin also led a workshop: "The Tao of Small Group Facilitation: "They will all say, 'We did this ourselves”. During both sessions, Dr. Fortin discussed the critical role that small group teaching plays in medical education, and he defined the characteristics of an effective small group facilitator.

2014 - E-Learning
Dr. Thomas S. Riles, The Frank C. Spencer Professor of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine, and currently the Associate Dean for Medical Education and Technology at NYU Langone Medical Center was Einstein’s featured speaker at its Eleventh Annual Davidoff Education Day. Dr Riles’s NYU colleagues joined him to discuss the role of online teaching in medical education. Together, they equipped faculty with the necessary skills to successfully incorporate e-Learning into medical education. The interactive format allowed faculty to gain basic tools to help them integrate new technology into the classroom. The latter part of the day included an introduction to the new Forchheimer Education Center, showcasing the technological capabilities that will help faculty expand their teaching repertoire.

2013 - Competency-based Medical Education
Einstein was fortunate to host Dr. Eric Holmboe, Senior Vice President for Quality Research and Academic Affairs at the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, as the plenary speaker for its Tenth Annual Davidoff Education Day event. During this program, faculty developed strategies that assisted them in linking the recently approved Einstein educational competencies to their courses and clerkships.

2012 - “Social Media in Medical Education: The Promise and Perils”
Dr. Kent Bottles lead the morning plenary session, “Educating Physicians in the 21st Century: Twitter, Facebook, and Digital Medicine”, for Einstein’s Ninth Annual Davidoff Education Day. Dr. Katherine Chretien joined us in the afternoon and addressed professionalism and social media in medical education in her keynote speech, “The Road to Professionalism in the Digital Age”. During this program, the focus was set on social media as a tool for educators. Faculty explored its use in medical education and examined the promise that these new tools afford educators as well as the potential pitfalls.

2011 - Curricular Enhancement 
For the Eighth Annual Davidoff Education Day, Einstein was privileged to have, Dr. Lawrence Smith and Dr. Mary Lee share a wealth of experience in curricular design and new technology. This program focused on curricular enhancement. Dr. Smith led the morning session, “Building a New Medical School: A Chance to Design Curriculum from Scratch, and Dr. Lee led the afternoon session devoted to the TUSK knowledge management system.


For fifteen years, this day has consistently attracted over one hundred faculty and is continuously widely anticipated by our medical educators.

Davidoff Education Day Poster Session 
The Office of Faculty Development coordinates the Annual Davidoff Education Day as well as the Poster Session that is typically a component of the event. The poster session has been a perfect way for our faculty to showcase their research in medical education that is occurring at Einstein affiliates.


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