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Medical Educational Scholarship Awards (MESA)

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The SGEA Medical Education Scholarship Award (MESA) program was established in 2003 to promote and recognize achievements in educational scholarship demonstrated by active members of the SGEA from SGEA member schools. Beginning with the the 2012 SGEA Spring Meeting, a new award structure has been implemented and the following awards will be offered:

Poster Awards

  • Best poster by a trainee
  • Best poster overall, non-trainee

Oral Presentation Awards in the categories listed below - can be workshops, small group discussions, oral briefs, or demonstrations.

  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Research in Medical Education

 

2019 MESA Award Recipients

Outstanding Poster by a Professional Educator Award:
Jason Pollack, University of Central Florida
"Transforming Medical Content: an e-Learning Rubric for Developing Online Modules."

Outstanding Poster by a Trainee Award:
Neveda Murugesan, University of Texas Health Science Center
"Mock Interviews for Residency: Students Empowered to Create Their Own Mentorship."

Outstanding Presentation Award for Medical Education Scholarship Research and Education (MESRE):
M. Kathryn Mutter, MD, James Martindale, PhD, Neeral Shah, MD, & Maryellen Gusic, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Stephen Wolf, MD, Denver Health Medical Center
Oral Presentation
"Clinical Reasoning and Case-based Learning: Does Simulation with a Manikin Make a Difference?"

Outstanding Presentation Award for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME):
Laura Weingartner, PhD, Emily Noonan, Susan Sawning, & Amy Holthouser, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Workshop
"Teaching Specific LGBTQ Clinical Skills Using The eQuality Toolkit."

Outstanding Presentation Award for Graduate Medical Education (GME):
Sheila Crow & David Green, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine;
William Cutrer, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Small Group
"A Whole New Medical Educator for 2025 and Beyond."

Outstanding Presentation Award for Continuing Medical Education (CME):
Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD, University of Florida; Tasha Wyatt, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University; Gary Beck Dallaghan, PhD, UNC School of Medicine; Paulette Hahn & Monica Aggarwal, University of Florida
Workshop
"Open the Front Door to Communication: Microresistance to Microaggressions."

2018 MESA Award Recipients

Outstanding Presentation Award for Medical Education Scholarship Research and Education (MESRE)
Oral Presentation: Aligning Expectations: Comparing Student and Clerkship Director Perspectives about Readiness to Perform the Core Entrustable Professional Activities at the Start of the Clerkship Curriculum
Authors: 
Victor Soukoulis, MD, PhD, and Maryellen Gusic, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Outstanding Presentation Award for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)
Oral Presentation: Manifestations of Microaggressions in Medical School

Authors:
Zareen Zaidi, MD, PhD, Andre Espaillat, MD, Danielle Panna, MD, Dianne Goede, MD, and Maureen Novak, MD,
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainsville

Presentation Award for Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Workshop:  What's with the lack of motivation? I want to know more about my learners
Authors:
Peggy Hsieh, PhD, UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Terri Kurz, PhD, Texas A&M College of Medicine

Outstanding Presentation Award for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Workshop:  Coaches, mentors, advisors. Oh My!
Authors: 
Karen Marcdante, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Andrea Berry, MPA, Monica Bailey, MA, and Angela Griffin, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Sonia Crandall, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Leigh Patterson, MD, MAEd, Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Judith Taylor-Fishwick, MSc, FAETC, and Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Outstanding Poster by a Professional Educator Awar
Measuring Clinical Skills with Transgender and Genderqueer Standardized Patients: Gains, Gaps, and Future Directions for Medical Students
Authors:
Laura A. Weingartner, PhD, MS, Amy Holthouser, MD, Emily Noonan, PhD, MA, Stacie Steinbock, MEd, Carrie Bohnert, MPA, Liz Cash, PhD, Susan Sawning, MSSW, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Jennifer Potter, MD, The Fenway Institute, Harvard Medical School

Outstanding Poster by a Trainee Award
Address the stress: Studying the relationship between stress, help-seeking, and Step 1 performance
Authors:
Erin Creighton, Jasna Vuk, PhD, Karina Clemmons, EdD, and James Graham, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

2017 MESA Award Recipients

Outstanding Presentation Award for Medical Education Scholarship Research and Education (MESRE)
Oral Presentation: Complimentary Use of Logistic Regression and Recursive Partitioning Analysis to Evaluate AAMC Survey Data for Specialty Preference Information: Factors Associated with Psychiatry Specialty Choice
Authors:
John Spollen, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Outstanding Presentation Award for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)
Workshop: Struggling Medical Learners: Realistic Approach to Improving Performance
Authors:
Heather A. Ridinger, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Jamie Cvengros, PhD, Rush Medical Center

Presentation Award for Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Oral Presentation: Resident Perspectives on Struggling Learners and Remediation
Authors:
Stephen J. Wolf, MD, Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Sara Krzyzaniak, MD, OSF St. Francis Medical Center - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Jeannette Guerrasio, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Outstanding Presentation Award for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Workshop: Twitter for #MedEd: the How and Why Tweetorial
Authors:
Sarah M. Bean, MD and Sara Jiang, MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Outstanding Poster by a Professional Educator Award
Curriculum in Quality Improvement – Meeting the Call in Undergraduate Medical Education
Authors:
Norman M. Farr, MD, MPH, Christine Ford, MA, Cindy Chan, MD, Premal Patel, MD University of Texas Medical Branch

Outstanding Poster by a Trainee Award
Mindfulness-based resilience training in graduate medical education: A systematic review
Authors:
Victoria Elliott and Bethany Hodge, MD, MPH, University of Louisville School of Medicine

2016 MESA Award Recipients

Outstanding Presentation Award for MESRE
Oral Presentation- Engaging Residents in Quality Improvement: Results From the First Year
Authors:
Serena Michelle Okoronkwo, MD, Jason Phillips, MD, Patricia Wathen, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Outstanding Presentation Award for UME
Workshop- Using Concept Maps to Teach Clinical Reasoning Skills: A Flipped Workshop
Authors:
Magdalena Pasarica, MD, PhD, Caridad Hernandez, MD, Christine Bellew, MD, Analia Castiglioni, MD, Denise Kay, PhD
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Outstanding Presentation Award for GME
Workshop- Aligning Standards in the UME and GME Learning Environments: Innovations in Sharing the Sandbox
Authors:
Beth Payne, MAEd, Haneme Idrizi, MD, Michelle Arandes, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mary Rocha, MD, Jenny Christner, MD, Elaine Fielder, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Outstanding Presentation Award for CME
Workshop- Reflective Practice in Leadership Development
Authors:
Lori Graham, PhD and Courtney West, PhD
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine 

Outstanding Poster by a Professional Medical Educator
Second Year Medical Student Perceptions and Pharmacology Performance in Respiratory Insufficiency High Fidelity Medical Simulations Using Cued or Non-cued Treatment Selection Approaches
Authors:
Adrienne Laurel Gorman, PhD, Caridad Hernandez, MD, Analia Castiglioni, MD
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Outstanding Poster by a Trainee
Student Perspectives and Contributions to Implementing a Revised Medical Curriculum
Authors:
Courtney E. Baker, Aaron Yengo-Kahn, Kim Lomis, MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Past MESA Award Recipients

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