Faculty Training & Development – National Educator Perspectives – Peer Connections & Community

Learn from your peers as they share strategies for making the most of Aquifer cases—and connect with your community of educators. Each session will include a panel of educators and breakout rooms for special topics and discussion.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 19: 3-4:00 PM EST

Remediation: Using Aquifer to Support Struggling Learners

Join us for this educator-led panel discussion webinar focused on how to use Aquifer cases to support learners who need more help in your curriculum.   

In this session, you’ll learn practical tips from colleagues across the country for diagnosing your learners’ struggles and using Aquifer cases to understand your learners’ needs, including how to use Aquifer cases to:

  • Provide additional content for knowledge gaps
  • Support clinical reasoning skills development
  • Support clinical skills development


  • Sherilyn Smith, MD, Aquifer Chief Academic Officer and Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine  
  • Kindred Harland Shulgin, MS, PA-C, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program – NYC Department of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Professions
  • Jensen Lewis, MSPAS, PA-C,  Director of Didactic Curriculum, Physician Assistant Program, Case Western Reserve University
  • Elizabeth Stuart, MD, MSEd, Core Clerkship Director, Department of Pediatrics, Director of Clerkship Education, Stanford School of Medicine, Director – LPCH RAT/RATu Program

On-Demand Recordings

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Past Webinars: Complete Details & Slides

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WISE-MD & WISE-OnCall: Implementing eLearning Tools to Enhance Your Curriculum

Join Dr. Thomas Riles, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Technology and the Frank C. Spencer Professor of Surgery at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, for this webinar overviewing best practices for effectively integrating WISE-MD and WISE-OnCall into surgical clinical experiences and readiness for residency/practice courses.  Dr. Riles will be joined by other medical educators who will share practical tips from their experience using the courses.

In this interactive session you will:

    • Learn about WISE-MD and WISE-OnCall content and pedagogy and how they may be utilized in the health professions education continuum.
    • Join an educator-led breakout session of your choice:
      • Using WISE-MD in your Surgery Course

      • Using WISE-OnCall to prepare students to transition to residency or practice

    • Have a chance to ask questions and interact with other health professions educators

Presenters :

  • Leslie Fall, MD, Aquifer Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Thomas Riles, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Technology and the Franc C Spencer Professor of Surgery, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Mary Ann Hopkins, MD, MPhil, FACS, WISE-MD Editor-in-Chief, Director of Global Health Initiatives, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Lynn Buckvar Keltz, MD, WISE-OnCall Co-Editor-in-Chief, Associate Chair for Professional Development, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Rishindra Reddy, MD, FACS, Surgery Clerkship Director, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Karla Robinson, Department of Surgery Medical Student Program Coordinator, University of Michigan School of Medicine
  • Albert Yurvati, DO, FACOS, FAHA, FICS, Chair of Surgery, UNT Health Science Center
  • Jeffrey Manko, MD, Co-Editor-in-Chief, WISE-OnCall; Director for Graduate Medical Education, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Ann O’Rourke, MD, MPH, FACS, Department of Surgery Program Director for UME; Trauma Medical Director, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Gauri Agarwal, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Session Recordings:

Webinar Recording: WISE-MD & WISE-OnCall: Implementing eLearning Tools to Enhance Your Curriculum

Closing Remarks and Additional Information

Breakout Sessions:



Engaging Your Faculty and Students with Aquifers

Students provide consistently high rankings for Aquifer at the end of each case as reported in our  five-star rating feedback data, but how and when they are integrated into the curriculum can have a significant impact on their learning.   Join this webinar panel discussion  to learn practical tips from other educators for orienting faculty and students to Aquifer cases to maximize their integration into the curriculum and their effective use by your students.  


  • Lonika Sood, MBBS, MHPE, Clinical Education Director, Internal Medicine, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University
  • Jennifer Bierman, MD, Aquifer Co-Student Engagement Lead, Associate Professor of Medicine; Clerkship Director, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine  
  • Jaime Bowman, MD, FAAFP, Clerkship Director, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University
  • Wafa Nabi, Student, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Joanna L. Drowos DO, MPH, MBA, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Associate Chair, Integrated Medical Science Department, Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine

Recordings and Slides

Webinar Recording: Engaging Your Faculty and Students with Aquifer


Share Your Tips & Strategies

Join a Panel & Present to Your Peers

If you are currently using Aquifer and are interested in presenting as part of a webinar panel, please let us know.