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.

Stay tuned for more Educator-to-Educator Webinars coming this fall….plus new Aquifer Webshops.

On-Demand Webinar Recordings

Getting Started

Webinar Breakout Session Recordings

Hear from your peers on how they have effectively integrated Aquifer in medical and health professions education programs. These videos are approximately 30-minute breakout session recordings from longer webinars. For full webinar details and slides, please view the “Past Webinars” section below.

Best Practices for Using Aquifer

Targeted Sessions on Key Challenges

Hear from panels of your colleagues on specific curricular challenges. These videos include a mix of complete webinars and targeted breakout sessions from longer webinars.

Event Details & Slides

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: 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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

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.

  • 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

Wednesday, July 15, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Engaging Your Faculty and Students with Aquifer

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Maximizing Use of the Aquifer Case Library to Solve Curricular Challenges

The Aquifer case library contains a wealth of content that can be applied across your curriculum to solve common curricular challenges. Learn how to unlock the wealth of content available, and hear from other educators with best practices, practical tips, gems, and pearls for using Aquifer cases in innovative ways.  

Sherilyn Smith, MD, Aquifer Chief Academic Officer and Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine  

Dawn Elise DeWitt MD, MSc, MACP, FRACP, Cert Med Ed., Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Inaugural Year 4 Director, Inaugural CIPHERS Director (Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship), Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

Rose Milando, M4, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Natalia Perez, M4, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Leslie Fall, MD, Aquifer Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Amy Wilson-Delfosse, PhD, Aquifer Sciences Senior Director, Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Dean for Curriculum, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Melissa Held, MD, Aquifer Pediatrics Associate Editor, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Craig Myers MSHS, PA-C, RN, RRT, Director of Clinical Curriculum, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Wednesday, June 24, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Using Aquifer to Prepare Students To Return to Clinical Rotations 

In this interactive session, you will learn how to use Aquifer to support deliberate practice and develop clinical reasoning skills. Breakout sessions will discuss using Aquifer to provide meaningful clinical encounters, clinical skills preparation, and assessing learner progress. 

Michael Dell, MD
Aquifer Pediatrics Senior Director | Professor of Pediatrics | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | Vice-Chair for Education at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Anjali Kumar, MD
Surgery Education Director| Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University

Chris Anderson, MD
Pediatric Clinical Education Director |
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University

Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH 
Assistant Dean, Clinical Learning | Medical College of Wisconsin

Dave Anthony, MD, M.Sc.
Aquifer Family Medicine Senior Director | Associate Professor of Family Medicine | The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

Sherilyn Smith, MD
Chief Academic Officer of Aquifer | Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Infectious Disease) | University of Washington School of Medicine

Joseph Wayne, MD
Aquifer Internal Medicine Assessment Lead | Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine and Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program | Albany Medical College

Wednesday, May 27, 2020: 4-5:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Integrating Aquifer in Medical Education

In this interactive webinar session we explored best practices for integrating Aquifer into Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Education. This session is designed for faculty and administrators who are new to Aquifer and those looking to improve how they are using the cases.

Sherilyn Smith, MD

Aquifer Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Leslie H. Fall, MD

Aquifer Chief Executive Officer
Adjunct Professor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Erik Langenau, DO, MS

Associate Professor
Chief Academic Technology Officer – Department of Professional Development and Online Learning
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mandi Sehgal, MD

Aquifer Geriatrics Teaching & Learning Lead
Associate Professor
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Barbara Capozzi, DO

Clinical Dean
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York

Karen McDonough, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 29, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Integrating Aquifer in Physician Assistant Education

In this interactive session, we explored the best strategies and methods for integrating Aquifer cases into your Physician Assistant courses or curriculum. This session is designed for faculty and administrators who are new to Aquifer and those looking to improve how they are using the cases.

Cindy Lord, MHS, PA-C

Cynthia Lord, MHS, PA-C

Program Director and Associate Professor
Physician Assistant Program
Case Western Reserve University

Sherilyn Smith, MD

Aquifer Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 20, 2020: 2-3:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Integrating Aquifer with Learner Level Access

This webinar covered best practices for integrating Aquifer into the curriculum for programs with learner-level access, the difference between Aquifer individual and institutional subscriptions, and will offer breakouts with tips specific for Nurse Practitioner education programs, graduate and undergraduate medical schools as well as other health professions.

  • Sherilyn Smith, MD
    Aquifer Chief Academic Officer
    Professor of PediatricsUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
  • Joyce Cappiello, PhD
    Associate Professor of Nursing
    University of New Hampshire

  • Donna Pelletier, DNP
    Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
    University of New Hampshire

  • Linda Eastham, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
    Assistant Professor of Nursing
    University of Virginia

Past Recordings & Slides

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: 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

Wednesday, July 29, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

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.

  • 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

Wednesday, July 15, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Engaging Your Faculty and Students with Aquifer

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Maximizing Use of the Aquifer Case Library to Solve Curricular Challenges

The Aquifer case library contains a wealth of content that can be applied across your curriculum to solve common curricular challenges. Learn how to unlock the wealth of content available, and hear from other educators with best practices, practical tips, gems, and pearls for using Aquifer cases in innovative ways.  

Sherilyn Smith, MD, Aquifer Chief Academic Officer and Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine  

Dawn Elise DeWitt MD, MSc, MACP, FRACP, Cert Med Ed., Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Inaugural Year 4 Director, Inaugural CIPHERS Director (Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship), Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

Rose Milando, M4, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Natalia Perez, M4, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Leslie Fall, MD, Aquifer Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Amy Wilson-Delfosse, PhD, Aquifer Sciences Senior Director, Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Dean for Curriculum, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Melissa Held, MD, Aquifer Pediatrics Associate Editor, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Craig Myers MSHS, PA-C, RN, RRT, Director of Clinical Curriculum, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Wednesday, June 24, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Using Aquifer to Prepare Students To Return to Clinical Rotations 

In this interactive session, you will learn how to use Aquifer to support deliberate practice and develop clinical reasoning skills. Breakout sessions will discuss using Aquifer to provide meaningful clinical encounters, clinical skills preparation, and assessing learner progress. 

Michael Dell, MD
Aquifer Pediatrics Senior Director | Professor of Pediatrics | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | Vice-Chair for Education at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Anjali Kumar, MD
Surgery Education Director| Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University

Chris Anderson, MD
Pediatric Clinical Education Director |
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University

Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH 
Assistant Dean, Clinical Learning | Medical College of Wisconsin

Dave Anthony, MD, M.Sc.
Aquifer Family Medicine Senior Director | Associate Professor of Family Medicine | The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

Sherilyn Smith, MD
Chief Academic Officer of Aquifer | Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Infectious Disease) | University of Washington School of Medicine

Joseph Wayne, MD
Aquifer Internal Medicine Assessment Lead | Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine and Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program | Albany Medical College

Wednesday, May 27, 2020: 4-5:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Integrating Aquifer in Medical Education

In this interactive webinar session we explored best practices for integrating Aquifer into Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Education. This session is designed for faculty and administrators who are new to Aquifer and those looking to improve how they are using the cases.

Sherilyn Smith, MD

Aquifer Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Leslie H. Fall, MD

Aquifer Chief Executive Officer
Adjunct Professor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Erik Langenau, DO, MS

Associate Professor
Chief Academic Technology Officer – Department of Professional Development and Online Learning
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mandi Sehgal, MD

Aquifer Geriatrics Teaching & Learning Lead
Associate Professor
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Barbara Capozzi, DO

Clinical Dean
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York

Karen McDonough, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 29, 2020: 3-4:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Integrating Aquifer in Physician Assistant Education

In this interactive session, we explored the best strategies and methods for integrating Aquifer cases into your Physician Assistant courses or curriculum. This session is designed for faculty and administrators who are new to Aquifer and those looking to improve how they are using the cases.

Cindy Lord, MHS, PA-C

Cynthia Lord, MHS, PA-C

Program Director and Associate Professor
Physician Assistant Program
Case Western Reserve University

Sherilyn Smith, MD

Aquifer Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 20, 2020: 2-3:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Integrating Aquifer with Learner Level Access

This webinar covered best practices for integrating Aquifer into the curriculum for programs with learner-level access, the difference between Aquifer individual and institutional subscriptions, and will offer breakouts with tips specific for Nurse Practitioner education programs, graduate and undergraduate medical schools as well as other health professions.

  • Sherilyn Smith, MD
    Aquifer Chief Academic Officer
    Professor of PediatricsUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
  • Joyce Cappiello, PhD
    Associate Professor of Nursing
    University of New Hampshire

  • Donna Pelletier, DNP
    Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
    University of New Hampshire

  • Linda Eastham, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
    Assistant Professor of Nursing
    University of Virginia

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.