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2021: Katherine Chretien, MD, FACP

“Tweet, Swipe, Post: Social Media in Medical Education”

Katherine Chretien, M.D., Named Assistant Dean for Student Affairs | The School of Medicine & Health SciencesDr. Katherine Chretien is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Hospitalist Physician at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. At GW SMHS, she co-chairs the school’s Wellness Committee and oversees the Office of Financial Aid and the Office for Student Professional Enrichment that administers the Scholarly Concentration Program. Dr. Chretien is student engagement co-lead at Aquifer (formerly MedU). She is President of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. Her academic work centers on medical education, social media in medicine, and narrative medicine.

Dr. Chretien graduated from Brown University and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is the recipient of the Charles H. Griffith III Educational Research Award from CDIM and the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association. She is founder and editor of the blog Mothers in Medicine and is a freelance writer, formerly on the Board of Contributors at USA TODAY, as well as writing for Disney and Her first book, Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned was published by Springer in 2018.


Cancelled due to COVID-19

2019: Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, FAAP

“Building, Sustaining, and Evolving a Vital Career in Medical Education”

Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatric hospital​ist at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where she is the Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Fromme has served in undergraduate and graduate medical education roles throughout her career, and she obtained a Master in Health Professions Education in 2009.  She is the Director of Faculty Development in Medical Education at the University of Chicago, while also holding numerous leadership roles in the development of medical educators across the UME, GME and CME continuum at the local and national levels. For the past six years, she has led and taught in the Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) Teaching Program for pediatric hospitalists. She has received numerous awards from students and residents, locally and nationally, for her teaching.

2018: Grace Huang, MD

The Power of the “Pen”: Why Writing Can Transform Your Career”

Grace S. Huang, MD - Beth Israel DeaconessDr. Huang is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of MedEdPORTAL, the open-access journal of teaching and learning resources of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  She serves on the editorial boards of Academic Medicine and Simulation in Healthcare. She is also Vice Chair for Mentoring for the Department of Medicine. She oversees the Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, and directs a yearlong fellowship in medical education and co-directs the BIDMC Academy.  She is also an associate program director for the internal medicine residency at BIDMC, overseeing competency assessment.