Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Works-In-Progress: Grants For Excellence In Medical Education

May 17, 2015 - BRONX, NY - Drs. Cristina Gonzalez, Elina Jerschow, and Darlene LeFrancois, recipients of Grants for Excellence in Medical Education, will present their works-in-progress to fellow faculty members at the annual "Works-In-Progress: Grants For Excellence In Medical Education", Thursday, June 18, 4-7 pm in the Price Center.

The Grants for Excellence in Medical Education (GEME) program supports faculty in long-term projects with significant potential to change and improve the education of medical students. Drs. Gonzalez, Jerschow, and LeFrancois will present brief oral presentations followed by a question and answer period.

Dr. Cristina Gonzalez Hospital Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Cristina M. Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), will present "Implicit Bias Recognition and Management: Teaching the Next Generation of Physicians". Dr. Gonzalez's research focuses on health disparities and advocacy education, specifically undergraduate medical education both in the clinical realm and in the preclinical years, including teaching about health disparities and giving learners the tools to overcome health and health care disparities in their own clinical encounters, specifically related to implicit bias recognition and management, and expose them to avenues of advocacy to help patient populations at large.


Dr. Elina Jerschow Allergy Immunology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Elina Jerschow, MD

Dr. Jerschow, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology), an attending physician for pediatric and adult allergy and immunology at Einstein/Montefiore, and Director of the Drug Allergy/Desensitization Center, will present "Developing a Web-Based Self-Teaching eModule in Skin Immunology for First- and Second-year Medical Students". Dr. Jerschow's research focuses on the pathogenesis of drug allergies and hypersensitivities, with a particular emphasis on the improvement of the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in drug-related allergic conditions.


Dr. Darlene LeFrancois General Internal Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Darlene LeFrancois, MD

Dr. LeFrancois, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (General Internal Medicine), will present "Improving Medical Student Teaching on the Inpatient Wards: Direct Observation of Resident Teaching During Work Rounds". Dr. LeFrancois is the Director of Residency Education for the Einstein Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her work centers on the appropriate design and impact of graduate medical education curricular interventions, including bedside and work rounds, clinical examination teaching, clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis formulation, and evidence-based medicine with a focus in screening.

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