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Teachers & learners share stories, receive recognition at education symposium

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SIU’s Academy for Scholarship in Education hosted the 13th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium on April 13 on the Springfield campus.

Throughout the day-long event, trainees, faculty and staff presented and shared medical education research and innovative ideas with the symposium participants.

The 2023 symposium included its first-ever Story Slam, centered on the day’s theme, ‘What Makes You Whole?’ Seven students and faculty members participated, presenting their unique reflections on personal and professional identities and being authentic.

Immediately afterward, an award ceremony was held to recognize the outstanding educators of 2022-23. Winners included:


Commitment to Teaching Honorees

Commitment to Teaching Honorees - (above left to right, with Dr. Dorsey) Emma Johns, Raquel Johnson, Laryn Sapetti, Bridget McClain, Gabriella Tison, Meena Jain, Mary Dickerson, Ashley Gagen, Jack Moore

Commitment to Teaching Honorees

Outstanding Student Medical Educator of the Year - Kanicia Green


Commitment to Teaching Honorees

Academy Scholars - Nick Tadros, MD, Urology; Dorsey; Sriya Ranatunga, MD, Rheumatology

J. Kevin Dorsey Outstanding Educator of the Year - Karen Broquet, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (ADGME; she is pictured below with Dr. Dorsey)

Dr. Broquet graduated from SIU School of Medicine in 1984.  After completing residency training in psychiatry at the University of South Alabama, she returned to SIU as a faculty member, where she has held a variety of positions, including psychiatry clerkship director and program director, and has been ADGME/Designated Institutional Official (DIO) since 2001. 

Accepting her award, Broquet said, “I’ve spent my entire career at SIU and been supported and nurtured and inspired by so many along the way in my journey as an educator. I want to thank everyone who played a part in it.”

Commitment to Teaching Honorees

Each year, the Academy for Scholarship in Education selects an exemplary faculty member as the J. Kevin Dorsey Outstanding Educator of the Year. To earn this prestigious honor, a faculty member must demonstrate excellence in their innovative teaching, student- and patient-centered approach, commitment to educational research, and development of effective curricula. Also, the faculty should influence teaching and learning in the surrounding communities and at a national level.

View more photos from the symposium on Zenfolio.

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