Keynote Address

What's In My Jar? Achieving Wellbeing as a Clinician and Educator

November 15, 2018
12:00 -1:00 pm

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Nancy Schindler, MD, MHPE
E. Stephen Kurtides, MD, Chair of Medical Education; Vice Chair of Education in the Department ofSurgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem; Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Nancy Schindler, MD, MHPE is the E. Stephen Kurtides, MD Chair of Medical Education, the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Clinical Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She received her MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1993, which she then followed with her residency in general surgery at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in vascular surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1999, and in 1999 joined the faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She began her affiliation with the University of Chicago in 2009, where she started as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and became a Clinical Professor of Surgery in 2015. She earned her Masters in Health Professions Education at University of Illinois – Chicago in 2012.

Dr. Schindler has long been interested in medical education, and has focused her scholarship on curriculum development and evaluation, faculty development, and mentorship. Her research has received strong support and substantial funding throughout her academic career and she has participated in numerous speaking engagements and presentations.  She is equally dedicated to enhancing the patient and provider experiences and has written extensively on all of these topics.

Dr. Schindler has won numerous Academic Achievement Awards from NorthShore University HealthSystem, an equal amount of Outstanding Teaching Awards from Northwestern University, and was inducted into the University of Chicago Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators in 2011. She has mentored countless students through her work in Scholarship & Discovery, her precepting and advising for the Medical Education, Research, Innovation, Teaching, and Scholarship (MERITS) fellowship, and her resident teaching. Additionally, she has been a leader of her peers through The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators faculty development opportunities such as the Teaching Consult Service, Faculty Advancing in Medical Education (FAME), and various educational task forces and committees. Dr. Schindler has developed curricula for surgical simulation, general surgery residency, MERITS, systems-based practice, and more.

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