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Department of Psychiatry

Medical Student Education: The Slowly Evolving Transition to a More Evaluative Approach

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Steven T. Herron, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Medical Student Education
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Herron has been affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona as a resident or faculty member for about 25 years and has held a number of positions within the department in the field of medical student and graduate medical education including as the associate director and then director of psychiatry residency education, vice-chair for education, interim director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship, and currently as the director of medical student education. He has spent the majority of his career involved in education and is dedicated to assisting in making changes to systems and institutions to adapt to the dynamic ways in which students learn, recall and incorporate novel information.

Additional Information

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

Learning Objectives
  • To understand NRMP (National Residency Match Program) data regarding the evolution of “The Match”

  • To understand the evolution of medical student evaluations

  • To understand the use of medical student evaluations in the residency application process

  • To understand the potential future of medical student evaluation

  • To understand the importance of faculty and resident roles in the medical student evaluation process

CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting us at 520-874-4148. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Psychiatry
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