The Medical Education Outcomes Research Group (MEORG) is aimed at supporting research focused on specific topics of interest. MEORG is a group that focuses on research aimed at evaluating and improving outcomes of medical education programs and interventions. Specific areas of interest include medical simulation, evaluation of competence in procedural and advance communication skills, and curriculum model innovations. MEORG is a great opportunity to assist and support colleagues with educational scholarly activity. This is a forum for anyone who has an idea or work progress to garner peer and expert feedback. At the close of each MEORG meeting there will be an opportunity to further develop projects, share abstracts and generally discuss the development of your work. This forum is open to everyone from the least experienced to the most experienced researchers.
Ms. Rose-Norfleet serves as the Faculty Development and Continuing Interprofessional Development Program Manager with the Department of Medical Education at Maine Medical Center. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and her MPH from the University of New England. Ms. Rose-Norfleet’s general research and academic interests are in Population Health, Wellness in Teaching and Faculty Development in Medical Education. She conducted her capstone project in Occupational Health of Us Army Helicopter Pilots with the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker Alabama prior to starting her work with Maine Medical Center. Currently, Ms. Rose-Norfleet is a doctoral candidate in Education Leadership at the University of New England and lives in Portland with her husband, three children, one cat, six chickens, and 3000 honey bees.
Dr Hayes attended the University of Arkansas and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Vermont in 1993 and subsequently obtained a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine. She has been a member of the Department of Family Medicine and the medical consultant for the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years. Dr. Hayes is heavily involved in medical student and resident education, serves as the faculty leader for the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and supports special programs such as Doc4aDay and Patients as Teachers (PaT). She is Co-Director of the Medical Education Outcomes Research Group (MEORG). She was a member of the first class of the MITE Academy Scholars. She currently serves as the Co-Director for the Scientific Foundations of Social and Behavioral Medicine (SFSBM) and Director of the TUSM-MMC Competency-Based Apprenticeship in Primary Care (CAP) Course.