The Academy was founded to promote, support and recognize excellence in teaching in the continuum of medical education. The Academy, through its programs, will help advance careers in medical education. The Academy, through its members, will support and inspire innovations in the educational mission of Maine Medical Center, provide advice to the education leadership and promote the importance of teaching and programmatic excellence at MMC. All Academy members are active participants as teachers, education scholars and leaders throughout the continuum of medical education at MMC and its affiliated institutions.  As a component of the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE) the members of the Academy actively support the programs of MITE.

 

Mission

The mission of the Academy at MITE is to develop, promote, and recognize excellence in teaching throughout the continuum of medical education.

 

Vision

The Academy will transform the MMC academic environment and culture to establish MMC as a national leader in medical education.

 

Goals of the Academy

  • Promote diversity within the MMC community of educators
  • Advance careers in academic medicine
  • Cultivate leaders and mentors
  • Foster innovation, research and scholarship in medical education
  • Recognize teaching excellence
  • Develop collaborative interprofessional educational models
  • Define and advocate for policies that advance the academic mission

 

Co-Directors

Denham Ward, MD

Denham Ward, MD

Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, TUSM
Emeritus Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester, Rochester NY
Co-Director of The Academy

Dr. Ward received his BS(EE) from the University of Maine and his Ph.D. from UCLA in System Science. His medical degree is from the University of Miami where he did an internal medicine internship. He completed his anesthesiology residency at UCLA where he remained on the faculty. While at UCLA, he served as the residency program director. In 1992, he moved to the University of Rochester to become Chair of the Anesthesiology department. He also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development – Medical Education and directed several medical school basic science courses. In 2011, Dr. Ward “semi-retired” to his family home in Bowdoinham. He also serves on the Admissions committee for the Maine Track and on the Institutional Faculty Promotions Committee.

Contact Information:

Email: dward2@mmc.org

Dr. Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBAM

Dr. Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBAM

Vice President of Medical Education, Maine Medical Center
Co-Director of The Academy

Dr. Bing-You is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training here at Maine Medical Center, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology. He then went on to obtain a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Southern Maine. For eight years, Dr. Bing-You served as Residency Program Director and Clerkship Director for the Department of Internal Medicine. He has been active at the leadership level of several educational committees, such as MMC Graduate Medical Education Committee, C.M.E. Advisory Committee, Maine Track Admissions Subcommittee, GME Planning Committee, and Master Teacher Peer Review Committee, to name a few.

Dr. Bing-You practices at Maine Medical Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, located in Scarborough, ME. His practice focus is on thyroid conditions and bone health. As Vice President of Medical Education he serves on the Board of Maine Medical Partners. Most recently he completed his MBA degree through the University of Massachusetts.

Contact Information:

Email: bingyb@mmc.org

Office: 207-662-7060

Support

Elizabeth Sue Rose, MPH

Elizabeth Sue Rose, MPH

Program Manager
Faculty Development

Faculty Development Program Manager with the Department of Medical Education. Ms. Rose received a B.S. from University of Massachusetts Lowell and an MPH from the University of New England. Ms. Rose’s general research and academic interests are in Population Health, Occupational Health and Social Media in Medical Education.  She conducted her capstone project with the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker Alabama prior to starting her work with Maine Medical Center. Additionally, she has extensive experience with federal and local grantsmanship. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Medical Outcomes Research Group (MEORG) and the Department of Medical Education Peer Review Group. She also serves as the Program Manager of the Educational Innovations Grants Program.

Contact Information:

Email: erose@mmc.org