Medical Education Administrators & Coordinators Workshop 2019

Starts: 8/8/2019 8:00 AM

Ends: 8/8/2019 3:30 PM

Off the Beaten Path: Training, Practice and Life in Rural Wisconsin

2019 MEAC Workshop:
This full-day workshop provides the opportunity for both new and seasoned physician education administrators & coordinators to network and receive practical training to help them administer and improve the overall medical education experience.

A Better Program & A Better You:
Advocating for Program Enhancement and Professional Enrichment

Featuring our Keynote Speaker: Beth Wueste (Payne), MAEd, C-TAGME, LSSBB, Director of Academic Programs, Coordinator of Record, and Associate Program Director (Residency) at UT Health San Antonio in the Department of Pediatrics.

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

• 8:00 am - 8:30 am  Networking Breakfast 
• 8:30 am - 3:45 pm  Workshop


Aurora Medical Center Summit,
36500 Aurora Dr, Summit, WI 53066
(between Milwaukee and Madison off I-94)

Early Bird Registration
$139 per person (by May 31)
$149 per person (after May 31)

Fee includes program handouts, continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch. Please contact us with any special dietary needs.

Registration Deadline: July 26

Evening of Wednesday, August 7th
Holiday Inn Express Delafield, 3030 Golf Rd, Delafield, WI 53018  |  (262) 646-7077

$119.99 per night - 2 queen beds (room block code "MEA")    Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 10th

You will select a Breakout Session when registering. (Two sessions are listed below.)

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Time Activity

8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcomes and Introductions

9:00 a.m.

Professional Empowerment & Advancement: It begins with YOU!
As our roles continue to evolve and we’re given more management, development, and leadership responsibilities, how do we take charge of our professional journey without it taking charge of us? Our keynote speaker, Beth Payne, C-TAGME, will review barriers and solutions to professional development and recognition so that we can identify opportunities to empower ourselves and those around us.

10:00 a.m.

The 5 W’s of Accreditation: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

  • UME Accreditation Nuts and Bolts
  • GME Accreditation Nuts and Bolts

We hear that our programs are “accredited”, but what does that mean for us, our program, and our learners? We’ll review the global umbrella of accreditation and then break out into UME and GME groups for specifics about accreditation agencies, requirements, and tools to meet these requirements for our programs.

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Coordinator Wellness: Prescribing Creativity
Learn how to fall in love again…with your job! At some point in our jobs, we all look for new levels of increased happiness and satisfaction and this can be done using the “creative flow state”. This workshop is interactive, fun, and inspirational, using evidence-based research in the psychology of burnout, neuroscience, and functional medicine.

11:45 a.m.

Medical Learner Wellness: Panel Discussion
We’ll hear directly from a panel of medical learners who will share with us how programs support their wellness, why it’s important to address burnout and other wellness issues, and the role coordinators play in learner wellness.

12:30 p.m.


1:15 p.m.

Coordinator Portfolio – Prove it, Speak to it, Reflect upon it
Whether you’re looking for job-advancement, a career change, or recognition, a Portfolio will help you show evidence of your skills, achievements, and professional growth. Learn how to use your portfolio, what belongs in it, and how to organize it!

2:00 p.m.


2:15 pm

Breakout Session:

Mentoring and Broadening Your Professional Network
We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, but who you know” and now it’s time to put this into action! Explore the benefits of the mentor/mentee relationship and the value of networking with your local and regional coordinator peers.

Takin’ Care of Business: Advising Students, Residents, and Fellows How to Best Prepare for the Future
Coordinators are charged with many roles, including advisor for his/her trainees. Attendees will generate a plan for advising trainees during recruitment and other transitional points in training, resulting in their forever job.

3:00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Coordinator Peers Q & A
It’s time to hear different perspectives from our senior peers about personal and program improvement, their advice to junior coordinators, how they navigate challenges, and more!

3:30 p.m.

Reflections on the Day


  • Tricia La Fratta, MBA, Graduate Medical Education Manager, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Sarah Larson, APACS, Medical Student Program Manager, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Dee Mussehl, MS, C-TAGME, Education Programs Manager, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • David Rebedew, MD, Monroe Clinic
  • Lori Rodefeld, MS, Medical Education Coach, Monroe Clinic
  • Lara Salyer, DO, Health Innate, SC
  • Esmeralda Santana, C-TAGME, Fellowship Coordinator, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Jami Simpson, MS, C-TAGME, Fellowship Coordinator, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Kara Traxler, PMP, Director Rural GME Development and Support, Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural Graduate Medical Education (WCRGME)
  • Rebecca Young, C-TAGME, Lead Program Coordinator, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Elizabeth L. Wueste (Payne), MAEd, C-TAGME, LSSBB, UT Health San Antonio, Department of Pediatrics

Beth L. Wueste (Payne)
The MEAC Board is excited to announce that Beth Wueste (Payne) will be our 2019 conference keynote speaker.

Beth Wueste (Payne),

Mrs. Beth Wueste (Payne) is the Director of Academic Programs, Coordinator of Record, and Associate Program Director (Residency) at UT Health San Antonio in the Department of Pediatrics.

Beth has worked in Graduate Medical Education since 2002 working in Surgery, Urology, and now Pediatrics. Her interests include curriculum and assessment design, quality improvement, Lean Six Sigma process management, qualitative research, wellness initiatives, and education-based grant writing.

She was one of the founding members of the first state-wide multi-specialty coordinator group in Texas, deemed ACTION, which hosted 5 annual conferences with ACGME leadership as keynote speakers.

Beth has presented numerous lectures, posters, and workshops at the local, state, and national level on various topics related to accreditation standards, teaching best practices, educator professional development, LGBT advocacy, and resident curriculum design. She has chaired the Urology Taskforce for TAGME and successfully obtained certification in Pediatrics.

Carol Berkowitz Award in 2015 for a Lifetime of Advocacy and Leadership in Pediatric Medical Education by the Association of Pediatric Program Directors

UT Presidential Employee Excellence Award in 2017 for demonstrating outstanding service in advancing the university's missions of education, research, clinical care, and community service

Objectives: Participants will:

  • Identify ways to empower yourself and those around you as you move through your professional journey.
  • Explain the global view of accreditation and how it affects our UME and GME programs.
  • Create a list of wellness initiatives to alleviate trainee burnout based on trainee suggestions.
  • Investigate how a portfolio can demonstrate the value a coordinator adds to a program and/or institution.
  • Examine the benefits of a mentor/mentee relationship and identify the value of networking with regional peers.
  • Generate a plan for advising trainees during recruitment and other transitional points in training.
  • Prioritize a list of personal and program improvements based on senior coordinator/administrator questions and answers.

If you would like more information, please email Jami Simpson jlampkins@wisc.edu , MEAC VP of Education or call 608-265-1465

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