2023 SEVEC Veterinary Educator Boot Camp

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Introductory Skills for Clinical Teaching

Although sessions were targeted to those relatively new to veterinary teaching, there was something for everyone to learn, enjoy, and engage in! Thank you to the more than 80 participants from 10 regional veterinary schools who joined us for the 2023 SEVEC Veterinary Educator Boot Camp!

Architect rendering of Teaching and Learning Center with stone and metal

Conference location: Veterinary Medicine Building’s Teaching & Learning Center (Joe Johnson Drive)

Dress is business casual

July 23–25, 2023

Knoxville, TN

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Conference Logistics Information


  • Hilton Knoxville, 501 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902-2591


Keynote Guests

  • Monday Keynote: “Things Were Fine Till They Weren’t – Giving Good Feedback
  • Dr. Shaw is professor emeritus of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Over his 30 plus years as a veterinarian, Darcy has served as a clinician, educator, and administrator, and held leadership positions such as Teaching Hospital Director, Department Chair, and Associate Dean of Professional Services. He is a Past President (2000–2001) of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and was a board member of the Veterinary Leadership Institute from 2014 to 2022. Darcy helped establish the communication skills teaching program at the AVC and continues to contribute to multiple courses. Since 2008, he has been a regular trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication in their veterinary faculty development train-the-trainer program. Darcy has participated in innovative leadership development programs that included Leading Organizations to Health (Relationship Centered Healthcare) and Courage to Lead.  He is a certified facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal and co-led the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Leadership Academy from 2016–20. Darcy and his wife, Shelley Burton, a clinical pathologist at AVC, live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Darcy’s personal passions include cooking, cycling, cats, and travel.
  • Tuesday Keynote: “Remediation in Clinical Education: Diagnosing and Treating the Struggling Learner
  • Dr. Guerrasio is an internationally known expert and author on the remediation of struggling medical learners, across all medical disciplines. She graduated from Albany Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Connecticut. While practicing at the University of Colorado in the Department of Medicine (Division of Hospital Medicine) for almost 13 years, she rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine. Dr. Guerrasio developed a pioneering approach to improve the educational experience of internal medicine residents by creating individualized learning plans for struggling residents and medical students. She served as the Director of Remediation for the School of Medicine for both Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education and went on to author Remediation of the Struggling Medical Learner, editions 1 and 2, and Remediation Case Studies: Helping Struggling Medical Learners. Her research explores remediation methods and outcomes. In addition to education, she is equally committed to the clinical care of patients, with expertise in both adult medicine and geriatrics. Another of her books, Embrace Aging: Conquer your Fears and Enjoy Added Years, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Books for Health and Wellness in 2022.  Dr. Guerrasio is currently a practicing primary care internist in Colorado.

Dolphin Tank Research Pitch Competition

Research grants to encourage and cultivate collaborative education research scholarship among SEVEC membership and across institutions. Up to $5,000 is available.

Request for Proposals

Workshop Schedule

All sessions in the Teaching & Learning Center Tickle Lecture Hall (105) unless noted otherwise.

  • Speaker bios
  • 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Pre-conference Workshop: Peer Review of Teaching (B. Conner, J. Watson, K. Sheats, H. Banse, E. Hofmeister)
  • Evening reception, 5:00–7:00 p.m. (Teaching and Learning Center Concourse)
  • Speaker bios
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided
  • 8:15 am – Welcome
  • 8:30–10:00 – Things were Fine Till They Weren’t – Giving Good Feedback (Keynote, D. Shaw)
  • 10:15–11:00 – What Does Learning Look Like in the Clinical Environment? (K. Sheats & A. Snyder)
  • 11:10–11:40 – Setting an Environment for Success: Organization and Expectations for Clinical Environments (I. Lane)
  • 11:50–12:25 – Useful Models for Clinical Instruction (J. Smith)
  • 12:25–1:30 – Lunch & Book Sharing Conversations (TLC Concourse)
  • Concurrent Workshops
    • 1:30–3:00 pm
      • Success in the Rounds Room: Good Strategies, Good Questions, Good Sessions (B. Conner, I. Lane)
      • Safety Culture in Clinical Education: Taking Patient Safety to Team Safety, J. Watson (TLC 101/102)
    • 3:15–4:45
      • Veterinary Nurses and Clinical Education: Professional Development and Optimal Teaching Skills (V. Kiefer Corrigan, L. Wereszczak)
      • Procedural Skills Training: Promoting Readiness for Practice, H. Banse (TLC 101/102)
  • Evening optional excursion, 6:00 p.m. (Maple Hall–a spirited bowling experience)–limited to 75 registrants
  • Speaker bios
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided
  • 8:15–9:00 am – Operationalizing CBVE on the Clinic Floor: Using Milestones and EPAs to Guide Student Progress (H. Banse)
  • 9:10–10:00 – Fundamentals of Assessment of Clinical Performance (M. Bailey)
  • 10:15–11:00 – Providing Useful Narrative Comments for Clinical Assessments (E. Hofmeister)
  • 11:10–12:10 – Remediation in Clinical Education: Diagnosis and Treating the Struggling Learner (Keynote, J. Guerrasio)
  • 12:10–1:30 pm – Lunch with Case Studies (J. Guerrasio & panel)
  • 1:30–2:30 – Dolphin Tank Educational Research Pitch Competition
  • 2:40–3:40 – What is Professionalism Today? Visions and Challenges Discussion (I. Lane, D. Shaw, S. Cooper)
  • 4:00–4:45 – Introduction to the Field of Veterinary Social Work: How VSW Supports Individuals and Teams in Clinical Environments (E. Strand)
  • 4:45–5:00 – Dolphin Tank Awards Presentation & Closing Remarks

Master Teacher Program
Programming in conjunction with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Master Teacher Program