UMEC Spotlight on Faculty Development: Akua Afriyie-Gray, MD

Meet Akua Afriyie-Gray, MD
Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

At the 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, Doctor Afriyie-Gray (with Sarah Wagner, MD, and Scott Graziano, MD, MS) presented It Takes a Village: A ‘Residents as Leaders’ Makeover.

APGO: What is your role in medical student education?
Doctor Afriyie-Gray: 
I am a clerkship director.

APGO: What was the inspiration for your presentation topic?
Doctor Afriyie-Gray: The inspiration for our presentation topic has been the way that our program cooperates at many levels to accomplish medical student education and our constant drive to improve that process.

APGO: What were some of the challenges you faced while developing your program? What was the solution?
Doctor Afriyie-Gray: The busy schedules of all of those involved was a big challenge, however we overcame this obstacle through the use of electronic communication and digital editing.

APGO: What resources did you find the most useful in developing your program (including APGO resources)?
Doctor Afriyie-Gray: The coordination, mentoring and assistance provided by one of the UMEC members (Doctor Graziano) was very useful in developing the program.

APGO: What are one to three things that you hope people who attended your presentation at the Faculty Development Seminar take home with them?
Doctor Afriyie-Gray: Two things I believe students can come away from this session with are:

1. Students can be more efficient in a learning environment where all stakeholders (including residents) have an understanding of the goals.

2. Effective and efficient resident teaching can be accomplished with the cooperation of the Clerkship Director, Program Director, and Dean (Medical School).

The 2019 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar is January 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Lahaina, Hawaii. Click here to learn more about the meeting.