HNN Staff

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Representatives of more than 30 North American medical schools, from as far away as California and the Caribbean, will be in Huntington tomorrow (Thursday) through Sunday for the winter meeting of GRIPE - The Group for Research in Pathology Education.

Sponsored by Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the meeting at the Pullman Plaza Hotel will include talks and workshops focused on effective ways to teach pathology to medical students, with topics such as using simulated patient encounters and developing modules for team-based learning.

The event host is Darshana Shah, Ph.D., who is chief of Marshall’s Pathology Academic Section and the medical school’s associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development.

According to its Web site, GRIPE works to advance the quality of pathology education through scholarly research and activities related to the definition of educational objectives appropriate to the learner, the development of effective modern teaching and learning techniques, and the accurate assessment of learner performance.