Vanneck-Bailey Scholars Program

Dr. Devon Rupley named 2020-2021 Vanneck-Bailey Scholar

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Devon Rupley, MD

Please join the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators of the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons as we congratulate Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Devon Rupley as the 2020-2021 Vanneck-Bailey Scholar. The Vanneck-Bailey Award is given annually to support a VP&S faculty member to develop educational programs that will “ensure that VP&S students are among the finest physicians entering the profession, skilled in the knowledge and practice of medicine and modeling compassionate, humanistic care to all patients.” We recognize the generosity of CUIMC patients whose commitments have made this award possible.

A dedicated educator even as a medical student at University of Michigan, Dr. Rupley committed herself to teaching and mentoring during her obstetrics & gynecology residency at Columbia. She is the recipient of multiple residency teaching awards and was distinguished by the Gold Foundation for Humanism Excellence in Teaching Award. With the support of the Vanneck-Bailey Scholar Award, Dr. Rupley will contribute to the on-going development of the Ready for MCY course at VP&S. In her words, “As Columbia students enter the major clinical year (MCY), the transition between the pre-clinical and clinical setting is a significant milestone in their journey to becoming physicians.” Dr. Rupley will dedicate her time, insight, and gifts as an educator to help to create a meaningful and supportive transition for students toward their clinical maturity and professional identity formation as physicians.

We congratulate Dr. Rupley and thank the applicants and selection committee members for their help in advancing the mission of medical education research and scholarship at VP&S.

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Previous Vanneck - Bailey Scholars

2019-2020: Dr. Sidney Hankerson

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Sidney H. Hankerson, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Proposal: Teaching Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health First Aid to Medical Students







2017-2018: Dr. Anne Armstrong-Coben

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Dr. Anne Armstrong-Coben

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUIMC, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Proposal: An Advisory Dean Curriculum Spanning the Four Years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons: Helping students develop into compassionate, humanistic physicians





2016-2017: Dr. Hetty Cunningham (inaugural scholar) 

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Dr. Hetty Cunningham

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUIMC, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Proposal: Promoting reflective capacity in the P&S portfolio to support professional identity formulation in a medical education landscape increasingly focused on competency achievement