Medical Student Sweeps Awards at the International Association of Medical Science Educators Annual Meeting

Lindsay Claus holding award plaqueLindsey Claus, a third-year medical student, recently swept the student awards at the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) annual meeting receiving a Student Grant award, the Travel Award and an Outstanding Presentation Award. It is the first time any student (or faculty) has ever won all three awards in all categories in the same year.

Claus received the Student Grant award for her research project, “Building Self-Directed Dyadic Learning Experiences Through Preclinical Ultrasound Education.” This project will provide the first comparative study of portable and non-portable ultrasound probes effectiveness with regard to helping students with cognitive load and self-directed learning.

As part of the Travel Award, IAMSE will cover Claus’ conference registration to attend the next annual meeting, which to be held in Cancun, Mexico.

Claus presenting in front of large screen showing powerpoint slides
Claus giving her award winning presentation.

The Outstanding Presentation Awards recognize the most outstanding medical education peer-reviewed oral or poster presentation at the IAMSE annual meeting. Claus received this honor for her presentation, “Preclinical Ultrasound Education Using a Near-Peer Educational Model.”

Born and raised in Mansfield, Mass., Claus concentrated in mathematics at Harvard College before turning to the study of medicine. Her research interests include medical education, ultrasound, clinical reasoning and the application of machine learning to medical decision-making.

Also contributing to Claus’ work were fellow students Jessica Landau-Taylor, Brett Cassidy and Minali Prasad along with Jonathan J Wisco, PhD, associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology.

IAMSE is a nonprofit professional development society organized and directed by health professions educators whose goals include promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation and learner-centered education.