Three CCM Faculty Appointed to Academy of Master Educators

The Department of Critical Care Medicine announces the appointment of three faculty members who have been appointed to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators, which recognizes and rewards excellence in medical education. Melinda Hamilton, MD, MS; Jason Moore, MD, MS; and Christopher Schott, MD, MS join the incoming cohort of 16 selected from 50 nominees for the Academy this year.

“This distinction is a well-earned honor for Mindy, Jason and Christopher and comes with a point of pride: CCM faculty made up 19% of the incoming cohort!” said Lori Shutter, MD, vice chair for Education, who has strategic oversight for CCM’s Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program of 44 fellows. “This is a huge accomplishment for them and the department and demonstrates the strength of our CCM educational program.”

Mindy Hamilton is a professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, and for the last seven years has been the director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship program. Her leadership roles include director of Pediatric Simulation, co-chair of the Professional Development Subcommittee of the UPMC Graduate Medical Education Committee, and medical staff president-elect for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for which she will begin her two-year term in 2023.

Jason Moore is an associate professor of Critical Care Medicine and director of the Adult Critical Care Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine fellowship program. Jason was instrumental in the development of a new national match process for Internal Medicine CCM training programs and, at UPMC, has led the effort to standardize paperwork and regulatory documents between the our four Adult training tracks: Anesthesiology Critical Care, IM/EM Critical Care, Neurological Critical Care, and Surgical Critical Care.

Christopher Schott is an associate professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He directs the Critical Care Medicine elective rotation for the University of Pittsburgh medical students, which is one of the most sought-after electives offered to students. Christopher also developed and is director of the POCUS training for CCM fellows and the medical student POCUS elective rotation.