The Academy for Excellence in Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Janice Law is the recipient of the 2020 Geoffrey David Chazen Faculty Award for Innovation in Medical Education. This Award was established to recognize a faculty member who has made special contributions to the educational programs of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine through the development and implementation of effective innovation in educational approach.
Dr. Law is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. She has been extensively involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education, previously served as the Associate Director for Residency Education, and currently serves as the Director for Medical Student Education in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Law has received numerous honors at the local and national levels for her leadership, educational accomplishments, and contributions to the profession of ophthalmology. She is receiving the Chazen Award for her work in developing an ophthalmology experience that is integrated into the neurology clerkship. This visionary program includes an ophthalmic skills refresher course, a clinical experience at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and an ophthalmic skills examination with standardized patients. The educational program has been highly successful, very well received by the medical students, and has tripled student interest in ophthalmology at Vanderbilt.