- CNS Drug development fellowship – Lederle Pharmaceuticals (1995)
- National Institute Drug Abuse (NIDA) Post-Doctoral fellow: Weill Cornell Medical College (1995-1998)
- Post-Doctoral Senior fellow: University of Miami School of Medicine Miami Project (1998-2000)
- Assistant professor (2000-05), Associate professor (2005-09), NSU College of Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology
- Assistant professor (2009-15), Associate professor (2016-current), UCF College of Medicine, Department of Medical Education
- Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Pharmacology Educators (Inducted 2016, life-time appointment for contributions to pharmacology education and/or scholarship)
- Chair (2018-2020), National American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Division of Pharmacology Education (ASPET DPE)
For a complete list of publications, please click here.
- Gorman, L. (2020) Flipping the Class Promotes Second Medical Student Pharmacology Learning in an Integrated Curriculum.–The FASEB Journal, Volume 34(1). https://faseb.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.03684
- Lee, J., Cowen, Gorman, L. (2019) A pilot study: Influence of cued versus recognition recall questions on medical student utilization, effectiveness, and perception of pharmacology educational games.Med Sci Educator 29 901–904. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40670-019-00775-5
- Gorman, L., Baily, M., Berry, A., Pasarica, M. (2019) Multiinstitutional Faculty Perspectives on Transitioning to Active Learning.. Sci.Educ. (2019) 29(Suppl 1): 16-68(#213). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40670-019-00869-0
- Gorman, L., Do, V. (2019) Using Gamification to Support Pharmacology Education: Analysis of Purpose and Structure in a Preclinical Curriculum. Sci.Educ.29(Suppl 1): 16-68(#620). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40670-019-00869-0
- Gorman, L. (2019) A New Rubric to Formatively Assess Case-Based Learning (CBL) of Pharmacology and Pathology in Preclinical Learners. The FASEB Journal33(1):803.4. https://www.fasebj.org/doi/10.1096/fasebj.2019.33.1_supplement.803.4
- Do, V., Cowan, M., Gorman, L. (2019) Comparison of Impact of Topic Organization, Spacing, and Complexity Design on Learning, Engagement, and Preference for Medical Student Pharmacology Trivia Games. The FASEB Journal 33(1):803.3.https://www.fasebj.org/doi/10.1096/fasebj.2019.33.1_supplement.803.3
- Gorman, L., Berry, A., Dangiolo, M.(2019) Integration of Innovative Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Educational Tools into Fourth Year Elective Improves Geriatric Prescribing Knowledge and Competency. Sci.Educ.28(Suppl 1): 21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-018-00663-4
- Capers, J., Gorman, L. (2019) Using a Spiral Curriculum to evaluate the integration of UME analgesic pharmacotherapy education across the Continuum. Sci.Educ. 28(Suppl 1): 21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-018-00663-4
- Nagle, B., Berry, A., Gorman, L., Dangiolo, M. (2018). A Preliminary Qualitative Evaluation of an In-home Geriatric Care Elective Experience for Third-year Medical Students. Cureus 10(4): e2415. https://www.cureus.com/articles/11241-a-preliminary-qualitative-evaluation-of-an-in-home-geriatric-care-elective-experience-for-third-year-medical-students
- Gorman, L., Berry, A. Dangiolo, M. (2018) Fourth Year Medical Students Perceive High Educational Value to Innovative Geriatric Pharmacology Educational Tools Integrated into a Clerkship Elective. The FASEB Journal (2018) 32(1):549.1. https://www.fasebj.org/doi/10.1096/fasebj.2018.32.1_supplement.549.1
- Gorman, L., Rahman, S. (2018). Flipping not Flopping: Active Learning strategies for graduate, healthcare, and medical pharmacology education in ASPET DPE Teaching Resources peer-reviewed national educational repository. https://www.aspet.org/aspet/education-careers/teaching-resources
Education & Specialties
- B.S. University of Florida, Interdisciplinary Studies (Neurobiology/Psychology)
- Ph.D. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Louisiana State University Medical School, Shreveport, Focus: Neuropharmacology of Cocaine Sensitization
- Post-doctoral training in Neuropharmacology of Pain/Methadone Tolerance, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City
- Senior Research Fellow, University of Miami, The Miami Project, Pain in Spinal Cord Injury
- Extensive broad experience and recognition for success in medical education and pharmacology education using different methods, including active learning strategies (CBL, TBL, simulations, games), and developing assessments.
- Developing & implementing longitudinal curricula for a new medical school.
- Considered to be ‘generalist’ in teaching pharmacology and related foundational sciences but area of prior research specialty was neuropharmacology (very strong background in neuroscience, pain, addiction)
- Neuroscience related: Cognitive learning processes; pain, analgesic, and addiction topics
- UCF MD program (2009 – Current)
- Teach many topics and have served on 8 different module development teams throughout the preclinical curriculum.
- Current teaching is concentrated predominately in the M2 organ systems modules.
- Serve as director for 2 of the organ systems modules.
- Mentor: FIRE, Addiction, and Geriatric Research.
- Pharmacology Bootcamp for internal medicine, Co-direct a 4th year Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Elective, and Clerkship CBL sessions.
- Numerous professional healthcare education organizations (2011-current)
- Over 20 workshops, focus groups, and/or educational symposium activities to mentor my faculty peers on active learning methods, best practices for curriculum integration, and/or practical implementation strategies.
- Nova Southeastern University College of Medical Sciences (2000-2009)
- Developed/delivered pharmacology education at different levels in different courses for diverse healthcare professional programs (medical, physicians assistants, dental, optometry, and physical therapy students).
- Taught masters in biomedical science graduate students
- Educational outcomes of active learning methods (TBL, high fidelity medical simulations, CBL, flipped classes, gamification)
- Effective practices for curricular integration (pharmacology, other longitudinal fields)
- Medical educator development, roles, identities
- Drug and opioid addiction, pain management
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