Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)
The Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) is one of four regional groups of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA). GEA membership is open to all faculty, faculty, staff, and learners involved in medical education. We strive to promote excellence in the continuum of medical education by fostering the professional development of medical educators and advancing research in medical education.
2021 GEA Regional Virtual Meeting Abstract Compendium
To help promote and disseminate the incredible scholarly work accepted for presentation at the 2021 GEA Regional Virtual Meeting, all work accepted for presentation has been compiled into an abstract compendium. This compendium includes all accepted abstracts and session proposals as they were submitted, including: Innovation Abstracts, Research Abstracts, and Workshops. If you would like to view the 2020 Regional Abstract Compendium, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide to the Western Group on Educational Affairs
A full list of the current members of the Western Group on Educational Affairs.
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The Western Group on Educational Affairs offers numerous opportunities for members to collaborate and participate in group decisions and governance.
2023 WGEA Mini-Grant Awardees
Jimmy Beck, MD, MEd
University of Washington School of Medicine
Exploring Attending Physicians' Perception of the Value of Stress as a Way to Enhance Learning
Funding Awarded: $2,250
Miguel Gonzalez, MD
University of Nevada, Reno
Does AI augment humans reliably? Utilizing Artificial Intelligence for Mapping Learning Objectives to Medical Education Program Objectives
Funding Awarded: $2,740
Kevin Chi, MD and Samantha Wang, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Impact of Repeated Exposure to a Racial Justice Curriculum in Medicine on Medical Educators’ Attitudes and Behaviors in Teaching Health Equity
Funding Awarded: $4,860
Official governance and administration information for members of the Western Group on Educational Affairs.
Annual meetings provide opportunities to share ideas and resources and report research among its members. WGEA members are self-nominated.
The Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) has four regions: Southern, Central, Northeast, and Western, corresponding to AAMC regions. Each holds an annual spring meeting for faculty, educators, and administrators from the member institutions within their respective regions. Regional GEA meetings include sessions and exhibits analogous to those offered at the national meeting, including meetings of regional special interest groups (SIGs). The other regional groups are:
WGEA Chair: Paul Gordon, MD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona—Tucson
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