Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center
The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.
Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)
“Continuing Education and Improvement” is defined by the continuing education community as a set of activities and programs conceived and directed by the AAMC, enabling the achievement of an effective, quality-driven, integrated presence for continuing professional development in academic medical centers and health systems. CEI is supported by a team at the AAMC that manages, coordinates, and staffs these activities and programs.
This site attempts to guide academic continuing medical education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CE from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods with quality and performance improvement (QI/PI) principles to close the clinical care gap.
2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report
2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report Now Available
The seventh biennial report of the AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey outlines consistent evidence of the integration of CME/CPD into the function and mission of academic medical centers/academic health systems; a clear movement to develop innovation and scholarship in educational design and methods of delivery of continuing education and professional development to the health professional population; and highlights efforts measuring the impact of actions, programs, and activities on learner competence, performance, and healthcare outcomes.
The report provides benchmarking and comparisons of the influence and effect of CME/CPD unit activities and interaction with academic institutions and groups, designed to be shared with academic leaders, policymakers, regulators, and others, to assist in decision making at local, state, national, and international levels to illustrate these relationships and promote the needs and goals of the CME/CPD unit. The report also allows for comparison and reflection on individual institutional goals, directions, methods, and standards in CME/CPD.
For a high-level view of the results, the 2015 AAMC/SACME Harrison Survey Executive Summary is also available.
This Week on the Web
News and Updates
AAMC 2017 Medical Education Calls for Submissions
Proposals are being accepted for the 2017 AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting (LSL) and the 2017 Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Regional Spring Meetings. To review submission guidelines and instructions click on the appropriate link below. All submissions must adhere to the structure and format described in each session type’s submission guidelines. Proposals may be submitted for the following meetings:
GEA Regional Spring Meetings Calls for Submission
2017 Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (CGEA)
March 29-31, 2017, Chicago
2017 Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (NEGEA)
May 4-6, 2017, Rochester, N.Y.
2017 Southern Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (SGEA) with SGSA/SOSR
April 19-23, 2017, Charlottesville, Va.
2017 Western Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (WGEA) with WGSA/WOSR
Hosted by the University of Utah, late February time frame
Submission Deadlines: Nov. 1, 2016
Learn Serve Lead Meeting Calls for Submission
November 3-7, 2017 Boston, Mass.
2017 Call for Medical Education Submissions
2017 Research in Medical Education (RIME) Research and Review papers
Submission Deadlines: Dec. 13, 2016
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Sexual and Gender Minorities Formally Designated as a Health Disparity Population for Research Purposes
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
NPSF announces new edition of online Patient Safety Curriculum
● For U.S. Researchers
Global Education Group (Global) and the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) have launched a new awards program for individuals and organizations that provide continuing medical education that makes a difference to healthcare professionals worldwide. The Global CME Impact Award will celebrate influential and impactful CME programs that drive the CME industry forward, embrace collaboration and innovation amongst stakeholders, and transform healthcare for the greater good. There is a $25 U.S. processing fee for each application; excess funds will be donated to a charity chosen by the winner. Application Deadline: Nov. 7
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)—Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 12 for award grants which help emerging independent health services research investigators prepare for careers focusing on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity and effectiveness of health care. Application due dates are Feb. 12 and June 12, 2017.
● For Canadian Researchers
ResearchNet —Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Opportunities
Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight
Compassion in Practice: Achieving Better Outcomes by Maximizing Communication, Relationships, and Resilience, Harvard Medical School, Oct. 28-29, Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston, Mass.
Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program, 2-Day Workshop: Training SPs to Debrief Learners and Give Feedback, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, UIC Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center and the Department of Medical Education, Chicago, Ill.
T3 Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program—Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators, The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Nov. 9-12, University of Missouri Schools of Nursing and Medicine and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy at MU, Columbia, Miss.
Fostering Change: Small Ideas to Big Concepts—37th Annual Generalists in Medical Education Conference, Nov. 10-11, Hotel Monaco, Seattle, Wash.
Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Nov. 11-15, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Wash.
National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD) 4th International Conference on Academic Detailing, Nov. 14-15, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
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Publications and Reports
What's New in the Literature
Simulated Disaster Day: Benefit From Lessons Learned Through Years of Transformation From Silos to Interprofessional Education - Livingston LL, et al. Simul Healthc. 2016 Aug;11(4):293-8.
A Pilot Study Exploring the Relationship Between Lifelong Learning and Factors Associated With Evidence-Based Medicine - Mi M, Halalau A. Int J Med Educ. 2016 Jul 3;7:214-9.
Identifying the Conditions Needed for Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) in Health Care Organizations: Qualitative Interviews With Researchers and Research Users - Gagliardi AR, Dobrow MJ. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jul 12;16:256.
Meeting Physicians' Needs: A Bottom-up Approach for Improving the Implementation of Medical Knowledge Into Practice - Vaucher C, et al. Health Res Policy Syst. 2016 Jul 18;14(1):49.
Using Interprofessional Learning for Continuing Education: Development and Evaluation of the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Professional Education for Clinicians - Henderson S, Dalton M, Cartmel J. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016 Summer;36(3):211-7.
Barriers and Strategies in Guideline Implementation—A Scoping Review - Fischer F, et al. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Jun 29;4(3).
Mining Reflective Continuing Medical Education Data for Family Physician Learning Needs - Lewis DC, et al. J Innov Health Inform. 2016 Apr 6;23(1):834.