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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

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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.

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News and Updates

AAMC & NEGEA to Host 1-Day Only Quality Improvement Boot Camp
In partnership with the Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will host a special 1-day Quality Improvement Boot Camp Thursday, April 7, 2016. The Quality Improvement Boot Camp is designed to provide clinicians and clinician-educators with the basics of quality improvement and patient safety. This interactive boot camp will introduce attendees to key concepts using educational techniques that may then be applied in the clinical learning environment. The Quality Improvement Boot Camp will be held at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI, as a pre-course for the NEGEA Spring Regional Meeting. To register, visit the NEGEA Conference website for more information.

SACME Spotlight—Society for Academic CME (SACME)
Register Today
for the World Congress on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2016: Advancing Learning and Care in the Health Professions (March 16-20, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, Calif.) and save $100 when you sign up between now and Feb. 17. This Congress will offer five outstanding keynote plenaries, a wide array of presentations and posters by experienced and ascending thought leaders, researchers, and educators, and discuss best practices in pedagogical approaches with expert learners, strategies for building capacity in quality improvement work, and efforts underway to advance accreditation around the world.

Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp)
ACEhp Acquires CHCP CertificationThe Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) and the Commission for Certification of Healthcare CPD Professionals (CCHCP) recently announced that effective March 1, 2016, the ACEhp will take ownership of the Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) certification. This will include the exam and the recertification process, as well as the Associate Healthcare CPD Professional certificate exam.

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
Letter of Intent Deadline: Feb. 1—National Institutes of Health (NIH) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18), Application Deadline: March 4

National Institutes of Health (NIH) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): AHRQ Health Services Research Projects: Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory Care Settings and Long Term Care Facilities (R01), Application Deadline: Feb. 5 (Cycle I)

The Macy Faculty Scholars Programis designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities. Application Deadline: Feb. 17

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices External Link

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities External Link

● For Canadian Researchers
CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) and Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA): Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award. Through salary support, CIHR is contributing to the development of a strong cadre of clinician researchers across the country, who are positioned to play a role in transformative change and act as role models and mentors for a cadre of new health professional scientists. Potential applicants and partner organizations can share information in the online partner linkage tool. Application Deadline: March 3

ResearchNet—Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Opportunities

Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight

Feb. 4, 12 noon ET—
Research in Health Sciences Education: How to Find Funding, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Webcast Audio Seminar Winter 2016 Series

Feb. 11, 12 noon ET—Research in Health Sciences Education: How to Begin to Publish, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Webcast Audio Seminar Winter 2016 Series

Submission Deadline: Feb. 15—Medical Science Educator, the Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Call for PapersIAMSE invites submissions for two special journal sections dedicated to the topic of “Competencies, Milestones, and Entrustable Professional Activities." In these sections, the journal plans to explore how competencies and EPA’s are being used in curricula for the classroom, in the clinical training environment, and in continuing medical education.

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Publications and Reports

What's New in the Literature

Educating for Quality Programs

Initial consultation

Aligning & Educating for Quality (ae4Q)

Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) Part 1

Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) Part 2

Leading for Quality

What's the CEI Section?

CME Offices

MedEdPORTAL Resources

Research & Evidence

Funding & Support

Related Organizations

Contact Us

To suggest a CME resource or activity that you believe to be novel and well-executed, please contact:

Karyn Baum, M.D.
Senior Consultant
Continuing Education and Improvement
Phone: 612-625-6370

Carol L. Goddard
Senior Program Specialist
Continuing Education and Improvement
Phone: 202-741-0745

Avery Jones
Program Logistics and Management Specialist
Continuing Education and Improvement

Khadija Shaban
Administrative Senior Associate
Continuing Education and Improvement
Phone: 202-741-6433