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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

Academic CME Survey

The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.

The Joint Working Group

The Joint Working Group is comprised of the AAMC's Group on Education Affairs (GEA) Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI) Section Steering Committee and the leadership of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME).

Its Vision: Lifelong Learning

Its Mission: To facilitate the development of a more effective, patient- and population-centered, and integrated model of continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD) based in academic medical centers (AMCs), with strong bi-directional connections to the community.

The envisioned CME/CPD model is integrated into the continuum of medical education. It is responsive to current initiatives, needs, and new content areas presented by the health care system. The model emphasizes measurable and clear objectives in these areas:

  • Outcomes: Improving performance
  • Methods: Understanding and using effective methods to support physician and health care team learning, change and quality
  • Content: Focusing on learner needs, met by evidence-based resources and information
  • Support: Integrating CME/CPD into the infrastructure of the academic medical center, emphasizing the value of CME/CPD to the AMC
  • Targets: Faculty members, individual clinicians, and interprofessional teams; health care systems; stakeholders internal and external to the AMC; patients; and the community
  • Partnerships: Developing collegial collaborations

AAMC GEA CEI Section Representatives

Chair
George C. Mejicano, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Education
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Portland, Ore.
mejicano@ohsu.edu

Past Chair
David W. Price, MD
Senior Vice President, Research & Education Foundation
Director, Multispecialty Portfolio Program
American Board of Medical Specialties
Chicago, Ill.
dprice@abms.org

Member-at-Large
Barbara E. Barnes, MD, MS
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
Associate Vice Chancellor, Continuing Education and Industry Support
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pa.
barnesbe@upmc.edu

Member-at-Large
Morris (Moss) J. Blachman, PhD
Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Development & Strategic Affairs
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, S.C.
blachman@sc.edu

Central Regional Representative
Clara Schroedl, MD
Medical Director, Continuing Medical Education
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Ill.
c-schroedl@northwestern.edu

Northeast Regional Representative
Alice Fornari, EdD, RD
Associate Dean for Educational Skills Development
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Hempstead, N.Y.
afornari@northwell.edu

Southern Regional Representative
Emily Vinas, Ed.D.
Director, Educational Strategy and Program Development
Director, Continuing Medical Education
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Austin, Texas
emily.vinas@austin.utexas.edu

Western Regional Representative
Ron Ben-Ari, MD
Vice Chair, Educational Affairs, Department of Medicine
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
Assistant Dean, Curriculum
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Calif.
rbenari@med.usc.edu

SACME Representatives

President
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD
Director, Division of Education
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, Ill.
asachdeva@facs.org

President-Elect
William F. Rayburn, MD
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, N.M.
wrayburn@salud.unm.edu

Past President
Mary G. Turco, EdD
Director, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, N.H.
mary.g.turco@hitchcock.org

Canada Regional Representative
Jeff Sisler, MD
Vice Dean, Continuing Competency and Assessment
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
Winnipeg, Man., Canada
jeff.sisler@umanitoba.ca

Central Regional Representative
Laura Werts
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
laura.werts@cchmc.org

Northeastern Regional Representative
Allison Rentfro, PhD
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Conn.
allison.rentfro@yale.edu

Southern Regional Representative
Kimberly D. Northrip, MD, MPH
Director, UK CECentral
University of Kentucky UK Healthcare
Lexington, Ky.
knorthrip@uky.edu

Western Regional Representative
Leslie Doering
Administrative Director, Continuing Medical Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Ore.
doeringl@ohsu.edu

AAMC Staff

Lisa D. Howley, PhD, MEd
Senior Director,
Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships in Medical Education
Phone: 202-862-6255
lhowley@aamc.org

Katherine McOwen
Director, Educational Affairs
Phone: 202-478-9345
kmcowen@aamc.org

Stephen McKenzie
Director, Constituent Engagement
Phone: 202-862-6051
smckenzie@aamc.org

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Upcoming Events

AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) 2018 Spring Conference, hosted by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, March 21-23, 2018, Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester, Minn.

AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) 2018 Spring Conference: Training the Physician of the Future, hosted by University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, March 24-27, 2018, Westin Denver Downtown, Denver, Co.

AAMC Group on Regional Medical Campuses (GRMC) 2018 Spring Meeting, April 4-6, 2018, Washington, D.C.

AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) 2018 Regional Conference, hosted by University of Mississippi Medical Center, April 19-21, 2018, Jackson, Miss.

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) 2018 Annual Meeting, April 25-28, 2018, San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2018 Spring Annual Retreat, hosted by Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, April 26-28, 2018, Hampstead, N.Y.