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Medical Education Webinars

Below are a list of upcoming AAMC webinars specific to medical education. You may review a more complete list of upcoming AAMC webinars online here.

View past webinars here.

What Does the Literature Tell Us About Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)?

September 24, 2018 at 1-2 p.m. (ET)

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The concept of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) is a hot topic in undergraduate medical education (UME), reflected in the steadily increasing numbers of articles in the literature about the role of EPAs in UME. What can we learn from this large body of EPA literature? What are the unanswered questions about EPAs in UME?

Join Eric Meyer, MD, as he describes for us the breadth and depth of the literature on EPAs in UME and details the findings from a scoping review of over 1,000 publications that he conducted with colleagues Carrie Chen, MD, Sebastian Uijtdehaage, PhD, Steven Durning, MD, PhD, and Lauren Maggio, PhD. Learn about the team’s perspective on gaps in the EPA UME literature and some proposed next steps, based on the literature review, in EPA implementation in UME.

Following Dr. Meyer’s presentation there will be ample time for participant Q&A and discussion. Jonathan Amiel, MD, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Office of Education, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will be a discussant. Dr. Amiel is a member of the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency Pilot Team.

Eric Meyer, MD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Module – Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Health Professions Education (HPE) PhD Student, Uniformed Services University

Jonathan Amiel, MD
Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Office of Education
Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dorothy Andriole, MD
Senior Director of Medical Education Research

Research on the ACGME Milestones

October, 22, 2018 at 3-4 p.m. (ET)

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When the Milestones were formally implemented in seven specialties in 2013, the ACGME made a commitment at that time to study the validity and impact of the Milestones on GME training.

The first five years of Milestone use by residencies and fellowships has catalyzed a number of important quantitative and qualitative studies on the validity and utility of Milestones. Multiple studies have involved either national or multi-institutional Milestone data to study key components of validity. We have learned lessons about what works and what doesn’t, success factors and approaches for residents, helpful and unhelpful characteristics of Milestone design and content, and early lessons about effective clinical competency committees.

Dr. Stan Hamstra with provide an overview of the research lessons learned to date, with a special emphasis on validity research.

Stanley Hamstra, PhD
Vice President, Milestone Research and Evaluation

Development of the ACGME Milestones 2.0

November 28, 2018 at 3-4 p.m. (ET)

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The ACGME made a commitment from the outset all Milestones would be reviewed in the first four to five years to assess the need for revisions, edits and updating. The lessons learned (presented during the October 22, 2018 webinar) have provided rich data to move forward with a full-scale review and revision process for all Milestones sets between 2018 and 2021. The Milestones team refers to this initiative as Milestones 2.0. A number of specialties have already begun work on Milestones 2.0, including the inclusion of the UME voice in the process.

Dr. Laura Edgar will share the new Milestone development and revision process and provide an update on progress and lessons learned to date.

Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE
Vice President, Milestones Development

Call for applications for 2018 AAMC Curricular Innovation Award

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The AAMC Curricular Innovation Award recognizes the innovative ways medical schools and teaching hospitals are addressing the opioid epidemic. The award program is in partnership with the Samueli Foundation. The deadline for applications is Aug. 31, 2018.

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Call for Medical Education Content at Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting

The call for Medical Education and RIME submissions is now open. Click here to access the submission site.

Featured Publications

  • The proceedings of the annual Research in Medical Education (RIME) sessions at the AAMC Learn Serve Lead meeting have been published as a supplement to the November 2017 issue of Academic Medicine. All RIME content is free to access. Review the supplement. 

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