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Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA)

The SGEA fosters excellence along the continuum of medical education—undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education—by providing a forum for discussing the concerns of the medical education profession, serving as a resource, and acting in an advisory capacity to the GEA and AAMC. This mission is accomplished through communication, cooperation and shared respect among its members.

To accomplish its mission, the SGEA will:

  • Enhance the professional development of medical educators
  • Advance research and understanding in medical education
  • Provide service to the profession, and
  • Practice evidence-based principles of medical education.

SGEA Updates

Call for Nominations: SGEA Steering Committee Members

The SGEA is now accepting nominations for the following positions with service starting in April 2018. Nominations are due February 1, 2018.

Seven-year term position to fill (April 2018-Spring 2025):

  • The Chair Elect serves for three years, then becomes Chair for two years, then Immediate Past Chair for two years.
    * Note: The Chair Elect serves as Treasurer.
    * This unusual schedule is due to our current Chair retiring in 2018.

Two-year term positions to fill: (April 2018– Spring 2020)

  • Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Representative. The UME Representative to SGEA represents the AAMC UME Section on the SGEA Steering Committee.
  • Member-at-Large works with the support of the SGEA Steering Committee to develop a unique project to benefit our region. (Examples of past projects include the LEAD leadership-training program, the Special Interest Groups (SIGS), and the SGEA Newsletter).

All Steering Committee members are expected to attend SGEA Spring Regional meetings and participate in a monthly conference call with the SGEA Steering Committee. Section representatives are also expected to participate in AAMC GEA Section calls (approximately one per month).

Nominations may come from peers or you may self-nominate. Please send a current CV and letter of interest to Dr. Sonia Crandall ( Nominations will be reviewed by a nominating committee and a slate will be selected for presentation at the April 2018, SGEA regional meeting.

Call for Nominations: Career Educator Award

This is the highest honor given by the SGEA. Nominations are due February 1, 2018. Criteria for the career educator award include:

  • Active SGEA participant in the organization and annual regional meeting for at least six of the past ten consecutive years;
  • Evidence of a sustained and compelling record of educational scholarship for at least the past five years
  • Evidence of ongoing educational leadership and significant involvement in enhancing educational programs at his/her academic institution
  • Evidence of collaboration with others at his/her academic institution and beyond to enhance teaching effectiveness, the quality of educational programs, professional development of self and others and/or the advancement of educational scholarship and
  • Evidence of strong professionalism values

Please send a letter of support and nominee's contact information. Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit a current curriculum vitae and personal responses to the award criteria. Send nominations for all positions and the Career Educator Award to:
Sonia Crandall, PhD, Past Chair, SGEA (

Save the Date

2018 SGEA Annual Meeting: Shifting Paradigms in Medical Education
April 19-21, 2018
Note: Thursday-Saturday (with pre-conference activities on Wednesday, April 18, 2018)
Hosted by University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Miss.
Conference Website


2017 SGEA Innovations in Medical Education Award:

The winners of the 2016-2017 SGEA Innovations in Medical Education Award are Susan Sawning, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education Research, Laura Weingartner, Research Manager, and the other members of the eQuality Steering Committee (Chaz Briscoe, Dwayne Compton, Amy Holthouser, Charles Kodner, Leslee Martin, David McIntosh, Emily Noonan, M. Ann Shaw, Stacie Steinbock, and Jennifer Stephens) for their project “eQuality: Leading Medical Education to Deliver Equitable Quality Care for all People, Inclusive of Identity, Development, or Expression of Gender/Sex/Sexuality” submitted by UME University of Louisville School of Medicine.

SGEA Listserve

Join the SGEA listserve to stay current with SGEA updates, activities, and opportunities. If you would like to join, please complete a Membership Application. By completing the application you join both the national GEA and SGEA listserves.

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About the SGEA

Contact SGEA

SGEA Chair
Karen "Sam" Miller
Assistant Professor, Graduate Medical Education
University of Louisville School of Medicine

AAMC Staff
Steve Mckenzie
Director, Constituent Engagement

Sarah Brown
Constituent Engagement Specialist

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