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Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)

The WGEA is one of four regional groups of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA). We strive to promote excellence in the continuum of medical education by fostering the professional development of medical educators and advancing research in medical education. Annual meetings provide opportunities to share ideas and resources and report research among its members.


WGEA Updates

2017 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR Regional Meeting Call for Abstracts

2017 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR Regional Meeting
The Val "U" of Medical Education across the Continuum
February 26-28, 2017
Hosted by the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Call for Proposals
The joint WGEA/WGSA/WOSR Planning Committee invites Abstracts for presentation at the 2017 conference. For more information including submission and review criteria, please view the detailed call for proposals linked below.

2017 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR Call for Abstracts 

Submissions are due November 4, 2016 at 12 p.m. PT (Noon)
To submit a proposal, visit the conference submission site

2016 WGEA Mini-Grant Initiative

The WGEA is providing a funding opportunity to both experienced and new investigators in the area of medical education research. This small grants program is meant to promote medical education research within the Western region. WGEA has made a total of $12,000 available. Investigators can request up to $5,000 to initiate a new study. A maximum of $1,000 are granted to investigators needing funds to complete ongoing projects (“finishing grants”). Priority will be given to multi-institutional projects that foster collaborations among WGEA institutions or sections (i.e., UGME, GME, CEI, and MESRE).
Deadline for submission is September 30, 2016. For more information please contact Christy Boscardin at christy.boscardin@ucsf.edu

WGEA 2016 Mini-Grants Guidelines 

2015 MESRE Award Winners

The WGEA Congratulates the 2015 MESRE Award winners:

Outstanding Oral Presentation Awards:
Jorie Colbert-Gets, University of Utah
Measuring the Impact of the Flipped Anatomy Classroom: The Importance of Categorizing an Assessment by Bloom's Taxonomy

Joshua Jauregui, University of Washington
The Faculty Reentry Project: Understanding the Factors that Effect Sustainable Faculty Success after Participating in a Longitudinal Faculty Development Program

Outstanding Poster Presentation Awards:
Stephen Schneid, UC San Diego, School of Medicine
Relationship between Study Strategies and Retention of Basic Science Knowledge by Second year Medical Students

Lavjay Butani, UC Davis Medical Center
What Pediatric Medical Educators Understand about Reflective Practice: A National Survey

Award Descriptions 

WGEA Listserve

To subscribe to the new WGEA listserve, please contact Sarah Brown at sarbrown@aamc.org


Funded Proposals for 2015-2016

Awardees for New Study Proposal

Larissa Thomas, M.D., M.P.H.
University of California San Francisco
Title: Becoming the Outstanding Educators: What do they say contributed to their success?
Funding Awarded: $3958.20

Anne Chipman, M.D., M.S.
University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Title: “Do you remember that patient?” Exploring the educational value of telephone follow-up in graduate medical education and beyond

Funding Awarded: $4000

Eric Hsieh, M.D.
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Title: Effects of Physician Stigma on Medical Decisions  
Funding Awarded: $4000


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Contact the WGEA

WGEA Chair
Cynthia Irvine MEd
Assistant Dean, Medical Education
Stanford University School of Medicine
cirvine@stanford.edu

AAMC Staff
Steve McKenzie
Director, Constituent Engagement
smckenzie@aamc.org

Sarah Brown
Constituent Engagement Specialist
sarbrown@aamc.org


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