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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

Call for Proposals Now Open

2018 WGEA Regional Meeting: Training the Physician of the Future
March 24-27, 2018
Note: Pre-conference activities will be held on Saturday, March 24 and meeting programming will begin on Sunday, March 25
Hosted by: University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine at the Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, Colo.
Meeting Website

We invite you to submit proposals for presentations at the 2018 WGEA Regional Meeting from March 24-27, 2018 at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado. The submission site is now open for abstract submission. Submissions are due  at 11:59 ET November 14, 2017. Submission categories include:

Oral Presentation
Small Group Discussion 

Details, including submission guidelines, review criteria, and how to submit, can be found here .
For questions please contact: Michele Doucette at

WGEA Call for Mini-Grant Proposals

Advancing the WGEA as a Community of Educational Scholars

Deadline: 5 p.m. PT, September 29, 2017

The WGEA is providing a funding opportunity to both experienced and new investigators in the area of medical education research. This small grant 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. Investigators needing funds to complete ongoing projects (“finishing grant”) can request a maximum of $1,000.

All faculty members associated with WGEA member schools are eligible to submit a proposal. Investigators may submit only one proposal per cycle and may not be an author on any other proposal currently receiving WGEA funding unless you are submitting for a “finishing” award. Projects receiving funding from the national GEA grant are not eligible for the WGEA mini-grant. Priority is given to new investigators and for multi-institutional studies that enhance the community of scholars in the region. For multi-institutional studies, the lead organization must be a WGEA member school. “Finishing” awards will be granted to investigators needing extra funds to complete or extend existing projects. For instance, a project may require completion of additional data analysis or replication of a study to strengthen findings.

Application is comprised of two documents (in either Word or PDF format):
1) Grant Proposal
2) Letter(s) of Support.

Submit proposal and documents here:

More about WGEA Mini-Grant Proposals 

WGEA Listserve

To subscribe to the new WGEA listserve, please contact Emily Schutz at

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AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)

About WGEA

Contact the WGEA

WGEA Chair
Cha-Chi Fung, PhD
Vice Chair of Medical Education, Assistant Dean of Educational Affairs
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

AAMC Staff
Steve McKenzie
Director, Constituent Engagement

Emily Schutz
Program Specialist, Medical Education

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