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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.

To become a member of the WGEA, please complete this membership application.


2020 WGEA Spring Conference

2020 WGEA Spring Conference
March 29-31, 2020
Asilomar Hotel & Conference Center
Pacific Grove, Calif.
Hosted by the University of Washington School of Medicine

2019 WGEA Call for Mini-Grant Proposals

2019 WGEA Call for Mini-Grant Proposals
Advancing the WGEA as a Community of Educational Scholars

The WGEA seeks to promote scholarship in medical education and advance the community of scholarship within the Western region.  To that end, funds are available for investigators via a mini-grant program.  Investigators can request up to $5,000 to initiate a new study or up to $1,000 for completing an ongoing study (“finishing award”).   

The call for proposals for the 2019 cycle is officially open. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019. Please review the grant proposal submission guidelines.
WGEA Mini-Grant Proposal Guidelines 

2018 WGEA Mini-Grant Awardees

The 2018 WGEA mini-grant awardees have been announced:

1. Bias and the Multiple-Mini Interview: Helping Promote Fair, Holistic Admissions in The Health Sciences ($5,000)

Pl- Benjamin Chan, MD (University of Utah School of Medicine)

Leila Harrison, MA, Med (Washington State University Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine)

Tanisha Price-Johnson (University of Arizona COM-Tucson)

Mentor: Richard Sudweeks, PhD (Brigham Young University

2. Using a Virtual Clinic to Train Pediatrics Residents in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics ($5,000)

Pl- Christina Buysse, MD (Stanford University School of Medicine)

Barbara Bently, PsyD, Med

Lauren Hubner, MD, MPH

Karla Au Yeung, MD

Camela Sosa, MD

(all from Stanford University School of Medicine)

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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

Chris McKnight
Program Specialist, Medical Education

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