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Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)

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The Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) is one of four regional groups of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA). GEA membership is open to all faculty, faculty, staff, and learners involved in medical education.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.

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    2019 WGEA Call for Mini-Grant Proposals

    The WGEA seeks to promote scholarship in medical education and advance the community of scholarship within the Western region.  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

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    Guide to the Western Group on Educational Affairs

    Institutional Members

    A full list of the current members of the Western Group on Educational Affairs. 


    Please fill out a Membership Application to be added to both the national GEA and WGEA listserv. You can unsubscribe from the listserv at any time by emailing

    There are two ways to send a message to the WGEA listserv:

    • Send an email message to This will automatically send your message over the list to WGEA membership.
    • Contact AAMC staff at

    To help prevent messages from being marked as spam, please be sure to add to your safe senders list.

    Note: To use the WGEA listserv template, the message must originate from the AAMC.

    Steering Committee

    The Western Group on Educational Affairs offers numerous opportunities for members to collaborate and participate in group decisions and governance


    2018 WGEA Mini-Grant Awardees:

    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

    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 (Stanford University School of Medicine)
    • Lauren Hubner, MD, MPH (Stanford University School of Medicine)
    • Karla Au Yeung, MD (Stanford University School of Medicine)
    • Camela Sosa, MD (Stanford University School of Medicine)

    Previously Funded WGEA Mini-Grant Proposals


    Official governance and administration information for members of the Western Group on Educational Affairs. 

    Regional Groups

    Annual meetings provide opportunities to share ideas and resources and report research among its members. WGEA members are self-nominated.

    The Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) has four regions: Southern, Central, Northeast, and Western, corresponding to AAMC regions. Each holds an annual spring meeting for faculty, educators, and administrators from the member institutions within their respective regions. Regional GEA meetings include sessions and exhibits analogous to those offered at the national meeting, including meetings of regional special interest groups (SIGs). The other regional groups are:

    Contact WGEA

    WGEA Chair: Paul Gordon, MD
    Professor, Family and Community Medicine
    University of Arizona—Tucson

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