Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)
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.
2020 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 2020 cycle is officially open. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2020. Please review the grant proposal submission guidelines.
Guide to the Western Group on Educational Affairs
A full list of the current members of the Western Group on Educational Affairs.
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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)
Official governance and administration information for members of the Western Group on Educational Affairs.
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:
- Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA)
- Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NGEA)
- Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA)
WGEA Chair: Paul Gordon, MD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona—Tucson
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