Group on Information Resources (GIR)
The Group on Information Resources (GIR) promotes excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine.
Data, Resources, and Reports
- GIR Workforce Development Project
- GIR Medical School IT Survey
- GIR Data SnippITs
- GIR Technology Now Briefs
- 10 Ways to Encourage Diversity in Informatics
- Digital Literacy for Educators and Learners Toolkit
- Instructional Design and E-Learning Survey Report
Other Publications of Interest
Guide on Group on Information Resources
Meet the Staff
Director, Constituent Engagement
Constituent Engagement Specialist
To reach a member of the GIR program staff, please contact GIR@aamc.org.
The GIR provides a forum for individuals in relevant roles of leadership and responsibility to promote excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine, including medical education, clinical care, and health sciences research. In an age when information technology is a strategic asset, GIR’s research, professional development, and policy setting is vital to the advancement of medical teaching institutions.
The GIR engages and informs members across the health education continuum on numerous topics including technology application and innovation, legislation and compliance, medical simulation, patient privacy and security, infrastructure guidance, educational resource delivery, medical informatics, and developing industry leadership.
The GIR has over 900 members, from medical schools and teaching hospitals, where they hold positions as CIOs, associate or assistant deans, IT directors, education technologists, informaticians, and librarians. It meets once a year during the spring at the Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference and offers additional engagement and networking opportunities.
Members are appointed or can request to join the group.
Per the GIR Rules and Regulations, “The membership shall consist of persons appointed by the dean of member medical schools, including affiliate and provisional members and persons appointed by chief executive officers of member teaching hospitals or health systems of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The appointed group member(s) shall serve at the pleasure of the respective appointing authority. Each appointing official at an AAMC member institution may appoint up to three voting members to the GIR. Faculty, staff, residents, and students of AAMC member institutions who are not appointed as voting members may join the GIR as non-voting individual members.”
To join the GIR, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GIR publishes a monthly newsletter, GIR News Bytes, containing GIR news items, events, and resources of interest to the community.
The GIR hosts multiple listservs to serve as discussion threads and sources of timely news about technology in academic medicine. If you are a GIR member and would like to post a question to the listserv, please send your message directly to email@example.com.
For discussion among the GIR membership on various topics of interest and concern to the community. GIR listserv subscribers can search and browse archived messages (Sign-In Required) exchanged over the discussion list.
AAMC Listserv Policy
For information about AAMC listserv guidelines, please review the AAMC Listserv Policy.
GIR Work Group and Community Lists
Each of the GIR Work Groups and Communities have listservs for their specific membership.
Leading Information Technology in Academic Medicine List
For alumni of Leading Information Technology in Academic Medicine to discuss effective leadership at their institutions.
Member Viewpoints and Webinars
- Digital Professionalism
- It is Time to Teach Technology: Thoughts on Digital Literacy in the Medical Curriculum
- Learning Analytics: The Possibilities and the Unknowns for Medical Education
- Distributed Medical Education: Lessons in Change
- Do Medical Students, Interns, and Residents Need National Provider Identifiers?
- Web 2.0 and Medical Education: It's Here. Are You Ready?
- The MedBiquitous Specification for Virtual Patient: A Tool to Facilitate Sharing Is Nearing Readiness
- ePortfolios and Assessing Competence: The Western Reserve2 Curriculum
- A Learner-Centered Infrastructure: The Next Generation Learning Management System
- The Data Concierge
- Encouraging Medical Students to Develop Mobile Apps
- Data Governance in Academic Medicine
- EMRs in Medical Education: Reports from the Field
- FDA Regulations on Mobile Apps and Medical Devices
Rules and Regulations
Official governance and administration information for members of the Group on Information Resources.
The GIR awards recognize member contributions to academic medicine information technology.
The Group on Information Resources offers numerous opportunities for members to collaborate and participate in group decisions and governance.
The GIR offers numerous opportunities for members to collaborate and participate through work groups.
AAMC Mailing Lists
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My AAMC Affinity Groups
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