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Medical Education Learning Specialists (MELS) 

MELS SIG creates a community of learning specialists, who offer academic support to medical students, residents, and other health professionals, to share best practices and resources. The SIG supports professional development by providing opportunities for collaborating and developing research and other scholarly activities. This group is not just for learning specialists but welcomes all interested in discussing issues and improving services related to academic support. We invite those affiliated with NEGEA to join us as well as colleagues from around the country. 

Librarians In Medical Education (LiME) 

The SIG serves as an opportunity for those teaching information literacy skills to students, residents and faculty to meet with and learn from others in the region who are on the forefront of planning and executing medical curriculum. LiME is not just for librarians but is for anyone interested in how knowledge of using the medical literature and information literacy plays a role in medical education.  

Technology In Medical Education (TiME) 

The TiME group is for educators who are interested in the practical application of today's technology to enhance teaching of our students. The group is appropriate for teachers involved with any aspect of the education continuum (UME, GME and CME).  The group strives to bring educators beyond Powerpoint and into the 21st century and set standards by demonstrating successful technology use in the classroom. 

Directors of Clinical Skills (DOCS) 

The Directors of Clinical Skills Courses builds a cohesive and productive national consortium of educators who direct courses which teach clinical skills to medical students. We promote scholarship, establish best practices, and encourage exchange of ideas within the broad realm of medical education. 

Health Humanities as Teaching and Learning Strategy 


The Health Humanities as Teaching and Learning Strategy SIG is on “How to achieve learning moments with either curricular or co-curricular efforts” and “how to understand and approach learning using artifacts, prompts and shared dialogue.”  Our intent is to foster a Community of Practice model for utilizing health humanities as a teaching and learning pedagogical tool. Across the region of NEGEA we anticipate the SIG will promote a space for sharing of resources, teaching and learning stories/moments, pedagogical best practices, and perhaps even scholarship and dissemination. In addition, we see SIG members acting in a mentor role for more novice and interested up takers of this concept. We will develop ourselves and our members, and then each use our new knowledge, skills and confidence to bring ideas back to our home institutions.

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