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Webinar: Demonstrating Competence in an Unconventional Application Year

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On Friday, May 22, 2020, the AAMC hosted the webinar Demonstrating Competence in an Unconventional Application Year. In 2013, in consultation with U.S. medical schools, the AAMC identified 15 core competencies for entering medical students that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities successful applicants should be able to demonstrate. They represent three main areas: pre-professional skills, thinking and reasoning abilities, and knowledge of science. During this webinar you’ll learn more about the core competencies, understand how medical schools assess applicant competencies, and see how one experience can illustrate proficiency across multiple competencies.

Admissions officers are aware of the disruption many of you have faced while preparing to apply to medical school and are planning how to carefully assess applicant competency during this unconventional application cycle. The webinar speakers will share some approaches you might be able to use to demonstrate your competencies in your applications.

After participating in this webinar, participants will:
•    Understand the 15 core competencies for entering medical students
•    Learn about creative ways to articulate competence using your current courses and experiences
•    Consider how to use the AAMC Anatomy of an Applicant Self-Assessment Guide to support your medical school application

Moderator:
NaShieka Knight, MDiv, MA                             
Senior Specialist, Medical School Admissions
AAMC

Speakers:
Thomas Geiger
Senior Selection Research Analyst
AAMC

Dominique Tucker
Medical Student
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

LaTanya Love, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
McGovern Medical School
UT Health Science Center at Houston

Pasquale Manzerra, PhD
Assistant Dean, Medical Student Affairs and Admissions
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Director of Medical Student Research
The University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

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