Hello, everyone! It has been a rather busy last few months for MedEd with preparation for the upcoming Learn, Serve, Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Learners Leading Learners officially wrapped up its selection process and narrowed it down from the 112 submissions we received in total. There were numerous great submissions to go through and I’m thankful our team had the opportunity! I’m confident that the selected projects are great presentations that will put on display all the hard work students put forth across the country. Newsletters, another method of showcasing everyone’s awesome work, have also been drafted up and are hopefully to be released soon!
The Medical Education Committee has also been involved in many other areas of AAMC both on the national and regional level. Involvement with the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee of AAMC (UME) has increased, contributing towards the UME Steering Committee's current project aimed at building a toolkit for medical schools to assess and implement resources for their first-generation students.
The Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring, also known as InCUS, has opened up their public commentary for their proposed recommendations which many of you have seen in an email sent out by the OSR Chair, Christle Nwora. The Medical Education Committee has been busy extending this to their various regions as needed in an attempt to really grab the student voice on the issue.
Finally our various regional OSR conferences came to an end with contributions from many of our regional Medical Education delegates, for example a table talk led by the NE’s Margaret Jia!
As always, please feel free to reach out to myself or your regional Medical Education delegate with any concerns, questions, or ideas that you might have regarding curriculum, scholarship, or professional development. Our job is to help you achieve your goals in Academic Medicine.
OSR National Delegate for Medical Education
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine