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    VSLO® Program Updates

    We are committed to providing regular VSLO program updates through the VSLO listserv, email and on this page. Please visit this page regularly and if you have any questions, email the VSLO team at: visitingstudents@aamc.org.

    Last Updated: September 21, 2023

    Message from The VSLO Team

    Dear VSLO Colleagues, 

    A new academic year has begun, and the annual update of the VSLO Visiting Scholars Resources Database is underway. This database highlights academic, professional, and financial resources for visiting students in an easily accessible, centralized location. If your institution offers additional or unique support (whether academic, professional, or financial) during a student’s rotation experience, we encourage you to fill out this form so we can include your resources in the database. Examples may include, but aren’t limited to, scholarship, housing support, or mentorship opportunities for students. 

    We hope you will save the date for this year’s VSLO advisor webinars. The VSLO MD Advisor Webinar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. ET and the VSLO DO Advisor Webinar will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. ET. Registration information for both events will be available later this month. 

    Thank you,   

    The VSLO Team 

    VSLO Program Updates

    VSLO Program Update at Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting

    We hope you will join us for our session at Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting. The VSLO Program Update will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7 a.m. In this session, we will discuss the newly expanded view of VSLO program data available to our institutional users in November and provide information about additional resources to help Home and Host institutions support students as they develop and implement their away rotation strategies. Attendees will also hear updates on student application trends on away rotations and VSLO platform modernization. Please register via the link below in the “Upcoming Events” section

    AAMC Resources for Medical Educators

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    Whether you prefer a book, a podcast, or an app, these resources can help physicians and medical students take a small step to support their own wellness. 

    Academic Medicine: Preliminary Workforce Outcomes of an Urban Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

    The authors examined whether students participating in an urban longitudinal integrated clerkship with a curriculum focused on care for underserved populations have a sustained commitment to urban underserved care through residency training and into practice. 

    AAMC IDEAS Learning Series: Addressing LGBTQIA+ health in academic medicine 

    The AAMC recently hosted a webinar in the AAMC IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism) Learning Series focused on “Addressing LGBTQIA+ Health in Academic Medicine.” The recording is now available and can be accessed by registering at the link above. Experts discussed the impact of discriminatory legislation on the health and safety of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. The presenters also provided an analysis of the opportunities and strategies the academic medicine community can utilize to oppose harmful legislation and continue to be a national leader in advancing LGBTQ+ health equity. 

    Upcoming Events

    Save the Date for the Fall 2023 Careers in Medicine (CiM) Workshop 

    The Fall 2023 AAMC Careers in Medicine® (CiM®) Workshop will be held in-person on Oct. 2-3 in Washington, DC. This two-day workshop is designed for those who are responsible for advising medical students about their specialty choice or career options and/or who manage the career advising program at their medical school; however, all faculty and staff engaged with career advising are welcome. For more information visit the Careers in Medicine website (advisor sign-in required). 

    Reminder! Call for CiM Advisory Committee Self-Nominations due Oct. 2 

    The CiM Advisory Committee will have vacancies for two faculty/staff representatives beginning November 2023. The CiM program is actively searching for a successor to represent the Northeast Group on Student Affairs (NEGSA) and the Southern Group on Student Affairs (SGSA) for a three-year term. To apply, please email a one-page statement of interest and CV to Erin Horan, PhD, senior learning and development specialist, ehoran@aamc.org. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Oct. 2.

    Register Now for Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting

    Registration is now open for Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting, taking place in Seattle from Nov. 3-7. This annual event draws thousands of attendees from across the academic medicine community to connect with thought leaders, spark conversation on critical issues impacting medical education and patient care, and encourage collaborations that influence the future of health. Register early to save on access to all programming, including plenary sessions, Voices of Medicine and Society Series lectures, and more than 130 breakout sessions.