March 2015

Call for Submissions: AAMC Medical Education Meeting

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting. All submissions must adhere to the structure and format described in each session type’s submission guidelines. Proposals can be submitted for the following types of sessions: Emerging Solutions, Learning with Technology, Research Abstracts, and Innovation Abstracts.

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MedEdPORTAL featured in the 2014 AAMC Annual Report

The 2014 AAMC Annual Report is now available here. This interactive PDF highlights key AAMC initiatives and accomplishments in 2014, as well as links to videos, publications, and other resources for those interested in learning more.

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Mark Your Calendar: AAMC GEA Regional Conferences

Collaborating to Train Tomorrow’s Physicians, joint meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Central Group on Student Affairs (CGSA), and Central Organization of Student Representatives (COSR) of AAMC
April 9-12, 2015, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Advancing Medical Education: Aligning Teaching & Technology with Learning & Practice, Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2015 Annual Retreat
April 17-18, 2015, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Borders and Boundaries, 2015 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR/WAAHP Spring Meeting
April 23-26, 2015, The US Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA

Interprofessional Education: Beyond the Limits, 2015 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Meeting
April 24-26, 2015, Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 

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AAMC Medical Education Meeting

The AAMC Medical Education Meeting is a scholarly forum offering professionals from across the medical education continuum the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the field, connect with thought leaders, network with peers, identify the critical skills they need to advance their careers, and increase the quality of education at their institutions. The AAMC Medical Education meeting will be held on November 11 and 12, 2015 just after Learn Serve Lead, the AAMC Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

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Research in Medical Education (RIME) Call for Submissions

The RIME Program Planning Committee announces the 2015 Call for Submissions of research and review papers.  The RIME Committee is charged with designing components of the AAMC Medical Education meeting that focus on medical education research. 

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AAMC Launches Second Health Equity Virtual Site Visit

The AAMC is pleased to announce the release of a new Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit highlighting four health equity research-focused Centers at New York University Langone Medical Center. The Site Visit showcases outstanding health equity research portfolios at AAMC member institutions and features videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles, and other resources from a single institution that reflect new research, curricula, and innovative care delivery that can contribute to minimizing health and health care gaps. AAMC plans to work with two to three member institutions each year to curate content for the Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit collection. To inquire about your institution being featured in an upcoming collection, email

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Soliciting Feedback: MedEdPORTAL Publications Author Survey

Are you a MedEdPORTAL Publications published author? If so, your feedback is important to us. Please take one minute to fill out the MedEdPORTAL Author Survey to help improve the MedEdPORTAL Publications author experience.

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Learning from Teaching Webinar

Learning from Teaching is a new means of awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to faculty members engaged in teaching, supervising, precepting, or evaluating medical students and residents. Both the AMA and ACCME have established definitions of Learning from Teaching as a means to acknowledge what most academic medical centers have known for a long time — faculty members learn from their hours of preparation for encounters with learners in UME and GME. Because of increasing interest, a webinar was designed to explore how various institutions implement the program and how Learning from Teaching offers other benefits beyond preceptor credit. View the webinar here.

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Axis Call for Members

To assist its ongoing efforts to ensure medical students and practicing physicians master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide high quality care for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, and/or born with differences of sex development (DSD), the AAMC is recruiting members to serve on standing and ad hoc committees for the upcoming year. Experience with MedEdPORTAL is a desired qualification. For more information on becoming a member, please visit the Axis website and/or email Tiffani St. Cloud at

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2014 Outstanding Peer Reviewers

MedEdPORTAL Publications peer reviewers ensure submitted resources are accurate, clear, complete, and relevant to health education. Reviewers’ thoughtful feedback is important to authors as they seek recognition of their scholarly work and endeavor to make continued improvements. Our top twenty peer reviewers are those who have completed at least three reviews within the past year and provided the most comprehensive and timely feedback to our authors. Please join us in thanking and congratulating the 2014 MedEdPORTAL Publications Outstanding Peer Reviewers.

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Teaching for Quality

Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) is a faculty development program that trains clinical faculty how to effectively teach quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) to medical students, residents, and other clinicians. By training clinical faculty how to integrate QI/PS across the continuum of medical education, Te4Q ensures that QI/PS is a part of medical education from day one.

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Interprofessional Education Portal

MedEdPORTAL’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) portal is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce.  With funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the IPE collection is an emergent product of collaboration between members of the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC)*, the American Psychological Association, Physician Assistant Education Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.

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American Psychological Association

MedEdPORTAL has completed one year of a successful partnership with the American Psychological Association (APA) and looks forward to continuing this partnership next year and beyond. APA continues to encourage the submission of resources that facilitate the teaching of foundational psychological science related to behavior and health. Submissions to the Psychological Sciences collection are welcome across all three services: Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory.

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LGBT and DSD Patient Care Collection & AAMC Publication

MedEdPORTAL is part of a broad AAMC effort to help academic health centers address disparities that people who are LGBT, gender nonconforming, and/or born with differences in sex development (DSD) face in accessing and receiving health care. MedEdPORTAL is featured in a new AAMC publication which will provide evidence-based research on the particular health needs of these populations while assisting academic health centers in implementing and modifying existing curricula to be inclusive. Click here to download your free copy of the publication, and click here to see the curricular resources that are part of the MedEdPORTAL collections.

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GFA Collaborative Toolkit

MedEdPORTAL is expanding to include faculty affairs resources. The Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Professional Development Subcommittee is pleased to announce a new version of the GFA Collaborative toolkit is in development. Each submission to the toolkit will include a resource (e.g. a tool, policy, or template), along with an implementation guide. The implementation guide will involve objectives, a summary of background literature and issues specific to women and underrepresented minority faculty, information and data on its use and implementation, utility and impact.

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Building Oral Health Collection in MedEdPORTAL

The Building Oral Health Collection (BOHC) aims to advance physician understanding of the oral-systemic impact on overall health and support preparing clinicians to provide comprehensive coordinated care.

Watch the "Making the Case for Oral Health in Medicine for Faculty and Learners" video below to learn more, and visit the MedEdPORTAL website to download the BOHC collection.

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Medical Schools to Test Core EPAs Before Students Begin Residency

The AAMC has announced the 10 medical schools selected to participate in a five-year pilot to test the implementation of the Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency published in June. These guidelines are intended to ensure that medical students are prepared to perform certain patient care activities without supervision on the first day of residency training. It is very gratifying that more than half of our member medical schools applied to participate in the pilot program. This enthusiastic response demonstrates the energy and commitment within academic medicine to close the gap between expectations and performance of residents. Given the broad interest in the pilot, we are committed to engaging all our applicants in creating a robust learning community so we can share the lessons learned.

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Curriculum Inventory in Context

A new newsletter based on reports from the Curriculum Inventory was launched in August. Curriculum Inventory in Context highlights a chart each month, with commentary from a medical school expert. The inaugural issue highlighted mapping of medical school program competencies to the Physician Competency Reference Set (PCRS), with commentary by Hugh Stoddard at Emory University. This month, CI in Context highlights longitudinal integrated clerkships, with commentary by Janet Lindemann at the University of South Dakota. Learn more about CI in Context.

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Core Entustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency

The Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency
final version 1.0 is now available in iCollaborative. The materials provided include a Curriculum Developers' Guide, and a Faculty and Learners' Guide. This publication is a beginning to what we hope will be an ongoing conversation about how to assure that students are well prepared for residency training and, ultimately, for unsupervised practice as physicians. Share your feedback on implementing the Core EPAS for Entering Residency at your sites. We would like to understand from you what works, in what contexts, and for whom.

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Mapping Competencies: Using the Physician Competency Reference Set

The Physician Competency Reference Set (PCRS) is being used to catalog MedEdPORTAL resources as well as curriculum data in the new AAMC
Curriculum Inventory.

MedEdPORTAL Publications' DREAM (Directory and Repository of Educational Assessment Measures) Collection contains peer-reviewed assessment analyses and copies of assessments linked to PCRS, which makes it a valuable resource as schools map their competencies in their curriculum and begin to look for ways to assess the competencies they are mapping.

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American Psychological Association Call for Submissions

The American Psychological Association (APA) has released a call for submissions to Publications. Lead by Associate Editor Barney Beins, PhD, the APA collection seeks educational modules that facilitate the teaching of foundational psychological science related to behavior and health.

Please visit the MedEdPORTAL for APA site to learn more about the submission process, download the full call for submissions, or nominate a peer reviewer.

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