August 2015

Call for MOC Activities

The AAMC and ABMS have jointly issued an open call to all members of the continuing professional development communities to submit CME-approved competency based activities for review and inclusion in the ABMS MOC Portal by Sept. 1, 2015. View the Call for MOC Activities.

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Publications Associate Editor Spotlight: Erica Friedman

Dr. Erica Friedman is the Chronic Illness Associate Editor for MedEdPORTAL. She is the Deputy Dean of Medical Education and Academic Affairs at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine at the City College of New York (CCNY), where she also serves as a Medical Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Education. Read more about Dr. Friedman.

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Faculty Mentor Web Update

Check out the updated Faculty Mentor page to see if one of our 32 MedEdPORTAL Faculty Mentors is at an institution near you! Mentors are available for group presentations or personal consultations on how to submit, review and search the MedEdPORTAL suite of services. If you don’t see anyone at your institution and you would like to learn more about sharing MedEdPORTAL with your colleagues, please contact

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Featured Curriculum Inventory Report

This month’s featured CIR report highlights Nature of Information Collected on Graduate or Residency Program Director Questionnaires (e.g. general preparation for residency training/practice, level of professionalism, level of clinical/procedural skills, etc) with commentary by Brian Mavis, PhD, of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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Registration Opens for Learn Serve Lead 2015 and the AAMC Medical Education Meeting

Members of the academic medicine community can now register to attend the AAMC's two signature meetings in Baltimore this November: Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss complex issues across all missions of academic medicine, learn new concepts and tools for leading innovation and cultural change in medical schools and teaching hospitals, and make valuable connections with colleagues and thought leaders. The AAMC Medical Education Meeting serves as a national platform to collaborate on transformative scholarly work and to engage with peers across the educational continuum who are implementing innovative strategies to enhance teaching and learning. Early bird registration for both meetings ends Aug. 31.

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