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Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Board of Medical Specialties to Transition MOC Directory

In 2015, as part of its commitment to improve access to relevant Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), developed an online repository of MOC activities - the ABMS MOC Directory, powered by MedEdPORTAL®.

In 2017, the AAMC will be transitioning to a new technical platform and updating its suite of online products and services. As a result, AAMC will no longer provide the Continuing Education and MOC Directories as a service offering, effective April 1, 2017.

ABMS will continue to support the MOC Directory, which has proved to be a valuable resource for its Member Boards’ diplomates and the continuing professional development (CPD) community. The AAMC and ABMS are working together during this transition and will provide additional information on the future of the MOC Directory in the coming months. However, during and after the transition, ABMS Member Board Diplomates and its partners in the CPD community can be assured that:

  • All MOC activities currently indexed in the ABMS MOC Directory will retain their MOC approval status and respective MOC statements.
  • All MOC activities will remain in place and are viable for diplomates to access.
  • ABMS will continue to invite and accept new MOC activity submissions to insure the MOC Directory remains a valuable resource for the Boards Community.

For more information regarding the MOC Directory transition, please contact John Nash, Operations Manager, MedEdPORTAL at or Susie Flynn, ABMS Director, Academic Services at

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Grace Huang, MD, Named Editor-in-Chief of MedEdPORTAL

Following a nationwide search, Grace Huang, MD, has been named editor-in-chief of MedEdPORTAL, a free, open-access publication covering health professions education. Huang is currently an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), a hospitalist and associate program director of the internal medicine residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, co-director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators, and director of assessment at the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research. Her term begins Jan. 1, 2017.

As editor-in-chief, Huang will provide leadership and strategic vision for MedEdPORTAL and will be responsible for maintaining its standard of excellence and continuing to build its international reputation as the most utilized, cited, and influential publication of health education resources. In this role, she will actively solicit new content from across the health education community and will work collaboratively with the MedEdPORTAL Editorial Board.

Huang has held several roles in faculty development, including as director of the Rabkin Fellowship, a nationally recognized program—in its 19th year—that provides intensive training to HMS faculty in cultivating skills as effective teachers, educators, leaders, and scholars. As director of assessment at the Shapiro Institute and co-director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators, she teaches educational measurement, evaluation, and scholarly writing, while collaborating with and mentoring faculty and trainees across HMS. As an associate program director of the internal medicine residency program at BIDMC, Huang oversees the clinical competency meetings and resident assessment and program evaluation for the internal medicine residency. She has published widely in medical education literature on topics such as procedural training, cognitive error, simulation, and high value care.

Huang has received many national awards for peer review, and currently serves as an associate editor and editorial board member of MedEdPORTAL, as an associate editor for NEJM Journal Watch, on the editorial board of the international simulation journal, and as an ad-hoc reviewer for other journals.

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MedEdPORTAL Statistics and Operations Data: Q3 2016

Please visit our Metrics page to see complete MedEdPORTAL statistics for the third quarter of 2016, including overall usage data (e.g., frequency of publication downloads, types of users who download, and reasons they download) and overall publications data (e.g., accept/reject rate, time to final decision and publication, etc.).

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Curriculum Inventory in Context: Coverage of Health Care Systems in US Medical Schools

Curriculum Inventory in Context (CIIC) is a regularly issued commentary article about reports generated from Curriculum Inventory data, each authored by a contributor from an AAMC member medical school. This month’s report highlights the coverage of health care systems in US medical schools. Dr. Nathan Moore’s corresponding commentary expands on why there is a growing recognition that health systems education needs to be improved for health professionals.

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Converting your Psychology Education Materials into Educational Scholarship

Please join us November 30, 12:30-1:30PM ET, for a webinar session focused on teaching psychology educators how to turn their teaching materials into educational scholarship that can be used for promotion. Participants will learn about the entire submission to publication process and the criteria used to evaluate the scholarly value of their materials. The webinar presenters include Barney Beins, PhD, Associate Editor of Psychology, MedEdPORTAL, and Hannah Kittel, Lead Staff Editor, MedEdPORTAL. Click here to register.

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MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2017: Call for Abstracts

The MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2017 will take place June 4-6 at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Join colleagues from around the world in examining how digital technologies can promote continuous improvement and better outcomes across the continuum of health professions education. The theme for the 2017 conference is Pragmatic Education Innovation. The MedBiquitous Executive Committee is seeking high-quality abstracts for panel presentations, speedy standards stories, and innovation demonstrations. Topics include solutions for continuous improvement; mobile learning, assessment, and improvement; data and content interchange; and more. Abstracts are due January 6. Click here for details.

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LGBT Health Workforce Conference: Call for Abstracts

A call for proposals is now open for the 2017 The LGBT Health Workforce Conference. Proposals are intended to provide a forum for the extended exchange of ideas among participants on topics of broad interest regarding empowering the health care workforce to care for LGBT patients. The Program Committee is most interested in workshops detailing: 1) innovative research describing LGBT health disparities, 2) best practices in the care of LGBT patients, 3) institutional climate practices supporting the inclusion of LGBT patients, and 4) educational initiatives to train health care providers to provide better care to LGBT patients. Please submit your abstracts by December 31 using this online form.

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Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education

The American College of Sports Medicine, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation are launching the Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education, which recognizes health professional training programs that are ahead of the curve in providing nutrition and physical activity education to their students. This award will spotlight the leadership of inventive educational models from all health disciplines and inspire others with examples of what can be achieved. Visit the award website to learn more about the award and see if your program qualifies.

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MedEdPORTAL at Learn Serve Lead 2016

Learn Serve Lead—open to all those who care about the future of academic medicine—is the only meeting where our community converges to discuss and expand the future of medical schools and teaching hospitals. By bringing together our community from across campuses, across disciplines, and across missions, we can enable connections, deliver thought-provoking change, and provide leadership that will transform health care. Registration is now open.

MedEdPORTAL and Curriculum Inventory Sessions:

  • Curriculum Inventory Update
    November 13, 2016, 4:30-5:45PM, Center 618-620
  • Between the Bench and the Bedside: The Role of Scholarly Publishing in Advancing Academic Medicine
    November 14, 2016, 10:30-11:45AM, Center: 611-614
  • MedEdPORTAL/Academic Medicine Reviewer Reception and Award Ceremony
    November 14, 2016, 7:30-9PM, Hyatt Leonesa I and II

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