May 2015

DREAM Reviewer and Author Call

MedEdPORTAL Publications seeks peer reviewers for the Directory and Repository of Educational Assessment Measures (DREAM) collection.  This unique collection will feature Critical Synthesis Packages of non-proprietary assessment measures that include an expert critical analysis of the given assessment measure, a copy of the assessment tool and supplementary resource files such as a training manual for the instrument. Particularly thoughtful educators with a background in assessment or health sciences education are encouraged to volunteer to peer review these materials.  Peer reviewers that successfully complete one or more reviews each year are recognized through a formal letter from the AAMC to the Dean of your institution that both acknowledges and thanks you for your contribution to the field of medical education.

In addition, we seek thoughtful educators with a background in assessment and/or health sciences education to author critical analyses of validated assessment measures. We invite authors to provide a 1,200-word Critical Analysis of an assigned assessment measure, including a summary of the measure’s purpose, a review of its psychometric properties, and a description of its use and applicability to health sciences education samples. Once complete, authors will submit the measure and their authored analysis to MedEdPORTAL Publications for peer-review and potential publication.

For more information on becoming a DREAM review or author, please click here.

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MedEdPORTAL Announces Partnership between AAMC & ABMS

The Association of American Medical Colleges announces a partnership with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to develop an online portal of competency-based Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities. Through this partnership MedEdPORTAL, ABMS and its Member Boards will facilitate the development, review, and MOC approvals of new and relevant activities that integrate the ABMS/ACGME core competencies while meeting the needs of diplomates across the Boards Community. Click here for more information.

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2015 Innovations Challenge Awards Winners in the iCollaborative

The AAMC Innovation Challenge programs seek to recognize innovations in clinical care delivery, education and research that advance health care quality, value, and health equity across AAMC member teaching hospitals and medical schools. This collection features program profiles highlighting innovations in new models of care delivery, payment, primary care delivery, graduate medical education training, quality improvement research, health equity research, and research that utilizes data from the institution’s electronic health record.  See the 2014-2015 winners here.

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Registration Opens for 2015 Integrating Quality Meeting

The 7th annual AAMC Integrating Quality (IQ) Meeting offers an interactive setting for clinical practitioners, education leaders, and other health care professionals to examine and exchange interprofessional and integrative approaches to quality improvement and patient safety across the education, clinical care, and research continuum. This year's program, "Improving Value through Clinical Transformation, Education, and Science," features a series of plenaries, workshops, discussion sessions, and posters focused on key strategies to integrating quality. Participants interested in furthering their skills in developing educational programs to enhance their local IQ efforts can register for the post-meeting workshop, "Advancing a Quality Culture through Education." Both the IQ Meeting (June 11-12) and the post-meeting workshop (June 12-13) will take place in Rosemont, Ill. Click here to register.

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Innovative Curricula for Teaching Population Health

The importance of teaching tomorrow's doctors about the ways the environment affects health and behavior will be the focus of an AAMC-sponsored webinar on June 2 from 1 to 2:30 pm ET. Featuring curriculum models and case-based activities from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco, the webinar is an opportunity for deans, faculty, and learners to understand the key elements of success and solutions to overcoming barriers to integrating environmental health into undergraduate medical education. To browse innovative resources on teaching population health to improve clinician training, please see the Population Health Collection in the iCollaborative.

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Featured Curriculum Inventory Chart: Required Interprofessional Education

The AAMC is refining and developing tools to help member medical schools assess their achievement of education and accreditation standards. One of these tools is Curriculum Inventory and Reports (CIR), which serves as the centralized database of AAMC-member medical school curricula and provides graphical interpretations of both aggregate and historical curriculum-related data. This month’s featured chart shows the number of schools that are requiring interprofessional education continues to rise significantly.

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