July 2015

Call for Submissions: Leveraging Space Design and Technology to Meet an Institution’s Mission and Improve Medical Education

The AAMC welcomes submissions from member institutions that have developed and are utilizing new and innovative learning spaces designed to improve the overall learning experience and performance of their learners. The AAMC will select three institutions to participate in a session titled “Leveraging Space Design and Technology to Meet an Institution’s Mission and Improve Medical Education” that is scheduled to take place during the AAMC Annual Meeting. The session will profile three member institutions and three different types of innovative and forward-thinking educational spaces: simulation/standardized patient facilities, libraries, and classrooms beyond the traditional lecture hall. 

Each institution will show a brief five minute video of their space, then a team of colleagues from each institution representing facilities, technology, faculty, and learners will discuss how they planned for the space, how the space is utilized for interprofessional education, how technology is used in the space, how educators and learners utilize the space, how the space is designed to meet the needs of today and anticipated needs in the future, how the space has improved the overall learning experience and performance of the learners, and how the space is financed.

To submit or download the complete packet of submission information, please visit this site. Submission deadline is July 31, 2015.

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Publications Associate Editor Spotlight: Amina White, MD, Bioethics

Dr. Amina White, MedEdPORTAL Bioethics Associate Editor, is an obstetrician-gynecologist who is committed to women's healthcare and the training of medical students and residents in the ethical practice of medicine. As a faculty member in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Dr. White focuses primarily on the study of ethical challenges that physicians face during training and in clinical practice when caring for vulnerable patient populations in the setting of office pressures and time constraints. Her research includes topics such as patient-physician communication in the era of electronic health records, patient activation and engagement of disadvantaged or marginalized patient groups, and trauma-informed practices in obstetrics and gynecology for women who disclose a past history of abuse. Read more about Dr. White here.

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Featured Curriculum Inventory Report: Required Interprofessional Education

To compliment this month’s featured MedEdPORTAL resources, our featured CIR report shows the increase in medical schools that require education sessions that bring together students from different health professions programs (e.g., medicine, nursing, and allied health). Please see the chart and other related information here.

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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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Save the Date: MedEdPORTAL 10 Year Celebration at the AAMC Medical Education Meeting

Please join us in celebrating MedEdPORTAL's 10 Year Anniversary during the AMMC Medical Education Meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:30-8pm. The celebration will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

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