April 2014

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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Call for Submissions: LGBT and DSD Patient Care Project

LGBT and DSD-affected individuals face well-documented disparities when interacting with the health care system including: poorer access to needed care, bias and discrimination, a lack of provider knowledge and/or comfort in providing care, absent or suboptimal risk factor assessment, and medical management that is not grounded in the current best evidence. These disparities can lead to unnecessary and preventable negative health outcomes. To support efforts to overcome these disparities, MedEdPORTAL seeks developed curricula and assessments, best practices and continuing education focused on optimizing learners’ acquisition of the competencies and abilities to provide comprehensive care for these populations. Learn more.

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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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MedBiquitous Annual Conference

A full agenda that links to submission abstracts is now available for the
MedBiquitous Annual Conference May 19-20, 2014 at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. The agenda includes sessions on MOOCs, mobile technologies, virtual patients, e-portfolios, curriculum inventories and tools for learning delivery, tracking, and analytics. The conference provides an opportunity for hands on exploration of learning technologies, active discussion with peers, and updates from leaders in the field. Sessions emphasize innovative uses of technology that have or may have a significant impact on health professions education, assessment, and improvement.

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MedEdPORTAL in Ottawa

Stop by and visit MedEdPORTAL staff for program updates and information regarding the suite of services at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) in Ottawa, Ontario, on April 26-29.

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Watch, Learn, Share!

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MedEdPORTAL's new informational video!

  • Watch: MedEdPORTAL reveals a short animated video that provides a quick and fun overview of the MedEdPORTAL suite of services.
  • Learn: Identify the distinct offerings available from Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory.
  • Share: Pass it along! Spread the word by sharing this video with your colleagues.

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