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PA Report - September 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The Public Affairs Committee of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is pleased to bring you its 2020 September report. We are happy to announce that a new committee member has joined our team: Dr. Sateesh Arja, Associate Professor of Clinical Skills and Medical Education and Executive Dean at Avalon University School of Medicine. Please feel free to contact me at any time with suggestions, comments, concerns and special announcements that may be of interest to the membership.

All the best!
Maureen E. Basha, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans


In Memoriam

1. Adeline ‘Addie’ Fagan, MD, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Class of 2019, died Sept. 19 due to COVID-19 complications.


1. ScholarRx is announcing a call for grant applications as part of the Medical Education Research and Innovation Challenge (MERIC), a novel program designed to promote global educational scholarship and innovation. Letter of Intent Deadline: Dec 1, 2020.

2. Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement. Nominations are due Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM. 

3. Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:59 pm EST.

4. Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards. Nominations are due Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM. 

5. Herbert W. Nickens Award for outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the US. Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Meetings/Educational Opportunities

1. Reminder: Learn Serve Lead 2020: The AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov 16-18

2. OMED2020, Envision a Path to Success, Virtual Meeting, October 15-18

3. APMEC 2021, Asia Pacific Medical Education Virtual Conference, Jan 22-24, Singapore.

4. Researching Medical Education Conference 2020 - Re-thinking Scholarship in Medical Education Research, Nov 12

5. The International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE) Virtual Conference of Health Education and Research January 7-8, 2021.  Theme:  "Team-Based Learning and Leadership." Abstract deadline: Nov 16th. Free attendance is offered for all presenters.

6. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) April 17-20, 2021, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Abstracts due October 9th.

7. ANZAHPE ONLINE: virtual professional development program of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). 
Writing authentic OSCEs workshop, Oct 8, 2020. 1:00-300 PM (UTC +11:00)
Building a feedback Culture, Professor Christopher Watling (link to recording from Sept 10, 2020)

8. Developing Leaders in Healthcare Education 2021, Windsor, UK. 17 May 17-21

9. Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education, June 13-18, 2021, Application deadline February 1, 2021

10. AACOM/AOGME Virtual Residency Fair, October 9th, 2020, 1:00-9:00 PM EST

Education Reports (including Publications/MedEdPORTAL/Webinars/Blogs/Podcasts)

1. IAMSE Meeting Report: Student Plenary at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Association of Medical Science Educators.

2. Correlations between USMLE Step Examinations, American College of Physicians In-Training Examination, and ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination.

3. Health Systems Science in Medical Education: Unifying the Components to Catalyze Transformation

4. Outcomes-Based Selection Into Medical School: Predicting Excellence in Multiple Competencies During the Clinical Years

5. The Performance of “Antiracism” Curricula 

6. The path forward-an antiracist approach to academic medicine

7. Pandemics and Their Impact on Medical Training: Lessons From Singapore

8. Investigating the Presence of the History of Medicine in North American Medical Education: Can One of the Medical Humanities Concisely Integrate with Biomedical and Clinical Content with Reference to Clinical Competencies?

9. The Highly Structured Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) for Medical Students at the University of Pittsburgh

10. Adapting medical education during crisis: Student–Faculty partnerships as an enabler of success

11. Confronting race in diagnosis: Medical students call for reexamining how kidney function is estimated

12. Scholarship in Teaching: An approach to enhancing the value and academic standing of teaching

13. Medical Education in 2020: Developing COVID secure undergraduate hospital placements

Quote of the month
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela


Public Affairs Committee
Maureen Basha, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Inaya Hajj Hussein, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Rupa Tuan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California San Francisco

Sateesh Babu Arja, M.B.B.S, MHPE, FAMEE
Associate Professor of Clinical Skills and Medical Education
Executive Dean, Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao

Featured Members
Colleen CronigerStudent Professional Development Committee Chair
Ingrid BahnerWebcast Audio Seminar Committee Chair

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