Member Updates

Did you know about IAMSE writing groups?

IAMSE now offers an open forum for any writer, editor, researcher or student member looking to collaborate or get feedback on their writing projects. Located on the member’s-only website under the Connecting with IAMSE tab, IAMSE Writing Groups offer blogs and forums for member collaboration.   To begin posting, simply click the Join the Group link. From there, you… Read more »

Don’t Miss These Great IAMSE How-to Guides

As you may know, IAMSE has published three how-to manuals: the How-To Guide for Active Learning and the How-To Guide for Team-Based Learning as well as a Japanese Translation of the How-To guide for Team-Based Learning. How-To Guide for Active Learning. This manual is a compilation of teaching strategies in active learning to adapt to… Read more »

*Reminder* Call for IAMSE Toolkit Proposals – Due July 31

Toolkit Proposals Still Being Accepted Due July 31, 2020 There is still time to submit your proposal for an IAMSE Toolkit. IAMSE Toolkits will provide information on a topic that is relevant specifically to health professions educators. The toolkits will be created and presented in a unique way to be practical for IAMSE members at… Read more »

ScholarRx offers free access to Rx Bricks online curricular system to schools affected by COVID-19

In response to a request for assistance from a partner medical school impacted by COVID-19, ScholarRx has agreed to make its Rx Bricks program available at no cost to M2 students for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This comprehensive, online resource can assist schools implementing contingency plans necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak. In… Read more »

James Pickering to Discuss Virtual Communities of Practice

Stay connected with your colleagues around the globe and join us for this week’s IAMSE Cafe round table discussion. Join our moderator, Kelly Quesnelle from Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine as she welcomes James Pickering from the University of Leeds (UK). Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10AM EDT – Communities of Practice… Read more »

TGME Online Conference Call for Abstracts 2020

The Generalists in Medical Education (TGME) annual conference will be held on Wednesday, November 11 Thursday, November 12 & Friday, November 13, 2020  Online. This year’s conference theme is: “Medical Education in 2020: What’s Working, What’s Next, and What’s Needed” This theme promotes educational research and innovative ideas that bring new perspectives to not only the current state of… Read more »

Good things happening? Share with IAMSE!

The next issue of the membership newsletter of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), IAMSE Connects, will be published in July. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the IAMSE membership with information about our society, about opportunities to get involved with IAMSE, and about each other. We are very pleased to… Read more »

#IAMSE20 Conference Cancellation

Dear Colleagues, In light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great regret that we announce that the 2020 IAMSE Annual Meeting, Scaling New Heights: Envisioning the Future of Health Sciences Education, that was to be held in Denver, CO, USA, will no longer be held in its original face-to-face format. The IAMSE Board and… Read more »

Join Your IAMSE Colleagues for #IAMSECafe Virtual Chats!

As we all forge ahead building online classrooms and serving remote student bodies, IAMSE is here to keep you connected with your colleagues around the globe. We invite you to join us over the next few weeks for IAMSE Cafe, a virtual round table discussion where you control the conversations. Have you transitioned seamlessly online… Read more »

A special message from our partners at AAMC

We hope this message finds you doing well!  We want to share your great work and support the broad learning community with new or adapted clinically relevant learning experiences. Our medical and health professions’ educators are responding to this pandemic with new or adapted learning experiences that can be done without patient contact during COVID-19…. Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Dani McBeth

Each month the IAMSE Publications Committee reviews published articles from Medical Science Educator. This month’s review, written by Dr. Dani McBeth, is taken from the article titled Factors Predictive of Performance on USMLE Step 1: Do Commercial Study Aids Improve Scores? (doi:10.1007/s40670-019-00722-4) published in Medical Science Educator, Volume 29, (pages 667–672), 2019 by Parry, S., Pachunka, J. &… Read more »

Early Bird Deadline for #IAMSE20 Suspended

In light of the sudden shift in working and teaching conditions, as well as the sweeping global restrictions on travel and mass gatherings, we understand the uncertainties regarding the IAMSE 2020 meeting. Educators all over the world are dealing with event cancelations, postponements and format changes. Given the current climate and uncertainty facing most of… Read more »