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#IAMSE18 – Last Chance to Submit Pre-Conference Workshop Abstracts – Due September 1

The deadline for the 2018 Call for Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops is quickly drawing near. Proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online proposal submission site.

Submission deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017.

Please contact Brandi Hinkle via email at brandi@iamse.org for any questions about submitting your workshop.

IAMSE – Reminder Editor Search for Manuals – Deadline September 1

As a reminder, we are currently accepting applications for Editor-in-Chief for new IAMSE Manuals. The closing date for receipt of application materials is September 1, 2017.

The document linked here describes and outlines the requirements for the position.

Interested members should send a letter of application and CV in one file via e-mail to Brandi Hinkle in the IAMSE Administrative Office at brandi@iamse.org. Please write Manuals Editor-in-Chief in the subject line. The letter should indicate your interest in the position and why you feel you are qualified to take on this role.

IAMSE Fall Web Seminar Series – “The Rising Tide of Competency-Based Medical Education: A Global View”

The Rising Tide of Competency-Based Medical Education: A Global View
Presenter: Jason Frank
September 7, 12 PM ET

What is wrong with health professions education? Does it really need a “fix”? Why are so many schools and professions turning to competency-based medical education (CBME)? This session will provide a state-of-the-art overview of the CBME movement and its implications for all medical and health professions educators.

CBME has its origins in teacher education and the outcomes accountability movement in contemporary societies. The WHO called for all health professions programs to use a CBME approach in 1978. Only in recent years has this approach to training gained real momentum, with major standards bodies and whole systems converting.

In this webinar, we will review the origins, rationale, and elements of CBME design. We will provide a tour of the current landscape of competency-based changes around the world using a framework from the International CBME Collaborators. Finally, we will dive deeper into the fundamental redesign of Canadian medical education to illustrate just how different a competency-based world can be.

Learning objectives
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define “CBME” and discuss its origins
  • Describe the van Melle framework of CBME Core Components
  • Describe some of the CBME innovations from around the world, and
  • Describe Canada’s Competence By Design CBME project, the biggest meded change in Canadian history

For more information and to register for the Fall 2017 Audio Seminar Series, please click here.

IAMSE – Fall 2016 WAS Archive Now Available

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is pleased to announce that the archives for the 2016 Fall Series of the Webcast Audio Seminars, Times are Changing: Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education: Strategies for Assessment of Skills, Attitudes, and Behaviors across the Health Sciences, are now available online!

The Webcast Audio Seminar archives are located on the IAMSE website under the Events heading as Web Seminars. Here, you will be able to search the archives or browse by year and series. Every series is available publicly one year after the series originally began.

If you have any questions or problems accessing the archives, please just let us know at support@iamse.org.

How to Submit Your Ideas to the IAMSE Idea Box

Do you have an idea for the IAMSE website, a meeting, or anything else IAMSE related? Add it to the IAMSE idea box!

To access the idea box, log in to the IAMSE member site here. Once logged in, click “Manage Profile” at the top right of the page and then scroll to where it says, “Content and Features.” Under this heading, you will find the Idea Box.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the idea box, contact Brandi Hinkle at brandi@iamse.org.

IAMSE – Have You Visited the WAS Archives?

As you probably know, IAMSE offers three Webcast Audio Seminar (WAS) Series every year. Did you know that we maintain an archive of all WAS seminars on the IAMSE website as well? The archive is the perfect opportunity to revisit your favorite series or to catch up on missed seminars, such as the Spring 2016 series on Curriculum Design and Evaluation or Winter 2014 series on Practical Applications of Active Learning!

The Webcast Audio Seminar archives are located on the IAMSE website under the Events heading as Web Seminars. Here, you will be able to search the archives or browse by year and series.

If you have any questions or problems accessing the archives, please just let us know at support@iamse.org.

#IAMSE18 – Reminder Call for Focus Sessions – Due September 15!

The deadline for the 2018 Call for Focus Sessions is quickly drawing near. As a reminder, proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site found here. Submission deadline is September 15, 2017. Session proposal acceptance notifications will be returned by November 15.

Please contact Brandi Hinkle at brandi@iamse.org for any questions about submission.

IAMSE Exhibiting at 2017 AMEE Meeting

The upcoming 2017 AMEE Annual Conference will be taking place in Helsinki, Finland from August 26-30, 2017. At the meeting, IAMSE will be delivering the symposium “Advances in Evidence-Based Health Sciences Education” (symposium 8D on Tuesday August 29). Also as our colleague you are invited to attend the annual IAMSE Luncheon on Monday August 28 (see the final conference program for details). And of course the IAMSE booth will be present at the conference exhibit floor, so if you plan on attending this meeting, do not forget to swing by and say hello!

For more information on the AMEE conference, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

NBME Outreach to Basic Science Educators

The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) is currently seeking medical educators (basic science course and clerkship directors or residency program directors) who would be interested in writing 5 to 15 test questions for their Histology subject examination. No other work or time commitment would be required beyond the actual writing and mailing of the questions.

If you are interested in participating in this effort, please do the following:

The deadline to apply is on or before Thursday, August 30, 2017. If you are selected to participate, further material and instructions will be sent to you. Notifications will be sent to the e-mail address you entered on the online form.

Please feel free to forward this communication on to medical educators who may be interested in participating.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NBME at cjohnmartin@nbme.org.

#IAMSE18 – Reminder Pre-Conference Workshop Submissions – Due 9/1!

The deadline for the 2018 Call for Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops is quickly drawing near. As a reminder, proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online proposal submission site. Submission deadline is September 1, 2017.

As a reminder, the focus for these workshops should include:

  • Leadership/Advancement as a Medical Educator
  • Research/Scholarship/Publications
  • Instruction/Assessment
  • Technology

Please contact Brandi Hinkle via email at Brandi@iamse.org for any questions about submitting your workshop.

IAMSE – How to Subscribe to MSE’s Table of Contents

Springer offers email alerts to keep up to date with new issues of Medical Science Educator! If you did not do so yet, please sign up for the Table of Contents alerts.

To subscribe, click here. In the right column, four blocks down, you will see “Alerts for this journal.” If you enter your email address, you will be signed up to receive the table of contents for Medical Science Educator by email every time a new issue is published.

For questions or more information please contact journal@iamse.org.

IAMSE – Event of Interest – TBLC Regional Workshop

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be offering an all-day workshop on team-based learning at their 2017 Regional Workshop in Chicago, Illinois on September 30, 2017. This workshop is split into two sessions, TBL 101 and Creating an Effective TBL Module, which will help you learn the basics of implementing TBL in your classroom.

The morning session will be TBL 101, which is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in a TBL format, participants must prepare ahead, take an IRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.

At the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental principles that foster active learning in small groups
  • Identify the key elements of TBL
  • Appreciate the value of “backward design”
  • Define the 4S approach to effective in-class applications
  • Identify barriers to implementation and strategize solutions

The afternoon session is set aside for learning how to create an effective TBL module. This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™ – TBL 101. The entire workshop is conducted in a TBL format and there is an advance assignment.

Participants will practice and develop skills for creating effective Team-Based Learning modules by participating in the following activities:

  • a clarification of the process and importance of readiness assurance
  • a differentiation of the levels and types of application exercise questions
  • an opportunity to practice writing objectives for an application exercise writing an application exercise and comparing and contrasting the application exercises of others

For more information or to register for the TBLC Regional Workshop, please click here.