Brief description: This session will describe the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum project (EPAC) which is sponsored by the AAMC and initially funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. In addition to describing the goals and structure of this educational initiative, the project’s assessment strategies and criteria for advancement to GME will be outlined. Project outcomes to date and ongoing work will be discussed as well.
Deborah E. Powell, M.D., joined the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2002 and served as Dean of the Medical School and Assistant Vice President for Clinical Affairs until July 1, 2009. Currently she is Dean Emerita, and Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. She is certified in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Powell is well-known nationally for her expertise in medical education. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Tufts University School of Medicine and of the Geisinger-Commonwealth Medical School and as Vice- Chair of the Senior Fellows Group of the Association of Pathology Chairs. She is an Associate Editor for Human Pathology. She recently served as a member of the LCME Council , the Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation.. In 2013 she received the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education from the AAMC. She was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine in 2000.