Rick Vari – WAS Committee Chair

I have been a member of IAMSE for 15 years and love being a part of this association. The program at the annual meeting is always current, exciting and designed for maximization of interaction, faculty development and networking. They are also a lot of fun! Numerous opportunities exist for individuals in IAMSE to expand their educational horizon and build their educational leadership portfolio within the IAMSE family. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in many IAMSE activities including membership on meeting program committees, web seminar presentations, faculty development workshops, Membership Committee, Professional Development Committee, and serving two terms on the Board of Directors. For the past three years, I have had the distinct privilege and honor to Chair the Web Seminar Committee. This group of IAMSE colleagues works diligently all year long to bring to the IAMSE membership three web seminar series a year (5 sessions each) focused on the most current and interesting health sciences education topics. The committee also strives to connect these seminars to the annual meeting program and the themes and topics in our journal Medical Science Educator to provide a longitudinal education continuum for our membership. This association has become my educational family and I have been mentored by the best educators in the world. It is very special!