A webcast audio seminar is a 1-hour live webinar presented as a method of exchanging vital information on timely topics in medical education. The slant of each is geared toward our members who have responsibility for teaching the basic sciences to those in medical training.
IAMSE Student members have free access to IAMSE Webinars. If you are a student, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about registering at no cost.
Do you live outside of the North American time zones and cannot conveniently join the IAMSE Web Seminars on Thursdays at Noon Eastern Time?
IAMSE would like to offer you the opportunity to receive the archived version (slides and audio) within a week of the actual seminar at a discounted rate! The discounted rate is based on your current country’s GDP. A complete listing of countries may be found at: http://data.worldbank.org/country
Discount rates are:
Category 3 (20% discount)
Category 2 (30% discount)
Category 1 (60% discount)
If you would like to take advantage of the Early Release Option for the Web Seminars, please contact the IAMSE administrative office (email@example.com) for more information.
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Upcoming Series: Winter 2021
USMLE STEP-1 is Going to Pass/Fail
Now What Do We Do?
The debate about the pros and cons of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 score reporting has been ongoing for over a decade. The issues are complicated and both positive and negative aspects of score reporting can be cited, depending on where you are positioned in the UME-GME continuum. In March of 2019, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Medical Association (AMA), the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) convened a multi-stakeholder Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) to explore issues and concerns regarding the USMLE Step 1 exam and to consider recommendations specific to USMLE score reporting and the broader system of transition from UME to GME.
A general consensus emerged: the current UME-GME transition system is flawed and not meeting the needs of stakeholders. As a result of further stakeholder discussions, the USMLE decided that beginning with the administration of Step 1 in 2022, the exam will be scored as pass/fail and no numeric score will be reported. This decision will undoubtedly impact faculty, students, and programs across the UME-GME continuum.
In this five-part series, recognized experts from the various stakeholder groups will present and discuss the impact of this decision, identify challenges to their respective programs and explore creative ways to address the consequences of this important medical education milestone. These thought-provoking sessions will include the perspectives of allopathic and osteopathic residency program directors, basic science faculty, undergraduate medical education curriculum designers, clinical educators, and programs that involve international medical students matriculating to the United States.
Save the date! Sessions to begin January 7th. Keep your eye on your email for registration information!
IAMSE Café Sessions:
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