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  • 2020 Vision: The History and Future of MedBiquitous - January 21

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/21/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    “MedBiquitous Community Connection” is a quarterly series of one-hour webinars featuring health professions educators and technology innovators from around the globe.

    "MedBiquitous Community Connection" is a series of free one-hour webinars featuring health professions educators and technology innovators from around the globe. "MedBiquitous Community Connection" provides a forum for community experts to share how digital technologies are promoting improvement and better outcomes across the continuum of health professions education. 

    A portion of each webinar will reserve time for a brief Q&A session, allowing attendees the opportunity to dialogue with guest speakers.  

    Our premiere webinar episode “2020 Vision: The History and Future of MedBiquitous” will feature Dr. Johmarx Patton, AAMC Director of Educational Technology and Standards, and Valerie Smothers, Data Trust Administrator for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Their conversation will highlight MedBiquitous’ illustrious history and the program’s vision for the future.

    Johmarx Patton

    Director of Educational Technology and Standards, AAMC

    Johmarx Patton, MD is a scholar and strategist at the intersection of health professions education, healthcare, and information technology. Dr. Patton currently serves as the Director of Educational Technology and Standards at the AAMC, and is responsible for the direction and operations of the MedBiquitous program. MedBiquitous develops enabling technology standards and guidelines that empower health professions education and quality improvement leading to better patient outcomes. Prior to joining the AAMC, Dr. Patton served as the Director of Education Informatics at the University of Michigan Medical School.

    Valerie Smothers

    Data Trust Administrator, Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Valerie Smothers is the Data Trust Administrator for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She provides leadership in the development of data governance policies, processes, and infrastructure for use across Johns Hopkins Medicine and coordinates across 9 Data Trust Analytic Teams and approximately 200 data analysts. Working with faculty and operational leaders, she manages data governance processes to review the use of Johns Hopkins Medicine Data for research and quality improvement and serves as the point person for data governance operational issues. She contributes to programs for business intelligence workforce development and data literacy programs for management. 

    Ms. Smothers previously served as Deputy Director for MedBiquitous, where she worked with universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and industry to develop technology standards to advance the health professions.

  • Improving Workplace Education in the Health Professions by Applying Cognitive Load Theory - January 13

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    In this webinar, cognitive learning theory will be discussed as will its theoretical and practical implications for research and the training of learners in the workplace.

    Cognitive load theory (CLT) is a cognitive learning theory with promising application to the workplace training of health professions education (HPE) learners. In this webinar, Justin Sewell, MD, PhD, will discuss the BEME scoping review that he and his colleagues published recently in Medical Teacher entitled “Cognitive Load Theory for Training Health Professionals in the Workplace: A BEME Review of Studies Among Diverse Professions: BEME Guide No. 53.”

    During the webinar, both CLT and the review findings will be summarized, followed by a discussion of the theoretical and practical implications for HPE research, CLT, and the training of HPE learners in the workplace. 

    This webinar is the second in a four-part series related to fostering scholarship in medical education offered by the AAMC.

    Justin L. Sewell, MD, PhD, MPH, FACP

    Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

    Dr. Justin Sewell is a gastroenterologist, health professions education researcher, and educator at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He recently completed a doctorate in Health Professions Education from Utrecht University in the Netherlands with a dissertation focused on applying cognitive load theory to procedural skills training. While most of the studies documented in his thesis focused on gastrointestinal endoscopy as an exemplar procedural setting, he completed a BEME systematic review assessing how cognitive load has been used to study workplace learning in a wide variety of professional education settings. Dr. Sewell is interested in further expanding CLT-related research to other health professions workplace settings, both procedural and cognitive.

  • AAMC Building Better Curriculum Webinar - January 8, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Topic: Documenting Clinical Experience

    Documenting clerkships, especially documenting medical students' clinical experiences across clerkships is a challenging task for medical educators and curricular office’s administrators given the dynamic settings of these educational experiences. 

    This month’s Building Better Curriculum webinar series features how clinical experience mapping is effectively done at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

    If you would like to register for the entire series, please click here. Check back for additional webinars that are added to the series.

    Katie Maietta

    Assistant Director and Administrator, Office of Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Katie serves the Office of Medical Education in a professional capacity by administering its administrative, instructional and research functions. This includes human resources and facilities management, monitoring and preparing projects, budgets, and instructional support.

    Katie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Italian Language and Literature.  She brings to OMED a broad range of experiences from her previous employment in the Honors College and the Department of Social Work, as well as extensive international travel.

  • Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™​ (VSLO®) Overview for AACOM Members - January 8, 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™​ (VSLO®) Program is a network of sending and receiving institutions that facilitates student mobility within the United States and internationally, for short-term clinical rotations, global health experiences and research.

    The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) Program is a network of sending and receiving institutions that facilitates student mobility within the United States and internationally, for short-term clinical rotations, global health experiences and research.  

    This webinar will provide an overview to the AACOM member medical schools about the ability to now add on the host role and access to the Global Network. 

    Mr. Sujay Polimati
    Business Development Manager, VSLO

    Dr. Jenny Samaan
    Senior Director, VSLO

  • Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application - December 18

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Are you interested in applying for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)? Join the kick-off SHPEP webinar to hear about the free, educational opportunities and resources the program has to offer.

    Are you interested in applying for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)? Join the kick-off SHPEP webinar to hear about the free, educational opportunities and resources the program has to offer. 

    You’ll also receive the best tips and tools for a successful 2020 SHPEP application. Attending this webinar event is your first step towards jumpstarting your career in the health professions! SHPEP is a summer career-enrichment opportunity that lasts a lifetime.

    Tony Mancuso
    Communications and Outreach Sr. Specialist, AAMC

    Stephanie Vink
    SHPEP Program Specialist, AAMC

  • AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool Overview - December 17

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Please join us for an overview of the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool and to learn how to support your applicants with using the tool.

    The AAMC American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) created the Choose Your Medical School tool to support medical schools’ enrollment management processes and help applicants communicate their intentions about which medical schools they plan to attend.

    Please join us for an overview of the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool and to learn how to support your applicants with using the tool.

    During this 90-minute presentation, pre-health advisors will:

    • Receive an in-depth understanding of the tool
    • Learn the timeline for actions and data
    • Understand the importance of school policies and procedures
    • Hear about the importance professionalism during the process
    • View resources developed by AMCAS

    There will also be time for you to ask questions of your peers and AMCAS staff.
     
    Panelists:

    • Patrick Fritz, Senior Director of AMCAS
    • PJ Kania, Director of AMCAS Product Management
    • Brandon Hunter, Director of Program Management for Student Affairs and Programs at the AAMC
    • Dr. Francie S. Cuffney, President of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc., Department Head of Biological Sciences at Meredith College; member of the AAMC Committee on Admissions
    • Dr. Jason D’Antonio, Director of the Health Professions Program and Assistant Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University; member of the AMCAS Advisory Committee 

    Patrick Fritz
    Senior Director of AMCAS

    PJ Kania
    Director of AMCAS Product Management

    Brandon Hunter
    Director of Program Management for Student Affairs and Programs at the AAMC

    Dr. Francie S. Cuffney
    President of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.
    Department Head of Biological Sciences at Meredith College
    Member of the AAMC Committee on Admissions

    Dr. Jason D’Antonio 
    Director of the Health Professions Program and Assistant Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University
    Member of the AMCAS Advisory Committee

  • Effective Communication - December 11

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Save the Date: December 11th at 2 pm EST Webinar on Effective Communication sponsored by the GIP Subcommittee on Professional Development .

    Webinar on Effective Communication sponsored by the GIP Subcommittee on Professional Development.

    In today’s academic healthcare environment, a key component driving organizational success is effective communication.  Whether you are grappling with mergers and acquisitions, implementing strategic plans, influencing change within your organization, or navigating high-stakes conversations, communicating effectively is an invaluable skill set. 

    The webinar will address:  

    • How emotional intelligence impacts the quality of communication 
    • Management of ambiguity by using a solution-focused approach to close the “knowing-doing gap”  
    • How to overcome the “deadly obstacles” often encountered in difficult conversations 
    • Best practices for crafting high-quality messages 

    Participants will be asked to share their most daunting communication challenges prior to the webinar. These examples will be incorporated into the webinar as case examples.  

    Speaker: R. Kevin Grigsby, MSW, DSW, Senior Director, Member Organizational Development at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. 

    Kevin Grigsby, MSW, DSW

    Senior Director, Membership Organizational Development

    Dr. Grigsby and his team serve as the primary source of expertise regarding the assessment of organizational culture and its consequences. He facilitates development of a future-oriented perspective on the part of leaders in academic medicine and science and provides expertise regarding change management strategies for improving the organizational culture and performance at medical schools. These efforts include improving organizational diversity and inclusion and promoting equity in the distribution of resources, opportunities, and rewards.

    Dr. Grigsby promotes effective interpersonal communication within academic health systems and helps organizations to implement conflict resolution strategies at the department and institutional levels. He advocates for promoting faculty and staff participation in organizational decision-making processes and has been instrumental in creating and leading career development programs for interim leaders, aspiring leaders, associate deans, and department chairs. Prior to joining the AAMC in 2009, Grigsby served as Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs at Penn State College of Medicine.

    He also serves as a trusted source of scholarship regarding organizational culture and its consequences at medical schools and academic health systems. Grigsby is the author of over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books. Grigsby and his AAMC colleague William T. Mallon, EdD, coauthor the AAMC Successful Medical School Department Chair series. The three-volume set includes Leading: Top Skills, Attributes, and Behaviors Critical for Success (2016), Recruiting: Proven Search and Hiring Practices for the Best Talent (2017), and Thriving: New Perspectives and Approaches for Personal and Organizational Success (Forthcoming.)  

  • CPSC 2020 Medicare Quality Payment Program Final Rule Webinar - December 11

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Please join the AAMC-Vizient Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC) for a webinar discussing final policies for Year 4 (2020) of the Quality Payment Program (included in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule).

    Please join the AAMC-Vizient Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC) for a webinar discussing final policies for Year 4 (2020) of the Quality Payment Program (included in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule). During this 60 minute webinar, AAMC and Vizient staff will present on Year 4 policy changes for MIPS and Advanced APMs from the final rule. Topics include changes to the MIPS framework, new Cost measures, and changes related to Advanced APMs. 

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions once the presentation has concluded.  

    Kate Ogden, MPH
    Policy & Regulatory Analyst

    Kate Ogden is a Policy & Regulatory Analyst focusing on physician payment & quality at the Association of American Medical Colleges. At the AAMC, Ms. Ogden analyzes and advocates on a wide range of physician payment and quality federal regulatory issues impacting academic medical centers and faculty practices. Prior to joining the AAMC, Ms. Ogden was Health Policy Associate at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she advocated for members on health care payment policies. Ms. Ogden holds a master's degree in public health from Drexel University.

    Gayle Lee, JD
    Director, Physician Payment & Quality

    Gayle Lee is the Director of Physician Payment Policy and Quality at the Association of American Medical Colleges. Ms. Lee has an expansive background in health care law, regulation, advocacy, and policy. She is responsible for educating and advocating on federal regulations and policies that impact teaching hospitals and physicians.  Prior to joining AAMC, Ms. Lee served as Senior Director of Health Finance and Quality at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) where her key areas of responsibility involved Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA and health care reform regulations impacting rehabilitation. Before APTA, Ms. Lee was the Assistant Counsel and Policy Coordinator at the American Rehabilitation Association where she worked on issues that affected rehabilitation hospitals and units.    Ms. Lee received her law degree at the Washington College of Law at the American University DC and completed her undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University located in University Park, Pennsylvania.

  • CY 2020 OPPS Final Rule Webinar - December 10

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    During this webinar, AAMC staff will present on hospital payment and quality provisions from CMS’s Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule.

    During this 90 minute webinar, AAMC staff will present on hospital payment and quality provisions from CMS’s Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule. 

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions once the presentations have concluded.  

    Mary Mullaney
    Director, Hospital Payment Policies

    Andrew Amari
    Policy and Regulatory Analyst, Hospital and GME Payment Policy

    Phoebe Ramsey
    Sr. Regulatory Analyst, Quality and Payment Policy

  • Restorative Justice for Academic Medicine (RJAM): Using RJ for Community Reintegration (Tier III) - December 10, 2019

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Join us for an introduction to restorative circles for reintegration.

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    Join us for an introduction to restorative circles for reintegration by Nina Harris, Education Specialist in the Harvard University Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and Duke Fisher, Restorative Trainer/Facilitator with the University of San Diego Center for Restorative Justice. This session will be hosted by David Acosta, AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and moderated by Sheila McMahon, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Barry University.  

    Tier III reintegration circles, which provide community reassurance are designed to provide social support for a student/staff/faculty member after a period of separation.  They may be used for incidents involving misconduct, academic probation, or medical leaves. The presenters will describe the methodology for reintegration circles and describe cases they have facilitated.

    David Acosta, MD

    AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

    As chief diversity and inclusion officer, David A. Acosta, MD, provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community, and leads the association’s Diversity Policy and Programs unit.

    A board-certified physician of family medicine, Dr. Acosta joined the AAMC from the University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine where he served as senior associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion and associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for UC Davis Health System. He previously served as the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he established a rural health fellowship program for Tacoma Family Medicine, a residency program affiliated with the UW Department of Family Medicine.

    Dr. Acosta received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University and earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, Calif., and a faculty development fellowship at the UW Department of Family Medicine.

    Sheila M. McMahon (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor Barry University School of Social Work

    Sheila M. McMahon is an Assistant Professor at the Barry University School of Social Work in Miami, FL. Her research focuses on the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses using strategies such as bystander education and restorative justice to prevent and address individual and community-level harms. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she served as a University sexual assault prevention educator and rape crisis counselor. She holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, where she studied feminist ethics and liberation theologies. She earned her MSW and PhD at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, where she was trained in intervention research at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC). Dr. McMahon is also a licensed clinical social worker in Florida. 

    Nina Harris

    Education specialist, Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, Harvard University

    Nina is an experienced student affairs specialist and restorative justice practitioner who brings more than fifteen years of direct experience in higher education administration, student engagement and campus sexual violence prevention and education. She has provided crisis and resource counseling for hundreds of survivors of gender-based interpersonal violence and sexual harassment. As a campus administrator, she has worked tirelessly to help educational institutions cultivate compassionate and transformative campuses actively engaged in violence prevention and healthy community building. Nina has formerly held the roles of advocate, educator and TIX case manager at Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania. As a consultant, she has worked with dozens of institutions to provide innovative and engaging educational programming, facilitate restorative dialogues, deliver staff training and professional development, and support in policy development.

    Duke Fisher

    Lead Trainer Restorative Justice

    Duke Fisher is a trusted facilitator and mediator who facilitates meaningful conversation in schools, universities, and organizations worldwide. He is committed to building bridges to all of his participants and ensuring their needs are honored. Duke has been a New York State Certified Mediation Trainer since 1989.  He is the past director of the Dispute Resolution Center for Delaware and Chenango Counties and has taught mediation courses worldwide, including at Hofstra and Albany Law Schools. As a lead trainer for the University of San Diego Center for Restorative Justice, Duke frequently trains community agencies and educational institutions in restorative practices that help build community, respond to incidents of crime or misconduct, and successfully reintegrate students after suspension. Duke is the 2007 “Lawrence P. Cooke Peace Innovator Award” recipient recognized for his never-ending search for creative methods to support effective learning and address conflict.