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  • AMCAS for Schools August Release – New Reports and Brief Update on 2019 - August 21

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Please join us as we preview the next release of new reports in the AMCAS for Schools platform.

    Please join PJ Kania, Director of AMCAS Product Management, and Jerrod White, AMCAS Service Delivery Supervisor, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET as we preview the next release of new reports in the AMCAS for Schools platform. This 90-minute interactive webinar will include a brief update on the 2019 application cycle and a demonstration of the following new reports:  

    • Legacy School and National Reports migrated from School Tools 
      • School and National Admission Action Reports
      • Roster of Applicants
      • School and National Race & Ethnicity Reports
      • MCAT Non-Test Takers Report
    • Post-Cycle Reports
      • Medical School Acceptance Summary and Applicant by Acceptance Summary

    There will be time for questions and answers at the end.

    PJ Kania
    Director of AMCAS Product Management

    Jerrod White
    AMCAS Service Delivery Supervisor

  • CY 2020 OPPS Proposed Rule Webinar - August 20

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    AAMC staff will present on hospital payment and quality provisions from CMS’s Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed 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) proposed 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

  • Key Issues in Science and Research Policy: Data Sharing and Foreign Government Influence - July 24

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2019

    Join us for a discussion on essential topics to the biomedical research community.

    If you have not already registered, please register to view the recording.

    Join AAMC Senior Director of Science Policy and Regulatory Counsel Heather Pierce, JD, MPH, for a discussion on essential topics to the biomedical research community:

    • The future of sharing research data and recognizing those who share
    • How recent revelations about how foreign government influence is affecting the US research and research training enterprise

    Ms. Pierce will provide updates and then encourage discussion during a question and answer period. While she will be accepting questions during the webinar, you may also submit questions ahead of time to Amanda Field, PhD, AAMC Science Policy Specialist, at afield@aamc.org.

    The AAMC looks forward to providing this platform for interaction with the GREAT and GRAND communities on these and future topics. Relevant and timely topics will be decided as each webinar approaches. Please send topic suggestions to Amanda Field (above).

    Heather Pierce, JD, MPH

    AAMC Senior Director of Science Policy and Regulatory Counsel

    Heather Pierce is Senior Director for Science Policy and Regulatory Counsel at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She serves as AAMC's leader for scientific regulatory issues including human subject protections, clinical research, conflicts of interest, research data sharing, evidence-based regulation, and collaborations between industry, government, and academia in biomedical research. She is the subject matter expert for the AAMC's Forum on Conflict of Interest in Academe and for Convey, the AAMC's global financial interest disclosure system.  Ms. Pierce is Chair of the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), where she has been a regular contributor to in-person programs and webinars for over a decade and has served on the Board since 2014. She regularly speaks at national forums on issues related to the protection of human subjects, regulatory burden, research ethics, biospecimens, scientific misconduct, legislation and policymaking related to research, and research compliance, and has published articles and commentaries on these topics in Nature, Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and The American Journal of Bioethics. She has served on committees, working groups and task forces of organizations including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the National Dialogue on Healthcare Innovation.  Prior to joining AAMC, Ms. Pierce was an attorney in the Health Care Group of the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP in New York. Her regulatory practice focused on medical research and clinical care. She received her law degree from NYU School of Law and her MPH in Health Law from Boston University.

    Jabbar Bennett, PhD

    GREAT Group Chair

    Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine     
    Northwestern University

  • Publishing and Disseminating American Indian/Alaska Native Educational Scholarship through MedEdPORTAL - July 22

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Did you know that your lectures and work within American Indian/Alaska Native communities have the potential to turn into educational scholarship through publication in MedEdPORTAL?

    Did you know that your lectures and work within American Indian/Alaska Native communities have the potential to turn into educational scholarship through publication in MedEdPORTAL

    Join us in this free webinar as we explore how trainees and clinicians can publish the results of their teaching and community activities through this peer-reviewed journal. We’ll also hear a first-hand account of the submission process from Dr. Siobhan Wescott and Dr. Donald Warne who are actively working on a MedEdPORTAL publication.

    Not ready to submit? MedEdPORTAL is also an excellent resource of health education materials. Attend the discussion to see how you can access, download and adapt MedEdPORTAL publications for the benefit of your classroom.

    Andrea N. Garcia, MD, MS
    Guest Assistant Editor, MedEdPORTAL Call for American Indian and Alaska Native Submissions
    Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara 

    Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH
    Assistant Director,  Indians into Medicine University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Athabascan 

    Donald Warne, MD, MPH 
    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, Indians into Medicine University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Oglala Lakota 

    Sara Hunt
    Managing Editor, MedEdPORTAL

  • Using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) - July 10

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Hear directly from AAMC ERAS staff about applying!

    Hear directly from AAMC ERAS staff about applying! 

    The residency application season is upon us and the majority of medical students will be using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to submit applications to residency programs. The service was made available on June 6th and can be accessed with permission from your respective medical school. 

    To provide students with an opportunity to learn how to effectively use ERAS, the AAMC will host a live webinar for students on July 10 at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of ERAS staff. The webinar will be recorded and made available for playback on demand. 

    Objectives 

    • Provide a general overview of the different sections in ERAS and best practices in using the system
    • Instruct applicants on how to search and apply to programs in ERAS
    • Instruct applicants on how to upload and assign documents in ERAS
    • Instruct applicants on how to use the ERAS interview scheduler
    • Create a platform for applicants to directly ask questions of ERAS staff

    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the ERAS Helpdesk.

    Richard Peng
    ERAS Training Senior Specialist

  • Learn Serve Lead 2019 Marketing and Promotional Opportunities Webinar - July 10

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Learn about the marketing and promotional opportunities being offered at Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting.

    Learn about the marketing and promotional opportunities being offered at Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting. 

    Discover ways to engage attendees, elevate your brand and maximize exposure.

    Ty Wilson

    AAMC Meetings Exhibit and Marketing Opportunities Sales Manager

  • GIP Facilitation Webinar - June 26

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    A great facilitator is invaluable to any organization's success. This webinar will help develop a facilitative mind and skill set.

    A great facilitator is invaluable to any organization's success. By developing a facilitative mind and skill set, you'll be better prepared to:

    • Design productive and inspirational meetings.
    • Collect group needs and facilitate gatherings to advance the work of groups.
    • Construct and deliver innovative facilitated experiences.
    • Express leadership presence to drive outcomes in both small and large group settings.

    GIP members often play a facilitator role, both formally and informally, at our institutions. During this interactive webinar, the GIP will offer to help sharpen members' skills and share best practices. 

    Sarah Peyre, EdD

    Associate Dean for Innovative Education 
    Institute for Innovative Education
    University of Rochester Medical Center
     

    Sarah E. Peyre, EdD is the Associate Dean for Innovative Education and a Professor of Surgery, Nursing, Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Rochester. In addition to her faculty appointments, Peyre's primary role is as Executive Director of the Institute for Innovative Education (IIE), where she leads advances in health professions education through simulation, adaptive technology, team science and novel approaches to information and education delivery. The IIE is a centralized matrix of services that includes the Miner Library and the Center for Experiential Learning, and is supported by IT and educational specialists with expertise in instructional design, simulation and program development. The IIE supports the educational mission of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Strong Hospital and the Faculty Practice Group. Working extensively in the field of simulation, Peyre's career has evolved to focus on high-performing healthcare teams and the educational innovations that support collaborative care models. Her work in interprofessional education includes curriculum development on disparities in healthcare, leadership and technology. Her Macy Faculty Scholars Project is focused on identifying and teaching best practices in the patient and family-centered use of the electronic medical record (EMR).  Building on the traditions of the University of Rochester, she is interested in nourishing humanism alongside technology as educational programs are created that promote effective communication within high performing teams. Before joining the URMC faculty in 2011, she directed Education and Research for the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and was assistant professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Master in Science of Medical Education and Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

    Katy Stevenson, MPP

    National Chair, Group on Institutional Planning, AAMC
    Program Administrator, Strategy, Planning and Development
    University of Rochester Medical Center

    Katy Stevenson, M.P.P, joined the Strategic Planning Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in 2010.  As Program Administrator for Strategy, Planning and Development, she focuses on institution-wide strategic efforts that impact all mission areas. She serves as an internal consultant and project manager for priority initiatives, including developing and implementing strategic plans, conducting data analysis and research and drafting communications. Before joining URMC, Ms. Stevenson worked for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ district office as director of their medical education department.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and her Master of Public Policy, Health Policy from the University at Albany – State University of New York.  Ms. Stevenson is a Certified Lean Practitioner and holds a certification in Financial Management.

  • 2020 AMCAS Cycle Opening Webinar - June 19

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This annual hour-long presentation will focus on the information that admissions teams and technical staff will need to know to navigate the 2020 AMCAS cycle.

    Please join Chris Cooney, Director of AMCAS Outreach & Engagement, and Jerrod White, AMCAS Service Delivery Supervisor, for the 2020 AMCAS Cycle Opening webinar on Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 pm ET.

    This annual hour-long presentation will focus on the information that admissions teams and technical staff will need to know to navigate the 2020 AMCAS cycle:

    • Important dates/policy reminders
    • Application changes
    • Early application statistics
    • Legacy tools retirement
    • Technical resources

    Chris Cooney
    Director of AMCAS Outreach and Engagement

    Robert Hathaway
    Senior AMCAS Technical Support Specialist

  • 2019 Health Equity Call for Research: AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access - June 18

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    The 2019 Health Equity Call for Research: AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access is now live!

    The 2019 Health Equity Call for Research: AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access is now live!

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is soliciting research proposals for access to never-before publicly available data from the multi-year AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access.

    Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that pose cutting-edge research questions which can facilitate solutions to health and health care disparities. Selected researchers / teams will receive unrestricted access to the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access data (for up to 12 months), which provides demographic and contextual health information for a nationally representative sample of over 2000 respondents. Upon completion of studies and remittance of summary findings, AAMC will consider additional platforms for researchers to present their findings (e.g. webinars, conference travel awards).

    On this webinar we will discuss eligibility requirements, the application process, key dates, and more. 

    If you have any questions, please email healthequityresearch@aamc.org. Applications will be accepted until July 24, 2019.

    Karey M. Sutton, Ph.D.
    Director, Health Equity Research Workforce, AAMC

    Olufunmilayo Makinde, MPH, CHES
    Health Equity Research Analyst, AAMC

    Karen C. Jones
    Senior Data Analyst, Workforce Studies, AAMC

  • Amplifying the Impact of Partnerships: A Framework for Researchers - June 13

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Researchers engaging in innovative work often face challenges identifying partnerships beyond traditional and familiar collaborators.

    Researchers engaging in innovative work often face challenges identifying partnerships beyond traditional and familiar collaborators. However, by thinking more broadly, there is great potential to add value to their study and help scale implementation of research findings.

    This webinar will feature the Amplifying the Impact of Partnerships framework that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, has developed to help researchers identify effective and strategic partnerships. Presenters will guide researchers in ways they can engage individuals and organizations to achieve greater impact.

    Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A discussion with the presenters.

    Parie Garg, PhD

    Partner, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman

    Parie Garg, a Partner with Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences practice, specializes in playing at the seams between health plans and provider organizations. She is a recognized as the Medicaid expert and leverages her passion for serving the underprivileged populations, while developing Medicaid focused strategies for health plans and provider organizations alike. Her work has included: developing and redesigning a Medicaid health plan’s growth strategy; developing and launching a survey for a large philanthropic organization to understand the healthcare information needs of vulnerable consumers; and determining the optional operation model for a state department to interface with Managed Care Organizations. 

    Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Parie was a scientist in the Physiological Chemistry department at Genentech, Inc. She has a PhD in Genetics and Biochemistry from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a BS in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University. She has published several blog posts and papers on Medicaid, in addition to peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

    Meshie Knight

    Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Meshie Knight joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2015 as a program associate working to improve the value of the nation’s health care and public health systems. Knight views her role as an opportunity to use her background and education and a passion that’s rooted in her deep personal experiences to shape a health system that is efficient, equitable, and committed to improving the health and well-being of all. Previously, Knight served as a program and development associate for the Universal Health Care Foundation (UHCF) where her work included grant management, program development, and supporting policy initiatives designed to transform health care in Connecticut. As consultant with the Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative, Knight helped establish a multi-stakeholder collective to promote shared decision-making between patients and providers. She earlier served as a communications assistant with the Center for Children’s Advocacy, a non-profit law and policy organization. There, she advocated for systemic changes in the education, juvenile justice, health and child welfare systems on behalf of vulnerable children in Connecticut. Knight earned a BA from Howard University and an MA from Trinity College. She is a 2012 graduate of the Connecticut Health Foundation’s Health Leadership Fellows Program. A native of the island of Jamaica, Meshie now resides in Plainsboro, N.J. She describes herself as an experimental cook who loves to travel, try new foods, and enjoy the outdoors: running, biking, hiking. She organized Black Girls Run! Hartford, a local chapter of a national organization that encourages and inspires African-American women to lead healthy lifestyles. She calls it her “passion on purpose." 

    Chris Schrader

    Senior Principal, Oliver Wyman

    Chris Schrader is a Senior Principal in the New York office of Oliver Wyman and is a member of the Health Services and Digital, Technology, and Analytics (DTA) teams. He has 15 years of experience across healthcare, technology, consumer packaged goods, education, government, manufacturing, non-profit, professional services, and entertainment. Currently, Chris focuses on growth strategy and disruptive business innovation for healthcare organizations and helps lead the development of OW’s annual Health Innovation Journal.

    Mr. Schrader holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BSE from Princeton University in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and has expertise in strategic planning, growth strategy, disruptive innovation, business design, customer segmentation and profitability improvement.

    Alan Schwartz, PhD

    Founder and Principal, Institute for Practice and Provider Performance Improvement

    Alan Schwartz is a cognitive psychologist with expertise in medical decision making, organizational behavior, and measurement with over a decade of experience evaluating and training health care providers to improve quality. His research in medical decision making and evidence-based medicine has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journals Medical Decision Making and Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice.

    Saul J. Weiner, MD

    Founder and Principal, Institute for Practice and Provider Performance Improvement

    Saul Weiner is a board certified internist and pediatrician with practice, leadership, and research experience in a variety of health care settings. He has served as a residency program director, academic division head, clinic director, medical education dean, and health services investigator. He has served as a principal or co-investigator of studies of health systems improvement, health surveys, medical decision making and provider communication funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Veterans Administration. Over the last 10 years he has focused on developing and refining methods for assessing health care quality based on direct observation to enhance value based care. A particular focus has been on helping practices and providers prevent costly "contextual errors" that occur when clinicians and health care teams overlook barriers patients' face that undermine otherwise appropriate care plans.