AI in Academic Medicine Webinar Series

With artificial intelligence (AI) offering so many opportunities across academic medicine, the AAMC is convening and connecting our community. This free webinar series will share strategies and exemplars in the field to help grow your knowledge and advance your practice.

This learning series will explore critical concepts, the current landscape, and practical strategies drawn from various perspectives and institutions to support you in navigating the evolving world of AI in academic medicine. Sessions will feature resources and best practices that you can apply across various settings, as well as time for Q&A with the featured speakers.

This series includes one webinar a month through August of 2024. When you register, we will notify you as we add each new offering. If you register, and can't attend the live webinar, you will have access to the archive recording.

"AI in Medical Education: Using the Missions of Medical Education as a Guide"
January 23 at 3 pm ET
Join us to equip yourself with the insights and tools needed to position yourself knowledgeably in conversations regarding AI’s place in medical education. Using the missions of medical education as our guide, we’ll navigate its opportunities throughout the continuum of medical education.

“Building Trust & Transparency in the Age of AI: Behind the Data Curtain”
February 28 at 3 pm ET
AI models are reliant upon the data that trains and fuels them. It is important for issues around data management, governance and ethics to be considered in any decision about utilizing AI. Panelists will share how they are addressing concerns about the utilization of AI tools, by highlighting best practices and sharing practical examples on how to leverage the tools and support innovation while also protecting learner and patient data, addressing bias and building strong data governance policies and procedures.

“Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Delivery: Navigating the Clinical Reality and Expectations”
March 26 at 3 pm ET
In this session, panelists will explore the utilization of AI in the clinical space and the importance of preparing the future generation of physicians, who will navigate a healthcare landscape where AI is even more integrated than today. Our discussion will also explore what level of AI awareness and experience program directors and DIOs are expecting their new residents to begin their graduate medical education.

“Leveraging AI in Teaching & Evaluation”
April (Date/Time TBD)
Artificial Intelligence introduces a novel approach to teaching and evaluating learners in the realm of medical education. During this session, we will explore emerging applications in content creation, literature analysis, study tools, communication development, and use in modalities such as case-based learning and simulation. Where might it be used to insert or identify items across the entire curriculum? We’ll also examine the possibility of AI-driven assessment technologies, shedding light on practical uses and where they have potential in the comprehensive evaluation of both students and components of educational programs. 

“AI and the Operational Functions of the School: From Admissions to Business Services”
May (Date/Time TBD)
The use of AI in medical school admissions is a complex and evolving area with significant interest. While it presents opportunities for efficiency and fairness, it also poses significant challenges related to bias, ethics, and transparency. Careful consideration, transparency, and ongoing evaluation are essential to strike the right balance and ensure that AI supports the mission-driven admissions processes of medical schools while upholding principles of equity and ethics. This session will expand your understanding of these factors and explore the utilization for holistic review as well as the risks and strategies for risk mitigation.

 “Faculty Development in Support of Leveraging AI”
June (Date/Time TBD)
The session will focus on faculty development around essential understandings of emergent AI’s tools and capabilities in medical education and the health care environment. Importantly, we will discuss how to educate faculty (from volunteer to full time) about institutional decisions related to the incorporation of AI, ensuring they are well-informed and equipped to guide learners and patients effectively in this evolving educational and clinical environment. Panelists will also share insight on how they are assisting faculty in understanding how learners now and in the near future are utilizing these tools in their educational and professional journey. 

“Leveraging AI for Research & Innovation”
July (Date/Time TBD)
More information coming soon!

“Building AI Partnerships Across Medicine, Industry, and Government”
August (Date/Time TBD)
This panel webinar will provide a practical approach to creating AI focused partnerships, including advice, lessons learned and best practices. Specific examples of how various sized institutions have developed collaborations with industry and government partners to harness the power of AI in medicine will be shared by each panelist, including questions for other institutions to consider when thinking about entering their own partnerships (ex. alignment with institutional mission & strategy, student data protections, data storage and management, privacy/compliance, etc.).

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/26/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, panelists will explore the utilization of AI in the clinical space and the importance of preparing the future generation of physicians, who will navigate a healthcare landscape where AI is even more integrated than today.

    In this session, panelists will explore the utilization of AI in the clinical space and the importance of preparing the future generation of physicians, who will navigate a healthcare landscape where AI is even more integrated than today. Our discussion will also explore what level of AI awareness and experience program directors and DIOs are expecting their new residents to begin their graduate medical education. This session will encourage discussion that illuminates the changing paradigms regarding students' AI education from a postgraduate medical and clinical viewpoint, and how undergraduate medical education may need to change to keep up. This session will help contextualize these rapidly evolving possibilities within existing clinical structures and technology platforms (e.g., electronic health records).

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/28/2024

    Panelists will share how they are addressing data and ethics related concerns about the utilization of AI tools by highlighting best practices.

    AI models are reliant upon the data that trains and fuels them. It is important for issues around data management, governance, and ethics to be considered in any decision about utilizing AI. Panelists will share how they are addressing data and ethics related concerns about the utilization of AI tools by highlighting best practices and sharing practical examples on how to leverage the tools and support innovation, while also protecting learner and patient data, addressing bias, and building strong data governance policies and procedures.

    Lynn Cleary, MD

    Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Upstate Medical University

    Dr. Lynn Cleary is Professor of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Upstate’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, and a member of the University Executive Committee. In addition to seeing patients and teaching, she collaborates with deans and faculty on educational program planning, learner assessment, program evaluation, university accreditation, institutional effectiveness, interprofessional education, and the university simulation center. Dr. Cleary is a Master of the American College of Physicians, past President of the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians, Honorary Member for Life of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and Past President of the Board of Directors of Alpha Omega Alpha.

    Cecilia Barry, JD

    Senior Corporate Counsel

    AAMC

    Cecilia Barry, JD, is Senior Corporate Counsel at the AAMC where she provides in-house legal counsel to the AAMC’s programs and staff, focusing on data privacy and security, technology, transactional, global, and research issues. Cecilia manages the AAMC’s privacy program where she drafts and implements policies, trains staff, prepares for and responds to data incidents, and consults with new business, research, and data initiatives. Cecilia is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and Boston College.

    Ernie Perez, MS

    Associate Provost and Executive Director, Medical Campus Information Technology

    Boston University

    Ernie currently serves as the Associate Provost and Executive Director of Boston University Medical Campus Information Technology. He leads the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) information technology team, including network infrastructure, systems, desktop support and service desk, application development and support, teaching and learning technologies, and research computing. The Medical Campus includes the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences, School of Public Health, and the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

    Katherine Chang Chretien, MD

    Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs, Professor of Medicine

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Katherine Chretien is Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs and Director of Medical Student Wellness at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Katherine graduated from Brown University before attending the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. She completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Her academic focus has been on social media in medicine, medical education, narrative medicine, and well-being.  Prior roles include President of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), Co-Chair of the AAMC Medical Student Civic Advocacy Workgroup, Chair of the Northeast Group on Student Affairs (NEGSA), and she is currently the NEGSA representative to the AAMC Committee on Student Affairs. She is the recipient of the Charles H. Griffith III Educational Research Award from CDIM and the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Students Association. Katherine is the author of the book "I Wish I Read This Book Before Medical School," that is focused on helping medical students thrive.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/23/2024

    Join us to equip yourself with the insights and tools needed to position yourself knowledgeably in conversations regarding AI’s place in medical education.

    Join us to equip yourself with the insights and tools needed to position yourself knowledgeably in conversations regarding AI’s place in medical education. Using the missions of medical education as our guide, we’ll navigate its opportunities throughout the continuum of medical education.

    Alison J. Whelan, MD, FAC

    Chief Academic Officer

    AAMC

    Alison J. Whelan, MD oversees efforts that prepare and assist deans, faculty leaders, educators, and future physicians for the challenges of 21st century academic medicine. She leads a staff that addresses critical medical school data, administrative, and operational issues; explores new models of successful mission alignment; focuses on key student and faculty issues; transforms current models of education and workforce preparation across the full continuum of medical education; and supports medical school accreditation activities. 

    Prior to joining the association in 2016 as Chief Medical Education Officer, Dr. Whelan served as Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She held multiple education roles: course director, clerkship director, curriculum dean and ultimately was appointed the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Education. In this role she oversaw the continuum of medical education from medical school admissions through CME. 

    Dr. Whelan received her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in 1981. She earned her medical degree from Washington University in 1986 and completed her postgraduate work and residency at the former Barnes Hospital, now Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Whelan is an internist and clinical geneticist.

    Marc Triola, MD, FACP

    Associate Dean for Educational Informatics

    NYU Langone Health

    Marc Triola, MD, is a professor of medicine, the associate dean for educational informatics, and the founding director of the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education (IIME) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.  IIME combines education strategies with new informatics solutions to connect patient care and education at NYU Langone in a research and innovation initiative that is translational, empowers transformational change in our school, and benefits our patients. Dr. Triola’s research focuses on the use of AI tools to efficiently personalize education and give new insights to programs and coaches. His lab develops new learning technologies, AI-driven educational interventions, and defines educationally sensitive patient and system outcomes that can be used to assess training. 

    Stephanie Mann, MD, MS HPEd

    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

    Methodist University/Cape Fear Valley Hospital School of Medicine