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2012 SDRME Summer Meeting

Feb 18, 2012

This year the SDRME Summer Meeting will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SDRME. The meeting will feature: - A ceremony recognising 25 years of SDRME; - Keynote speaker Carol Aschenbrener, MD, Chief Medical Education Officer, AAMC. Her talk will include AAMC updates relevant to SDRME; - Presentations on evolution and future of medical education offices; research methods; and journal editors and reviewers; - Presentations of SDRME invited reviews; - Networking and opportunities to discuss potential research collaborations.

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St. George’s Advanced Assessment Course

Feb 17, 2012

This course will provide advanced coverage of assessment principles and methodologies in medical education. The course is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate medical educators who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of specific areas of assessment. Participants should have a fundamental grounding in assessment principles and practices.

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WGEA/WGSA/WOSR 2012 AAMC Conference

Feb 17, 2012

The title for this year’s 2012 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR AAMC Western Regional Conference is, Collaborative Communities in Medical Education. The conference will provide an opportunity to share ideas on new innovations in teaching and learning and perspectives on interconnected communities.

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Perspective: Ten Thousand Hours to Patient Safety, Sooner or Later

Feb 15, 2012

The author argues that duty-hour restrictions limit the number of hours residents spend learning and practicing medicine and, therefore, limit their ability to develop necessary expertise.

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Associate Dean for Medical Education and Faculty Development

Feb 15, 2012

The Medical Sciences campus of AUC is located on the island of St. Maarten. AUC has an exceptional faculty composed of clinicians and basic scientists who instruct an accomplished and committed body of students. AUC was recently acquired by DeVry Medical Inc.

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Medical Educator Fellowship

Feb 15, 2012

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is pleased to offer the Medical Educator Fellowship. The Fellowship is composed of three phases that can be completed in 3 years. Phase 1 consists of the currently offered Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME) program. The ESME program is offered several times a year at the AMEE Conference, Ottawa Conference and the Annual IAMSE Conferences.

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Abstract deadline for AMEE 2012 one month away

Feb 13, 2012

The abstract deadline for Short Communication, Posters, ePosters, AMEE Fringe and Conference Workshops is the 12th of March 2012. Short communications are simultaneous, themed sessions included throughout the programme, with approximately six presentations per session. Each presenter is allocated 10 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions and fifteen minutes for group discussion.

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An Invitation to contribute to the ASPIRE initiative

Feb 13, 2012

Those engaged in medical education are invited to suggest criteria that will be considered for adoption for the ASPIRE initiative. ASPIRE is a Medical Schools Programme for International Recognition of Excellence in Education.

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