More than 300 individuals attended the 21st Annual Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference (OME XXI), held January 13 – 15, 2011, in Las Vegas, NV. Designed to provide osteopathic medical educators and leaders a forum in which to exchange information and ideas, this year’s meeting focused on “Osteopathic Medical Education as a Disruptive Innovation.” (See AACOM President Dr. Stephen C. Shannon’s column in this newsletter for a full description of disruptive innovation.)
The program was developed under the leadership of Co-Chairs Clinton E. Adams, DO, MPA, Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Dean, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, and Robert A. Cain, DO, Director of Medical Education, Grandview Medical Center. In addition to featuring opening keynote speaker John Kenagy, MD, MPA, author of Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times, the conference included sessions on interviewing and selecting the best osteopathic medical students and residents; strengthening faculty competence; and the new role of teaching health centers in graduate medical education.
View the Conference Agenda with links to presentations.