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he current AACOM-IAMSE webinar series focuses on the theme: Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education—Placing Faculty and Students in New Experiences for Teaching and Learning. This webinar series was developed through a collaboration between AACOM and the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) with the goal of providing faculty members at U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine with seasonal professional development experiences throughout the year.  

Your campus faculty development director has been contacted for the free registration option. Please contact them for any additional information regarding the scheduling of the webinars, including the following sessions: 

  • October 1: "An Accelerated Pathway to Produce 21st Century Primary Care Physicians,” Tonya Fancher & Mark Henderson 
  • October 8: "Educating Medical Students in a Clinical Environment throughout the Entire Curriculum,” Brenda Rogers 

All sessions begin at 12:00 PM ET.  

Refocusing Faculty Roles 

In an effort to advance medical education to better align with the evolving needs and standards of the U.S. health care system, the AACOM-IAMSE collaborative webinar series focuses on faculty roles within the context of today’s health care landscape.  

The Fall AACOM-IAMSE webinar series is dedicated to focusing in on current issues in health sciences education, new and innovative technological teaching applications, and cutting-edge curricular developments that are advancing teaching and learning in the health sciences. 

The ongoing series highlights programs that are shifting the faculty roles from traditional “sage-on-the-stage” content deliverers to motivators, synthesizers, mentors, facilitators, and learning coaches, as well as the following noteworthy topics: 

  • Changing learning environments from the traditional classroom to more experiential clinical learning sites based in-part on health system needs 
  • Utilizing competencies and milestones to measure student learning and progress that foster a flexible progression through the curriculum and integrate basic science into the clerkships 
  • Developing curricula that focus on “student well-being and resiliency” 
  • Modifying timelines for student progression to residency 

Additionally, this new series will likely feature content from the new “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative, recently funded by the American Medical Association (AMA).  

Can’t make the fall series?

Keep checking the AACOM website for announcements about other upcoming seasonal web series offered throughout the year! 

Please contact AACOM Vice President and Chair for Medical Education Luke Mortensen, PhD, with questions and requests for more information at (301) 968-4143 or lmortensen@aacom.org

Visit the IAMSE website and AACOM’s Faculty Development web page for more information and additional resources.