AAMC Virtual Medical Education Event

July 30–August 3, 2018


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medical educator icon Welcome Medical Educators

Over the past few years, Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) and Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QI/PS) have received significant attention and investment from the medical education community. By attending this virtual event, you will learn about results of the latest pilots and the research and thinking about these important topics. Additionally, you will hear about the AAMC's latest initiatives in medical education.

Our speakers include experienced experts and thought leaders:


Kim Lomis, MD
Associate Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Lomis is associate dean for undergraduate medical education, professor of surgery, and professor of medical education and administration. She oversees the quality improvement process for the curriculum, supports curricular design processes and serves as a liaison between students and faculty. She will be participating in a discussion of what UME and GME programs need to know about CBME.


Nathan Spell III, MD
Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine

Dr. Spell served for 10 years as the chief quality officer at Emory University Hospital and leads the Emory Quality Academy. As an associate dean, he currently oversees continuing medical education, faculty education and associated clinical development activities, and programs and initiatives at the Emory School of Medicine. He will participate in a discussion about quality and patient safety competencies including what to think about during implementation.


Alison J. Whelan, MD
Chief Medical Education Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

As chief medical education officer, Dr. Whelan leads AAMC initiatives to transform the current models of education and workforce preparation across the full continuum of medical education. Previously, she was senior associate dean for education and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Whelan will provide medical education updates and participate in a session about CBME. 

agenda calendar icon Agenda

The agenda includes four days of one to two hour presentations and discussions on CBME, QI/PS, and key issues in medical education. Sessions include:

July 31 at 11:00 am ET Lessons from the AAMC’s CoreEPA Pilot.
July 31 at 1:00 pm ET The editors of the AAMC's two journals (Academic Medicine  and MedEdPORTAL: The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources) discuss the use of educational interventions to improve clinical care.
July 31 at 3:00 pm ET Building a case for curricular integration of quality improvement and patient safety.
August 3 at 11:00 am ET CBME: Thinking about the EPAs and milestones across the continuum.

Please review the complete agenda.

virtual event on laptop icon Attending a Virtual Event 

You and your colleagues can attend this AAMC virtual event from the comfort of your home or office or even your favorite coffee shop. Sessions will feature a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of each presenter and you also have access to a variety of downloadable resources. Recordings of each session and resources will be available to attendees for 30 days after the event.

icon of three people Who should attend?

This event is designed for medical educators and thought leaders involved in curriculum development and dissemination such as: assistant and associate deans of curriculum, assistant and associate deans of medical education, vice deans of medical education, assistant and associate deans of CME, and regional campus deans.

It will also be helpful for members of the academic medicine community with an interest in current trends in medical education, particularly around CBME and QI/PS.

thumbs up benefits icon Benefits of Attending

By attending this event, you will become more knowledgeable about the latest developments in CBME and QI/PS, which can enhance your career and improve your impact on learners, your institution, and your system. You will receive:

  • Four days of presentations on medical education topics from thought leaders
  • Access to downloadable resources and an opportunity to chat with presenters
  • Updates from the AAMC about the latest initiatives in medical education
  • Access to all event presentations and associated materials through August 31, 2018
*You will be asked to log in using your AAMC credentials.
Anyone can create an AAMC account. Finding a lost username or password is simple.