A Collaborative: The Stanford Medical Education Research Group

Welcome to the School of Medicine's Medical Education Research & Evaluation Group Blog. Meetings are Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. This blog is used to announce agenda items, document research discussions, and share ideas and information about publications, presentations and conferences. This site is maintained by the Division of Evaluation. Questions? Contact Dr. Fetterman (davidf@stanford.edu). Assistance with postings? Contact Ms. Jennifer Berry (jenberry@stanford.edu)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

2007 WGEA Regional Conference Hawaii

The Association of American Medical Colleges' Western Group on Educational Affairs invites you to participate in this year's exciting and stimulating medical education conference, held jointly at the spectacular new University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Kaka'ako Campus, and the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, on April 15-17, 2007. This year's program will focus on "Hot Topics" that represent emerging curricular and educational challenges and opportunities in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education.

Medical school faculty members, administrators, medical students and resident physicians are encouraged to submit abstracts that describe innovative ways of addressing emerging and challenging issues in medical education. Outstanding presentations of educational innovation and scholarship will be recognized with the WGEA Award for Excellence. Presentation options include workshops, panel presentations, posters, and oral presentations of great teaching ideas or educational research. Deadline for submission is NOVEMBER 15, 2006.

Please visit the 2007 WGEA conference website at http://ome.hawaii.edu/wgea2007.htm for more information.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Stanford School of Medicine

AAMC. We have a booth (no. 234) at the AAMC for October 29th 9-1 and 3:30-6:30 and October 30th 10-3:00.

Anyone who has time to “stand in for me” at the booth for an hour or two would be appreciated, especially Sunday Oct 29 from 9 to 10:00.

If you have a poster you would like us to display, talk to me and get one to me in the next couple of weeks and I will make sure it is displayed. (Need to know now since I have to order stands etc.)

So Clarence – a reminder if you want one on cultural competence or professionalism or any component of POM dealing with evaluation get it to me and I will make sure it is up there.

Neil – if you want one on the new curriculum – we can use the existing one or make an updated one.

We will have one dealing with the scholarly concentrations, clerkship evaluation, and course evaluation to be sure.

Take care.


Stanford School of Medicine

Stanford pre-presentations. In preparation for the American Evaluation Association meetings we would like to block off a few sessions to present mock or pre-presentations (asking for your feedback and constructive criticism)

- Currently we have reserved Oct 5 and Oct 19 for our presentations (on our group blog calendar)

- Oct 5

- Jen will present findings concerning the course evaluations.
- David will present findings concerning the scholarly concentration empowerment evaluation.
- Kam will present her POM work.
- Julianne and John will also present their CPX work.

- Oct 19th
- Drew will present his Digital Video work on this day.

Thanks and see you there.

- David

Stanford School of Medicine

Change of date for presentation: Elizabeth and Joyce will be presenting on September 28th instead of the 21st so update your calendars.

September 28, 2006

Elizabeth Stuart and Joyce Javier will present their work on the use of reflective essays as part of an educational program designed to encourage cross-cultural communication.

Please feel free to contact Elizabeth if you have any questions about the session.

- David