IAMSE Winter 2022 Webinar Series to Focus on Basic Sciences

NEOMED Office of Faculty Enrichment and Engagement is pleased to offer all NEOMED faculty and staff access to the International Association of Medical Science Educators Winter 2022 webinar series "How Science Educators Still Matter: Leveraging the Basic Sciences for Student Success."

According to IAMSE: Shorting the preclinical curriculum.

USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 going pass/fail.  Heightened emphasis on clinical integration and professionalism within the first two years. Amid these and other changes to preclinical medical education, medical science educators wonder, “How do the basic sciences and the educators who teach them still matter?” The IAMSE 2022 Winter webinar series will explore this question as we examine the evolving and constant roles of basic science educators. By integrating foundational disciplines throughout the medical school experience, basic science educators will continue to play vital roles in the education and development of physicians and other health care providers.

This five-part webinar series will incorporate viewpoints from educators around the globe in shortening an 18-month preclinical curriculum to 12 months (session 1), the relevance of research in the medical school curriculum (session 2), innovative strategies and persistent challenges when incorporating diverse basic science topics into the clerkships (session 3), professional identity formation among medical students (session 4) and assessment in the absence of USMLE STEP 1 (session 5).

Faculty and staff have 2 options to engage with the webinars:

• Individuals may register directly with IAMSE under our institutional registration to receive remote viewing permission/links.

• Join with other NEOMED colleagues to view and discuss the webinars as a group! Please see flyer for specific dates/times/locations and the link to register for Outlook invitations to the sessions.

*Individuals registering for the in-person viewing will also receive a link to register for remote access as well!

Questions may be directed to the Office of Faculty Enrichment and Engagement at facultyengagement@neomed.edu.

See this flyer for specifics.

-- Submitted by Janel Koellner

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