FAIMER Research Staff Take Part in the 13th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

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The 13th Annual Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Health Workforce Research Conference was held May 3-5, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia. This annual conference brings researchers, educators, and policymakers together to meet and discuss state and federal health workforce issues. The theme of this year’s conference was Working Together for Health: Aligning the Health Workforce with Population Needs.

Several members of the FAIMER Research staff took part in the conference, sharing information based on FAIMER Research and Data Resources projects. Danette McKinley, Director of Research and Data Resources, gave a presentation titled Primary Care Physicians and Vulnerable Populations: A Cross-Sectional Analysis co-authored by Julie Drendall, as part of a plenary session on Provider Types, Populations Served, and Outcomes Achieved. Research Scientist Amy Opalek participated in a breakout session on Aging and a Diverse Population—Implications for Health Workforce with a presentation titled Who Cares for Pennsylvania’s Diverse Patient Populations? Ms. Opalek and Research Associate Sarah Leng also presented a poster titled International Medical Graduates’ Contributions to the United States Health Workforce.

2008 Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges

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The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) took place in San Antonio, Texas, October 31-November 5. FAIMER participated in the Innovations in Medical Education and Commercial Exhibits as a non-profit exhibitor. In addition, following is a list of courses and sessions in which FAIMER staff (bold black font) and FAIMER Fellows (bold blue font) participated as speakers and/or contributed as authors.

Course

Fundamentals of Assessment Medical Education (FAME) Course
This introductory assessment course was offered by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and FAIMER, in collaboration with the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA).

Research in Medical Education (RIME) Research Paper Presentations: Evaluating Educational Programs

Medical Education in the Caribbean: Variability in Medical School Programs and Performance of Graduates
Marta van Zanten, M.Ed., John R. Boulet, Ph.D.

RIME Research Paper Presentations: Learner Needs and Environments

International Exchange Programs and U.S. Medical Schools
Danette W. McKinley, Ph.D., Shirley R. Williams, B.B.A., John J. Norcini, Ph.D., M. Brownell Anderson, M.Ed., AAMC

RIME Symposium Presentation

Measuring Simulation-based Medical Education Outcomes
William C. McGaghie, Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Moderator), John R. Boulet, Ph.D., and Carla M. Pugh, M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Discussants)

Sessions

GEA FAIMER Session – FAIMER: An International Model for Faculty Development
John J. Norcini, Ph.D. (Moderator), Eliana Amaral, M.D., Ph.D., Universidad Estadual de Campinas, William P. Burdick, M.D., M.S.Ed., Ara Tekian, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, James Scott, M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine (Speakers)

ECFMG and FAIMER Session – Enhancing International Medical Education: The Contributions of U.S. Institutions
James A. Hallock, M.D., ECFMG, John J. Norcini, Ph.D., Stephen S. Seeling, J.D., ECFMG, M. Brownell Anderson, M.Ed., AAMC, Eliana Amaral, M.D., Ph.D., Universidad Estadual de Campinas, Donald E. Melnick, M.D., NBME, Karen Novielli, M.D., Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Speakers)

AAMC 2007 Annual Meeting – November 4-7, 2007

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2007 Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7, 2007, in Washington, D.C.

FAIMER staff presentations (with FAIMER staff in bold) will include:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

8:30 am – 10:00 am
RIME Symposium Presentations:
The Educational Realities of Increasing Class Size
John Norcini, Ph.D.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Innovations in Medical Education and Commercial Exhibits (Booth #1602)

Monday, November 5, 2007

9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Innovations in Medical Education and Commercial Exhibits (Booth #1602)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Update
James A. Hallock, M.D., John Norcini, Ph.D., Stephen S. Seeling, J.D., John R. Boulet, Ph.D., William P. Burdick, M.D.

2:45 pm – 4:15 pmResearch Paper Presentations: Assessing Clinical Skills
Assessing the Communication and Interpersonal Skills of Graduates of International Medical Schools as Part of the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Exam
Marta van Zanten, M.Ed., John R. Boulet, Ph.D., Danette W. McKinley, Ph.D., Andre De Champlain, Ph.D., Ann C. Jobe, M.D., M.S.N.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

8:00 am – 9:30 am Abstract Presentations: Prediction
International Medical Graduates & Step 2 CS Outcome
Danette McKinley, Ph.D., John R. Boulet, Ph.D., David B. Swanson, Ph.D., Kimberly Swygert, Ph.D.

9:45 am – 11:15 amAbstract Presentations: Graduate Medical Education
The Certification of International Medical Graduates
John R. Boulet, Ph.D., Stephen S. Seeling, J.D., Danette W. McKinley, Ph.D.

AAMC Panel Discussion Spotlights Developments in India and Brazil

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Francisco Campos, Brazilian Minister of Health Manpower; Kamal Dwivedi, Counselor of Science and Technology, Embassy of India; and Rosemary Fernandes, CEO, Phoenix Rose LLC, presented their visions of health manpower development in India and Brazil at the ECFMG/FAIMER Update Session at this year’s AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Francisco Campos, whose Ministry is funding the Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute, emphasized the relationship between the Brazilian Pro Saudé program of the Brazilian Ministry of Health to increase access to health care services throughout the country and the Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute. Kamal Dwivedi talked about the interest of the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to deepen education methodology and leadership skills of health professions educators through expansion of FAIMER Regional Institutes in that country. Ms. Fernandes currently has a project with the Indian health ministry to develop a network of community health centers in India and proposed alignment of FAIMER faculty development with India’s health center expansion efforts.

AAMC 2006 Annual Meeting

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The Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Annual Meeting was held October 27-November 1, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. The following is a list of sessions that FAIMER staff participated in as speakers and/or contributed to as authors. FAIMER staff are listed in bold.

Abstract Presentation

Clinical clerkship experiences of IMGs
Danette W. McKinley, Ph.D., John J. Norcini, Ph.D., M. Brownell Anderson, M.Ed.

Exhibit

Innovations in Medical Education (IME) exhibit
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)

RIME Research Paper Presentations

Assessing the underlying structure of the USMLE Step 2 test of clinical skills using confirmatory factory analysis
Andre de Champlain, Ph.D., Kimberly Swygert, Ph.D., David Swanson, Ph.D., John R. Boulet, Ph.D.

Comparing traditional and computer-based training methods for standardized patients
Anthony M. Errichetti, Ph.D., John R. Boulet, Ph.D.

Comparison of characteristics and exam performance: Performance of U.S. and non-U.S. IMGs
John R. Boulet, Ph.D., Danette W. McKinley, Ph.D., John J. Norcini, Ph.D., David B. Swanson, Ph.D.

ECFMG certification and specialty board certification among graduates of Caribbean medical schools
John R. Norcini, Ph.D., Danette W. McKinley, Ph.D., John R. Boulet, Ph.D., M. Brownell Anderson, M.Ed.

Evaluating the measures
Hugh Stoddard, Ph.D., M.Ed. (Moderator), John J. Norcini, Ph.D. (Discussant)

Examinee use of encounter time in a high-stakes SP exam
Danette McKinley, Ph.D., David B. Swanson, Ph.D., Kimberly Swygert, Ph.D., Colette Scott, M.Ed., John R. Boulet, Ph.D.

Modeling longitudinal performances of the USMLE and impact of socio-demographic characteristics
Andre F. de Champlain, Ph.D., Laurel Sample, M.A., Gerard F. Dillon, Ph.D., John R. Boulet, Ph.D.

Relationships among subcomponents of USMLE Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK exams
Polina Harik, M.A., Brian E. Clauser, Ed.D., Irina Grabovsky, Ph.D., Melissa J. Margolis, M.S., Gerard F. Dillon, Ph.D., John R. Boulet, Ph.D.

Sessions

ECFMG and FAIMER update
James A. Hallock, M.D., John J. Norcini, Ph.D., Stephen S. Seeling, J.D.

Making your work, work for you
Ann Brown, M.D. (Moderator), Page Morahan, Ph.D., Roberta Sonnino, M.D., Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Judith K. Katz, Ed.D.