More than 570 faculty from medical schools in México attended the 2010 Medical Education Meeting (Jornadas de Educación Médica 2010) held February 10-12 at the Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in México City. The subject of the meeting was “Competency Based Education: Paradigm Change” (“Educación por Competencias: Cambio de Paradigma”) and several FAIMER Fellows and faculty members participated as presenters. International speakers John R. Boulet, Ph.D., FAIMER Associate Vice President for Research and Data Resources; Debra K. Litzelman, M.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine; Elizabeth Morrison, M.D., M.S.Ed., of the University of California, Irvine; and Geoff Norman, Ph.D., of McMaster University, shared their knowledge and experience. In particular, Dr. Boulet spoke on “Standard Setting for Performance-Based Assessments.” FAIMER Fellows Andrea Dávila-Cervantes (PHIL 2009), Irene Durante (PHIL 2008), Ivan Solarte (PHIL 2007), and Astrid Valenzuela (PHIL 2007) presented thirteen 2008 FAIMER Fellows’ posters and organized a forum promoting FAIMER.
Pre-conference workshops began on February 10 and included topics such as standard setting for performance based assessments, teaching for transfer of learning, residents as teachers, analysis of competencies and curriculum, and an introduction to virtual classrooms using the Moodle platform. Presentations on February 11-12 spanned a variety of subjects, including: “Use of Simulators in Assessment of Medical Competencies,” “Implementation of Competency Based Medical Curriculum,” “Development of Medical Clinical Reasoning Competency,” and “Teaching to Teach Medical Students: Why, When and How?” In total, there were 71 oral presentations and 63 posters presented during the conference.