International Association of Medical Science Educators
Webcast Audio Spring 2017 Seminar Series


As a follow-up to the IAMSE fall 2016 web seminar series on assessment, the spring 2017 IAMSE web seminar series will continue with exciting, informative sessions focusing on remediation. The goal of remediation is to correct the course of students who have gone astray in their journey to become a health professional. However, because of the varying components in a professional health science curriculum including basic science knowledge, clinical skills, and professionalism coupled with ever changing curricular modifications; effective remediation in health science education has become a complex issue with many challenges. To explore some of these issues, the spring web seminar series will provide a series of presentations by speakers who will share their experiences and expertise in remediation. The fundamental groundwork for the understanding of the importance of successful remediation will be laid and examples of programs who have applied these principles to integrated basic science courses and clinical skills will be provided. A timely presentation on the approaches to remediation of the new paradigm in undergraduate medical education assessment: Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) will be included.  Licensing exam failures are a major concern in health professions education and one session will be dedicated to a panel presentation of identification of students in jeopardy of not passing and/or remediation of these exams from the perspectives of allopathic (USMLE Step-1), osteopathic (COMLEX), and physician assistant (PANCE) medical programs. The series will also contain a session on the many issues (philosophical, educational, and legal) of “forward-feeding” assessment information on learners to faculty in subsequent courses. The audience will be invited to contribute to the series by sharing their experiences and insights using the phone line or our newly implemented backchannel communication.

All sessions take place from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Medical Education Center, Room 202 or 203.

March 2Remediation of Basic Science in integrated blocks

Jeannette Guerrasio and Giulia Bonaminio

March 9 - This Webinar has been postponed until a later date. We will announce the rescheduled date as soon as it is available. Remediation of “High Stakes” professional exams (USMLE Step-1, COMLEX, PANCE)

Aubrey Knight, Nicole Wadsworth, Pat Kenney-Moore

March 16Trust and Remediation: Entrustable Professional Activities and Trust DecisionsBryan Martin
March 23Sharing Assessment Information: Why, How, and What to ConsiderLynn Cleary
March 30Remediation of Gaps in Clinical Skills--One Size Fits OneCamilla Curren and Cate Nicholas

For more information, including session descriptions, visit the IAMSE Development Webinars webpage. Please contact Randi-Lynn Crowther (802.656.3123) with any questions.