International Association of Medical Science Educators
Webcast Audio Seminar Series

Spring 2019: The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education

Basic science education in the medical curriculum is facing a challenge. Despite the fact that health science curricula teach foundational
science integrated with clinical science, lecture halls are essentially empty and students rely more and more on review books to prepare for USMLE Step 1. How can basic science instruction continue to fulfill its mission of providing a scientific approach to the practice of medicine? The IAMSE spring series is addressing this question by presenting several new approaches to improve foundational science instruction beyond integration with the clinical sciences.  After an introduction that describes the challenge and proposes new roles for basic science educators, the audience will learn from the experiences of a lecture-free curriculum, from a curriculum with foundational science instruction during the clerkship years and from schools who place  USMLE Step 1 after clinical clerkships. Finally, the audience will hear the latest status on the role and impact of USMLE Step 1 on medical education. The series will provide participants with a better
understanding of the issues and current trends in novel foundational science curricula.

All sessions take place Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Med Ed 204. To view remotely, contact for login details.

March 7The Changing Roles of the Basic Science Educator

Ronald Harden, OBE

March 14Going Lecture Free for Gen Z

Brenda Roman, MD; Mary Jo Trout, Pharm D, BCPS, BCGP; Irina Overman, MD

March 21Role of Foundational Sciences in Clinical YearsKim Dahlman, PhD
March 28Stepping Beyond the "Step 1 Climate"Kathy Andolsek, MD, MPH; David Chen, MSIII
April 4Moving USMLE Step 1 After Core Clerkships: Rationale, Challenges and Early OutcomesMichelle Daniel, MD, MHPE, FACEP

For more information, including session descriptions, visit the IAMSE Development Webinars webpage. Please contact with any questions.