International Association of Medical Science Educators
Webcast Audio Winter 2018 Seminar Series


Competency-based Education - Where are we now and where are we going?

The Winter 2018 IAMSE Web Seminar Series focuses on the current state of Competency-Based Education across the health professions and its future directions. The series begins with an overview of current assessment theories, tools and practices and explains how these have been adapted to better reflect learners’ attainment of competency within a competency-based framework. This is followed by a session that explores the relationship between memory and learning and describes strategies to better prepare and equip learners to achieve success within a competency-based framework. The AAMC Core EPA work group next provides an update on the integration of “entrustment activities and entrustment assessment tools” into a competency-based framework. The following presentation explores the benefits, challenges and outcomes of incorporating Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) into competency-based medical education. The series closes with an appraisal of the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) curriculum as a content-focused, “continuous” competency-based model that spans undergraduate and graduate medical education. Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to describe the evolution of competency-based education in the health professions. Participants will also be able to identify opportunities within their own institutions for adopting and adapting a competency-based educational framework.

All sessions take place from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Medical Education Center, Room 201.

January 11Competency-Based Medical Education: Understanding the Principles

Linda Snell

January 18Integration, competence and expertise: Preparing learners for the future

Nikki Woods

January 25Generating Trust in Entrustment: an update from the AAMC Core EPA Pilot GroupKim Lomis
February 1Continuity, LICs and Competency-based Education - 2018Molly Cook
February 8Competency based education across the UME-GME continuum: the EPAC programDebbie Powell
March 8The Importance of Nutrition and Physicians' Wellbeing Angela Cheung and Maryam Hamadi
March 15Fat Chance for Nutrition and Obesity Education in Medical SchoolsNicholas Pennings
March 22Integrating Wellness & Nutrition: Lessons from University of CincinnatiSian Cotton
March 29Project on the Good Physician: Using Life Stories to Study Medical Student WellnessJohn Yoon and Tania Jenkins
April 5Mitigating the Emotional Toll of Medical ErrorsJo Shapiro

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