International Association of Medical Science Educators
Webcast Audio Seminar Series

Spring 2023: 
Widening the Road to Health Professions Education: Expanding access for diverse and underserved populations

Sometimes you just need to add more lanes to the highway. This series will explore innovative practices in recruiting and matriculating students from underserved populations into health sciences programs and creating pathways for students to meet the unique needs of their communities. It begins on March 2, 2023, with a discussion by Thomas Thesen, Jacqueline Ekeoba, Mariam Manuel and Lily Lam on mechanisms for early outreach to students in the K-12 sector. The program will continue on March 9 with a presentation on accelerated MD programs by Joan Cangiarella and Shou Ling Leong. Machelle Linsenmeyer and Natasha Bray will provide insights into rural medicine pathway programs on March 16. Stephen Schneid will review metrics and assessment strategies on March 23. Finally, Leila Amiri will wrap up the series on March 30 with a thoughtful discussion of how admissions processes can assist with the goal of equitable recruitment.

All sessions take place Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Please contact to receive a link to register under the Teaching Academy paid registration.


March 2, 2023Building Pathways & Bridges on the Bumpy Road towards Equity in STEM & Medicine

Thomas Thesen, Mariam Manuel, Jacqueline Ekeoba, and Lily Lam 

March 9, 2023Lessons Learned in Developing Accelerated 3-Year MD Programs

Joan Cangiarella and Catherine Coe 

March 16, 2023 

Fostering Community Through Rural Pipelines and Pathways

Machelle Linsenmeyer and Natasha Bray 
March 23, 2023Academic Readiness for the Pre-clerkship Curriculum: A closer look at the metrics in pathway studentsStephen Schneid 
March 30, 2023Progress and Challenge of Pathway Programs
Leila Amiri 

For the most up to date information, including session descriptions, visit the IAMSE Development Webinars webpage. Please contact with any questions.