NYU School of Medicine and the Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs hosted an educational symposium on July 31, 2017, with leaders in medical education from across the country. In a collaborative effort, over 100 professionals from medical schools were challenged to rethink how educators prepare students, assess their progress, and amplify their impact along the Undergraduate Medical Education–Graduate Medical Education (UME–GME) continuum.
The symposium was broken into three sessions over the course of the day, featuring speakers from NYU School of Medicine, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Medical Association (AMA), the National Resident Matching Program, and various institutions across the country. NYU School of Medicine’s Steven B. Abramson, MD, senior vice president at NYU Langone Health and vice dean for education, faculty, and academic affairs, and Joan Cangiarella, MD, associate dean for education, faculty, and academic affairs, served as course directors for the event, opening the educational sessions, and discussed what leaders in the field should expect in medical education over the course of the next decade.
“There is a need for leaders of medical education programs to be updated on the national priorities that affect their programs, specifically related to standards and competency development of medical students and residents,” says Dr. Abramson. “It’s our hope that this symposium provides a platform for those leaders to share their valuable insights with the academic medical community.”
Key topics around the future of medical education were discussed throughout the symposium, including:
- the implementation and impact of accelerated programs in order to share lessons learned that are innovative, generalizable, and scalable to both three- and four-year programs
- the outcomes of new programs that promote curricular innovation, learner progression, and individualized pathways along the medical education continuum
- recent advances in education technology, informatics, and research that can inform future directions for medical education across the country
- ways to address “pain points” along the UME–GME continuum over the next ten years
- the opportunities and challenges that remain amongst undergraduate and graduate medical education programs across the country
“At this exciting time in academic medicine, NYU School of Medicine and the Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs are taking the lead in engaging academic medical center professionals from across the country to transform teaching, learning, and assessment across the entire medical education continuum,” says Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health. “This event highlights several projects underway nationally that integrate new methodologies, technologies, and solutions, and we’re proud to bring together the foremost experts in this field to discuss the next innovations in medical education.”
Attendees were eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ at this professional educational conference.