iMedEd Release Notes 9.18.20

Teach Anywhere Spotlight: Resources for Virtual Presentations and Remote Teaching

As the pandemic continues to impact our daily teaching activities, it is important to move beyond “emergency remote teaching” and focus on the delivery of presentations and teaching for the virtual delivery methods that remain. The following are some resources to help you succeed online:

Also, for those who have been involved in additional or extraordinary teaching, clinical and service activities due to the pandemic, the following is a useful guide to ensure you accurately capture these efforts on your professional CVs: Covid19 Contributions On A Professional CV.

 

iMedEd Release Notes 8.14.20

Welcome to the Class of 2024!

This academic year started off a little differently than past years for our new incoming class of medical students. The majority of their orientation sessions were held via Zoom, and the limited in-person activities were arranged in small-groups with students physically distanced and masked. There were, however, some aspects of orientation that were the same. For example, the UCI School of Medicine continues to require medical students to have their own personal Apple iPad to use throughout their medical school career. Through the iMedEd initiative, the school provides assistance to ensure each student has access to an iPad device, and, in collaboration with The Hill UCI Bookstore which remains closed due to COVID-19, we were still able to personally deliver iPads to the appreciative students at the Medical Education building.

During the online technology orientation on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, the Class of 2024 was surprised and overwhelmingly excited when they learned from Dean Dr. Michael Stamos and Dr. J. Christian Fox, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, that they would become the second UCI School of Medicine class to receive their own personal Butterfly iQ hand-held ultrasound devices. Watch their reactions here:

These devices will serve as a central component to our well-established, longitudinal ultrasound curriculum led by Dr. Fox. UCI has offered this curriculum to our medical students for nearly a decade, and we continue to be a leader in preparing future physicians with the diagnostic skills of point-of-care ultrasound.

Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2024 to this different, but not so different, academic year!

 

iMedEd Release Notes 7.17.20

AMA Report on Curricular Diversity and Inclusion

At the spring 2019 meeting of the Accelerating Change in Medical Education consortium of the American Medical Association (AMA), leadership teams from member institutions followed a structured process to consider potential educational inequities in medical curriculum, assessment and programming. UCI School of Medicine is honored to be a member of this AMA consortium and to have participated in this meeting.

The outcomes from the consortium meeting are now available in a summary report from the AMA. This guidance is timely for medical educators amidst the current widespread and necessary response to issues around anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. The tangible actionable items outlined in the report include:

  • Considering multiple expressions of diversity
  • Examining potential sources of educational inequity
  • Identifying curricular content areas to support equity and inclusion
  • Assessing educational culture and climate

To read the full AMA summary report, visit: Curricular diversity and inclusion: AMA’s outline for self-study and action plans.

iMedEd Release Notes 6.12.20

AAMC Anti-racism in Medicine Collection in MedEdPORTAL

Read below for the message and anti-racism resource that Katherine McOwen, MSEd, senior director of Educational Affairs, Medical Education at the AAMC has shared with the medical education community:

“The recent police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have continued to amplify the epidemic of racism in the United States, underscoring the physical, political, socioeconomic, and existential assaults continually experienced by all Black and Brown communities.

As a journal of health professions educational resources, it is our responsibility to name racism as a barrier to equity and to work toward dismantling systems of oppression within our profession through training and education. The new Anti-racism in Medicine collection within MedEdPORTAL provides educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills, elevates the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula, and aims to convene a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism within medical education. To specifically support developers of and educators in anti-racist curricula, we also offer individualized mentorship for potential authors.

By increasing awareness, providing professional development, contextualizing content in culturally relevant ways, and spurring explicit dialogue about racism, our journal joins the fight against health inequity and racial injustice.”

View the AAMC Anti-racism in Medicine Collection on the MedEdPORTAL.

iMedEd Release Notes 6.5.20

Teach Anywhere Spotlight: Online Resources for Discussing Racism & Publishing your COVID-19 Related Work

Online Resources for Discussing Racism

Technology enables us to reach broader audiences for teaching and learning. Technology resources offered support in educating us about emergency remote teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology resources can also offer support in educating us to the ongoing injustices around diversity and inclusion to help us stand stronger and united against anti-Black racism.

A few online resources that are available include:

Also, in case you missed the announcement this week, the UCI Libraries (with contributions by Matt Flyntz, Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services at the UCI Law Library) shared a new ebook collection, OverDrive: Understanding and Combatting Racism, to support the campus educational role and intellectual discourse on this topic. To access this collection:

  1. Login with your UCInetID to read ebooks online.
  2. Download titles to your device or read on your Kindle or ereader. (Download the OverDrive App on your phone or tablet.)
  3. Borrow up to five books at a time and select either 7 days or 14 days to borrow.
  4. Ebooks will be returned automatically, there is no late fee.

Publishing your COVID-19 Related Work

The Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) Section of the AAMC Group on Education Affairs has published a special COVID-19 edition of their Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship. Each journal listed in this special edition has either a special call or is accepting COVID-19 related articles. If you would like to share how you are responding to this pandemic through your teaching and medical education research, take a look at this timely resource.

To access this special edition, visit: Special COVID-19 Edition: MESRE Annotated Bibliography.

Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship

The full MESRE Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship provides scholars and researchers with detailed information about the topics, types of manuscripts, and audiences for more than 60 journals that publish health professions education manuscripts. The most recent update to the annotated bibliography was completed in 2019.

For more information on resources to teach anywhere, visit: UCISOM Teach Anywhere.

iMedEd Release Notes 5.8.20

Teach Anywhere Spotlight: Resources for Online Clinical Teaching and Learning

In light of current social distancing efforts and institutional transitions to online teaching due to COVID-19, technology tools have become critical in plans to maintain academic and operational continuity. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has been leading efforts to centralize resources from medical schools for medical schools to help in the move to online/virtual instruction, especially in the challenging clinical space. These collections include:

MedEdPORTAL Virtual Learning Resources during COVID-19

  • This is a collection of peer-reviewed teaching resources for distance (synchronous and asynchronous) and self-directed learning.
  • Resources cover both clinical and preclinical content areas.
  • Resources are free to download and free for adaptation to local settings.

iCollaborative Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact

  • This is a non-peer-reviewed collection focused on clinical teaching opportunities that do not involve direct patient contact.
  • Resources can be searched by ACGME competencies and learner audience (e.g. GME or UME).
  • Resources are free to download and free for adaptation to local settings.
  • The AAMC is still seeking submissions from member institutions for this collection. To submit a resource, visit: Seeking Your Submissions.

For more information on resources to teach anywhere, visit: UCISOM Teach Anywhere.

 

iMedEd Release Notes 4.3.20

Teach Anywhere Spotlight: Teaching with Zoom

In light of current social distancing efforts and institutional transitions to online teaching due to COVID-19, technology tools have become critical in plans to maintain academic and operational continuity. One tool available through UCI Health is Zoom, a HIPAA compliant video and audio conferencing tool. Zoom can be used to conduct meetings, webinars, and online teaching sessions and accessed from a variety of platforms including mobile devices, desktop computers, and telephones. You can use Zoom to collaborate with colleagues across UCI as well as those externally.

To access UCI Health Zoom, go to: https://ucihealth.zoom.us

Teaching with Zoom

Useful Zoom Features

Zoom offers a variety of settings and features to conduct a successful, online teaching session:

Security Considerations

While UCI Health Zoom requires meetings to have a password and locks down certain settings to minimize security issues, it is worthwhile to consider some best practices for securing your teaching sessions:

For more information and tips for hosting a teaching session, visit: UCISOM Teaching with Zoom

For more information on resources to teach anywhere, visit: UCISOM Teach Anywhere

iMedEd Release Notes 3.12.20

Teach Anywhere Spotlight: Using Zoom for Video Conferencing and Online Teaching

In light of current social distancing efforts and institutional transitions to online teaching due to COVID-19, technology tools have become critical in plans to maintain academic and operational continuity. One tool available through UCI Health is Zoom, a HIPAA compliant video and audio conferencing tool. Zoom can be used to conduct meetings, webinars, and online teaching sessions and is accessible from a variety of platforms including mobile devices, desktop computers and telephones. You can use Zoom to collaborate with colleagues across UCI as well as those externally.

To access UCI Health Zoom, go to: https://ucihealth.zoom.us or visit the UCI Health Zoom Information Page

Schedule a Zoom meeting

You can schedule a Zoom meeting by logging at the link above or directly within Outlook using the Zoom for Outlook add-in (which may already be available for you).

Tips on teaching with Zoom

Technical Support for Zoom

Contact the UCI Health Service Desk at 714-456-3333.

UCISOM Teach Anywhere

For more information on School of Medicine-specific resources to teach anywhere, visit:UCISOM Teach Anywhere. Contact imeded@uci.edu for more information.

 

iMedEd Release Notes 2.28.20

Access to BrowZine

Through the UCI Libraries, we now have full subscription access to BrowZine and LibKey. BrowZine is a current awareness service to help you keep up with the latest research in your field. This service provides one-click access to PDF articles and allows users to quickly find, easily follow and directly access scholarly journals. It empowers researchers to find articles in Library Search faster and more efficiently.

You can now browse issue content and download articles to read later; create an account to track and stay current within your field; follow journals to be notified of new issues and articles; and download the BrowZine app to do all of this this from your phone or tablet or use on a browser anywhere. For more information about getting started with BrowZine, visit: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/browzine.

iMedEd Release Notes 2.7.20

2020 Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) Regional Meeting

The 2020 AAMC regional meeting of the WGEA will be hosted by University of Washington School of Medicine and held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA from March 28 – 31, 2020. The theme of this year’s conference is “Finding Common Ground” within and across communities. This annual conference brings together the 24 medical schools in the Western region to share, discuss and collaborate on the latest practices and innovations across the continuum of medical education, student affairs and admissions.

For those interested in educational technology, a pre-conference workshop for the Computer Resources in Medical Education (CRIME) group will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information about the 2020 WGEA Regional Meeting, click here. Early bird registration ends Friday, Feb. 21.