iMedEd Release Notes 10.05.18

UCI Anteater Learning Pavilion

On September 25, 2018, the UCI Anteater Learning Pavilion opened its doors and became the first ‘active learning’ building in California. The 65,000-square-foot space features 15 smart classrooms and auditoriums, study/break-out rooms, tutorial rooms and lounge/study spaces. Each room is designed with flexible or swivel furniture, multiple writing surfaces and wireless projection to optimize active learning.

The Anteater Learning Pavilion is unique in that it is a wholly dedicated building to active learning. The only other building of this kind is at Oregon State University. Further, faculty who wish to teach in the Anteater Learning Pavilion must complete a certification by the new Active Learning Institute offered by the Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation, under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning. This certification includes a series of eight 90-minute workshops on active learning methods and technologies that take place over a period of about three months. For further insight into this certification, review the useful compilation of teaching resources on the Engaged Learning Institute page compiled by Dr. Andrea Aebersold, the UCI director of faculty instructional development.

Watch the video below for a sneak peek at the Anteater Learning Pavilion.


iMedEd Release Notes 9.21.18

3-part Webinar Series with the AAMC and the ACGME

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) welcomes you to join them for a 3-part webinar series with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) focusing on competency-based education across undergraduate and graduate learning environments.

Of particular focus will be the ACGME’s Milestones program – ranging from their initial creation, research following their implementation, and next steps with the development of the Milestones 2.0.

These webinars are free to attend, but registration is required for each individual event. Please contact with any questions. 

Webinar 1: ACGME Milestones in GME: History, Educational Theory, Rationale, and Experience from the First Five Years
Friday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. Eastern
This webinar has already occurred. View registration here.

Medical education is an intense, developmental process for students, residents and fellows. Milestones were incorporated in 2012 as part of the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System’s increased focus on continuous quality improvement in graduate medical education. Milestones, using a stage model of professional development, provide descriptive, longitudinal narratives for the six general competencies for all specialties. In this webinar we will discuss the history, educational theory, rationale, and experience with the first five years of Milestones in GME.

Eric Holmboe, MD, MACP, FRCP
Senior Vice President, Milestone Development and Evaluation

Webinar 2: Research on the ACGME Milestones
Monday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. Eastern
Register here.

When the Milestones were formally implemented in seven specialties in 2013, the ACGME made a commitment at that time to study the validity and impact of the Milestones on GME training.

The first five years of Milestone use by residencies and fellowships has catalyzed a number of important quantitative and qualitative studies on the validity and utility of Milestones. Multiple studies have involved either national or multi-institutional Milestone data to study key components of validity. We have learned lessons about what works and what doesn’t, success factors and approaches for residents, helpful and unhelpful characteristics of Milestone design and content, and early lessons about effective clinical competency committees. Dr. Stan Hamstra with provide an overview of the research lessons learned to date, with a special emphasis on validity research.

Stanley Hamstra, PhD
Vice President, Milestone Research and Evaluation

Webinar 3: Development of the ACGME Milestones 2.0
Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. Eastern
Register here.

The ACGME made a commitment from the outset all Milestones would be reviewed in the first four to five years to assess the need for revisions, edits and updating. The lessons learned (presented in Webinar 2) have provided rich data to move forward with a full-scale review and revision process for all Milestones sets between 2018 and 2021. The Milestones team refers to this initiative as Milestones 2.0. A number of specialties have already begun work on Milestones 2.0, including the inclusion of the UME voice in the process. Dr. Laura Edgar will share the new Milestone development and revision process and provide an update on progress and lessons learned to date.

Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE
Vice President, Milestones Development


iMedEd Release Notes 9.10.18

New Group Study Room Open at the Grunigen Medical Library

The Forest J. and Dolores S. Grunigen Study Room is now open in the Grunigen Medical Library (GML) at the UCI Medical Center!

This space is located across from the ITC classroom and behind the ITC computer lab (see map below). It is accessible to UCI faculty, staff and students with a current ID and can be used by up to five people for study, meetings and video conferencing (Zoom or Skype). The room is also equipped with a large whiteboard.

Booking the Study Room
This study room can be booked through the GML site. When the room is not booked, it is available on a first come, first served basis. Those using the room will need to have their own Zoom or Skype accounts to use video conferencing.

Other News from GML

  • A project to include a 24/7 space in GML has been approved. Though there is no timeline yet, it is moving forward.
  • GML loans out Lenovo Thinkpads, MacBook Pros, and portable charger units (useful for mobile devices like smartphones). Click here for more information on these equipment loans.

iMedEd Release Notes 8.27.18

WGEA Mini-Grant Proposals Due September 30, 2018

The Western Group on Education Affairs (WGEA) Call for Mini-Grant Proposals is NOW OPEN.

The WGEA seeks to promote scholarship in medical education and advance the community of scholarship within the Western region.  To that end, funds are available for investigators via a mini-grant program.  Investigators can request up to $5,000 to initiate a new study or up to $1,000 for completing an ongoing study.

• The Principle Investigator must be a faculty member at a WGEA member school
• Applicants may submit only one proposal per cycle and may not be an author on any other proposal currently receiving WGEA and national GEA funding
• Applicants may not be current members of the WGEA executive committee

Priority will be given to multi-institutional studies that will enhance the community of scholars in the Western region.

Deadline: 11:59 PM PST, September 30, 2018

Please review the full call for further information:


iMedEd Release Notes 8.17.18

Choosing Colors Wisely

When creating a new presentation or designing a website, selecting the right colors can have an impact on how your learners/audience respond to your content.  Picking colors that work well together in designer-inspired palettes is challenging for most.  Fortunately, there are online color tools and apps to help you rise to the challenge when access to designers is not an option.
Three tools to consider include:

Coolors – generate a palette of colors by simply pressing the spacebar
Canva Color Palette Generator – use a favorite photo as an inspiration for generating a color palette
LOLColors – select from a simple collection of curated palettes of color


iMedEd Release Notes Version 8.3.18

Livestream of White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony for the incoming Class of 2022 medical students will be held at the UCI Bren Events Center tonight, Aug. 3, 2018 from 7-10 p.m.
The UC Irvine School of Medicine welcomes you to join us online through a livestream of the event captured by the Division of Educational Technologies.

To view the livestream of the White Coat Ceremony tonight, please visit:

Archived footage will also be available following the event at

Congratulations to the incoming Class of 2022!


iMedEd Release Notes Version 7.20.18

AAMC Virtual Education Event

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will offer a virtual medical education event from July 30 – August 3, 2018. The focus of the event is competency-based medical education (CBME) and quality improvement/patient safety (QI/PS). Experienced experts and educators in CBME and QI/PS will lead the virtual sessions that feature a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations. Attendees will gain access to downloadable resources and have an opportunity to chat with the presenters. Updates and information on AAMC’s latest initiatives in medical education will also be shared.

To learn more about this event and view the complete agenda, or to register, visit: AAMC Virtual Medical Education Event


iMedEd Release Notes Version 6.22.18

Check with Aunt Bertha for Community Services

Technology enables a lot of people to connect to a lot of information. Aunt Bertha is a great example of using technology in this way. This site helps people find free or reduced cost services like medical care, food and job training in their own local community. You will find many resources on Aunt Bertha in the UC Irvine campus zipcode as well as the UCI Medical Campus zipcode. If you have patients in need of services and community support, consider Aunt Bertha as a resource to share with them.

For more information, visit: Aunt Bertha


iMedEd Release Notes Version 5.25.18

UCISOM Student Handbook

The UC Irvine School of Medicine Student Handbook is reviewed annually prior to the start of the MS1/MS2 academic year in August and the MS3/MS4 academic year in May. Accordingly, the Student Handbook has recently been reviewed and updated for the new students who began their clerkships this week.

If you need a refresher on the key School of Medicine policies pertaining to the learning environment, we invite you to visit the Student Handbook site. In particular, we want to bring your attention to the technology-related policy on Social Media, Email and Personal Devices.

This policy is important as our new MS3’s are the first class to engage in HIPAA-compliant electronic communication through TigerText. If you need to reach a third-year student using TigerText, you can find them in the Medical Center Phonebook found on the Intranet.

Please join us in welcoming this new class at the hospital!


iMedEd Release Notes Version 5.11.18

2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a leading community of institutions and organizations of higher education that are committed to advancing learning through the innovative application of technology. The ELI surveys this community annually to determine the key issues and opportunities in teaching and learning. In 2018, more than 900 community members voted on the topics identified below:

1. Academic Transformation
2. Accessibility and Universal Design
3. Faculty Development
4. Privacy and Security
5. Digital and Information Literacies
6. Integrated Planning and Advising Systems for Student Success (iPASS)
7. Instructional Design
8. Online and Blended Learning
9. Evaluating Technology-based Instructional Innovations
10. Open Education
11. Learning Analytics
12. Adaptive Teaching and Learning
13. Working with Emerging Technology
14. Learning Space Designs
15. NGDLE and LMS Services

Each of these issues can be explored further by visiting the resource links and an infographic at the following site: ELI 2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning.