iMedEd Release Notes 11.1.19

AAMC “Fostering Scholarship in Medical Education” Webinar Series

The AAMC is offering a new four-part monthly webinar series that covers strategies to advance your work as an educator, researcher and writer. The series explores the topic of scholarship, which the AAMC says, “drives the practice of medical education forward, affecting how we educate trainees and ourselves, what we know about each other and our institutions, and how we identify and close gaps in our understanding of important topics.” Beginning in December, live webinar sessions will highlight MedEdPORTAL and Academic Medicine, the AAMC’s two peer-reviewed journals, and will discuss emerging research in workplace education. Experts will offer suggestions for choosing the right format and home to best share your scholarship.

Register for parts one and two now. Dates for parts three and four TBA.


iMedEd Release Notes 10.4.19

Opportunities to Share your Medical Education Work with the AAMC

The following are two upcoming education conferences and opportunities through the Association of American Medical Colleges to present the work you are doing in medical education. The calls for submission are now open.

Learn Serve Lead 2020: The AAMC Annual Meeting
Nov. 13-17, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

2020 Western Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (WGEA)
March 29-31, 2020 in Pacific Grove, CA

iMedEd Release Notes 8.16.19

Point-of-care Ultrasound: Anytime, Anywhere

The White Coat Ceremony for the incoming Class of 2023 was held on Aug. 9, 2019 at the Barclay Theater. During this ceremony, the incoming medical students became the first in the nation to receive their own personal Butterfly iQ hand-held ultrasound devices. These devices will serve as a central component to our well-established, longitudinal ultrasound curriculum led by Dr. J. Christian Fox, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. The ultrasound curriculum has been offered to UCI medical students for nearly a decade, and this year began on the first day of classes, Aug. 12, 2019, with an introduction to the Butterfly iQ ultrasounds led by Dr. Fox and Dr. Warren Wiechmann.

UCI School of Medicine requires medical students to have their own personal iPad to use throughout their tenure in the program. Through the iMedEd initiative, the school provides assistance to ensure each student has access to an iPad device. As an iPad or iPhone is a necessary complement to the portable Butterfly iQ ultrasounds, our students are now equipped to perform whole-body scanning anytime, anywhere, providing them with novel learning opportunities as they prepare to become the next generation of doctors.

To watch a recording of the White Coat Ceremony and the Butterfly iQ announcement, please visit: UCISOM 2019 White Coat Ceremony

iMedEd Release Notes 8.9.19

Livestream of the White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony for the incoming Class of 2023 medical students will be held at the Barclay Theater tonight, Aug. 9, 2019 from 7-10 p.m. The UCI School of Medicine welcomes you to join us online through a livestream of the event captured by the Division of Educational Technology.

To view the livestream of the White Coat Ceremony tonight, please visit:
UCISOM 2019 White Coat Ceremony

Archived footage will also be available following the event here.

Congratulations to the incoming Class of 2023!


iMedEd Release Notes 7.19.19

Annual Faculty and Resident Training Launch

The “Faculty and Resident Training on SOM Learning Objectives & Key Policies”, a training module administered through the UC Learning Center annually, will launch this week for AY 2019-20 to all faculty, residents and staff who must attest to reviewing its contents. This annual training module contains:

  • The School of Medicine’s program objectives
  • Course and clerkship objectives for the core medical school curriculum
  • Key educational policies including policies on supervision, duty hours and mistreatment

This is a mandatory training that should be completed by all who are involved in the education of our medical students and is tracked by the Office of Education Compliance and Quality for accreditation purposes.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Julie Youm at

Upcoming Education Conferences and Opportunities

Innovations in Medical Education (IME) Conference 2020

  • The IME conference is a local conference focused on medical education teaching hosted by the Keck School of Medicine at USC.
  • Conference Date/Location: Feb. 14-15, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA
  • The deadline for abstract submissions for workshops and exemplars is Aug. 5, 2019. The deadline for abstract submissions for innovations and “cool ideas” is Sept. 30, 2019.
  • For more information, visit: IME Conference 2020.

2019 WGEA Call for Mini-Grant Proposals 

  • 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 (“finishing award”).
  • The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30, 2019.
  • The grant proposal submission guidelines can be found at: WGEA Mini-Grant Proposal Guidelines.

iMedEd Release Notes 6.21.19

Resources for Presenting and Teaching

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a collection of resources for speakers/presenters at AAMC meetings. These resources focus on planning and designing a session, developing a presentation, and delivering a presentation. Included are videos, checklists and downloadable guides that could be applicable for preparing presentations at any conference or local didactic session.

The following are a few handy, quick guides from this collection that could be useful in your own everyday teaching:

For more information, visit: AAMC Speaker Resources.

iMedEd Release Notes 5.17.19

New MS3 Class Starting Rotations on May 20, 2019

On Monday, May 20, 2019, our rising MS3’s will begin their first clinical rotations. There will be many new faces at UCIMC and affiliate sites. If you work with medical students and would like to put a face to a name or a name to a face, check out the Medical Student Photographs Intranet site. The photographs can easily be accessed by going to the Quick Links page on the Medical Education website.

In addition, the official Student Handbook, which contains the medical student policies and procedures, is reviewed annually by the Office of Medical Education 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 will begin their clerkships this coming 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.

Finally, the objectives and required clinical experiences for each clerkship are also reviewed annually. If you are working with a medical student and need to know the learning objectives for a clerkship, you can find them here: SOM Program Objectives.

Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2021 at the hospital!

iMedEd Release Notes 5.3.19

AAMC MedEdPORTAL Indexed for MEDLINE in PubMed

On March 1, 2019, the AAMC announced that MedEdPORTAL, the Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources, is officially indexed by MEDLINE beginning with Volume 14 (2018). Publications in MedEdPORTAL are high-quality, peer-reviewed, complete teaching or learning modules. MEDLINE indexing now enables broad sharing and dissemination of these educational resources which are searchable through PubMed.

MedEdPORTAL serves as a repository for medical educators seeking educational resources. For example, collections of curated publications on Opioids Education; Interprofessional Education; and Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity are available in MedEdPORTAL. MedEdPORTAL also serves as an opportunity for medical educators to publish educational resources they have developed in formats beyond the traditional manuscript.

To find and access educational resources, visit: MedEdPORTAL.

To prepare and submit an educational activity, visit: MedEdPORTAL Authors.

iMedEd Release Notes 4.12.19

UCI Joins the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium

UCI School of Medicine has been honored as one of five medical schools to join the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) Consortium this year. This consortium began as an initial cohort of 11 medical schools in 2013 with the launch of the “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative to address the significant gaps in physician training. Through the ACE initiative, 37 medical schools have been awarded grants by the AMA totaling $14.1 million to create the medical schools of the future.

UCI has been awarded two ACE grants for work in developing an active-learning, case-based student mistreatment-prevention curriculum for faculty and residents called “#MDsToo”. Drs. Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, Warren Wiechmann, Megan Osborn and Julie Youm traveled to the AMA ACE Consortium meeting held in Atlanta, GA from April 7-9, 2019 to share the #MDsToo curriculum with member institutions and to learn/collaborate with consortium colleagues who have common visions for innovating and transforming medical education.

To read more about UCI’s consortium work, visit: AMA grant aimed at accelerating change in medical education.


iMedEd Release Notes 3.25.19

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 

Each year, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) surveys the higher education community and identifies the key issues in teaching and learning to help educators and leaders plan and manage annual activities. The key issues identified for 2019 can be found in the infographic here.

This list continues to serve as a valuable reflection of the topics of most interest to educators at large, and also those that should be equally relevant to medical education.

For more information including helpful briefs on each of these topics, visit: 2019 ELI Key Issues in Teaching and Learning.