Welcome to the Website of the
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
Medical Student Educators
In preparation for 2014 meeting of the AUPO in Miami, we invite you to submit proposals for presentations. Please let us know about anything you're working on that may be of interest to the larger group. We're interested in hearing about any new teaching or assessment tools and techniques you're employing. Our workshop will take place on Friday January 31st.
We recently received the following from Michelle Daniel at Brown.
Happy New Year (a bit belated). Please help us reach our new years resolution: to get as many individuals signed up on the Directors of Clinical Skills (DOCS) website as possible so we can begin to NETWORK! If you have not yet registered please go to http://directorsofclinicalskillscourses.webs.com and do so ASAP (it's quick). Please also ask any other faculty at your (or another) institution who are leaders in clinical skills courses to join us, too (and let us know if you are no longer a director and do not wish to receive future communications.) Future emails regarding DOCS meetings, the newsletter, questions for the membership, etc... will only be sent to those registered on the site.
We recently received this information from Joanne Conroy, Chief Health Officer at AAMC.
The AAMC Readiness for Reform (R4R) Initiative assists AAMC members in assessing their organizational readiness for responding to key elements of reform and provides resources and activities to assist with implementation of these programs, including care delivery redesign and new payment models.
Of interest to AUPO-MSE members, JAMA is currently accepting papers for its annual medical education theme issue to be published in December 2012. Details are at http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/307/6/616.full.pdf
The Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and Group on Student Affairs (GSA) Call for Submissions for the 2012 AAMC Annual Meeting, November 2 – 7 in San Francisco, Calif. is now open.
The 4th meeting of the AUPO Medical Student Educators took place at the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology meeting in Miami. We had a particularly good showing by CMSE members, department chairs and residency program directors. The meeting was led by Dr Linda Lippa the president of the group. Presentations were made by Dr Lippa, Dr Jake Waxman, Dr JoAnn Giaconi, Dr Susan Forster, Dr Rukhsana Mirza, Dr Shahzad Mian, Dr Hilary Beaver and Dr Sanjay Sharma
Please put the following MSE events on your schedule for this year's AUPO
While you're at the AUPO meeting don't forget to come the AUPO MSE events.
On Friday at 1:30 we'll have our membership meeting in the Cloud & Rain rooms. We'll discuss progress over the last year and directions for the upcoming year. In addition, we'll have demonstrations of some of the simulation technology that will be presented at the workshop.
Our workshop will be held on Saturday at 11:15 in the Fuego room.
The agenda for the workshop is attached below.
See you there.
Dr Carlos Rosende will be rotating off the AUPO MSE Council effective date April 1, 2011.
We thank him for his years of service and hope that he enjoys spending more time with his family.
We are now accepting nominations for a new Council Member At Large.
Nominees must have been a medical student education director for at least two years at the time of election and be prepared for a commitment of an additional 5 years after election.
In preparation for our second annual meeting at the AUPO, we invite you to submit proposals for presentations. We are interested in hearing you discuss your experiences with curriculum reform at your school as well as novel teaching tools you have developed that can be adapted for other schools' curricula.
In addition, please send Linda Lippa the time-point in the curriculum at your school where ophthalmology in any form is first introduced to the medical school class (month and year, e.g., February of year one.) She is trying to set up a research grant for the summer between year one and two, and needs this information on a national scale to figure out the logistics of awards.
Please remember to post progress on your curriculum reform efforts at your medical school on the AUPO-MSE website and check in regularly. It is the primary way for us to maintain the exciting momentum at our first AUPO meeting, and to stay vital in between in-person meetings.