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Association Updates

01 Jan 2021 9:10 AM | Anonymous

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The AAMC released a new strategic plan to respond to rapidly changing health care landscape, A Healthier Future for All, October, 2020, Washington, DC.  Learn more

AAMC MedEd PORTAL Recent Publications

  • Resident Workshop to Improve Inpatient Documentation Using the Progress Note Assessment and Plan Evaluation (PNAPE) Tool
    Physicians enter residency with varied knowledge regarding progress notes and proficiency writing them. An educational workshop and note assessment tool was constructed based on a review of literature and best practices. Kirstin A. M. Nackers, MD, Kristin A. Shadman, MD, Michelle M. Kelly, MD, MS, Helen G. Waterman, DO, Nicole L. Bentley, MD, Daniel P. Gorski, MD, Collette Chorney, MD, Jens C. Eickhoff, PhD, Carrie L. Nacht, MPH, Daniel J. Sklansky, MD Publicaiton Date: 11/20  Read it here
  • Clinical Coaching Cards: A Game of Active Learning Theory and Teaching Techniques
    This resource is a faculty development card game that applies active learning theory within a framework of peer coaching to teach bedside and clinical teaching techniques. Bjorn Watsjold, MD, MPH, Diana Zhong, MD, Publication Date: 11/20  Read it here
  • Opioid Use Disorder and Assessment of Patient Interactions Among Family Medicine Residents, Medical Students, and Physician Assistant Students
    In light of the US opioid epidemic and the need for training to conduct difficult conversations about opioid dependence, this module was created to show motivational interviewing with patients who have opioid use disorder. John G. Spangler, MD, MPH, Catherine N. Shull, PA-C, Carol A. Hildebrandt, Keli Beck Jones, MD, Andrew L. Brewer, MS, Mark P. Knudson, MS, MD, Gail S. Marion, PA-C, PhD, Julienne K. Kirk, PharmD, Publication Date: 11/20  Read it here
  • Empowering Medical Providers and Trainees to Care for Patients and Families with Limited English Proficiency: A Training Workshop
    The use of professional medical interpretation has been linked to improved access to care and better outcomes, but it remains underutilized. This workshop aims to teach the skills needed to use medical interpretation. Jessica Jones, MD, Kerrilynn Rice, MD, MPH, Victor Cueto, MD, MS, Coralee Del Valle Mojica, MD, MPH, Meghan Stawitcke, Sara Salem, EdM, Elizabeth Talley, MD, Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Publication Date: 11/20. Read it here

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Draft Standards for Continuing Certification – Call for Comments Delayed Until April 2021 due to COVID-19

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) had been prepared to release the Draft Standards for Continuing Certification – Call for Comments in early December, in accordance with the timeframes established in the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission’s (Commission) final report. However, the recent surge in new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, which has placed additional burden on the already stressed health care system, has prompted ABMS to postpone the opening of the public comment period. ABMS has decided to move the opening of the Call for Comments to April 2021, pending the status of the COVID-19 surge and the hospital caseload at that time.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

New Accreditation with Commendation Criteria resources have been published including detailed examples of compliance and non-compliance to assist providers in their further understanding of the criteria. Explore the ACCME Compliance Library

New Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.  The ACCME has recently announced new Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. The Standards are designed to ensure that accredited continuing education provides healthcare professionals with accurate, balanced, evidence-based information that supports safe and effective patient care.

The ACCME has produced resources to support the continuing education community’s successful transition to the new Standards. Providers in the ACCME System (ACCME-accredited, state-accredited, and jointly accredited providers) will be expected to implement the new Standards by January 1, 2022.

  • New Standards Webinar: The ACCME will hold a free webinar, open to all, on January 11, 2021, at 1 pm Central. Register here
  • New Standards Info Package: This PDF includes an overview and full text of the new Standards, transition timeline, and links to resources.

American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA Ed Hub offers CME and professional education from the AMA and other trusted sources—all in one place. AMA Ed Hub supports professional development and makes it easy for physicians to discover education that meets their practice needs and in formats they like to learn. Formats include articles, audio podcasts, video, and interactive modules.

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). The FSMB works to identify, develop, and implement CME activities that address content areas that include medical regulation, licensure, discipline, Step 3 examination, and advocacy and policy to promote public health, safety and welfare. Educational information on these topics and more, at www.fsmb.org/education.

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