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Upcoming Events

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Connecting with the Secretariat Call-in Session and Webex Series

Learn more about Connecting with the Secretariat

EVERY 3RD THURSDAY
January - October
1:30 - 3:30 PM

2015
SESSION DATES

The 2014 calls have ended but please join the Co-Secretaries of the LCME in 2015 on the third Thursday of each month (January - October) for an interactive discussion of LCME elements and procedures. Designed to address both the specific needs of schools preparing for a survey visit, and to provide a forum for all schools to engage in a discussion about continuous quality improvement, Connecting with the Secretariat offers an off-the-record forum for asking questions and exchanging ideas.

Each two-hour session typically starts with an in-depth presentation on a specific element or theme followed by a lively question and answer period moderated by Co-Secretary Dan Hunt. Members of the Secretariat field questions throughout the call and lead participants through exercises designed to illustrate the underlying intent of frequent citations. Callers are welcome to just listen-in to the proceedings or to actively engage in the discussion.

Connecting with the Secretariat is a forum for academic medicine professionals and is not available to the general public. Webex and call-in details vary monthly and are distributed to members of the Connecting community a few days before each session. Send an e-mail to lcmesubmissions@aamc.org to be added to the Connecting with the Secretariat email distribution list. You will receive monthly emails with access instructions for the call-in and Webex portions. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time.

LCME Survey Prep Information Session

2014 AAMC Medical Education Meeting

THURSDAY
November 6, 2014
1:15 - 3:30 PM

SWISSOTEL CHICAGO

ZURICH BALLROOM

DESCRIPTION:

This annual forum on best practices in LCME survey visit preparation will take place as part of the 2014 AAMC Medical Education Meeting (November 6-7, Chicago). Especially beneficial for schools with full survey visits taking place in the next three years, the session will feature a panel of experts, including a faculty accreditation lead and two students closely involved in their schools’ independent student analysis. This session complements the monthly “Connecting with the Secretariat” call-in sessions and annual Survey Prep Workshops.

 

Open to all registered participants of the 2014 AAMC Medical Education Meeting.


LCME Survey Team Workshop and New Member Orientation

Learn Serve Lead 2014 | The AAMC Annual Meeting

FRIDAY
November 7, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO
CRYSTAL ROOM C

DESCRIPTION:

This two-part training session is designed for new and returning LCME survey team members attending the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago (November 7-11).


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION - 9:30 - 10:20 AM

A survey visit orientation and continental breakfast for incoming and potential team members. Those attending the orientation are encouraged to stay for the survey team workshop. Orientation topics will include survey visit logistics, processes, and resources; the role of the team secretary and chair; and the average time commitment required of a team member before, during, and after a typical survey visit.


SURVEY TEAM WORKSHOP - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The LCME Secretariat will provide an update on major changes for the 2014-2015 survey year and beyond. Topics will include the reformatted accreditation standards and data collection instrument (formerly the medical education database), the reformatted survey report template, and the expected 2015 release of an online survey team tool. 

 

Attendance is by invitation only.


LCME Town Hall: Quality Improvement Efforts in Medical Education

Learn Serve Lead 2014 | The AAMC Annual Meeting

SUNDAY
November 9, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 PM

SWISSOTEL CHICAGO
VEVEY ROOM

DESCRIPTION:

Taking place as part of the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago (November 7-11), this session will provide an overview of quality improvement (QI) principles and methodology and will explore current QI practices in medical education. Participants will share their school’s approach to QI and learn what other schools are doing in a small group format. At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to identify various quality improvement methods; analyze the efficacy of quality improvement methods as applied in medical education; and synthesize the principles, techniques and best practices discussed by the panel and by their peers in order to lead an informed discussion of QI processes at their home institution.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The number of medical schools in the United States and Canada that received a severe action decision from the LCME doubled during the period 2005 to 2012 compared to that of a comparable prior period. In an effort to help schools improve accreditation outcomes and achieve sustained programmatic quality, the LCME added a new expectation that schools monitor compliance with accreditation standards using systematic quality improvement (QI) processes and ongoing strategic planning (element 1.1). Although a number of schools already use some form of QI to monitor program quality, the new requirement will prompt many programs to adopt more formal, outcome-based systems that integrate LCME accreditation standards as a touchstone.

 

Open to all registered participants of Learn Serve Lead 2014 | The AAMC Annual Meeting.


LCME Team Secretary and Chair Workshop

Learn Serve Lead 2014 | The AAMC Annual Meeting

MONDAY
November 10

5:15 - 6:15 PM

HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO
SAN FRANCISCO ROOM

DESCRIPTION:

This small-group, closed session is designed for survey team secretaries and chairs and will take place as part of the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago (November 7-11) will provide important updates on the reformatted 2015-2016 accreditation standards and data collection instrument (formerly known as the medical education database), and the LCME’s transition to electronic data collection. The Secretariat will discuss upcoming changes to the format of the survey report.

 

Attendance is by invitation only.


LCME Service Recognition Reception and Awards Ceremony

Learn Serve Lead 2014 | The AAMC Annual Meeting

MONDAY
November 10

6:15 - 7:15 PM

HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO
COMISKEY ROOM

DESCRIPTION:

This reception will honor the LCME volunteer community— the survey team members, secretaries, chairs, and members of the LCME whose significant and continued efforts make the work of the LCME possible. The third annual LCME Distinguished Service Award will be conferred; drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Attendance is by invitation only.


2015 Spring LCME Survey Prep Workshop and ASSET Training

THURSDAY
April 2, 2015

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC
AAMC Building

Survey Prep Workshop

The LCME Secretariat will host an intensive, daylong survey workshop for schools with a survey visit in academic years 2015-16 or 2016-17. Registration will be limited to three staff members per school. Designated accreditation staff at eligible schools will receive registration information in January 2015. Please send any questions to lcme@aamc.org.

 

Attendance is by invitation only.

FRIDAY
April 3, 2015

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC
AAMC Building

ASSET Training

AAMC staff will host a daylong training for schools with a full survey visit in academic year 2016-17. Registration will be limited to one staff member per school. Designated accreditation staff at eligible schools will receive registration information in January 2015. Please send any questions to lcme@aamc.org.

 

Attendance is by invitation only.