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Upcoming Events

2014 Connecting with the Secretariat Call-in Session and Webex Series

Every 3rd Thursday
1:30 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
January - October

Join the Co-Secretaries of the LCME for monthly interactive Q&A call-in sessions 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. Members of the Secretariat field questions throughout the call and lead participants through exercises designed to illustrate the underlying intent of frequently cited standards. Callers are welcome to just listen-in to the proceedings or to actively engage in the discussion. For 2014 call-in session dates, visit the Connecting with the Secretariat web page or contact Liz Rast at erast@aamc.org.

LCME Survey Prep Session

November 6, 2014
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Swissotel Chicago


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.

Survey Team Workshop for New and Returning Members

November 7, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hyatt Crystal C

This closed, two-part training session is designed for new and returning LCME survey team members and will take place as part of the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago (November 7-11).

The first half of the workshop (9:30-10:30)
will be a new member orientation and breakfast for those considering service on an LCME survey team for the first time (although, experienced team members are welcome, too). 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. New members are encouraged to stay for the second portion of the session.

The second half of the workshop (10:30-12:00) will update experienced team members on the reformatted 2015-2016 accreditation standards and data collection instrument (formerly known as the medical education database), the LCME’s transition to electronic data collection, and upcoming changes to the format of the survey report. The Secretariat will lead an interactive, case-based training exercise designed to illustrate frequently cited standards. Attendance is by invitation only.

LCME Town Hall at the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting: Quality Improvement Efforts in Medical Education

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

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. Open to all registered participants of the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting.

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.

Team Secretary and Chair Workshop

Monday, November 10

5:15 - 6:15 PM
Hyatt San Francisco

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, and will demonstrate a prototype of the electronic survey team tool that will be released in 2015. Immediately following the workshop, participants are invited to join current LCME members, survey team members and Secretariat staff for the LCME Service Recognition Reception and Awards Ceremony where the 2014 LCME Distinguished Service Award will be conferred. Attendance for both of these sessions is by invitation only.

LCME Service Recognition Reception and Awards Ceremony

Monday, November 10

6:15 - 7:15 PM
Hyatt Comiskey

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.