The Academy of Medical Educators at the University of Colorado School
of Medicine was recently accepted to take part in the Best Evidence Medical
Education (BEME) collaboration.
About the BEME
The BEME collaborative was founded by the Association of Medical Education in Europe
(AMEE), an organization that “promotes international excellence in education
in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate,
postgraduate and continuing education.”
As a group, the BEME is committed to the development of
evidence-informed education in the medical and health professions through:
Evolution of Medical
Student Admissions: Looking at New Competencies
By Nichole Zehnder, MD
To date, more than 7,000 primary applications for admission have been
received, and about 3,000 pre-screened secondary applications are being
reviewed. Of those, roughly 700 applicants will interview to be accepted to
one of 184 spots in the University of Colorado School of Medicine MD Class of
2019. The CUSOM Admissions Committee is committed to enhancing the admissions
selection process to better identify students with the personal dimensions
necessary to become competent, caring physicians. In addition to evaluation
of cognitive factors, such as MCAT scores and coursework, evidence shows that
assessment of core personal qualities of applicants is vital to gain a more
substantial and accurate picture of applicants.
New Faculty Career
The School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs offers an annual
all-day workshop for new faculty, especially Assistant Professors who are in
their first or second year and other new faculty members who have academic
responsibilities in teaching, clinical practice or research. This year,
the workshop will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 7:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Shore Family Forum Auditorium, Nighthorse
Campbell Building (Anschutz Medical Campus).
During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to meet many
of the institution’s key leaders and to learn more about the criteria for
promotion, preparing portfolios and dossiers, the support systems that are
available and tips for academic success. Department chairs will be asked
to free faculty members from their usual responsibilities for this important
program. There is no registration fee for this event, and breakfast and
lunch will be provided.
to register for this workshop.
Available! DIMENSIONS: Work & Well-Being Toolkit for Physicians
Work & Well-Being Toolkit for Physicians was developed by the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program
in partnership with the Colorado Medical
Society to address a growing concern in our healthcare system – physician
from The Atlantic: What Happens
When Student’s Control Their Own Education?
a New Hampshire district found itself struggling with low test scores and
high turnover, it made a radical decision: Flip the traditional model and let
kids take over the classrooms.”