Medical Student Education SIG


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Mission/Goals


The Medical Student Education SIG will still be dedicated to be a home for all people who are interested in medical student education. It will disseminate information for faculty development and career development of members. It will partner with other SIGs or other organizations to enhance approach to education and training.



Annual Report

  1. Description/agenda of the PAS SIG meeting held

      We had a great SIG session at PAS 2017, which was a combined session with the Qualitative Research SIG. The structure of the combined SIG this year was very similar to a workshop. The participants were engaged and the discussion was great.

      Presentation and Small Group Work included:

      • Qualitative Research Ideas
        • Leader: Mary Rocha MD, MPH, Texas Children's Hospital
      • Data Collection
        • Leader: Terry Kind, MD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine
      • Coding in Qualitative Research
        • Leader: Eve Colson, MD, Yale School of Medicine

    The session wrapped up with a group discussion and business meetings for each SIG.

    Medical Student Education SIG leaders:

    • Mary Rocha MD,MPH Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
    • Beth Goodman MD, Rutgers-RWJ Medical School



  2. Session Outline

    ~20min

    Sign-In
    Introductions
    Ice-Breaker

    ~30min

    Didactic and Activity #1
    Research Ideas
    Mary Rocha

    ~35min

    Didactic and Activity #2
    Data Collection
    Terry Kind

    10 minute break

     

    ~50min

    Didactic and Activity #3
    Coding
    Eve Colson

    ~35min

    Wrap-Up
    Evaluations
    SIG Business Meetings



    Wrap Up and Final Questions

  3. Number of participants at the meeting (can be estimate) - Total attendance, including presenters, for the SIG was 25. More accurate calculations from the APA are pending at this time.

  4. EVALUATION OF ANNUAL SIG MEETING BY PARTICIPANTS: Evaluations from the session are pending from PAS.

  5. Information on additional SIG meetings (if applicable) Our SIG focuses on the on site PAS SIG Session. No further additional SIG meetings are planned.

  6. Accomplishments of SIG from past year: THE PAS SESSION: This year, we are pleased to have facilitated the fifth collaborative combined SIG session in recent MS Education SIG history, and we were excited to learn informally that our collaboration with the Qualitative Medicine SIG was very well received by attendees. To date the MS Education SIG has not sponsored workshops, abstracts, or manuscripts. SIG chairs do not track members that participate in abstract or workshop review.

  7. SIG LEADERSHIP RECRUITMENT: Beth Goodman and Mary Rocha are the current/out-going co-chairs of the SIG.Maribeth Chitkara and Jean Petershack will assume the position of co-chair along with Mary Rocha as Beth Goodman rotates out of the position, so as to provide stability during the transition.

  8. How you used SIG funds, if used. We did not use any SIG funds this past year. The SIG chairs request that the APA SIG rules be amended and that funds be made available for SIGS to provide refreshments at sessions in the future to encourage participation and attendance.

  9. Number of submissions to newsletter.2

  10. How did you communicate with SIG members over the past year? Our communication included notification of content of the upcoming SIG and then distribution of resources discussed or presented at the SIG session. Pre-SIG, we made an announcement at the Annual COMSEP meeting and sent emails to the COMSEP listserv and the full APA listserv.After the session, we distributed documents and a wrap-up summary via email to the APA Medical Student Education SIG listserv and to anyone who attended the session (we had a sign-in sheet at the session.)

  11. Information you want to share with APA committees.N/A



The Medical Student Education SIG is a dedicated home for all interested in medical student education. The SIG disseminates information to members for faculty and career development, and it partners with other organizations to enhance approaches to education and training. At our 2017 SIG Session, we combined with the Qualitative Research SIG to discuss qualitative research methodologies and how they might be used in the context of medical student education to promote scholarship.





July 2017 Newsletter Article


The Medical Student Education SIG is a dedicated home for all interested in medical student education. The SIG disseminates information to members for faculty and career development, and it partners with other organizations to enhance approaches to education and training. At our 2017 SIG Session, we combined with the Qualitative Research SIG to discuss qualitative research methodologies and how they might be used in the context of medical student education to promote scholarship.

Mary Rocha from Baylor, Maribeth Chitkara from Stony Brook Children's, and Jean Petershack from UT San Antonio are the current co-chairs of the SIG. In the fall, we will begin planning for PAS 2018 in Toronto, and as always will remain open to ideas for topics and session content.

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Maribeth Chitkara, MD
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 444-2730
maribeth.chitkara@stonybrook.edu

Jean Petershack, MD
7703 Floyd Curl Dr MC 7812
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 567-5225
petershack@uthscsa.edu

Mary E Rocha, MD, MPH
1102 Bates Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 824-5447
mary.rocha@bcm.edu


 

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