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Cozy up for the 5th edition of AOE Engage

Happy Holidays! This year has passed so quickly. I was reflecting on where we were this time last year--eagerly awaiting vaccinations, fearful of travel, uncertainty of virtual recruitment, and much more. Although times continue to be challenging and there are many more unknowns ahead of us, there are also so many things to be grateful for—vaccine availability for kids over 5, potential to catch up on postponed vacations, and the ability to socialize safely with friends and family. I am also grateful for our AOE community. We have grown stronger amidst this year of challenges.
Virtual meetings have allowed us to gather with more members than ever for presentations, workshops, and book clubs. Judson’s podcasts helped us to better know some of the amazing leaders we have right here at UNC. Our FLAGship, TARHEEL, and Passing the Torch programs are providing specialized training and skillsets to smaller groups of engaged members. Please nominate your educator colleagues to join this amazing group as we turn to 2022!

Susie Martinelli, MD
AOE Scholarship Committee Chair

Click below to discover the following features:

AOE Spotlight: Dr. Koyal Jain

Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH 

India —the birthplace of yoga, algebra, chess, and most importantly our very own Dr. Koyal Jain! A true star at UNC, Dr. Jain is one of the youngest Whitehead lecturers in the history of UNC School of Medicine! And this year, she received three teaching awards at the 2021 Whitehead Lecture and Award Ceremony, all recognizing her outstanding contributions to... (continue reading)

The Top 5 of 2021

Check out the AOE workshops to which you gave the most views this year
Judson MacDonald, MA

It’s the final countdown! Okay, not really…but we are counting down the top 5 most viewed AOE workshops of 2021. We have had bucketloads of skilled speakers join us, from here and far, this year. By busting open the door of virtual possibilities, we look forward to continuing to deliver you a variety of speakers (from a variety of specialties) from all around the world.
Enough of that, Judson…get on with it now! Here’s a rundown of our top 5 of 2021... (continue reading)

Med Ed Briefs

Peruse bite-sized summaries of what's being published about medical education
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Enhancing Program Evaluation Capacity

The newest resource to help the National Institutes of Health evaluate T32 graduate and postdoctoral training programs at universities across the country
Originally published in Vital Signs by Rebekah Layton, PhD, CMC, PCC 

A collaborative team of professional development and graduate education leaders from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy developed a web resource to promote critical evaluation of UNC T32 graduate and postdoctoral training programs. 
The resource, funded through an $86,000 supplemental award to an existing $3-million Clinical Pharmacology T32 postdoctoral training grant from... (continue reading)

ACCESS Granted: What's coming?

A Carolina Community Educational Scholarship Series
We have lots to look forward to within the AOE community and are excited to be sharing these events with all of our new members!  The Scholarship Committee is continuing Project ACCESS. We hope that these events will assist our AOE members to elevate the educational work they are already doing into scholarship.  Check out the next 2022 events coming up:
Q1 - Dr. Martin Pusic

January TBA, 2022

Dr. Martin Pusic has expertise in human cognition as it pertains to education metrics, health informatics and the longitudinal assessment of clinical skills. These disparate areas of inquiry come together in the development of cognitive simulations for clinical trainees.

Title and objectives forthcoming
Register for Q1
Q2 - "Using Programs of Assessment to Drive Educational Research" with Dr. Yoon Soo Park

March 2, 2022
12 - 1 PM EST

This presentation presents collection of studies using programs of assessment from medical school (diagnostic reasoning assessment) and from residency training (clinical assessments) to demonstrate continuous quality improvement of assessments through educational research. Best practices for facilitating educational research will be discussed, as well as educational research infrastructure needs and coproduction of scholarship with learners.
Register for Q2
Watch past recordings
Please let us know of additional scholarship topics you would like to learn about!

Donuts and Biomedical Education 

They're more similar than you think!
Rebecca Layton, PhD, CMC, PCC

The UNC School of Medicine trains top of the line medical practitioners, with medical education being a large part of the visible face of clinical training at UNC SOM. Nonetheless, a lesser-known cadre of top tier biomedical researchers is... (continue reading)

What do you think makes a good teacher? We have the answer.

Watch on, as Dr. Frank C. Wilson explains as part of this video, celebrating 10 years of the annual Frank C. Wilson Professionalism Forum

How the AOE can support you!

Take advantage of our offerings to support you as an eduator
View the AOE Resources page for a full list of offerings! 

Housekeeping Tip
: Don't forget to keep your CV updated with AOE events and initiatives in which you take part! Review the AOE Tracker for a reminder of which events you've attended. 
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Judson MacDonald, MA and Susan Martinelli, MD

Thanks to Drs. Gary Beck Dallaghan, Rebekah Layton, Lindsay Wilson, and the AOE FLAGship Program for their contributions to this issue.
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