The Associated Medical Schools of New York Successfully Held its 2011 Symposium

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The Associated Medical Schools of New York successfully held its 2011 Symposium “The Challenge of Competencies in Undergraduate Medical Education” on September 16th in the Goldwurm Auditorium at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Its goal was to share approaches, solutions to key challenges and best practices with regard to the implementation on competency-based education and assessment in undergraduate medical education. This event hosted more that 50 faculty members from medical schools and health care systems across the tri-state region, as well as representatives from the AAMC .

The event started with a panel of distinguished faculty members from three of AMSNY’s member institutions; each of whom is nationally known for scholarly work in competency based curriculum, assessment and curriculum design. The panel, included Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Stephen Lurie, MD, Director of Evaluation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; David Battinelli, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education, Hofstra Northshore-LIJ School of Medicine. The keynote speaker Maryellen Gusic, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), provided a look inside the IUSM and the competency-based curriculum model it implemented in 1999. Panelists’ bios and speaker slides are available for download on the sidebar.