Innovations in health care education require the simultaneous development of creative new approaches to student assessment. This IAMSE webcast seminar series will explore these issues and provide several examples of how schools are evolving with assessment approaches. Many, if not most, contemporary health science curricula are exploring the integrated learning of multiple basic science disciplines in the clinical and social contexts of patient care. These teaching and learning approaches require new and creative assessment tools to monitor student progress. Faculty training to develop and implement these changes is also critical since constructing high quality, reliable assessment tools is a learned skill. Assessment includes formative feedback to students as an effective learning activity, and this is increasingly incorporated into modern curricula. Students are also being taught life-long learning skills and are expected to be independent learners. Yet how can faculty or accreditation agencies be assured of progress towards continued professional growth and competency? As post-curricular, graduate medical educational programs change to more benchmark approaches to measure competency, how will this impact the approaches to learning and assessment in medical and other health science curricula?
An overview of AAMC and NBME’s efforts to create a lifelong learning platform that stores and transfers data necessary for pre-medical and medical students, residents and physicians across their careers called Pivio™ (formerly eFolio connector). The project currently contains a platform for users to share and store data at an individual’s control (CV/resumes, exam applications and results, biographical information, etc.). The session will include a demonstration of current features, overview of results to date from the pilot users, and open feedback on future program considerations to meet the needs of medical education.
Mary Drescher Halicki
Mary (Drescher) Halicki is the Relationship Manager for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on the Pivio team, responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including medical schools and applicant organizations as well as managing the marketing activities for the Pivio program.
Prior to her time at the AAMC, Mary worked at SmartBrief, Inc., an email newsletter service organization for association and non-profit communications, as the Director of Association Relations where she served as the primary point-person for all healthcare and education association client relationships. She spearheaded efforts to grow relationships within associations and increase overall product utilization, client engagement, subscriber circulation and communication channels.
Prior to her work at SmartBrief, Mary served as an Account Manager for the Burgess Group, a Medicare reimbursement software company, overseeing and managing the company’s client relationships and led technology training and all account management efforts to increase engagement and product utilization. Prior to that, Mary worked at The Advisory Board Company, a global healthcare and education best-practice research and technology firm, in marketing and member services roles, launching the first Account Management function for the Higher Education membership team. In addition, Mary led efforts to foster relationships with various healthcare organizations both through marketing and client services roles.
Mary graduated cum laude with honors in Psychology from Colgate University. She currently lives in Arlington, VA with her husband Kevin.
Angelique Johnson is the Director of Operations for Pivio. In this role she participates in the day-to-day management of Pivio policies and procedures and actively engages in the operational issues for this new and exciting service. Angelique has been with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) since 2006. She began her career at the AAMC with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) serving as the Manager, Communications and Administrative Services. In that role, she provided internal support to cross-functional AAMC teams, in addition to serving as primary point of contact to staff at the NBME, NBOME, AOA, and ECFMG. After several years in that role, she transitioned into a new position within ERAS – Manager, Training Programs and Business Partner Relations. In this exciting role, she managed the relationship team who served as primary point of contact to over 5000 training programs and ERAS business partners including the NBME and NBOME. Keeping in a trend of service and mission-driven work, at the end of 2012 she moved into her new role with the Pivio team. She enjoys the collaborative and collegial environment at the AAMC and is enthusiastic about the potential for Pivio. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.