Faculty present School of Medicine program at European medical conference

Paul Cuddy, Pharm.D., senior associate dean, School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., and Stefanie Ellison, M.D., associate dean for curriculum, where part of the School of Medicine delegation at an international conference on medical education in Barcelona, Spain.

UMKC School of Medicine faculty presented important work on the Docent System of Medical Education, the long-term success of its graduates, and other topics to an international audience of medical educators at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) at the end of August in Barcelona, Spain.  AMEE’s annual conference draws more than 3,000 delegates each year and AMEE selects presentations through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.

Paul Cuddy, Pharm.D., senior associate dean, Stefanie Ellison, M.D., associate dean for curriculum, Gary Sutkin, M.D., associate dean for women’s health, and Steven L. Kanter, M.D., dean, led workshops, gave oral presentations, and presented posters to share the School of Medicine’s successes and challenges with peers from other medical schools spanning six of the world’s seven continents.

Cuddy and Kanter led a workshop on the school’s Docent System and how apprenticeship learning is enhanced by peer mentoring and longitudinal clinical experiences.  In a separate session, Cuddy gave an oral presentation on learning communities and how the School of Medicine’s strong longitudinal clinical experiences provide a springboard for medical students to achieve leadership roles in medicine and science.  Louise Arnold, Ph.D., past director of medical education and research, Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D. director of medical education support services, Susan Hathaway, Ph.D., and Kanter were co-authors of the presentation.

Ellison presented a peer-reviewed poster on the development and implementation of the Core Entrustable Professional Activities in the school’s six-year dual-degree program. Emily Haury, M.D., docent, and Quaintance were co-authors of the poster presentation.