National medical education leaders gather at OHSU

April 6, 2015

YOUR M.D.When it comes to transforming medical education, the nation’s medical schools are ready to learn from each other. And as one of 11 schools selected to be part of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative, OHSU is actively sharing best practices about its own M.D. Curriculum Transformation with other top medical schools. 

Faculty, leaders and students from all 11 AMA initiative-funded schools will convene at OHSU April 13-14 for the ACE Consortium Meeting. The goals of the Consortium – and of the conference itself – are to share innovative ideas and best practices on new programs and curriculum that can quickly be spread to medical schools across the country. 

The meeting comes as the OHSU School of Medicine M.D. Class of 2018 nears completion of their first year of YOUR M.D., the school’s new curriculum introduced last fall. YOUR M.D. rethinks the century-old model of medical education. It recognizes that medical knowledge and technology will continue to expand rapidly and that future physicians must be experts not only at assessing and improving their own skills, but also at adapting to discoveries and technology changes, and leading a culture change that ensures the health care system of the future is always improving.

OHSU participants at the Consortium meeting include:

  • Ethan Beckley, Ph.D., medical student
  • Patrick Brunett, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education
  • Tracy Bumsted, M.D., MPH, associate dean for undergraduate medical education
  • Patricia Carney, Ph.D., professor of family medicine
  • Sophia Davis, medical student
  • Nicole Deiorio, M.D., director, Student Affairs and Colleges Program
  • Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., MPH, director, general internal medicine and geriatrics
  • Joseph Gilhooly, M.D., adjunct professor of pediatrics
  • James Goodman, medical student
  • Paul Gorman, M.D., associate professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology
  • Tomo Ito, MSEd, manager, curriculum and student affairs
  • Leslie Kahl, M.D., associate dean for strategic initiatives
  • Kim Irish, M.S., CPHQ, quality manager, GME
  • John McConnell, Ph.D., associate professor and director, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
  • George Mejicano, M.D., M.S., senior associate dean for education
  • Amy Miller Juve, M.Ed., Ed.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine
  • Jeanette Mladenovic, M.D., MBA, executive vice president and provost, OHSU
  • John Moorhead, M.D., M.S., professor of emergency medicine and public health and preventive medicine

Over the next four years, the AMA will continue to track, gather data and report on the progress of the medical schools’ collective work in order to identify and widely disseminate the best models for transformative educational change.