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Sixth Annual colloquium for educations in the health professions 



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The MedStar Health - Georgetown University Research Symposium and Sixth Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions are open to all members of the research and education community interested in learning more about scholarship at MedStar and Georgetown.

The Symposium offers the opportunity to connect with researchers, educators, residents, executive leaders, and collaborative partners from across the region and our system to build meaningful relationships to further advance the health of our community.

This year, the GUMC’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) will be hosting the Sixth Annual Colloquium for Educators in the Health Professions together with the MedStar Health—Georgetown University Research Symposium.  For more information please visit

The Colloquium is an opportunity for those across the system focused on education to gather, share ideas, and learn together.


For information on past colloquiums please click here


IAMSE Webinar series

CENTILE is pleased to offer the IAMSE Spring 2019 Web Seminar Series

"The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical Education”

Basic science education in the medical curriculum is facing a challenge. Despite the fact that health science curricula teach foundational science integrated with clinical science, lecture halls are essentially empty and students rely more and more on review books to prepare for USMLE Step 1. How can basic science instruction continue to fulfill its mission of providing a scientific approach to the practice of medicine? The IAMSE spring series is addressing this question by presenting several new approaches to improve foundational science instruction beyond integration with the clinical sciences.  After an introduction that describes the challenge and proposes new roles for basic science educators, the audience will learn from the experiences of a lecture-free curriculum, from a curriculum with foundational science instruction during the clerkship years and from schools who place USMLE Step 1 after clinical clerkships. Finally, the audience will hear the latest status on the role and impact of USMLE Step 1 on medical education. The series will provide participants with a better understanding of the issues and current trends in novel foundational science curricula.

Join us on Thursdays from March 7th – April 4th, 2019 at 12pm Eastern

  • March 7, 2019 – “The Changing Roles of the Basic Science Educator”.  Presented by Ron Harden, OBE, MD, FRCP
  • March 14, 2019 – “Going Lecture Free for Gen Z”. Presented by Brenda Roman, MD, Mary JO Trout, Pharm D, BCPS, BCGP, & Irina Overman, MD
  • March 21, 2019 – “The Role of Foundational Sciences in Clinical Years”. Presented by Kim Dahlman, PhD
  • March 28, 2019 – “Stepping Beyond the “Step 1 Climate” Presented by Kathy Abdolsek, MD and David Chen, MSII
  • April 4, 2019 – “Moving USMLE Step 1 After Core Clerkships: Rationale, Challenges and Early Outcomes” Presented by Michelle Daniel, MD, MHPE

We will be sending the access information on the Tuesday prior to each session.

Please click here to register