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Updates in IUSM Undergraduate Medical Education

New Adobe Connect version coming soon

Filed under: Technology Matters — Lorie Shuck on April 17, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

A new version of Adobe Connect for videoconferencing is coming Saturday, May 9th, 2015. This new version features enhancements to screen and whiteboard sharing.  IT Training will offer a free webinar on the new features on Friday, April 24th from 10:30 – 11:30am ET. Below is the webinar overview, but you can also go here to view the webinar details.

If you’re interested in learning how you can take advantage of videoconferencing tools like Adobe Connect, contact Lorie Shuck at (317) 278-1506 or


Adobe Connect 9.4 Upgrade at IU: What to Expect

In this 60-minute session, participants will learn about new tools and features that will be available once IU upgrades to Adobe Connect 9.4 at the beginning of the summer 2015 semester. While the core functionality in Connect will remain the same, several new features will be available to improve your presentations and experiences. Learn what these features are and how to use them.

What You’ll Learn

  • Which new features will be available after IU upgrades to Adobe Connect 9.4
  • How to use new functionality available for screen sharing
  • How to use the new whiteboard functionality

Date: Friday, April 24

Time: 10:30 – 11:30am ET

Register for the webinar


Indiana Autism Needs Assessment Survey

Filed under: Research Matters — guestblogger on March 30, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

Please consider participating in and distributing this information.

HANDS in Autism continues to disseminate the Indiana Autism Needs Assessment Survey as well as conduct individual interviews with families as well as focus groups which represent a wide array of stakeholders across the state.  This information will be utilized along with our partners in the Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (IIACC) and our Local Community Cadres (LCCs) in 8 regions of the state to inform modifications to the Comprehensive State Plan in Autism as well as recommendations regarding autism services at the state level.

Our goal is to reach as many individuals in the autism community as we can to get data that represents every facet, but we need your assistance. We aim for input and involvement across a range of community members inclusive of families, individuals with ASD, therapists, medical personnel, educators, first responders, early intervention providers, transition caregivers, and others.

If you could please share this information in your offices, on your websites, or to your email list serve, it would be greatly appreciated. Please help us with this effort to bring the most accurate information to you and to the state by completing the survey and passing it and the information below to your connections. We have attached the Indiana Autism Needs Assessment flyer for you to share with your friends and colleagues. If everyone sends to at least 5 people, this will easily help us to reach our goal. 


Please use the following link to take the assessment –

*Please note that hard copies of the assessment are available upon request!


Thank you for your interest and support!

Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., HSPP
Tiffany Neal, Ph.D.


Big Data Issues in Medical Research

Filed under: Research Matters — Lorie Shuck on March 26, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

This event by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)  is free and open to those interested in data privacy in medical research. Seating is limited.


Big Data Issues in Medical Research

Indianapolis, IN · Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Please join us at the upcoming KnowledgeNet and learn about the data privacy implications and related legal implications in conducting medical research, including data analytics of cancer cells. Group discussion and networking will follow the presentation. (more…)

IU School of Medicine, Lilly partner on rotation program for medical students

Filed under: Education Matters — Lorie Shuck on March 20, 2015 @ 4:05 pm


The following article was featured in the IU School of Medicine’s InScope Newsletter.

IU School of Medicine, Lilly partner on rotation program for medical students



AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education

Filed under: Happenings — Sara Grethlein on February 19, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is honored to be one of 11 schools selected to receive a $1 Million grant from the American Medical Association – Accelerating Change in Medical Education (AMA-ACE) grant program. (more…)

Faculty Development in Simulation Series

Filed under: Teaching Matters — Lorie Shuck on February 10, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

The following is a guest post by Dylan Cooper, MD
Interim Director, Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Director of Simulation Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Are you interested in learning more about simulation and how it can benefit your learners?  The Simulation Center is offering a Faculty Development in Simulation Series this spring.  Local experts from IUH, IUSM and IUSON will lead sessions on Creating a Simulation, Running a Scenario, Debriefing, Assessment and Scholarship.  All IUSM faculty and fellows are invited to attend and CME will be provided.  For more info and to RSVP click here:


Applications sought for a Problem Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) Competency Director

Filed under: UME Matters — Lorie Shuck on December 22, 2014 @ 2:39 pm

The IUSM Office for Undergraduate Medical Education is seeking a Problem Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) Competency Director.

The IUSM PBLI goal is to ensure that students will be able to actively set and pursue clear learning goals and exploit new opportunities for intellectual growth and development. The PBLI Competency Director will provide insight and expertise into the development of curricular activities, assessments and programs to support this goal. The selected individual will also provide significant creative and administrative input into the development and delivery of a new longitudinal course utilizing a teaching electronic medical record as a tool for the integration of lifelong learning skills into the clinical practice of medicine. The PBLI competency director will also (more…)

Applications sought for new medical education position: Quality Systems Coach

Filed under: Teaching Matters — guestblogger on November 4, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

The following is a guest post by Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD, Program and Evaluation Director, Indiana University School of Medicine

Applications sought for the new medical education position: Quality Systems Coach

UPDATE: This job posting has been closed and filled.

As a part of the AMA Acceleration Change in Education grant, UME is recruiting faculty to serve as Quality Systems Coaches (QSCs) for medical students.

Quality Systems Coaches (QSCs) will teach and evaluate a small group of medical students in systems-based practice through the newly-designed innovative virtual health system (vHS) curriculum using a teaching electronic medical record (tEMR).

“The QSCs will become an important part of our medical students’ experience (more…)

EC Moore Symposium Call for Proposals

Filed under: Teaching Matters — Butch Humbert on October 21, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

Have you put together an innovative way to teach a topic or to assess a learner’s ability and thought it would be great to share these ideas with others? Or are you interested in learning about new ideas and innovations in teaching? Then the upcoming EC Moore Symposium is for you, and the next installment will be Friday, March 6, 2015 at the IUPUI Campus Center in Indianapolis.

The symposium has a variety of formats all designed to showcase excellence in teaching. These include posters presentations, concurrent sessions (which are short 15 minute oral presentations followed by a 5 minute discussion), 5 minute ignite sessions focused on forward thinking ideas, as well as longer 60 minute workshops for more in depth topics. Each year the symposium brings in a national education leader to deliver the keynote address and I am certain this year will be no different.

This is a great opportunity to present your work in the area of education.   Submissions should focus on the teaching goals or the problem that the initiative was designed to address, a description of educational theories the initiative is based on and the impact of your project.

The call for proposals for the 2015 EC Moore symposium is now available. More information can be found here. Check it out today as submissions are due Saturday, November 1st.

Hope to see you and your excellent work at the symposium in March!


2015 E.C. Moore Symposium home page


Formative Assessment and Formative Feedback

Filed under: Assessment Matters — Melissa Alexander on October 16, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

Providing adequate formative feedback to students is a critical instructional task and an LCME Standard. LCME 9.7 requires that each student is provided formal formative feedback early enough during required courses or clerkships to allow ample time for remediation. That requires, at a minimum, that each course provides students with formal formative feedback at the mid-term. The Standard does consider feasibility issues, but those situations are exceptions. Barriers to providing effective informal and formal formative feedback are not insurmountable.

This blog presents one idea for providing feedback in both smaller and larger classes. There are many ways to effectively provide feedback, and some options are not feasible in some circumstances, so we invite faculty who have developed effective mechanisms for providing both informal and formal formative feedback on learning to share their ideas with colleagues in other disciplines and at other centers. (more…)

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