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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)

WGSA/Affiliated AAMC Organizations/Special Interest Groups
2010 Annual Conference

Sunday April 25 – Tuesday April 27
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
Host: University of California, Davis

Theme: Health and Interprofessional Education for the Underserved: Model Programs and Innovations

The WGEA educational community joined together this spring at Asilomar to share model programs, curricular innovations and lessons learned as we strive for excellence in education and medical care.  The pre-conference program included workshops, meetings of special interest groups, and a special panel on PRIME programs. The conference program featured excellent plenary speakers, a special GME focus session on Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Education, workshops, panels, oral presentations, and poster sessions.

We hope you will join us for next year’s combined WGEA/WGSA meeting hosted by Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.


Poster Award Winners 

Plenary Session Slides

Interprofessional Education: Imperatives for the Next Generation
Heather Young, Ph.D., R.N., G.N.P., F.A.A.N., University of California, Davis
Pamela Mitchell, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., F.A.A.N., University of Washington
Tom Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, Davis

Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Education
Moderator: Sandrijn van Schaik, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Joseph York, M.D., Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
John Q. Young, M.D., M.P.P., University of California, San Francisco
Arpana R. Vidyarthi, M.D., University of California, San Franciso
From the Practice of the Past to the Practice of the Future
Thomas Bodenheimer, M.D., M.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco


Interprofessional Education: Challenges and Opportunities
Mark Servis, M.D.
University of California, Davis



Conference Evaluation Results 

GME Focus Session Evaluation Results 

Download Evaluation Form (link to word doc) 

Program Committee: 
General Questions:
Chair, Don Hilty, M.D.: 916-734-8110,
Co-Chair, Mark Servis, M.D.: 
Submissions Coordinator: John Drummer,
Conference Coordinator: Deb Patterson: 916-734-3530

Please check back for any updates.