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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

WGEA Conference Submissions

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA

April 25-27, 2010

Hosted by UC Davis School of Medicine

The theme for the conference is “Health and Interprofessional Education for the Underserved: Model Programs and Innovations.”Subthemes and tracks will focus on innovative programs in curriculum, interprofessional education, educational technology, faculty development, and clinical skills assessment.

Submissions from WGEA, WGSA, and affiliated AAMC groups from all regions are encouraged.

Presentation Formats

Workshop: Workshops provide a skill-oriented, interactive experience for participants to achieve well-specified objectives. Duration: 90 minutes.

Panel Discussion: Panel Discussions explore a range of perspectives and approaches to a well-defined educational issue. Duration: 90 minutes including brief presentations by 3-5 panelists and a moderator, followed by a discussion with panel and audience.

Small Group Discussion: Small group discussions are led by one or two facilitators who guide the participants through a discussion of an educational issue or theme. Duration: 90 minutes including brief introduction by the facilitators followed by the discussion and findings of the group.

Oral Presentation/Paper: Oral presentations promote the dissemination of completed research projects, or educational/ institutional innovations. Duration: 15 minutes, presented in a 90-minute, moderated session that includes 3-4 papers organized around a common theme.

Poster Presentation: Poster presentations promote the dissemination of research studies and innovations which may be ongoing or preliminary.

Criteria for Review

Proposals will be evaluated and given priority based on:

  • Originality
  • Clarity
  • Organization
  • Fit with conference theme
  • Soundness of scholarship and research design (where applicable)
  • Collaboration across institutions
  • Applicability to learners across the educational continuum

Download Forms (Word Format)

Deadlines and Contact Information

Send submission and conflict of interest forms via e-mail to John Drummer at 

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: February 22, 2010

For general questions about the conference (registration, lodging, etc.) send e-mail to: