GIM News Round-up

Our members contribute nationally throughout the year. Here’s evidence of our latest work:

aamc-logoAAMC November 2015

Oral presentations
Engle DL, Nagler A, Chudgar SM, DeMeo S, Bean S, Narayan AP, Grochowski CO, Whicker SA.
“What a MESS! Making an Interprofessional Medical Education Scholarship Support Group Work”

Clay AS, Chudgar SM, Ming DY, Grochowski CO
“Improving Self-Directed Learning during the Fourth Year

Ming DY, Chudgar SM, Musgrove J, Grochowski CO, Clay AS.
“Assessing CEPAERs and Transitional Year Milestones during a Transition-to-Residency Course”


ABIM consultant, November 2015

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) invited Larry Greenblatt, MD to join a small group in setting the standards for the maintenance of certification exam (MOC). Specifically, the job was to help to set the cutoff point for passing the test. The Board does not use a percentage of test takers (or percentile) to set the passing point but rather it is fixed.

We spent half a day being trained in how to do this and then the next day we spent evaluating hundreds of questions and then evaluating their difficulty which would then be used to set the cutoff. It’s important work. — according to Greenblatt

The ABIM refers to this as “standards setting”.  They chose individuals who represent the different facets of general internal medicine including community practice, academics, hospital medicine, and ambulatory. The group also had a broad geographic distribution.


AMIA November 2015

American Medical Informatics Association
San Francisco

Abstract Presentations
“Using PopMedNet to Support a Multi-Site Research Network: Lessons from PCORnet”
Jessica Malenfant; Jessica L. Sturtevant; Laura G. Qualls; Kyle Erickson; Lesley H. Curtis; Jeffrey Brown

“PCORnet Implementation of PopMedNet Data Characterization Tool”
Jessica L. Sturtevant; Jessica Malenfant; Melanie Davies; Jose Rodrigues; Laura G. Qualls; Lesley H. Curtis; Jeffrey Brown

Conference Paper
“AMIA members’ “vital signs”: what the HIT implementation listserv says about goals for AMIA and for medical informatics”
Kourosh Ravvaz; Craig Kuziemsky; Ross Koppel; Bonnie Kaplan; Samantha Adams; Martha B. Adams


Invited Presentation, December 2015

Universities of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and Baltimore County (UMBC)
Hayden Bosworth, PhD will present: “Moving from Efficacy, Effectiveness to Implementation: Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes.”