IAMSE Winter 2019 Webcast Audio 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.

Date & Time
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
General Secretary, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Brenda Roman,MD
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Mary Jo Trout, Pharm D, BCPS, BCGP
Director of Therapeutics  Assistant Professor, Departments of Geriatrics and Pharmacology & Toxicology
Irina Overman, MD
Assistant Professor, Geriatrics & Internal Medicine
Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kim Dahlman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Date & Time
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kathy Andolsek, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
David Chen, MSIII
University of Washington
Michelle Daniel, MD, MHPE, FACEP
Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences