AMEE are pleased to announce the forthcoming AMEE/MEW webinar schedule.

Webinars offer teachers, trainers, curriculum developers, researchers and anyone with an interest in medical education, the chance to join experts and like minded colleagues from around the glove in a live one hour discussion on a key educational topic.

The webinars are delivered through MedEdWorld using the Adobe Connect platform allowing full audio and visual communication and interaction between presenter and participants. To take part in a webinar you need a computer with a good internet connection, a headset with microphone (optional) and a webcam (optional).

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How to Sign Up


You can either login using your existing AMEE Login information, or create a registration if you do not have an existing login.


  • Webinars are available free of charge to AMEE individual and student members.  AMEE Institutional members also enjoy one free group access to each MedEdWorld webinar while AMEE Premium Institutional members can offer individual access to members of their institution.
  • MedEdWorld Registered Users and Non-AMEE Members can participate for £25 per webinar.

Payment is accepted by CREDIT CARD ONLY.

Once registered the MedEdWorld Administrator will contact you with details on how to join the webinar.

AMEE Members are required to sign up online and participants are encouraged to register 24 hours in advance.

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How to participate

During the webinar you can sit back and enjoy the presentation and discussion online through a broadband internet connection. You can text questions online to the presenter if you wish.

You can ask questions orally if you have a microphone, preferably built into a headset. If you have a webcam you can also be seen by the presenter and the other participants when asking a question.

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Autumn 2017 Webinar Series

Creating OSCE Stations that Address Cultural Competence – a 5-Step Best Practice Approach

Date/Time:  Thursday 16 November - 1700 UK/GMT

Elizabeth Krajic Kachur PhD & Lisa Altshuler, PhD

With healthcare providers and patients moving around globally, cultural competence becomes essential.  Over the last 18 years we have organized Culture OSCEs and single culture stations in more general OSCEs for learners across the health professions education continuum.

The session will review special considerations relevant for cultural competence training and assessment in OSCEs.  It will be organized in five steps:

1. Needs assessment (what are frequently encountered challenges)
2. Case Writing (how to create effective case materials)
3. Station Preparation (recruitment and training of standardized/simulated patients (SPs) and simulated providers)
4. Station Management (how to help SPs maintain their case portrayal)
5. Program Evaluation (how to assess station effectiveness).  Best practices will be addressed.

Expected Audience: Individuals concerned with cultural competence training


Simulation based education: understanding the social-cultural complexity of a surgical boot camp

Date/Time:  Wednesday 29 November - 1400 UK/GMT

Professor Jennifer Cleland, University of Aberdeen, UK

The focus of simulation-based education (SBE) research has been limited to outcome and effectiveness studies. The effect of social and cultural influences on SBE is unclear and empirical work is lacking. In this webinar, I present ethnographic work which focuses on exploring and understanding the complexity of context and social factors at a surgical boot camp (BC).  I will introduce the theoretical lenses of complexity and activity theory and Bourdieu’s concept of ‘capital’, and explain how these were used to better understand the socio-cultural influences acting upon, and during, two surgical BCs, and their implications for SBE.   I will discuss how a BC is as much about social and cultural processes as it is about individual, cognitive and acquisitive learning.

This webinar will be of interest to anyone involved in planning and/or researching bootcamps specifically, and simulated based medical education more generally.



Diversity and gender in medical education p.3: the complexities of assessment of intercultural competence in the diverse environment of the contemporary medical education

Date/Time: Wednesday 13 December - 14:00 UK/GMT

Hannah Leyerzapf, Janusz Janczukowicz & Petra Verdonk, VU University Medical Center; Centre for Medical Education, Medical University of Lodz

This webinar is the third part of the “Diversity and gender in medical education for experts and beginners” series of AMEE on-line meeting. While the first part formed the theoretical foundation for discussion on diversity and gender, and the second part was focused on presenting practical teaching and learning methods, and sharing educational experience, in this webinar, we will discuss our experiences and the currently available evidence on assessing what is so difficult to measure- cultural competence and diversity issues in medical education. The webinar will cover both formative and summative assessment and the instruments appropriate to assess all domains of cultural and diversity-related competence. We will also discuss a non-yet fully understood implicit bias related to ethnicity, gender and other intersecting factors characterising the dynamics of interactions between examinees and examiners and influencing the quality of assessment consistent with principles of health equity and social justice.

For this webinar we are implementing a novel format with two facilitators presenting the formal part of webinar and the third moderating the chat and summarizing it at the end to give an overview of the discussion and the whole meeting.


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