18th AMEE Ibero-American Session: Medical Education’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Americas and Spain

Presenters:

  • Moderator: Ricardo Leon Borquez, MD, President, PAFAMS

  • North America: Genevieve Moineau, MD, President and CEO, AFMC

  • Central America and Caribbean: William Duke, MPH, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences UNPHU / PAFAMS Consultant

  • South America: Alberto Dougnac, MD, MS, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine U. Finis Terrae

  • Spain:  Jordi Pales, MD, Professor at Barcelona University / Director of the Medical Education Foundation

  • Challenger: John Prescott, MD, AAMC, Vice-President, PAFAMS

Summary:
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was being felt around the world, medical educators were called on to make rapid decisions on a wide variety of critical issues. During this session, distinguished academic leaders from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America will join their colleague from Spain to discuss the issues they faced and how they responded to the unprecedented challenges that affected students, faculty, their academic institutions, and most importantly their communities. Dealing with an evolving situation, a poorly understood and highly infectious disease, and varying degrees of support and resources, these academicians will describe their thought processes they engaged and the actions they took. Deans, faculty, students, and community leaders will all benefit from the insights provided during this session.
 

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