The National Organization for State Medical and Osteopathic Board Executive Directors in the United States
Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary – 1984-2004
Marriott Crystal Gateway
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Meeting Room: Grand Ballroom Salon A-B
An Examination of International Medical Education
7:00-8:00 am: Continental Breakfast Sponsored by AIM
8:00 am: Welcome
8:15 am–9:30 am: Medical Education in the United States and Medical Education in the World
Our speakers will lead an exploration of medical education today including international and U.S. models. Distance education and online instruction will also be examined from the perspective of the LCME. Are there significant differences between the education models and how do those differences impact those of us in the licensure of the global physician?
Moderator: Kathleen Haley, Executive Director, Oregon Board of Medical Examiners and AIM Western Region Representative
9:30 am – 10:30 am: The Consumer Advocate’s International Medical Education Journey
We have all received those e-mails from Dean Hughson. Now meet the man behind the messages. Mr. Hughson shares with us the work he has done in researching international medical schools and the education they offer.
· Presentation: Dean Hughson, Consumer Advocate
Introduction: AIM Vice President Leslie A. Gallant, Program Chairperson and Executive Administrator, Alaska State Medical Board
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am: NCFMEA and ECFMG: The Organizations Behind the Acronyms
Representatives from the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) give an overview of the work of their respective organizations and how those organizations contribute to the recognition or licensure of international medical school graduates in the United States.
· Presentation: J. Lee Dockery, M.D., Member, National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) and Professor Emeritus, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
· Presentation: Stephen S. Seeling, JD, Vice President for Operations, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and Bill Kelly, Manager, Medical Education Credentials Department, ECFMG
Introduction: Larry Buening, JD, Executive Director, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts and AIM Central Region Representative
11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Luncheon Sponsored by AIM
AIM Business Meeting will begin at 12:15 pm and will focus on reports and the introduction of any matters that must be voted on by the membership. Actual voting will occur during the 4:00 pm session of the business meeting.
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: The New York Model: Conducting Medical School Evaluations On-Site
· Presentation: Tom Monahan, Executive Secretary, New York State Board for Medicine, will explain the work of the New York Board’s on-site visit teams in evaluating international medical schools.
Introduction: Cynthia Weber Glynn, Deputy Director for Administration, New York Office of Professional Medical Conduct and AIM Eastern Region Representative
2:30 pm -2:45 pm: Break
2:45 pm: MD/DO Degrees for Other Health Care Professionals; Advanced Placement
· Presentation: John B. Crosby, J.D., Executive Director of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), will discuss the efforts of some ‘universities’ that are marketing their medical doctor degree programs to Doctors of Osteopathy and others.
· Presentation: Mark W. Stafford, J.D., General Counsel, Kansas Board of Healing Arts, will present the Kansas Board’s recent experience.
Introduction: Larry Buening, JD, Executive Director, Kansas Board of Healing Arts and AIM Central Region Representative
3:45 pm: Wrap-Up
4:00 pm: AIM Business Meeting – Continued
· Transfer of the Gavel - Remarks from the incoming AIM President
5:00 pm: Conclusion
Hotel and Registration Details
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Arlington, VA 22202
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Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Annual Meeting Hotel Room Rate: $179
Hotel is just minutes from Washington's Reagan National Airport - Easily accessible to Washington's Mass Transit Metro System
Meeting Registration Fee: There is NO Registration Fee for AIM Members, including AIM Associate Members, attending the Annual Meeting but there is a Flat $100 Registration Fee per person for Non-Members attending. Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included in the Registration Fee.