Administrators in Medicine (AIM)

The National Organization for State Medical and Osteopathic Board Executive Directors in the United States

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary – 1984-2004

2004 AIM Annual Meeting

Washington, DC



Marriott Crystal Gateway


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


Morning Session


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. 


Afternoon Session:


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   



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