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MedEd Tech Tips: AME Introduces New Educational Technology Special Interest Group

 |  By Renee Kinman, MD, PhD; Christian Burke, BA; Chris Stewart, MD; and Crystal Zhou, PharmD
Educational Special Interest Groups Topics and Projects

Educational Special Interest Groups Topics and Projects

In the rapidly evolving world of medical education, educational technology has obviously emerged as a transformative force, reshaping how we teach, learn, and practice medicine.  Think about just how much the Zoom video conferencing platform has made people more comfortable with the use of educational technology.  However, the continuing use of Zoom or other such platforms has also made people much more aware of the challenges and limitations of educational technology.  Issues such as internet connectivity, digital fatigue, and the lack of in-person interactions have all emphasized that educational technology is not simply a one-size-fits-all solution. 

We are thus excited to introduce the formation of an Educational Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) tailored specifically for those in the health professions education community.  Our goal is to foster collaboration among health professions educators who would like to harness the power of these technological innovations for better learning.  We aim to create a vibrant and supportive community of health professions educators who are eager to explore, share, implement, and even research implement innovative technological solutions in their teaching practices.  In an era where digital tools, virtual simulations, telemedicine, and AI-driven learning resources are becoming increasingly indispensable, our SIG will serve as a dedicated platform for knowledge exchange, best practices, and collaborative ventures.

We invite you to join us on this educational technology journey as we explore novel and creative ways to engage learners, optimize curricula, and ultimately, improve the quality of health professions education for the benefit of both educators and the future generation of healthcare professionals.  Together, we can drive innovation and excellence in health professions education through the thoughtful integration of educational technology.

Starting next month, join us as we initiate our MedEdTech Tips!