As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it adversely affects and disrupts medical student education. Much in-person teaching has shifted to virtual education, posing significant challenges while also providing an opportunity to transform medical education. In response to the impact of interruptions and challenges the pandemic has placed on medical students and their education, this initiative aims to encourage student leaders to share their experiences with “Virtual Education in Medicine”, as well as explore innovative ideas on how to enhance this new education landscape. Specifically, student candidates will be asked to:
- Highlight existing innovative programs that improve access to virtual medical education
- Share proposals for new, innovative programs that improve access to virtual medical education
ASLI Launched in LAC Region
AAHCI, in partnership with the AAHCI Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Regional Office host, University of Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP), is supporting this initiative in the LAC region - the first region to launch the initiative - and invites medical students from member institutions in the LAC region to submit proposals sharing innovative ideas on virtual medical education.
For each LAC member institution, the point of contact to whom the student proposals should be submitted is indicated below:
- Clínica Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia): Juan Guillermo Ortiz Martinez, Sr, MD
- University of Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP): Roger Chammas, MD, PhD
- Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu – Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) (Brazil): Jacqueline Caramori, MD, PhD
- Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Hospital Universitario San Ignacio (HUSI) (Colombia): Claudio Brando, MD
- TecSalud, Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico): Manuel Pérez Jiménez, MD, PhD
- Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia): Julián Santiago Franco Pérez, MD
- Universidad del Rosario (Colombia): John Vergel, MD, PhD
The submission deadline is February 12, 2021.
To learn more about eligibility and the selection process for ASLI, please contact AAHCI.