Winter 2019, Volume 3:1
Bok Named Leader of CIVME
Professor Harold Bok from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University in the Netherlands is the new head of the Council  for International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME). Bok has served as the primary delegate representing "Continental Europe" on the council since 2016. He presently serves as an assistant professor, Centre for Quality Improvement in Veterinary Education, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bok is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Veterinary Medical Education, a Jury member of the Utrecht University Education Fund, and he has served as a member of the AAVMC's Working Group on Competency-based Veterinary Medical Education since 2015. Bok's PhD thesis focused on "Competency-based Veterinary Education: An Integrative Approach to Learning and Assessment in the Clinical Workplace." Learn more about Dr. Bok's professional background and publications.
Royal Veterinary College, Jordan University of Science and Technology Twinning Program

The OIE Veterinary Education Twinning program between The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) was initiated in January 2015. The goal of establishing a knowledge exchange platform between RVC and JUST was to share best academic practices in the broad field of veterinary public health. The project seeks to implement critical changes in the veterinary education curriculum in accordance with OIE, European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and other international accreditation bodies. A major workshop was held in December 2018 to share Jordan's experience and disseminate findings concerning recent veterinary curriculum revisions that were undertaken in response to RVC experts' suggestions under the RVC-JUST twinning project. Workshop registrants included deans of veterinary schools from Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon; as well as representatives from the RVC, JUST and the OIE. Click here to view the report.
Spotlight on Kent Hecker, Bsc, Msc, PhD: University of Calgary and Cummings School
Dr. Hecker is passionate about educational research. He is interested in building educational research capacity within and across veterinary schools to better inform learning, teaching, and assessment practices. Dr. Hecker is an Associate Professor of Health Professions Education in Veterinary Medicine with a joint appointment in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Hecker studies performance in health professions education. Specifically, he has built a program of basic and applied research focusing in three areas: 1) Selection of applicants; 2) Assessment of student/trainee competency development across the health care continuum; and 3) The application of neuro-imaging methods (functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI] and electroencephalography [EEG]) to assess learning, reasoning and decision making. Click here to read the rest of this story.
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Spotlight on Dan Schull: University of Queensland
Dan Schull is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland (UQ), in Gatton, Australia. Dan teaches across the Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Veterinary Technology programmes in the areas of clinical consultation skills, employability and preparation for professional practice. He also co-coordinates a capstone clinical elective in a regional community for final year veterinary students. Dan possesses a Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), a research Master of Philosophy in the area of veterinary education, and was recently awarded a Senior Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy (UK). He has earned a number of student-voted, institutional and national teaching awards for his work. Click here to read the rest of this story.
JVME Special Issue on Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Veterinary Medical Education

The Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (JVME) is launching a special theme issue on Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Veterinary Medical Education. Professor Paul Mills and Professor Emma Read from CIVME will be joint guest editors for this special edition.

Inter-institutional collaboration is defined as organized collaboration of a veterinary medical educational program (VMEP) with a program or organization beyond and outside its campus. Several formats of manuscripts will be considered, including Educational Research Reports, Challenges & Issues, Best Practices, Institutional Policy and Teaching Tips. However, "Twinning" (a program sponsored by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)), reports on distributed models of clinical education and cross-campus collaboration will not be considered within the scope of this special issue.

The primary emphasis of this special issue will be on collaboration intended to benefit the professional degree (DVM or equivalent) program and/or its faculty, staff and students. However, manuscripts dealing with collaborations that benefit graduate education and specialized clinical training, e.g. residents, may also be relevant. Manuscripts addressing collaboration for specialized clinical training should focus on the academic aspects of such training program collaborations, especially those that prepare and/or guide trainees toward academic careers. 

Manuscripts should be submitted through JVME's online manuscript submission system  by 1st August, 2019. All manuscripts will undergo peer review and will be evaluated on suitability for publication based on the normal JVME policies and guidelines. Experts in the field will be invited to review each submitted manuscript before a final decision by the Guest Editors and Editor-in-Chief (Professor Daryl Buss).

AAVMC's CIVME Research in Education Morning at AAVMC's Annual Symposium

Featuring a workshop from Dr. Kent Hecker, University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: "How to develop an educational research project"
3/9/19 from 9:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: CIVME ( Council on International Veterinary Medical Education) is hosting Dr. Kent Hecker, internationally recognized veterinary medical and medical education researcher, to conduct a workshop to teach participants how to develop an educational research question and conduct a research project. CIVME is interested in generating educational research in veterinary education around the globe and offers a micro-grants program each year! Learn more and register here.

Save the Date! AAVMC's CBVE Train the Trainer Meeting!
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Description: Meeting for AAVMC's Academic Affairs Committee Members and invited guests. Designed to review the CBVE framework and recent developments. Provide insight and guidance on framework implementation, curriculum mapping and assessment projects that are being developed.

23rd Annual IAMSE (International Association of Medical Science) Conference
6/8/2019 - 6/11/2019
Location: Roanoke, USA

Description: Annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) faculty, staff and students from around the world who are interested in medical science. Sessions on curriculum development, assessment and simulation.

Veterinary Schools Council VetEd 2019
Location: Rothamsted, Harpenden, UK (Royal Veterinary College)

A conference of UK and Ireland Veterinary Educators.This symposium is a friendly and inviting atmosphere that allows participants to share ideas, innovation, research and best practices. Featuring short communications, posters and workshops. Networking opportunities are emphasized. Veterinary educationalists, clinicians, academics, veterinary students, practitioners and researchers from across the globe are welcome!

Save the Date! VetEd Down Under
Early 2020!
School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Australia

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