This topic is one of a few blogs that will be started on the AMEN website, which is more open than the facebook group.
Some of you won't have facebook, or haven't yet joined the AMEN Facebook page, but many of the 100 or so MEs who are on the facebook group have been excited by Rebecca Stewart's suggestion of a monthly online catchup with voluntary presenters on various topics related to Medical Education, including some focusing on new MEs and some for the more experienced MEs. This (says Rebecca) would build on the learnings and networking from AMEN as there's never enough time to catch up! Many have offered suggestions for topics and some have offered extra support to new MEs or an offer of a virtual meeting place. Rebecca liked the name MEME as it was a good acronym that somewhat fit the meaning of the word meme - "1 : an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media)"
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Some suggestions for topics so far have been (in no particular order)
1. basics for new MEs
2. Critical review of literature
3. Taking risks in teaching
4. The education diagnosis
5. Using iT to enhance learning
6. Planning learning
7. Curriculum design
10. Clinical Reasoning
11. Disruptive Learning/Teaching
13. Teaching IMG's