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Meetings Minutes

International Association of Medical Colleges
Membership Meeting Final Agenda
Marriott Courtyard, LaGuardia March 17, 2006

  1. The First Year - Report. 
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  2. Financial report.
    Note this is informal – the formal report will follow – it will be audited
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  3. Authorization for signatories on opening bank account.
    Recommend; The president, treasurer and a administrator of his choosing be authorized 
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  4. Authorize an Association credit card.
    Recommend; A credit card be authorized
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  5. Now eligible for www. IOMC.EDU – convert? 
    Recommend; Convert 
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  6. Standards Committee annual report, Joe Chu, MD, Chair
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  7. Credentials Committee annual report, Andy Vaithilingam, PhD, Chair
    Presented by Jerry Thornton, PhD.
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  8. Applicants Committee Nancy Perri, MD Chair
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  9. School announce their appointments for each committee 2005/06
    Note. By laws require each founding member to annually appoint working committee members to standing committees. Failure of any institution to actively participate may result in loss of membership. Recommended, Each institution contact the Committee Chairs to determine if their representative timely and responsibly fulfilled their responsibilities. Further, check with any potential designee to be certain they are willing to perform as required. Be certain they are aware that when they are unable to promptly competently fulfill an assignment they must find a suitable designee.
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  10. Drawing for terms. Election of two trustees for a three-year term.
    There are six founding trustees whose terms will be established by a drawing.
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  11. Discussion on the proposed data bank.
    IAOMC itself is open and transparent. It could also serve as an invaluable reservoir accreditating documents from those institutions or accrediting organizations around the globe that are willing to contribute to this data bank. Recommend approval
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  12. Advisory council - Physicians of Other nations practicing in the US, International Experts.
    An understanding of the many value systems is required for a constructive interaction. Bridges to diverse medical education system and cultures must be built. An advisory council could accomplish this. Proceed to define for approval? Recommend draft for submission to Board.
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  13. Institute for International Medical Education
    Independent evaluation, International certification of quality, working together. Affiliate? Joint venture?
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  14. AAMC October meeting Seattle.
    Participate?
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  15. New members applications.
    Discussion; When? Current member thinking. Future financing – what is it going to cost?
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  16. Student members. 
    Definition of a purpose – discussion.
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  17. Election of officers.
    Comment; The founding organizations each nominated an officer for the first year. When I resigned from SGU it lost its only officer. The bylaws do not require an officer be one of the member schools. If nominated and elected I will accept. There is a vacancy for Vice President – Basic Sciences.

 

International Association of Medical Colleges
Second Annual- Meeting March 17, 2006
Marriot Courtyard, LaGuardia, N.Y.C.

Digest

The meeting opened at 10:30. The First Year Report and Financial report were deemed read and passed. Motions passed to open a bank account, authorize a credit card, convert to edu, appoint new committee members by March 31st, adopt a global data bank of medical school’s accreditation documents and make them public, the present members will supply the first documents, continue the terms of the existing officers by an additional year, establish an Advisory Council composed of medical educators and regulators from around the world, work with the Institute for International Medical education, attend the next annual meeting of the AAMC, establish a fee structure for new members wishing to join IAOMC, and determine the role of student members when fully operational.

A discussion summary;

  • The Standards Committee Chair is satisfied with the work of the committee.

  • Founding members are experienced and understanding of the standards we will proceed to utilize them

  • Prospective schools should be provided with guidelines to standards.

  • Some committee members did not participate fully. The President requested each school to be certain they provide names of committee appointments of persons who are willing and able to timely complete their assignments. It was agreed these would be supplied by March 1, 2006.

  • If a committee member is delayed in timely performing they are required to designate a person able to serve as their substitute. 

  • The credentials committee had a lengthy delay in reviewing CV’s. A new system of committee conference calls will be used.


APPENDIX

International Association of Medical Colleges
The First Year - Review and Report
Marriott Courtyard La Guardia NYC March 17, 2006

  1. Founded by medical schools 3/17/05 – The world’s first global medical school accrediting organization. Dares to be open to all, self- sustaining, independent, democratic, not for profit, and transparent. Chose its residence in the same jurisdiction as the United Nations. Incorporated under the federal laws of the United States, and the State of NY, by the NY State Regents 1/9/06.
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  2. Participated Harvard Macy/Georgetown University scholars review, Global Medicine 4/7/05.
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  3. Attended Federation of State Medical Boards Meeting 5/11/05.
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  4. Website WWW.IAOMC.ORG established June, 2005 
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  5. Developed a system of global communication. Worldwide notices sent for August 12th Standards hearing, Grand Hyatt, NYC. (Details on website)
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  6. Established provisional global standards, held hearings 8/12/05,
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  7. Filed with US Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service recognition of not for profit standing. August 05
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  8. IAOMC developed a new method of Trustee email decision-making. Implementation successful. 9/2/05. See attached, Appendix I.
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  9. Referred to by Chronicle of Higher Education 10/28/05.
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  10. Exhibitor American Association of Medical Colleges meeting 11/2-11/8/05. Successfully recruited medical educators as site visitors.
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  11. Final Standards Committee report to Board accepted and approved Dec. 05.
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  12. IAOMC President resigns from St. George’s University end 05; begins as President and Chief Operating Officer IAOMC 1/1/06.
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  13. Accepted into the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) as an Institutional member. 1/2/06
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  14. Referred to by AMNews 1/16/06.
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  15. FSMB sent draft report, “Special Committee on the Evaluation of Undergraduate Medical Education” for comment.
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  16. International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities provides link to IAOMC under caption, ”Other Resources”. 
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  17. Current discussions – Advisory council of individuals and institutions with knowledge of US culture and the standards and values and those of the many other countries of the world
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  18. Current review of offer to work together – Institute for International Medical Education.


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