2 new CSI eModules posted

Thanks to our CSI committee members, we are pleased to announce two new CSI eModule postings to our CSI collection:

-Bipolar Disorder Self-Directed Learning Module (Derrick Hamaoka, M.D., Morgan Lundstrom, M.D., both of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD).

-Somatic Symptom Disorder (Derrick Hamaoka, M.D.1, Elizabeth Ryznar, M.D.2, R. Brett Lloyd, M.D., Ph.D.3; 1 Uniformed Services University, 2 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 3 Northwestern University)

Consensus Statement from ADMSEP and AADPRT on the 2020-21 Residency and Fellowship Application Cycle

Dear colleagues,

ADMSEP and AADPRT leadership have issued joint recommendations about the upcoming academy year as it pertains to medical students applying to psychiatry residency programs. The overarching goal is to prioritize the safety of our learner and communities, while also supporting a fair and equitable process for all.

A special thank you to John Spollen and Lia Thomas for representing ADMSEP during this process.

Please share with your colleagues in your respective institutions.

Warm regards,


Benoit Dubé, MD Associate Provost and Chief Wellness Officer I University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry I Perelman School of Medicine

President I ADMSEP Association of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry

2020 Meeting cancelled

We hope that you are healthy and safe amidst these uncertain times. Due to the impact of the Corona virus pandemic, ADMSEP will not be holding its annual meeting this year (June 2020). The rationale for cancelling includes the ban on large gatherings and the widespread emergence of institutional travel restrictions. Our recent poll results predict very poor attendance, not surprisingly.

The good news is that our host hotel, Paradise Point in San Diego, has agreed to amend our agreement. As such, we will be holding our 2023 annual meeting there.

If you had already registered for the meeting, you will receive a full refund soon. If you made a reservation at the hotel, it will be canceled automatically by the hotel, without penalty.

This decision was bittersweet, to say the least. Our annual meeting is a unique opportunity to bring together like-minded psychiatric educators to share innovations and celebrate accomplishment in medical education. Our annual meeting program committee is undeterred and actively exploring alternative scenarios to bring our community together… Stay tuned!

New CSI Module

Thanks to Derrick Hamaoka, Eric G Meyer, and Kelly Cozza (all MDs from Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD) ,we have a new addition to our CSI library on the topic of OCD titled "Germs are everywhere". It can be viewed here

ADMSEP Education Scholars Program: Call for Applications

Education scholarship can lead to academic promotion and leadership, both in home institutions and nationally. In order to do this, educational activities and innovations need to be studied. As physicians, we may not know how to make our educational efforts scholarly. The ADMSEP Education Scholars Program is a two-year faculty development program that provides ADMSEP members with foundational knowledge and mentorship in research methodology and scholarship in medical student education. Participants advance in scholarship skills that promote academic achievement and leadership, both in their home institutions and nationally. A Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship is awarded to each Scholar upon completion of the program.

We are currently soliciting applications for our 5th cohort of Education Scholars.

Program Description: · 2 year program of half-day structured pre-meeting workshops and didactics prior to the start of the ADMSEP Annual Meeting · Program runs from June 2020 to June 2022 · Longitudinal components include scheduled conference calls throughout the two year period · Scholars work with a local mentor and a senior ADMSEP mentor to complete a scholarly project · Scholars present their completed scholarly projects as a poster at the final third ADMSEP meeting

Eligibility requirements: · ADMSEP membership · Psychiatry medical student educators at the junior or mid-career level with at least 2 years of experience in medical student education · Applicants must commit to all components of the program: completion of an independent project, participation in all conference calls and attendance at 3 consecutive ADMSEP annual meetings · Fee for the 2 year program is $1,000.

The deadline for submission is February 1, 2020.

For more information and the application, please see the Education Scholars web page

We look forward to receiving your applications,

Susan W. Lehmann, M.D. and Lisa Fore-Arcand, Ed.D., Program Directors