Call for Abstract Proposals for 49th Annual ADMSEP Meeting

San Diego, CA. June 21-24, 2023

The keynote speaker will be Donna Elliott, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medical Education and Vice Dean for Medical Education at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA

We invite you to submit abstract proposals on any topic relevant to medical student education in psychiatry.

The deadline for submission is Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

We encourage submissions focusing on:

Professional identity development, Health Disparities, Cultural Competency, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Social Determinants of mental health, Curriculum: active learning, redesign, assessment methods, New and emerging topics in medical student education and technology, Educational innovations

Abstract submissions will be accepted beginning Saturday, October 1st, 2022. To submit, please visit “Upcoming 2023 Meeting” and then on that page click on the “Submit Abstract” drop down box, then the actual link (which will appear 10/1/22). This will take you to the Cvent submission portal. Once there you will find specific guidelines for each type of submission, but for convenience, they are also listed below. Please note that we must have all relevant application components by the deadline of October 31.

We look forward to reading your submissions and organizing an outstanding conference!

Submission Guidelines: Only 3 presentations per presenter may be submitted (this does not include posters). There is a 5 co-author limit on all presentations. Please keep in mind, only people who are participating in the presentation should be included as a co-author.

The ADMSEP Annual Meeting Program Committee is accepting submissions for:

1. Plenary: 1-hour session consisting of a group of three to four individual presentations that are thematically related. Each individual presentation is a 12-15 minute formal talk, given by 1 or 2 individuals. This session is offered to all meeting attendees. Several people can submit abstracts for a plenary session they believe would fit well together; alternatively, the program committee can group individual submission with similar and related topics.

2. Workshop: 75-minute semi-structured learning session designed to facilitate interaction via active learning with a limited didactic element.

3. Discussion Group: 75-minute session consisting of 3 or 4 interactive presentations along a similar theme, each 12-15 minutes, along with time for discussion. The program committee may combine several abstracts on a similar topic. Presenters may submit 1 presentation for such a combination or may coordinate several submissions with other presenters.

4. Educational Innovation Brief Oral Presentation: Adapted from the popular PechaKucha model, this is a 7-minute presentation, using 20 slides for 20 seconds each. This session is designed to provide participants with a lively presentation of innovative approaches to medical student education. Presenters would submit a proposal for a 7-minute presentation. The program committee will then combine several brief oral presentations in succession, followed by time for discussion.

5. Poster Session: Submissions can be on a wide range of topics from educational research to descriptions of innovative approaches to medical student education. This year, as in the past, poster awards will be given at the Annual Meeting banquet based on final poster presentation by a panel of judges.

6. Media Session: The media session provides the opportunity to showcase useful online resources for ADMSEP members

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 accepting applications for our 6th cohort of Education Scholars.

The deadline for submission is February 1, 2023.

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 2023 to June 2025 • 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. Applications are available online

We look forward to receiving your applications.

The pdf version of this announcement can be downloaded here

Lisa Fore-Arcand, EdD, and Kirsten Wilkins, MD - Program Directors

Monthly (June 2022) DEI update available

Please feel free to view our Monthly (June 2022) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) Resource submitted by:

Francis Lu, MD, DLFAPA Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis;

with assistance from Robert C. Like, MD, MS Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;

Proposed Standardized Letter of Recommendation for Psychiatry Residency Applicants

The MSPE taskforce with the help of some AADPRT members has developed a position statement and standardized letter of recommendation template for ADMSEP member review:

-Proposal of a Standardized Letter of Recommendation for Psychiatry Residency Applicants:
The number of allopathic and osteopathic candidates applying to psychiatry is increasing. This, combined with virtual interviews and an increased number of applications per candidate, has led to a perceived "application avalanche". To read more about the proposal....

-Standardized Letter of Recommendation template:
You may view/download this document on the same page

We will plan to vote on these documents at this year's annual meeting.

If you have questions or need clarifications please contact: Dr. Jeffrey Rakofsky ( or Dr. Dana Raml (

CSI eModule Quick Clips

Dr Marty Klapheke has been able to convert his CSI eModules' "Quick Clips" from a deprecated (unviewable) video format to the current web video standard. You can see these in our eModule collection under "Major Depressive Disorders" "Anxiety Disorders" "Personality Disorders"

A big "THANK YOU" to Dr Klapheke for his ingenuity used in salvaging this valuable footage!