The Group for Research in Pathology Education is currently seeking two Co-chairs for the Resource Bank Committee. This committee is responsible for the GRIPE Master Item Bank, including writing original questions, editing current questions for clarity and updates, judging submissions of questions and images and judging the annual Photo Contest. We are seeking two candidates, one to focus on questions and one to focus on images, and encourage all who are interest to submit themselves for nomination. Availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email is expected, in addition to great ideas!
Why serve as co-chair of the Resource Bank Committee?
Gain experience as co-chair in an international organization
Opportunities each month to practice writing NBME-style questions
Access to the GRIPE Master Item Bank, even if you are not an Institutional Member
Full administrative support for each meeting
If you would like to be considered for a position on either of these Committees, please send a brief statement of your interests to email@example.com by Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
We hope that you will consider becoming involved in this important and collegial work!
As a reminder, The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) Administrative Offices will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 3.
Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, researchers and medical professionals that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month a member is chosen to highlight their academic and professional career and see how they are making the best of their membership in GRIPE. This month’s Featured Member is Program Committee Member, leader of Trainee Involvement and GRIPE Vice President, Dr. Osvaldo Padilla.
Osvaldo Padilla, MD, MPH Vice President, GRIPE Associate Professor of Hematopathology Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso
You’ve been a member of the Program Committee as well as the Executive committee for several years. What has been your impression of the GRIPE annual program in year’s past? I have enjoyed interacting with my colleagues in a small group setting, which lends itself to a more close-knit group, as opposed to a big meeting where you can easily get lost in the crowd. As a small organization, individuals have the opportunity to participate and have a big impact on our organization, since we are always looking for volunteers with persistence and enthusiasm.
The annual meeting back in January rolled out several new highlights, including a trainee poster session, workshops, roundtables and an impromptu trainee oral session. What was your involvement in these new features? My involvement encompasses getting better communication between medical educators and trainees through dialogues, posters, workshops, etc. In my opinion, feedback between both parties lends itself to better understanding and communication between both groups. I also feel that it is an opportunity for trainees to get exposure to pathology medical education, as a career, as well as offer them workshops that they may benefit from. I was impressed with the number of students who were able to come to New Orleans in January. It was very useful to get their input at the roundtable discussions since this type of face to face dialogue is not always frequent.
What can we look forward as far as trainee involvement in 2020? Ideally, I’d like to increase attendance at our conference by making it more interactive with trainees. I think we often underestimate their potential contributions to our organization and their ability to teach in being better medical educators. They are very eager to get involved and take greater responsibility for their education, as seen by their involvement in this past conference. I think more interactions between educators and students would prove extremely valuable for both parties.
What is it about the annual meetings that are a draw for you as a GRIPE member? Definitely, the interactions with my colleagues and the potential to learn from their teaching methods. I also enjoy the niche of medical educators that we have, but in addition, meeting new individuals, participating for the first time.
Want to find out more information about what happened at the 2019 meeting, or interested in attending the 2020 meeting? Visit www.gripemeeting.org for more information!
The GRIPE Membership Committee is requesting your participation to complete a briefmembership survey(time estimate: apx. 5 min). The goals of this survey are the following:
1. To gather demographic data to update our records 2. To determine the level of interest in, and value of, various GRIPE activities and resources to our members 3. To collect specific information relevant to the work of some of our committees, and 4. To gather information for new ideas to advance further the mission and success of the organization
The deadline for completing the survey is May 10, 2019.
We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about the Meeting, including schedules, abstracts, and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/gripe19/Android and iOS users:
Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
Open Guidebook and you can find our “2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting” guide
There’s still time to register for the 2019 GRIPE Meeting! Registration may be found online at www.gripemeeting.org. We hope to see you in New Orleans!
All entries must be original 35mm color transparencies or digital images with a minimum resolution of 768 x 512. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Please label all images with the name of the entrant, the organ, and the diagnosis and return the completed Contributor Agreement Form posted online with your entries.
If you have any questions or difficulties submitting your images, please let us know via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-208-8060.