Pivio: A New Records Management and Life-Long Learning Tool for the Medical Community

Des Moines, IA US
March 13, 2014

Series Description

Innovations in health care education require the simultaneous development of creative new approaches to student assessment.  This IAMSE webcast seminar series will explore these issues and provide several examples of how schools are evolving with assessment approaches.  Many, if not most, contemporary health science curricula are exploring the integrated learning of multiple basic science disciplines in the clinical and social contexts of patient care.  These teaching and learning approaches require new and creative assessment tools to monitor student progress.  Faculty training to develop and implement these changes is also critical since constructing high quality, reliable assessment tools is a learned skill.  Assessment includes formative feedback to students as an effective learning activity, and this is increasingly incorporated into modern curricula.  Students are also being taught life-long learning skills and are expected to be independent learners.  Yet how can faculty or accreditation agencies be assured of progress towards continued professional growth and competency?  As post-curricular, graduate medical educational programs change to more benchmark approaches to measure competency, how will this impact the approaches to learning and assessment in medical and other health science curricula?  These and other issues will be the focus of our five seminars.

Webinar Description

An overview of AAMC and NBME's efforts to create a lifelong learning platform that stores and transfers data necessary for pre-medical and medical students, residents and physicians across their careers called Pivio™ (formerly eFolio connector). The project currently contains a platform for users to share and store data at an individual's control (CV/resumes, exam applications and results, biographical information, etc.). The session will include a demonstration of current features, overview of results to date from the pilot users, and open feedback on future program considerations to meet the needs of medical education.

Target Audience

DMU faculty and staff.


Mary Drescher Halicki and Angelique Johnson

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/13/2014 - 11:00am CDT
Event ends: 
03/13/2014 - 12:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC 115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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