UMEC Column: Let APGO Help You with Your Resolutions

By Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, MD, David A. Forstein, DO, Susan A. Bliss, MD, and the 2016 – 2018 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

Have you made your New Years’ resolutions yet? Are you going to eat better, exercise more, or spend more time with your family? How about some professional New Years’ resolutions to improve your teaching or advance your career?

UMEC challenges you to resolve to revamp that lecture you give every year into an active learning session for your students, get that paper out of your computer and into a journal, apply for that research grant, find a professional mentor, or mentor a student, resident or junior faculty member to become a medical educator.

Need inspiration? Visit to find hundreds of teaching tips, case-based learning tools, faculty development tools and more!