The Aquifer Educators Consortium forms the bedrock of Aquifer, bringing together more than 70 healthcare educators across disciplines—experts from the national leadership of organizations like AAIM, COMSEP, STFM, AGS, IAMSE, AUR/AMSER, and SIDM—to collaborate, innovate, and make advances in health professions education.
For educators and healthcare providers, participation in the Consortium offers a unique cross-disciplinary peer community and an exciting opportunity for academic scholarship and advancement.
Experience, Expertise, & Perspective
The Aquifer Educators Consortium includes a series of unique interdisciplinary and discipline-specific teams working together to consider major issues and changes in education, and build a cohesive approach to pedagogy, assessment, and teaching across Aquifer’s courses.
Consortium members are expert healthcare educators from across the country—including award winners and leaders in national organizations—who possess the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively to create quality virtual case-based courses and assessments.
The Consortium at Work: Building Tools & Community
The Consortium creates 100% of Aquifer’s course content, from developing new content and teaching tools to writing and editing virtual patient cases and assessment questions. The result is evidence-based, peer-reviewed, pedagogically sound content that educators and learners can trust.
But beyond the content, the Consortium provides direct strategic leadership to define the Aquifer pedagogy, inform technology development, and address emerging concepts and issues. Consortium members represent Aquifer within their national organizations, acting as ambassadors at national meetings to connect with other users and often presenting their work to the academic community.
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Our Consortium is an impressive group! Read more about some of the terrific recent achievements of our Consortium members—awards, publications, leadership position elections, and more:
- Aquifer Key Features Exam Validation Published
- Student Engagement: Race and Culture Project
- Mandi Sehgal Elected as AGS Teachers’ Section Chair
- David Harris Receives IAMSE Award for Excellence
- Aquifer Consortium Members Elected to Lead CDIM and AAIM
- Study Confirms Need for Education on High Value Care
- Amit Shah Receives AGS Educator Award
- Andrew Olson Honored at CDIM National Meeting
- Katherine Chretien Publishes Mothers in Medicine
The Aquifer Educators Consortium gathers each year for several days of intensive interdisciplinary collaboration and brainstorming, professional development, and hands-on course development work. This year’s meeting focused on student engagement, interprofessional collaboration, continuous course improvement, and initial work on the curriculum mapping and assessment redesign.
The Consortium Explained
The Aquifer Educators Consortium is the reason that Aquifer’s course content is the most informative, up-to-date, and trusted source of clinical learning in healthcare education. The Consortium, supported by the Aquifer staff and a talented group of academic contributors, builds, updates, and maintains each course case-by-case through a streamlined process.
The Educators Consortium is made up of:
- 70+ Consortium Members
- 4 Academic Directors
- 16 Academic Council Members
- 4 Interdisciplinary Teams
- 8 Course Boards
Aquifer’s Academic Directors lead the Consortium and provide strategic leadership across the organization in curriculum, assessment, engagement, and scholarship.