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Attending: Kim Hoffman, Chair; Michael Barbouche, Carol Clothier, Elaine Dannefer, Dennis Donahue, Jereoen Jeroen Donkers, Bob Galbraith, Linda Lewin, Amber Montañano, Claire Tochel, Valerie Smothers, Paula Wales.

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EII is a collaborative of several medical schools in the US. EII develops standards and specs to promote interoperability among medical schools and other data custodians. The group started as a result a portfolio colloquium convened by Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In October 2007, a larger conference was hosted by National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), AAMC, and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). This conference examines the challenges in transporting data across medical education. A monograph of the proceedings is available. In November 2008, a second conference was held that included those actively using portfolios for medical education. The charge resulting from this conference was to consider ways for information to be shared and pilot projects for interoperability. That has been the focus of the EII. The realization that standards and specifications would be needed lead to involvement with MedBiquitous. The group selected the educational trajectory as a standards project because it captures and documents things not routinely collected including enrichment activities, informal professional development, etc. Currently there is little agreement on the data set to be supported, but all agree that it is an achievable goal.

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Valerie explained the mechanisms that the group would use for communications, including teleconferences, a listserv, and a wiki. Links and explanations were provided and an accompanying presentation. Everyone should have received login information for the wiki as well as e-mails from the listserv. To put the group's work in perspective, Valerie described the overalls overall standards development process within MedBiquitous. The executive committee of MedBiquitous approves new standards development projects. The educational trajectory project has already been approved. Following that approval, a working group is convened to develop the draft specification. This is the group undertaking that work. Once that is complete, the specification will be sent to the MedBiquitous standards committee for review and ballot. There will also be a public review of the specification to provide an opportunity for anyone to make comments on the specification. The MedBiquitous ANSI-accredited process requires that all materially affected parties have an opportunity to participate in the standards development process. Once the ballot has passed, MedBiquitous sends the specification to ANSI for final approval.

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Jeroen asked if residency program trajectories would be included in the scope of this working group. Kim replied that we are including residency in our thinking. Linda and Carol have invested work in residency portfolio development as well. For the implementation pilot, they are focusing on medical schools with an eye towards collecting information useful to residency programs. Residency programs may be the next iteration of the specification. We are hoping to create a base specification it specification that could be built upon.

Jeroen commented that in Europe they have a six year program, so the data would look different. Kim added that there is diversity in US medical schools as well. In order to fully develop technical standards for educational trajectories, we need European input. Elaine commented that she had concern about confidentiality due to the small class size at her institution. Students could easily be recognized by their educational trajectory. Bob commented that at least one of the schools has some students getting through in under four years while others are getting through in eight. Taking that into account a loan that alone the standard will need to be fairly flexible. It should not be that difficult to include the European model.

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