With cancellation of the in-person 2020 AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting in Washington, DC, DOCS has begun a series of remote programs which allow us to continue to network and learn from one another. Be sure to check back frequently for updates to the schedule of events.

Showcases Series addressing how members are adapting their curricula in the COVID-19 era:

  • June 8, 2020 from 1100-1200 EDT. Teaching Physical Exam Skills Virtually in the Post-COVID World. Hosted by Toshi Uchida and Felise Milan.

  • June 26, 2020 from 1200-1330 EDT. Creating Virtual OSCES (Training SPs and Students, Grading, and Support). Hosted by Katharine Yamulla and Jennifer Stojan.

  • July 10, 2020 from 1200-1330 EDT. Developing Telemedicine Curricula for Students (Interviewing and Examining Patients). Hosted by Susannah Cornes and Laurie Caines.


DOCS Member Town Hall with the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration which administers the USMLE 2 CS.


  • August 3, 2020 from 1200-1300 EDT. Please mark your calendars for this opportunity to hear from and share your thoughts about clinical skills assessment with Chris Feddock, MD (CSEC Executive Director) and Jessica Salt, MD (Assistant Vice President, CSEC Assessments)


Throughout the early fall DOCS will also be hosting its traditional Workshop sessions in the virtual space. We’ll be calling on members to lead these sessions and submit abstracts.


Please save the dates of November 12th and 13th for the culmination of our DOCS Annual Meeting with:

  • Our Remote Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, November 12th

  • The 10 Years of DOCS: A Brief Look Back…A Visionary Look Ahead meeting on Friday, November 13th from 1100-1400 EST

·         Founding DOCS President, Matthew Mintz, MD, will kick off the celebration with a look at DOCS over the past ten years along with a look ahead

·         Our Keynote Plenary Speaker, Alicia Fernandez, MD, will speak with our group about “Disparities, diversity, and clinical skills education”

·         We will also be conducting our annual business, committee, and interest group meetings.

DOCS Members Can Access Meeting Content HERE 

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 Directors of Clinical Skills Courses