Washington, D.C., July 1, 2014—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) today announced the launch of the Pivio™ system, an online, lifelong learning and career documentation tool designed to help individuals document and track their medical education and experiential information throughout the continuum of their career—from pre-medical studies through clinical practice.
The Pivio platform provides a single secure resource for storing, retrieving, and sharing vital information and records, including biographical information, personal statements, test scores, professional experience, education history, accomplishments, and other content. For pre-med and medical students, the system offers guidance about which records and documents are important to archive, provides assistance in keeping up with important activities during medical school and residency, and eases application processes.
“The launch of the Pivio system is the culmination of many years of research, development, and collaboration with our colleagues at the National Board of Medical Examiners, and we are pleased to announce the availability of this innovative tool,” said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. “Providing busy medical students and clinicians with the ability to organize and manage their medical education career portfolio online—and on their own schedule—will help during each transition to the next phase of their career.”
“The Pivio system not only will provide the ability to organize and manage a career portfolio, but will provide a foundation in the future for individuals to better understand the characteristics of their personal learning continuum that will help them achieve their professional goals,” said NBME President and CEO Donald E. Melnick, M.D. “The AAMC and NBME anticipate that this service will enable individuals to gain new insights into the factors to target for future success, strengthening an evidence-based approach to guiding individual career development.”
The Pivio system will undergo continual enhancement to meet the evolving needs of pre-meds, medical students, residents, and physicians, and will feature additional capabilities in the coming months and years. Current features of the Pivio system enable many functions, including the ability to:
Access a checklist and timeline of important activities and resources necessary to apply to medical school and residency
Import biographical, experiential, and educational information from AAMC and NBME services to create an online profile
Access and store MCAT® and USMLE® scores and other academic records
Upload documentation and notes on volunteer and extracurricular activities
Maintain contact information for future letters of recommendation
Export profiles using custom or built-in templates in CV, resume, or NIH biosketch formats
The Pivio platform initially will be offered as an annual paid subscription for individuals. Institutions interested in an institutional sponsorship program to purchase on behalf of students and faculty can contact the Pivio team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for a free webinar on July 29 to learn more about the Pivio system and its many features, visit www.pivio.org/webinars.
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About the AAMC
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 83,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians. Additional information about the AAMC and U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals is available atwww.aamc.org/newsroom.
Founded in 1915, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the public through its high-quality assessments of healthcare professionals. For more information, visit www.nbme.org.