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Nov
15
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UW MERC Scholars Applications Due

CLIME is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2019-2020 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Scholars Program at the University of Washington (UW). The program begins in January 2019 and continues through June 2020. Applications are due by November 15th, 2018. 

PURPOSE 
To advance health professions education scholarship and scholarly collaboration at the University of Washington. 

CURRICULUM
Faculty accepted into CLIME’s MERC Scholars Program will participate in longitudinal program activities that include required workshops, meetings with mentors, and additional sessions (as needed) to complete a scholarly project. We have redesigned our MERC Scholars Program to focus on team-based projects, intensive mentorship from national leaders in health professions education research, and dedicated time for project design and implementation.

More information about MERC and its workshop descriptions can be found here: https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/merc/

LOGISTICS
Faculty must be able to commit to attending 7, full-day collaborative sessions over an 18-month period. Food will be provided and attendance must be in-person at the UW Health Sciences Library in Seattle. All sessions will be hands-on and require active participation:

  1. Introductory session: Formulate group projects and project teams and identify local mentors. 

  2. MERC workshops spread over 5 sessions: Invited experts present a nationally-accredited curriculum in the morning and provide project consultation in the afternoon. Session 5 will have two MERC workshops without consultation time. 

  3. Final Session: Present project abstracts at the  CLIME annual symposium.

CLIME’s monthly Work-in-Progress sessions are available: http://clime.washington.edu/work-in-progress/

SESSION 1
January 10, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle
Facilitator: Lynne Robins PhD, Jonathan Ilgen MD MCR, and Joshua Jauregui MD (UW)
Workshop: Introductions, project collaboration and mentor identification

SESSION 2
January 17, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle
Facilitator: Judy Shea PhD (Univ. of Pennsylvania SOM)
Workshop: Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies

SESSION 3
April 19, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle
Facilitator: TBD
Workshop: Qualitative Analysis Methods

SESSION 4
October 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle
Facilitator: TBD
Workshop: Questionnaire Design and Survey Research

SESSION 5 
January 2020 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle
Facilitator: TBD
Workshop: Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability & Validity | Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research

SESSION 6
April 2020 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle
Facilitator: TBD
Workshop: Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

CLIME SYMPOSIUM
June 2020 | 8:30am - 1:00 pm | TBD, Seattle
Abstract presentation to the CLIME community at the annual CLIME symposium.

APPLY NOW
Space is limited to 30 participants*. To indicate your interest in the program, please submit the following by November 15th

  1. Complete the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/hqlZhUPaRg0oQyoj1

  2. Email your CV (and team member CVs) to: clime@uw.edu

*To foster community and collaboration, priority will be given to participants who intend to complete all 7 sessions between January 2019 and June 2020. Otherwise, participants will be enrolled on a "first-come, first served" basis.  If faculty interest exceeds the available spots, participants will be placed on waiting lists and notified if/when openings become available. 

NOTE 
Historically, participants have traveled to national/regional conferences to complete 6 MERC workshops in multiple sittings without opportunities to foster collaboration with peers at their home institution. However, to make this process more efficient and less costly for interested UW faculty, CLIME packages these workshops into a local experience free-of-charge. The AAMC requires that faculty members cover the $100 cost to obtain the MERC program certificate once they complete the program.

Please contact clime@uw.edu with any questions. 

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Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

MERC Applications Due!

CLIME is pleased to announce the opening of applications for our 2016-2017 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) cohort. The program begins in October 2016 and continues through October 2017. Applications are due by August 1st, 2016.

ABOUT
This program is intended to "provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research." More information about MERC and its workshop descriptions can be found here: https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/merc/

FORMAT
Historically, participants have traveled to national/regional conferences to complete 6 MERC workshops in multiple sittings without opportunities to foster collaboration with peers at their home institution. To make this process more efficient and less costly for interested UW faculty, CLIME packages these workshops into three, full-day sessions to be completed in a 12-month period. These workshops are free-of-cost, though faculty members who complete 6 workshops will be required to cover the $100 cost of the MERC program certificate.

Each full-day session will provide opportunities for faculty to network with each other and/or for "project brainstorming."  Each workshop is 3 hours with breakfast provided and lunch served between the two workshops. Attendance must be in-person.

SESSION 1
October 5, 2016 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle

Facilitator: Larry Gruppen, PhD
Professor of Medical Education, Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School
Workshops: Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies & Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity

SESSION 2
February 10, 2017 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle

Facilitator: Sheila Chauvin, PhD, MEd
Director, Office of Medical Education Research and Development, School of Medicine
Director, LSU Health Teaching Academy
Professor, Department of Medicine and School of Public Health
LSU Health-New Orleans
Workshops: Questionnaire design and survey research & Program evaluation and evaluation research

SESSION 3
October 13, 2017 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-Seattle

Facilitator: Arianne Teherani, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Program Evaluation, School of Medicine
Educational Researcher, Center for Faculty as Educators
UCSF School of Medicine
Workshops: Qualitative Analysis Methods & Scholarly Writing

We encourage participants to consider this year-long MERC experience as an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other interested medical educators. Participants will be encouraged to form project teams during the October 2016 MERC workshops, and CLIME plans to support and mentor these teams through our monthly Work-in-Progress sessions.

APPLY NOW
Space is limited to 30 participants*.
To indicate your interest in the MERC program, please fill out the following Google Form by August 1st: http://goo.gl/forms/Q3CIbqWCtufYRYsD3

*In order to foster community and collaboration, priority will be given to participants who intend to complete all 6 sessions this year (October 2016 to October 2017).  Otherwise, participants will be enrolled on a "first-come, first served" basis.  If faculty interest exceeds the available spots, participants will be placed on waiting lists and notified if/when openings become available.

Please contact us at clime@uw.edu with any questions. 

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