Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) 

MERC is a longitudinal program in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) consisting of six workshops intended for clinicians and other educators who desire to expand their scope of research skills to facilitate collaborative participation in medical education research projects. Through MERC, CLIME is creating a community of like-minded medical educators who share a common language and research repertoire allowing for ongoing collaboration on educational projects across departments. For more information or to apply to be a part of our next cohort, please email 

MERC 2015-2016 COHORT

10/07/2016: David A. Cook, MD, Mayo Clinic
Reliability and Validity of Educational Outcomes
Scholarly Writing

02/25/2016: Patricia O'Sullivan, PhD, UCSF School of Medicine
Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
Data Management

10/22/2015: Arianne Teherani, PhD, UCSF School of Medicine
Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research

MERC 2014-2015 Cohort

10/23/2015: Paul Wimmers PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Qualitative Analysis Methods in Medical Education
Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

02/20/2015: Ann Frye, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch
Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity
Data Management

10/10/2014: Arianne Teherani, PhD, UCSF School of Medicine
Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies