WGEA - CLIME Conference Scholarship

This year, the University of Washington School of Medicine is hosting the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) meeting March 28-31, 2020 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA. CLIME is making funding available to faculty, staff and students who want to showcase their education scholarship at this regional AAMC meeting.

Asilomar is a stunningly beautiful venue and the meeting promises to be exciting, with the theme: “Finding Common Ground: Attune, Affirm, Advance.” Keynote speakers include UW’s own Suzanne Allen, MD, MPH and Belinda Fu, MD, as well as Clarence Braddock, MD, currently vice dean at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a former UWSOM faculty member.

Faculty, staff, residents, and students wishing to receive funding will need to complete 2 steps:

  1. Complete google form https://forms.gle/9LfUsBwZj3f1fs1N9 explaining in 250 words why attending the WGEA is important for your academic growth and development.

  2. Send a copy of the proposal you are submitting to WGEA for a session/presentation in the above google form – along with proof of your submission.


CLIME has limited funding to cover registration costs. We will place priority for scholarships to submissions that respond to the conference themes.

Please see the WGEA conference call for submissions at the following link for more detailed information: https://www.wgea2020.com/ Please note that the deadline for submission is October 31, 2019.

The deadline to submit applications for the CLIME WGEA Conference Scholarship is November 7, 2019.

CLIME WGEA 2020 Conference Scholarship Awardees will be notified by December 15, 2019.

Check out www.WGEA2020.com for all updates.

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Grand Rounds: Structural Racism and Clinical Practice, Challenges and Opportunities

Co-Sponsored: UW Medicine Healthcare Equity, Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education, UW Department of Surgery, Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Eduardo Medina MD, MPH, Family Medicine, Park Nicollet.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: HSB T-625

Who: All are welcome

Drs. Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH & Eduardo Medina, MD, MPH are the authors of the article “Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives –The Role of Health Professions” that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

CLIME 2019 Symposium Call for Abstracts

Projects related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Health Professions Education | 2019 CLIME Together Symposium Hackathon
CLIME members are invited to submit a new or ongoing project idea related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in health professions education as part of our hackathon session this year. Hackathons are events in which individuals work in teams for short, predefined periods to propose solutions to challenging problems using design thinking principles. This year, we are modifying our hackathon session to form small teams during the symposium around project ideas related to the topics discussed during our invited plenary session. The goal is to create a collaborative culture that encourages creativity and emphasizes deliverables that are innovative, feasible, sustainable and relevant. 

To submit an abstract you must be a CLIME member. Membership is free and registration is easy. You can access the registration site here:  http://clime.washington.edu/join-clime

Members may be the presenting author on one project for the hackathon session. We encourage members to present work that has been previously presented at other conferences as well. 

Project Ideas for the Hackathon Session Format
All proposals should be limited to 250 words. Please use the following format: 
Background (including a statement of why the proposal is needed)
Proposed Project Idea (including a description of proposed implementation plan)
Anticipated Challenges (to include at least 2-3 questions for the team to discuss)


Submit an Abstract | 2019 CLIME Together Symposium
CLIME members are invited to submit abstracts related to education research and teaching innovations as part of our popular lightning round abstracts session. Format will be brief, informal presentations with time for moderated discussion. The email submission deadline to clime@uw.edu is May 3rd, 2019 and decisions will be made by May 10th, 2019

To Submit an abstract you must be a CLIME member. Membership is free and registration is easy. You can access the registration site here: http://clime.washington.edu/join-clime

Members may be the presenting author on one abstract only. Work that has been previously presented at other conferences can be presented at the Symposium. 

ABSTRACT FORMAT
All abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Please use the following formats for each category of work:

Research:
Background
Methods
Results
Conclusion

Teaching Innovation: 
Problem
Implementation
Lessons Learned
Future Directions

For more information on the CLIME Together Symposium and to RSVP: http://clime.washington.edu/clime-events/2017/6/14/clime-together-a-symposium-for-excellence-in-health-professions-education-rt2p6-3g82c

Call for Proposals: 2019 Small Grants Program

CLIME’s mission is to advance and support health professions education at the University of Washington and throughout the WWAMI region using state-of-the-art methods, approaches and activities. We seek to promote and advance an integrated continuum of health professions education.

In keeping with our mission, CLIME is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for both junior and senior faculty, staff and students who are interested in pursuing education scholarship. The goal of this funding program is to provide CLIME members with opportunities to develop innovative education scholarship in the health professions, including the scholarship of discovery, integration, application and teaching. By providing ongoing support to these activities at UW, we hope to develop and support a community of education scholars.

We are particularly interested in funding projects exploring aspects of equity and diversity, quality improvement, and curriculum innovation. Priority will be given to projects that are innovative, enhance the quality of research in health sciences education, and promote the application of scholarship to practice. Examples include, but are not limited to: development and evaluation of equitable and innovative teaching methods, novel approaches to assessment, or implementation of technology-based modalities to promote active learning.

CLIME has made a total of $20,000 available for funding during this grant cycle. General awards are capped at $5,000. Travel and conference fees can NOT be supported by the grant. We seek to distribute awards across the five-state, WWAMI region. Proposals are due by March 28, 2019, no later than 17:00 by email to clime@uw.edu

Please click on the links below for official call for proposals and the application template.

Examples of previously funded projects can be found here: http://clime.washington.edu/grant/

Call For Proposals: 2018 Small Grants Program

CLIME’s mission is to advance and support health professions education at the University of Washington and throughout the WWAMI region using state-of-the-art methods, approaches and activities. We seek to promote and advance an integrated continuum of health professions education. 

In keeping with our mission, CLIME is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for both junior and senior faculty, staff and students who are interested in pursuing education scholarship. The goal of this funding program is to provide CLIME members with opportunities to develop innovative education scholarship in the health professions, including the scholarship of discovery (traditional research), integration, application and teaching.  By providing ongoing support to these activities at UW, we hope to develop and support a community of education scholars.

We are particularly interested in funding projects exploring aspects of curriculum renewal and ongoing curriculum improvement as well as diversity and inclusion in Academic Medicine. Priority will be given to projects that are innovative, enhance the quality of research in health sciences education, and promote the application of scholarship to practice. Examples include, but are not limited to: development and evaluation of innovative teaching methods, novel approaches to assessment, or comparisons of technology-based modalities to promote active learning.

CLIME has made a total of $20,000 available for funding during this grant cycle.  General awards are capped at $5,000. Travel and conference fees can NOT be supported by the grant. We seek to distribute awards across the five-state, WWAMI region.

Proposals are due by March 29, 2018, no later than 17:00 by email to clime@uw.edu.

Please click on the links below for the official call for proposals and the application template. 

Examples of previously funded projects can be found here: http://clime.washington.edu/grant/ 

Call For Proposals: 2017 Small Grants Program

CLIME is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for both junior and senior faculty, staff, and students who are interested in pursuing education scholarship. The goal of this funding program is to provide CLIME members with opportunities to develop innovative education scholarship in the health professions, including the scholarship of discovery (traditional research), integration, application and teaching, and to develop a community of education scholars.  

We are particularly interested in funding projects exploring aspects of curriculum renewal and ongoing curriculum improvement. Priority will be given to projects that are innovative, enhance the quality of research in health sciences education, and promote the application of scholarship to practice. Examples include, but are not limited to: development and evaluation of innovative teaching methods, novel approaches to assessment, or comparisons of technology-based modalities to promote active learning.

CLIME has made a total of $20,000 available for funding during this grant cycle.  General awards are capped at $5,000. Travel, conference fees, or overhead costs can NOT be supported by the grant. We seek to distribute awards across the five-state, WWAMI region. 

Proposals are due by March 29, 2017, no later than 17:00 by email to clime@uw.edu.

Please click on the links below for the official call for proposals and the application template. 

Examples of previously funded projects can be found here: http://clime.washington.edu/grant/ 

Karen Barr Completes AAMC Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program

Karen Barr, MD, Associate Professor and Program Director in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine received her LEAD certificate at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Western Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting in April, 2016. She was a member of the inaugural cohort, including fellows from peer institutions on the west coast including Stanford, University of California, San Francisco, and University of Southern California. 

The LEAD Certificate Program is designed primarily for early to mid-career faculty responsible for or aspiring to educational leadership in academic medicine. The program is an intensive, two-year, cohort-based leadership development program that provides the knowledge, skills, values, and practical experience educational professionals in academic medicine need to move into leadership roles. Mentoring by senior faculty, in-person leadership skill training and webinar-based community connections are critical components of the program.

Dr. Barr shares her LEAD project titled, “Mentoring from the Middle: How to lead by fostering a learning community of educators within an academic department”.

"For my LEAD applied leadership focus project, I addressed a question I had as a new Residency Program Director: How could I use my position to help faculty remain engaged in residency education despite all of the competing demands and stress of academic medicine? I knew I would only be successful as a Program Director if I had faculty with high vitality and the energy to take on the challenges inherent in teaching and working in a complex system undergoing constant change.

I conducted a literature search to learn what other programs have done to promote faculty vitality and prevent burn out and I was happy to see that there is a growing body of evidence that several approaches can be effective. I met with leaders at the University of Washington School of Medicine seeking their advice on this issue, and I was struck by their interest in this topic and hunger to engage in finding solutions. 

Some themes that emerged from the literature and my meetings included the importance of mentorship and collegial support, the benefits of personal reflection and reconnecting with core values and the meaning of our work, and the role that leaders play in showing how personal values can connect with institutional values. I used these themes to guide my projects for the next year. I started a peer mentoring group at my clinical site to provide both mentoring and collegial support, took a course in narrative medicine to improve my skills in leading reflective sessions, and worked with my chair to highlight the value our department places on teaching and mentoring. Using what I learned to take a leadership role in creating these new structures was very energizing, and I am excited to continue this work."

If you are interested in learning more about the LEAD program, please contact Dr. Barr at barrk@uw.edu or visiting the AAMC site via: https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/lead/

CLIME GRANT PROGRAM

CLIME is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for both junior and senior faculty, staff and students who are interested in pursuing education scholarship. The goal of this funding program is to provide CLIME members with opportunities to develop innovative education scholarship in the health professions, including the scholarship of discovery (traditional research), integration, application and teaching, and to develop a community of education scholars.  

CLIME has made a total of $25,000 available for funding during this grant cycle.  We seek to distribute awards across the five-state WWAMI region. 

Proposals are due by January 8th, 2016, no later than 17:00 by email to clime@uw.edu.

Please click on the links below for the official call for proposals and the application template. 

2015 Call for CLIME grant proposals 

2015 Grant submission template