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The 21st Annual IAMSE Conference will be held in Burlington, Vermont, US from June 10-13, 2017. The IAMSE meeting offers opportunities for faculty development and networking, bringing together medical science educators from many professional disciplines and spanning the continuum of health care education.

Keck School of Medicine sends call for abstracts for the Innovations in Medical Education Conference to be held February 24-25, 2017 in San Gabriel, CA.


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The AAMC Research in Medical Education (RIME) Program Selection Committee invites you to consider preparing your current research in medical education for submission to RIME for 2018. The Committee is looking for innovative studies and reviews on a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) new insights into curriculum design and assessment, supporting the needs of medical learners at all levels, and understanding diversity in our learners and learning environments.

The call for RIME submissions will take place in October 2017 with submissions due in December 2017, but the time to begin planning is now.
Some perks of submitting to RIME include:

  • A very fast peer-review cycle;
  • An opportunity to present at Learn, Serve, Lead, 2018 in Austin TX if your work is accepted;
  • Publication in the RIME supplement to Academic Medicine (now available in open access).
  • Eligibility for national-level competitive awards.

For an in-depth look at what RIME is seeking, and to help guide your manuscript preparation, please read Characteristics of RIME Papers the Make the Cut. This 2016 foreword to the RIME supplement is a wealth of good advice.

Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM), ISSN: 2379-9536
MJM is a quarterly, peer-reviewed medical journal, published exclusively online, that focuses on Appalachian and rural health medicine. MJM promotes excellence in the knowledge, attitudes and practices of all aspects of comprehensive health care while also aiming to facilitate the development of community-based research, education and health services.
MJM provides high quality, original content to its readership by utilizing a fast, yet rigorous peer review process to ensure the rapid dispersion of new and relevant content. Through publication in MJM, authors can track usage and citation data for each published article while attaining high visibility for maximum global exposure.
MJM offers an ongoing submission process. Submit your scholarly article, case study, original research, review articles, critical commentary and letters to the Editor in time for our next issue.
We cordially invite you to submit papers for the 2016 issues of
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Pre-proposals due February 27, 2017!
The AAMC Group on Educational Affairs seeks to promote grant proposals that foster collaborations among the GEA sections (UGME, GME, CEI and MESRE) and/or regions (CGEA, NEGEA, SGEA and WGEA) as well schools, professions, and/or departments within an institution. The GEA MESRE (Medical Education, Scholarship, Research and Evaluation) section has reviewed and discussed recent publications regarding the lack of funding opportunities in medical education. Readily available funding sources are needed to advance the field of medical education. The aim of this national call for educational research grant proposals focuses on addressing innovative advancements in medical education scholarship, research, and evaluation and developing communities of educational scholars. Proposals on the following topics are encouraged but proposals related to other areas of research are welcome:

  • Innovations in faculty development
  • Professional identify formation
  • Student / resident wellbeing, mistreatment; issues related to the learning environment
  • Training across the continuum of education
  • Inter-professional education.
  • Curricular innovations, such as competency-based education, “entrustable professional activities,” milestones, self-directed learning, and creative approaches to delivery of education

FUNDING: Up to $10,000 is available.

ELIGIBILITY:  1.  Applicants must belong to an affiliated GEA institution in good standing.  2. Applicants may submit only one proposal per cycle as the first author applicant. An applicant may be an author (other than first author) on other submissions within a cycle as well.  3.  The proposal is not currently receiving funding from other GEA grants (e.g. regional grant proposal).

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS: The application process will involve two steps—pre-proposal and full proposal. A limited number of pre-proposals will be invited for full proposal submission.

  • Pre-proposals due February 27, 2017
  • Pre-proposal decisions anticipated by April 3, 2017
  • Full proposals due May 5, 2017
  • Full proposal decisions anticipated June 5, 2017

For more information about this call for submissions and for the pre-proposal template, go to:

Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) National Call for Educational Research Grant Proposals

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities
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International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), will be publishing a special journal section dedicated to the topic of “Advances in Evidence Based Health Sciences Education.” In this section, the journal would like to explore how evidence based education is implemented in health curricula around the world. The concept of Evidence Based Education is also referred to as research-based or literature-based education. The idea behind Evidence Based Education is to use teaching methods based on significant and reliable evidence obtained from experiments in different learning environments. In this way it can be defined as a set of principles for enhancing educational practices. Nowadays, the demands being made upon teaching faculty and the educational system, call for our educational practice to be based on the best teaching evidence available. The Editorial Board of Medical Science Educator is currently soliciting article submissions on this topic and we welcome contributions in the format of Short Communication, Original Research, Monograph or Commentary. See our website for a more detailed description of these article types. All submissions will be peer-reviewed in our regular review process. Accepted manuscripts will be clustered together into a special section in issue 27(4), or will be published in one of the regular issues afterwards.
Manuscripts to be considered for these sections must be submitted by March 31st, 2017 through our online submission system at  In your cover letter, please refer to the topic “Evidence Based Education” to indicate that you would like to be included in the special section. See our journal website to review Instructions for Authors.