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2017-2018 SGEA Innovation in Medical Education Call for Nominations.
The SGEA supports and encourages innovation in medical education. To recognize members who have developed an innovative approach to medical education and to support participation of SGEA members in activities that promote educational scholarship, the SGEA will provide one award of $5000 each year to recognize an outstanding innovation in medical education. Innovations which promote collaborative projects across institutions, the health professions, and sections (UGME, GME, CME, and MESRE) will be given extra consideration. This is an award rather than a grant, so the winner may apply the funds wherever they see the greatest need for continued improvement in medical education.

If you are in another AAMC Region, but interested in seeing award details, you are also welcome to contact . We are happy to share.

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Innovations in Medical Education Conference call for abstracts. The 15th Annual Innovations in Medical Education Conference is an excellent opportunity to join a growing community of educators, leaders, scholars, and learners working together to move education in the health professions toward a higher level of excellence. The conference provides a friendly atmosphere that promotes maximum interaction among participants.  In soliciting abstracts, the Conference Planning Committee has the following objectives:

  • Provide a forum for sharing innovative ideas and educational innovations related to teaching, learning and leading within health professions education.
  • Build and enhance participant skills related to teaching, leadership and professional development.
  • Build a network of health professionals interested in promoting educational excellence in academic medicine and health professions education

For more information and tools for preparing your abstract, please visit the conference website:   Abstract Submission Deadline:  Monday, August 7, 2017 – 12 midnight PDT.

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Perspectives on Medical Education Special Edition: A Call for Surprises :We invite you to write about any health professions education experience (be it in educational practice or research), from across the educational continuum (i. e., undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education), that didn’t go as planned, but left you with new insights and/or perspectives. We are soliciting papers that share the intention of the original effort (i. e., we tried ‘a’ because ‘b’), what went wrong (i. e., it didn’t work because of reason ‘c’), and what was learned from the experience (i. e., the lesson learned was ‘d’ that helped us move forward in ‘e’ ways). These are not papers for complaints or lamentations. These are papers about the insights gained from surprising outcomes, mistakes or failures, and the lessons the community can take away from your experience.

We appreciate that sharing the stories of failures and surprises may be uncomfortable. Fortunately, since failure is a universal experience, some of our community’s most acclaimed scholars from around the world have already submitted their manuscripts to populate this special edition. In the company of scholars like Jen Cleland, Tim Wilkinson, Fedde Scheele and Geoff Norman, we hope that you too will be comfortable sharing the lessons you learned when things didn’t go according to plan. You can find two examples of the manuscript format illustrating the kinds of stories we hope you will share here (DOI: 10.1007/s40037-017-0354-0, DOI: 10.1007/s40037-017-0356-y).

Manuscript Format: Manuscripts should not exceed 2500 words. Please use these headings in your manuscript:

  • The story: Describe what you tried and why you tried it.
  • Surprising outcomes: Describe the unexpected or unplanned consequences of that effort, or the ‘negative’ results. Clarify what went wrong.
  • Lessons learned: Explain why the surprise, mistake or failure occurred. Describe the insights you gained and why they are important and relevant to others.
  • Moral of the story: Share what you learned from this experience that may be helpful to others. (We recognize it may have little to do with your initial rational for the effort and/or research question).


  • Papers are due no later than: 1 October 2017
  • Review decisions are announced: 1 December 2017
  • Revisions are made and re-submitted by: 1 February 2018
  • Final acceptance decisions are announced: 8 February 2018
  • Publication date: June 2018

Additional information can be found here:

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), would like to remind everyone of the opportunity to submit a manuscript to IAMSE’s journal, Medical Science EducatorMedical Science Educator publishes scholarly work in the field of health sciences education. The journal publishes four issues per year through Springer Publishing. We welcome contributions in the format of Short Communication, Original Research, Monograph, Commentary, and Innovation. Please visit our website for a more detailed description of these types of articles.

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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  • Edward J. Stemmler, MD, Medical Education Research Fund of the NBME is pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 call for Letters of Intent has begun.  The application deadline is July 1, 2017. Applicants may go to for more detailed information.  PURPOSE and GOALS: The purpose of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research and development in innovative eval­uation methodologies or techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education or practice.  Expected outcomes include advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate education and training through practice.  Both pilots and more com­prehensive projects are of interest. Collaborative investigations within or among institutions are eligible and encouraged, particularly as they strengthen the likelihood of the project’s contribution and success.  ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants for Stemmler Fund grant awards are medical schools accredited by the LCME or the AOA.  The number of Letters of Intent submitted by any eligible school is not limited.  BUDGET INFORMATION: In the 2017-2018 funding cycle, applicants may request up to $150,000 of NBME funding support for a project period of up to two years.
  • Teleflex is committed to supporting educational endeavors that are consistent with our mission to improve health outcomes. Teleflex provides medical educational grants for the following categories:
  • Continuing Medical Education programs presented by accredited providers
  • Education programs for Health Care Professionals
  • Medical Society Sponsored programs
  • Educational focus
  • Independence
  • Balance
  • Broad Audience
    The criteria governing the award of Teleflex Medical’s medical educational grants are intended to ensure that support for activities is never tied to the past or future use of our products. Grant requests should be submitted at least 12 weeks prior to the program/event start date. For more information, please access the Teleflex Medical Educational Grant Request Form: Online Medical Educational Grant Form
  • The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute is excited to announce our 2017 Request for Proposals for the “Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together” initiative. We hope you’ll consider applying and/or sharing this information with your colleagues.
    • “Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together” is a community of practice that engages in research and advocacy to advance humanism in healthcare. We aim to:
      • promote widespread understanding of the state of research on humanism in healthcare;
      • catalyze further research in this area;
      • and promote the integration of humanistic principles into health professions education, clinical learning environments, accreditation standards and healthcare policy.
    • Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together Literature Review Grants  (proposals due July 14, 2017)
    • A rigorous review of the literature is foundational to any effort to advance practice, theory, or research in a given field of inquiry. We are seeking rigorous reviews on topics related to humanism in healthcare (previous grant list here to see the range of topics). Acceptances are issued by August and teams receive a $5,000 grant to complete a submission-ready manuscript within 18 months. Sixty-nine percent of our first cohort of teams have published their papers in peer-reviewed journals. Grantees have commented that this external funding provided an impetus for them, and in turn, their institutions, to prioritize humanism-focused projects.
    • Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together Advocacy and Discovery Grants (proposals due July 14, 2017)
    • Previous Mapping the Landscape Literature Review grantees are invited to apply for $15,000 to engage in a project or study that builds on their literature review. Priority will be given to teams whose literature reviews have been published.  Advocacy Grants support projects where a team uses information or evidence derived from their literature review to advocate for change. Discovery Grants support studies designed to fill a research gap identified in their literature review. Grantees have told us that these grants provide a viable way to move research into practice-based projects.