National Educational, Scholarship, and Funding Opportunities

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The 10th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education.  The conference will be held February 14-16, 2018 at the Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia For more information and registration click here.

UCSF is offering a three-day professional development conference for educators across the continuum; February 26-28 2018.  The University of California San Francisco, in conjunction with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Kern Institute for The Transformation of Medical Education, is offering anew course, “Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century”, February 26-28, 2018 in San Francisco. This three-day intensive course is for medical educators from undergraduate and graduate medical education who seek to develop or augment skills in teaching and educational program design. Participants will learn about emerging trends and will develop skills in clinical teaching and curricular innovation design and implementation to address contemporary issues in healthcare. Flexible programming allows participants to select sessions aligned with their interest and experience level, including topics such as teaching clinical reasoning, creating equitable and inclusive learning environments, designing workplace learning experiences that add value to the health system, creating new models of faculty development, partnering with health systems to advance quality and safety, choosing and using educational technology, coaching for professional identity formation, optimizing assessment, and studying your curricular innovations.
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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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AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting (LSL) and the 2018 Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Regional Spring Meetings proposals are now being accepted for 2018. To review submission guidelines and submit a proposal click on the appropriate link below. All submissions must adhere to the structure and format described in each session type’s submission guidelines. Proposals may be submitted for the following meetings:

GEA Regional Spring Meetings Calls for Submission

All submissions will undergo a peer review process.  Each meeting is a unique event and has its own submission criteria and submission site. Be sure you submit your presentation proposal to the meeting most appropriate for your work. To submit work to both a regional and the national meeting you MUST submit to each meeting’s submission site. Your submission is considered a commitment to attend the meeting associated with your submission and present if your proposal is accepted.
2018 GEA Regional Spring Meetings – November 14, 2017at 11:59 pm EST.
2018 AAMC LSL Call for Medical Education Submissions – December 11, 2017at 11:59 pm EST.
2018 RIME research and review papers –  December 11, 2017at 11:59 pm EST.
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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 (DOI10.1007/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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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities

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