Medical Education Research Interest Group (MERIG)

Mission

The mission of the Medical Education Research Interest Group is to provide a peer-mentored team approach to faculty development in medical education research to help promote research in medical education, enhance its quality and application to educational practice, and foster a community of practice.

Goal

The goal of MERIG is to continuously improve the conduct of medical education research by:

  • Improving the quality of training in medical education research and fostering the continued development of medical education researchers;
  • Facilitating the exchange of research findings, disseminating the results of this research, and encouraging their application to educational practice;
  • Facilitating collaboration among individuals representing a broad range of disciplines who contribute to scholarship in medical education, both within the institution and between institutions;
  • Continuing scholarship and application of new knowledge.

Objectives

MERIG objectives are to:

  • Provide a curriculum to help medical educators acquire or enhance skills in medical education research;
  • Conduct a Medical Education Journal Club;
  • Conduct regular presentations of ongoing or planned medical education research projects;
  • Promote working groups to facilitate collaboration on interdisciplinary and multi-institutional medical education research projects.

Target Group Members

Current and former Dean's Teaching Fellows; leaders in medical education; medical educators interested in medical education research

MERIG Meetings

Approximately Bi-monthly, 12PM - 1PM (Light refreshments served)

Schedule of meetings for 2012 - 2013:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12PM - 1PM, Natapow (1-9545)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12PM - 1PM, Natapow (1-9545)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12PM - 1PM, Natapow (1-9545)

To be added to MERIG Listserve, please contact the Office for Faculty Development at 276-3782 or faculty_development@urmc.rochester.edu


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