A Start to Finish Primer for Your Education Scholarship Project

Target Audience: Medical students, residents, and faculty pursuing medical education scholarship projects who need guidance to bring their project from concept to completion

Cost: $50 CAEP members / $75 non-members. To join CAEP, click here.

Pre-Work Required: (~ 30 minutes prep time)

  1. List all of your past and current education/QI/research project involvement
  2. List all of your current ‘burning questions’ project ideas in medical education
  3. Prepare 1-2 minute ‘elevator pitch’ describing the educational project or research you are pursuing or would like to pursue

PART I: Research Question & Methods
Cutting Edge Medical Education – What’s hot right now and what’s not!
Developing a great education research question – the Problem Gap Hook heuristic
What research methodology will best answer your question?
Think Pair Share in Break-Out Rooms

PART II: Collaborators, Ethics & Funding
Making the dream team – who are the key collaborators for your project?
Does your project require ethics?
Show me the Money – Does your project need grant funding and where to find it
Think Pair Share in Break-Out Rooms

PART III: Dissemination
Abstract Deadlines – Which medical education conference are you targeting?
What do you mean it has to be in a journal and alternative ways to disseminate your work
1st Draft Worst Draft – Writing up your manuscript, team rules of editing & responding to ‘revise and resubmit’
Think Pair Share in Break-Out Rooms
Wrap-up

Workshop Objective

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to plan out the important steps of completing a successful education scholarship project.

Session Objectives

PART I: Research Question & Methods
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine if your education research question or innovation is novel, important and worthy of scientific study and dissemination
  2. Write a problem, gap, hook introduction and a clear research question
  3. Compare and contrast different research methodologies to answer your education research question or innovation

PART II: Collaborators, Ethics and Funding
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List 3 people who you could collaborate with to increase the chances of success
  2. Determine if your project will need approval from a research ethics board
  3. List the dates of the key medical education grant deadlines and determine if your idea requires grant funding

PART III: Dissemination
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List the dates of the key medical education conference abstract competition deadlines
  2. List 3 non ‘abstract at a conference’ methods for dissemination of your scholarly work
  3. List 3 journals that a manuscript describing your project could be submitted to
  4. Describe strategies to facilitate the writing of your project for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
  5. Describe strategies for responding to peer reviews
Dr. Rob Woods
Workshop Lead
Dr. Glen Bandiera
Dr. Teresa Chan
Dr. Tim Chaplin
Dr. Andrew Hall
Dr. Tamara McColl
Dr. Alexandra Stefan
Dr. Brent Thoma
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