PURPOSE To advance health professions education scholarship and scholarly collaboration at the University of Washington.
CURRICULUMFaculty accepted into CLIME’s MERC Scholars Program will participate in longitudinal program activities that include required workshops, meetings with mentors, and additional sessions (as needed) to complete a scholarly project. We have redesigned our MERC Scholars Program to focus on team-based projects, intensive mentorship from national leaders in health professions education research, and dedicated time for project design and implementation.
More information about MERC and its workshop descriptions can be found here: https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/merc/
LOGISTICSFaculty must be able to commit to attending 7, full-day collaborative sessions over an 18-month period. Food will be provided and attendance must be in-person at the UW Health Sciences Library in Seattle. All sessions will be hands-on and require active participation:1) Introductory session: Formulate group projects and project teams and identify local mentors. 2) Six MERC workshops spread over 5 sessions: Invited experts present a nationally-accredited curriculum in the morning and provide project consultation in the afternoon. Session 5 will have two MERC workshops without consultation time. 3) Final Session: Present project abstracts at the CLIME annual symposium.
CLIME’s monthly Work-in-Progress sessions are available: http://clime.washington.edu/work-in-progress/.
SESSION 1January 10, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-SeattleFacilitator: Lynne Robins PhD, Jonathan Ilgen MD MCR, and Joshua Jauregui MD (UW)Workshop: Introductions, project collaboration and mentor identification
SESSION 2January 17, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-SeattleFacilitator: Judy Shea PhD (Univ. of Pennsylvania SOM)Workshop: Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
SESSION 3April 19, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-SeattleFacilitator: Bridget O'Brien PhD (Univ. of California, San Francisco)Workshop: Qualitative Analysis Methods
SESSION 4October 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-SeattleFacilitator: TBDWorkshop: Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
SESSION 5 January 2020 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-SeattleFacilitator: TBDWorkshop: Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability & Validity | Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
SESSION 6April 2020 | 8:30am - 4:00 pm | Health Sciences Library, UW-SeattleFacilitator: TBDWorkshop: Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research
CLIME SYMPOSIUMJune 2020 | 8:30am - 1:00 pm | TBD, SeattleAbstract presentation to the CLIME community at the annual CLIME symposium.
APPLY NOWSpace is limited to 30 participants*. To apply, please complete the form below AND email a copy of your CV (and CVs of other team members) to email@example.com.
*To foster community and collaboration, priority will be given to participants who intend to complete all 7 sessions between January 2019 and June 2020. Otherwise, participants will be enrolled on a "first-come, first served" basis. If faculty interest exceeds the available spots, participants will be placed on waiting lists and notified if/when openings become available.
NOTE Historically, participants have traveled to national/regional conferences to complete 6 MERC workshops in multiple sittings without opportunities to foster collaboration with peers at their home institution. However, to make this process more efficient and less costly for interested UW faculty, CLIME packages these workshops into a local experience free-of-charge. The AAMC requires that faculty members cover the $100 cost to obtain the MERC program certificate once they complete the program.