The MedStar Teaching Scholars program is a two-year longitudinal program leading to Medical Education Research Certification (MERC) and Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certification. The program is led by MedStar Health Academic Affairs and MedStar Health Research Institute, in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges, and has been in place since 2009.
When I first heard about medical education research I was skeptical but have learned that it is a great venue for clinical educators to take their career to the next level. The program's goal is to teach clinician educators from across MedStar Health how to apply research principles to medical education and to be effective collaborators in medical education research. By doing this, they discover new ways to teach, present and publish their findings and become a leader in academic medicine. GME program directors, core clinical teaching faculty, clerkship directors and other clinician educators in all specialties and professions are encouraged to apply.
Six participants will be enrolled each year into the two-year program. Applicants should be clinical teaching faculty who have a career trajectory focused on academic medicine, teaching, and medical education. All professions and disciplines are encouraged to apply.
All applications are due to Academic Affairs no later than October 9, 2015. To get more information and apply, click here.