Apply for innovation grants for continuing medical education

November 20, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning invites project proposals for grants to support innovations in continuing medical education (CME). Successful project proposals will receive up to $25,000.

Proposals can promote innovation in all aspects of physician learning or training: content, process, outcomes or assessment.

  • The deadline for submission is Dec. 22.
  • Awards will be announced and funds will be available by Feb. 15, 2018.

A broad range of proposals are invited, but preference will be given to projects that target the following:

  • Improved delivery or access to CME: For example, unique methods to increase collaborative learning (shared grand rounds with novel IT support), educational activities with affiliated or community physicians.
  • Clinical relevance: For example, education targeted to improve quality care or to address patient safety concerns or public health priorities. Activities focused on helping physicians achieve recent medical licensing requirements; medical ethics, pain or symptom control, and human trafficking.
  • Educational effectiveness: For example, projects which explore new methods to measure educational impact on patient care.
  • Encouraging interprofessional learning and team training: For example, Developing activities that encourage collaborative team training in medical simulation.
  • Clinical skill enhancement: Projects that improve technical and/or procedural skills, including observed evaluation and formative feedback to the learner.
  • Involvement of physicians in training in educational planning

Meritorious proposals will be funded up to $25,000. A maximum of two awards will be made to an individual faculty member within a grant cycle. Funding may be allocated to salaries and wages, fringe benefits, supplies and materials, and other relevant expenses.

Recent CME innovation grant awards are described here.

Please direct any administrative questions to Chelle Robins, project coordinator, at 734-936-1671.

For other questions, contact: David Healy, M.D., assistant dean for continuing medical

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