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4th Annual
Medical Education Research and Innovation (MER/I) Conference

Save the Date
for the 2022 virtual conference on December 6,  2 - 6 p.m.

Medical Education Research and Innovation topics are related to the learning process that occurs within a medical education setting, including learner characteristics, optimizing the learning process, assessment and evaluation, professional development, instruction design, technology in the learning environment, well-being, and innovative curricula addressing current issues within medical education

2022 Call for Abstracts

If you would like to submit a research or innovation abstract for a completed or in-progress project, please do so using this link. Oral and poster abstracts are limited to 300 words and are due by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 1.

 

The Wayne State University School of Medicine hosted its 3rd annual Medical Education Research and Innovation (MER/I) Conference to showcase completed and in-progress medical education research and innovation projects conducted by students, residents, staff and faculty on December 7, 2021. The recording of the conference is now posted, click here to view it on YouTube.

More than 100 posters and oral presentations were submitted for the much anticipated 2021 virtual conference, believed to be the first of its kind nationally. Geared toward first-time research participants, topics are related to timely and important topics relevant within a medical education setting and to the broader educational community. Rewards and recognition are given for best-in-class presentations.

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RESEARCH

“Medical Education Research” refers to research related to the learning process that occurs within a medical education setting. Topics include but are not limited to learner characteristics, optimizing the learning process, assessment and evaluation, professional development, instruction design, technology in the learning environment, wellbeing. Research at any level (undergraduate, graduate, practitioner, faculty) of medical education are welcome. Medical education research can also include quality improvement projects.

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INNOVATION

“Medical Education Innovation” refers to innovative curricula that address a current issue within medical education. The innovation should be based on learning principles and be designed to meet a specific need. Examples include but are not limited to health and wellness, quality improvement, patient safety, interprofessional education, service learning.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The school’s 2021 MERI conference featured two keynote speakers

Olle ten Cate, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Education, University Medical Center Utrecht;
Adjunct Professor of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco, CA

Louis N. Pangaro, M.D., MACP
Professor of Medicine, Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,
Bethesda, MD