Wayne State University School of Medicine Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference

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

Thank you
to all conference attendees, researchers,  esteemed keynote speakers and support staff for making the 2022 MER/I conference a great success! We look forward to seeing you next year, December 5, 2023 for the 5th annual MER/I conference!

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

The Wayne State University School of Medicine hosted its 4th 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 6, 2022. The recording of the conference will be posted soon. For a look back at the 2021 conference, click here to view it on YouTube.

More than 100 posters and oral presentations were submitted for the much anticipated 2022 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.

Wayne State University School of Medicine Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference

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, well-being. Research at any level (undergraduate, graduate, practitioner, faculty) of medical education are welcome. Medical education research can also include quality improvement projects.

Wayne State University School of Medicine Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference

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.

Wayne State University School of Medicine Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The school’s 2022 MERI conference will feature two keynote speakers

Kathy Chretien, M.D.
Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs

Professor (PAR) of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Monica L. Lypson, M.D., MHPE
Vice Dean for Education

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician and Surgeons

Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine

Columbia University Irving Medical Center