Conference goals


More than 300 viewers from around the world tuned in to watch the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s second annual Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference, which showcased completed and in-progress medical education research and innovation projects by students, residents, staff and faculty.

The Dec. 8, 2020 conference featured the work of 89 entries selected from more than 100 applications, as well as presentations by keynote speakers Holly Gooding, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine and co-director of the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions; and Anna Cianciolo, Ph.D., associate professor of Medical Education at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Wayne State University School of Medicine will use this as an opportunity to encourage and prepare participants to present on a national stage
  1. Acknowledge current curricular innovations that take place at Wayne State University School of Medicine by providing participants a venue to showcase their work. 

  2. Help individuals take their works in progress to completed projects or innovations. 

  3. Help individuals take their research from the local stage to the national stage. 

  4. Help individuals translate their posters/oral abstracts to publications.