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  • Registration open for Maximizing Your Teaching Skills course: This comprehensive program, March 25-27, 2020 in Boston, MA, offers the latest strategies and tools for both new and experienced educators to teach medicine effectively to medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and allied health professionals. Participants learn best practices to inspire and mentor learners across a wide variety of formats, including lecture, clinical sessions, small groups, at the bedside, and inpatient and ambulatory environments. Click here to learn more and register.
  • Save the Date: 2020 VA Regional Health Sciences Education Symposium
    The Symposium will be held on February 28, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This symposium is a cross-institutional collaboration among the Schools of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic, University of Virginia, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Click here for further details!
  • The 17th Annual Teaching Professor Conference will be held May 29-31, 2020 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, GA. If you’re passionate about pedagogy, this conference is where you want to be! The Teaching Professor Conference is three intensive days of plenary sessions, pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, poster presentations, and more. You’ll be in the company of over 1,000 colleagues, all just as dedicated to classroom excellence as you are! Here is your chance to be apart of it in 2020!

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  • Call for IAMSE Committee Volunteers: IAMSE is seeking seeking a broad representation of professional educators, basic scientists, clinical scientists, and instructional technologists from around the world to volunteers for committee involvement. Volunteers are needed for the Membership Committee and Reviewers for the Medical Science Educator Journal. In general, committees members are expected to be available for a one hour monthly video meetings and accessible by email. If you would like to be considered for a position on either of these committees, please send a brief statement of your interest and qualifications to by January 6

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  • The Innovations in Medical Education Conference is now accepting poster and workshop abstracts for their 2020 conference. The conference will be held February 14-15, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. Click here to learn more information or submit an abstract.
  • The Teaching Professor Conference is known for attracting a roster of high-quality, engaging presenters; that’s why we’re asking you to be a part of next year’s event! If you have previously submitted a proposal for past conferences, we sincerely ask you to submit again. And if you have never submitted a proposal for a session or poster session, we ask that you seriously consider this opportunity to share your expertise at the conference. We truly value your proposals!

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  • The International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJITLHE) provides perspectives on the theory, development, and application of innovations in teaching and learning. Authors share ideas, case studies, and original research on pilot projects, opportunities, emerging technologies, and other innovations in teaching and learning. Targeting educators, administrators, researchers, technologists, and specialists, IJITLHE creates the opportunity to share successes and failures when reimagining teaching and learning. The journal seeks quantitative and qualitative research papers, case studies, and reflections on experiences in teaching and learning in higher education.You can find more information about the journal here: and you can also find detailed manuscript formatting and submission guidelines at

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  • 2020 IAMSE Grants due January 15, 2020: The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) wishes to encourage and support scholarship in medical science education, and therefore announces the 2020 IAMSE Grant Program. IAMSE will award multiple grants up to the amount of $5000 for a 2-year grant period. This year, funding is available in two categories: Educational Scholarship and Curriculum Innovation. All IAMSE members are eligible to submit a grant proposal. All information regarding the IAMSE Educational Scholarship Grant, including the application process, eligibility, proposal format, and evaluation criteria can be found on the IAMSE website here.
  • The Edward J. Stemmler, M.D. Medical Education Research Fund of the NBME is pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 call for Letters of Intent has begun. PURPOSE and GOALS: The purpose of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research and development in innovative eval­uation methodologies or techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education or practice.  Expected outcomes include advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate education and training through practice.  Both pilots and more com­prehensive projects are of interest. Collaborative investigations within or among institutions are eligible and encouraged, particularly as they strengthen the likelihood of the project’s contribution and success. ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants for Stemmler Fund grant awards are medical schools accredited by the LCME or the AOA.  The number of Letters of Intent submitted by any eligible school is not limited. BUDGET INFORMATION: In the 2019-2020 funding cycle, applicants may request up to $150,000 of NBME funding support for a project period of up to two years. The application deadline is July 1, 2019.   Applicants may go to for more detailed information.  Please note the change in the submission instructions.  There is a direct link to the online Stemmler Fund online system where applicants will create a brief profile, store their application, and have the ability to track their progress throughout the process of the cycle. 
  • Funding Sources Link for Medical Education Research:  At this page you will find a list of available grants and funding opportunities compiled by the University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • The Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) section of the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs is pleased to announce the call for letters of intent for the 2018 National Educational Grants Program.  This grant is for the funding of research in health professions education. A limited number of pre-proposals will be invited to submit full grant proposals.  Selected proposals will be funded at a maximum of $10,000.  Project proposals and inquiries should be addressed to Brian Mavis PhD, Chair of the GEA National Grant Committee, at
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities

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  • New Fellowship Announced for Medical Education Research: The National Board of Medical Examiners recently announced a unique research opportunity for medical school faculty who wish to develop their skills in medical education assessment research. They are now accepting letters of intent for the new SEEF Medical Education Research Fellowship, a specially designed cohort of eight participants. The cohort will bring together like-minded participants with mentors and subject matter experts to develop a research protocol and research program for assessment of clinical reasoning/critical thinking and/or diversity/bias and disparities in assessment. To learn more about the Fellowship, view the online program information here.

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