Medical Education Research Boot Camp: Improve Your Educational Research


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This workshop may be added to your SAEM19 registration!



Education scholarship is essential for the promotion of faculty and for investigating and disseminating new educational practices. With very little faculty development devoted to research, educators often fall behind on scholarship. It is key for them to be able to identify well designed study questions, situated within appropriate conceptual frameworks, and to develop outcomes that strike a balance between feasibility, meaning, and importance.


John Burkhardt, MD, MA - University of Michigan Medical School
Teresa M. Chan, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, DRCPSC - McMaster University
Stephen John Cico, MD, MEd - Indiana University School of Medicine
Wendy C. Coates, MD - Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Nicole Deiorio, MD - Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael Gottlieb, MD - Rush University Medical Center
Jaime Jordan, MD - UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine
Susan Promes, MD - Penn State Health - Hershey Medical Center
Sally Santen, MD, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University
Meg Wolff, MD, MHPE - University of Michigan Medical School
Lalena Yarris, MD, MCR - Oregon Health & Science University


  1. Introduction: Exemplars of How to Turn Education Into Scholarship
  2. Framing a Good Question
  3. Utilizing a Conceptual Framework
  4. Methodology (Quantitative, Qualitative, Evaluation, Survey)
  5. Writing and Publishing

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Frame a good educational research question
  • Employ a sound literature review and conceptual framework
  • Utilize strong methods to support research
  • Develop different assessment methodologies
  • Complete objective-focused evaluation
  • Discuss brief analysis (statistics and quant and qual)
  • Employ tips for writing, where to publish, rejections
  • Navigate pitfalls
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