Medical Education Research Funding Opportunities

Living Laboratory Research Fund

Dalhousie Medical School is experiencing an exciting period of innovation, transformation and renewal. It’s a "living laboratory", providing a wealth of unique research opportunities in a real-world education context.

Following an enthusiastic engagement of researchers and educators at the DME's Research Retreat in June 2013, Dr. Tom Marrie, Dean of Medicine, identified funding to support:

  • fostering research and aligning evaluation with priority research themes
  • strengthening collaborative research teams positioned for new funding opportunities

This fund promotes and supports research and evaluation of the most important research questions across the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development continuum at Dalhousie Medical School.

To date there have been three funding cycles with the another beiginning in the Fall of 2019.  Stay tuned for more information!

Research Arising from the 2017-2018 Funding Cycle

Proposals Funded:  four projects  (listed below with the PI in bold) - for information on each research project please contact the PI

  • Gillian Bethune, Valerie Taylor, Heidi Sapp, Cindy Shearer: Competency Based Medical Education in Early Post-Graduate Training – What Does It Look Like for Diagnostic Specialties Like Pathology?
  • Paula Cameron/Anna MacLeod, Cindy Shearer, Carolyn Thomson: Resilience by Design? Transitions to Competency-Based Medical Education at Dalhousie and Implications for Resident Stress and Burnout
  • Janice Chisholm, Robyn  Doucet, Jillian Banfield, Cindy Shearer: Resident Use of an E-portfolio System to Demonstrate Competence in Anesthesia
  • Tanya MacLeod, Constance LeBlanc, Lisa Bonang, Heather MacLeod: Exploring Language for Communication Competency in Choosing Wisely Canada

Research Arising from the 2015-2016 Funding Cycle

Research Arising from the 2013-2014 Funding Cycle