Research Education Opportunities

Learn more about medical education research

Are you interested in medical education research but not sure where to start? Have you collected data and are wondering about the next step? Maybe you have drifted away from education scholarship and are looking for opportunities to re-engage? Building connections with colleagues is crucial to maintain both interest and momentum, especially for those new to medical education scholarship.  Yet, many of us don’t have the regular opportunities and support to thoughtfully engage in conversation around our scholarly pursuits.  Recognizing this, CPDME launched the following initiative in 2022.

Medical Education Research Roundtables:
We are pleased to announce that medical education research roundtables is returning this Fall! For those unfamiliar, this monthly lunchtime seminar is aimed at facilitating constructive dialogue within the local FoM community about the possibilities (and sometimes pitfalls) of pursuing medical education research. Each month we invite speakers within our Dalhousie community and beyond to delve into the logistical matters, unexpected dilemmas, and issues worthy of attention that can arise when undertaking a research project. Each session will include ample time for you to seek guidance and advice on the practical issues that can sometimes delay and/or discourage researchers from doing research. You won’t want to miss out!  For more information, see below.

Medical Education Research Roundtables 

When: second Tuesday of each month from 12-1:30 pm resuming October 10, 2023 via MS Teams

Who can attend:
·        Medical students, residents and/or graduate students with an interest in medical education research
·        Faculty (MD/PhD) pursuing or collaborating on medical education research
·        RIM Mentors and Directors
·        Research staff seeking a supportive environment to engage in candid research conversations (e.g. research assistants, evaluation specialists)  

2023 Fall Schedule (attend as many or as few as you like)

October 10: What makes a good qualitative interview? Tips and tricks for eliciting rich data Dr. Sarah Burm
November 14:
An introduction to qualitative coding using NVivo data analysis software Dr. Victoria Luong and Laura Lagendyk
December 12: More than systematic reviews: Choosing appropriate evidence synthesis methods for health professions education topics Drs. Robin Parker/Jackie Phinney

Winter 2024 
January 9: Framing Research with Sociomateriality Theory Drs. Anu Mishra/Mark Goldszmidt
February 13: A Blueprint for Elevating Your Research Grant Proposal Dr. Sarah Burm
March 12: Living Lab Inquiry Café Dr. Sarah Burm
April 9: Scoping Review Masterclass: Showcasing Critical Steps for a Rigorous Review Drs. Kelly Lackie /Stephen Miller
May 14: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: What it is, and how to get involved Dr. Kate Thompson
June 11: Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Science: Moving from Theory to Practice Dr. Christine Cassidy

For an Outlook Calendar invite please reach out to Ana Bela.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Sarah Burm.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development Office of Dalhousie University for up to 1.0 (per hour of session) Mainpro+ credits.  As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University, CPD, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 1.0 credit hours (per hour of session) as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Med Ed Research Funding Opportunities

Trailblazers in Medical Education (TIME) Visiting Scholars Program

We invite the best thinkers in the medical education community to visit us so we can learn together!

Please visit this page for information on future TIME scholars.

Previous TIME scholars have included:

  • 2019 - Dr. Claudia Krebs (brief bio) Leveraging the Power of the Digital Revolution to Tranform the Education Experience 
  • 2019 - Dr. Chris Watling (brief bio) Capturing authentic performance: The perils of direct observation
  • 2023- Dr. Rola Ajjawi (brief bio) Promoting Assessment for Inclusion in the Health Professions