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New TSP 2018-2019 Course Schedule
New FoMD non-credit certificate: TSP Health Professions Educational Research Certificate


Upcoming EVENTS

Sponsored by the IDEAS Office

Intentional Collisions: Applying Learning Principles in Health Sciences Education
March 26, 2019- 1:00 PM

Location: 2-590 ECHA

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Meka
Learning Objectives: • Discuss how educational principles can be applied to development of programs to enhance teaching and learning. • Examine the bi-directional relationship that exists between student and faculty development. • Reflect in and on principles that inform teaching and learning in practice.

Please click here to register.

TSP 001 Introduction to Health Professions Educational Theory & Practice

This course will help to improve the curriculum for the education of trainees, staff, and faculty.

Dates: April 4 – June 20, 2019 Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm

If you wish to enroll in the TSP 001 course, please click on these links

2019 FoMD IDEAS Office
Summer Studentship in Health Professions Education

The Summer Studentship in Health Professions Education Grant Program (i.e., HPE Summer Studentship grant) is a competitive program sponsored by the FoMD IDEAS Office that supports annual studentships for either: (1) an educational research study in the health professions or (2) a curriculum development and evaluation project in the health professions.

Grant applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019.
The online application form can be found here.

GEA National Research Grant Award

In its strong encouragement and support of research in medical education, the GEA seeks to fund research projects that address important problems or questions in medical education. Proposals that foster collaboration are strongly encouraged. This includes collaborations among GEA sections (UME, GME, CPD/CME), across GEA regions (CGEA, NEGEA, SGEA, WGEA) and/or proposals that engage multiple schools, professions or departments. High-quality research proposals on the following topics are strongly encouraged, but proposals related to other areas of research are also welcome:

1. Professional identity formation
2. Learning wellbeing or mistreatment
3. The learning environment
4. Faculty development
5. Training across the continuum of education
6. Inter-professional education
7. Competency-based education, EPAs, or milestones
8. Self-directed/self-regulated learning

Application and Submission Process
The application process will involve two steps—pre-proposal and full proposal. A limited number of pre-proposals will be invited for full proposal submission.
Pre-proposals due February 22, 2019
Pre-proposal decisions anticipated by April 3, 2019
Full proposals due May 3, 2019
Full proposal decisions anticipated June 5, 2019

The full call and preproposal template are available here.

AAMC Webinar: Transforming Institutional Culture: Assessment and Intervention

Live Event on 02/13/2019 at 11:00 AM (EST)
David Acosta, MD Hannah A. Valantine, MD
AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Understand the value of assessing culture and climate in institutional settings.
Understand which approaches are effective in assessing institutional culture and climate.
Understand the importance of an integrated approach to promoting inclusive excellence through targeted interventions that promote equity.
For more information and registration click here.

Neither here nor there: Thinking critically about technology and distributed medical education.

This webinar will be offered in English

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 1PM

Presenter: Anna MacLeod is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. 

Location: ECHA 2-590 (second floor across the cafeteria)

What's New

2018-2019 Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) Course Offerings

The new Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) course offerings for 2018-2019 are now available. Please contact the IDEAS Office for more information ( on registration, requirements and pre-requisites.
The Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) is a series of nine courses aimed primarily at clinicians in health professions education (HPE). The courses provide "scholars" a knowledge base and skill set in educational theory, curriculum development, evaluation, and educational research. The goals of TSP are to: (1) develop educational leaders and scholars; (2) complete mentored projects; and (3) participate in a community of HPE scholars.
Note: All TSP courses can be audited for free. There is a fee for participating in a TSP certificate program.

New FoMD Non-credit Certificate: Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) Health Professions Educational Research

The TSP Health Professions Educational Research Certificate will be offered after the completion of three TSP courses: TSP 001 (required) and two of the following: TSP 005, TSP 006, or TSP 009. Participants are required to register for the certificate program. Once registered, they can enroll in courses. For registrants, there will be a non-refundable $150/course fee for each course. Courses can be audited for free, but if the participant wishes to later apply for the certificate based on completion of the courses, they will have to pay a one-time fee of $750 for the certificate and pay $150 /course for any course beyond three. If someone has already completed the TSP 001 course or has a master's degree in medical or health sciences education, they can apply that to the certificate requirement and will be only required to complete two of the research courses