Educator Community Resources: Innovation & Scholarship
by So Young Oh

The NYU School of Medicine’s Educator Community supports the faculty that lead and advance the education mission.

- Foster and recognize excellence in teaching and learning
- Coordinate NYU School of Medicine’s many existing educational offerings in a more effective manner
- Strengthen mechanisms that support the career advancement of medical educators
- Cultivate opportunities for interdisciplinary educational innovation and scholarship

The following programs support faculty in the conduct of educational innovation, research and scholarship.

IIME Consultation Services
IIME offers consultation to faculty and staff who seek to leverage the tools and technologies available to them in support of their teaching, evaluation, assessment, and scholarship activities. Areas covered: Content creation and digital resources for medical education, Instructional design, Mobile computing, Business intelligence tools, Metrics & analytics, and dashboards, Education research design, IRB navigation, Data analysis, Program evaluation and assessment measures
The Program for Medical Education Innovation & Research (PrMEIR) Innovation Grants Program
This program is intended to build institutional capacity in medical education scholarship by providing faculty with funding and technical assistance to pursue new initiatives in education and research. Since 2006, 41 projects have been supported. Former grantees have identified the program as a stepping-stone in their careers, with some having since received full funding for their projects based on the pilot data collected from their PrMEIR grant.
NYSIM Simulation Fellowship Program
NYSIM annually sponsors a fellowship program for physicians and nurses interested in pursuing careers in simulation education.
Database for Research on Education in Academic Medicine (DREAM)
DREAM is a “Framingham” style longitudinal database to study relationships between innovative curricula in primary care and important patient outcomes. Over 72 studies have used this database, focusing on evaluating curriculum, quality of care, assessing competencies, skill development, transfer of skills to practice, remediation and links between education and outcome.
MedEdPortal Submission Process
The Program for Digital Learning (PDL) offers consultations to NYUSOM faculty interested in submitting their educational material (in iBooks format) to the MedEdPORTAL. MedEdPORTAL is a free publication service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. MedEdPORTAL maintains a rigorous peer review process based on standards used in the scholarly publishing community. Each submission is scrutinized by editorial staff and independent reviewers using a standardized review instrument grounded in the tenets of scholarship. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication. MedEdPORTAL publications are considered by many to be scholarly works that may support faculty advancement decisions. Below is a helpful checklist to help guide your through your MedEdPORTAL publication submission.
Academic Medicine “Last Pages”, Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication
The Last Pages are organized around the before, during, and after stages of an educational research study. As anyone who has completed at least one study can attest, much of the work of conducting an empirical investigation—particularly the research team’s most difficult, cognitive work—occurs long before the first participant is ever enrolled. As such, it is no accident that the before section of this collection contains the bulk of the LPs. For it is the study’s design and planning stage where researchers often spend the most time thinking about their research question(s), considering conceptual frameworks, and obtaining ethical approval, to name just a few of the important before activities. Once this foundation has been built, the remaining activities frequently run more smoothly. This is not too say that the during and after stages are easy. They, too, take considerable time and effort, particularly the final acts of writing and rewriting the manuscript. I believe, however, that if the before stage is done well, the remaining two stages have a tendency to fall into place.