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The Research-Based Project Medical Education (PME) event is based on the successful PME model of education through interactive sessions and hands-on learning, and is meant to showcase information related to basic, clinical, community and population, and translational research, and the supporting funding mechanisms.

The research-based PME can be set up in one of three ways:

Blocks of Instruction

This PME program breaks down various topics in medical research into focused segments. The outlines for these blocks provide proposed lengths, talking points, and recommended hands-on activities. The blocks are designed to fill a one-and-a-half-day program.

Research From Bench to Bedside to Community

This program provides information on medical research and related topics over the course of a program following research from the bench to the bedside to the community. Participants begin in the laboratory discussing current research and funding mechanisms, among other topics, with a researcher or researchers. They then meet with young researchers, medical students, residents, or physicians who are engaging in translational research. The program concludes with a session involving clinical research and patients who have benefited from it.

Case Studies in Research

The case studies approach allows hosts to focus on a few interesting research projects or programs at their institutions and use them to discuss topics in and information about medical research. Participants cycle through presentations on each project or program, discussing its goals and possibilities, how it is funded, and other topics. They also discuss the researcher’s background as a way to address how various individuals enter research and why.

The AAMC provides a suite of tools and resources to help you plan your Research-Based PME event.

Contact us if you are considering hosting a Research-Based PME event at your institution.

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