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Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) Section


The mission of the Section for Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) is to enhance the quality of research in medical education and to promote its application to educational practice.


The goal of the Section is to continuously improve the conduct of medical education research by:

  • Continuing scholarship and application of new knowledge;
  • Improving the quality of training in medical education research and fostering the continued development of researchers;
  • Facilitating collaboration among individuals representing a broad range of disciplines who contribute to scholarship in medical education;
  • Through the annual RIME Conference, facilitate the exchange of research findings, disseminate the results of this research, and encourage their application to educational practice.

GEA National 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:

  • Professional identity formation
  • Learning wellbeing or mistreatment
  • The learning environment
  • Faculty development
  • Training across the continuum of education
  • Inter-professional education
  • Competency-based education, EPAs, or milestones
  • 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

Grant Proposal Guidelines 

Congratulations to the 2018 GEA National Grant Awardees:

  • “Exploring Faculty Positions While Discussing Controversial Topics with Students” led by Dr. Zareen Zaidi from the University of Florida-Gainesville College of Medicine

  • “The Family Experience: A Family Focused Support Intervention (FFSI) to Enhance Wellness in Undergraduate Medical Education” led by Dr. Susan Martinelli from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine

MESRE News and Updates

Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship 2017

This update to the Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship was coordinated by the NEGEA in collaboration with members from the CGEA, SGEA, and WGEA.  The Annotated Bibliography is provides scholars and researchers with detailed information about the topics, types of manuscripts, and audiences for over 60 journals that publish health professions education manuscripts.

A Guide for Reviewers

First published by the GEA in the September, 2001 Issue of "Academic Medicine", a series of articles that together make up a guide for reviewers

GEA Listserves

The GEA Listserves may be used to exchange information about the activities of the GEA, professional development conferences, regional meetings, special interest groups, and the activities of the AAMC.

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Contact MESRE

MESRE Section Chair
S. Beth Bierer, PhD
Director, Assessment and Evaluation
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

AAMC Staff
Lynn Shaull
Senior Research Specialist