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MERC Steering Committee

The MERC Steering Committee sets the agenda for the MERC program and provides overall guidance to AAMC staff about the conduct and direction of the MERC program.

Committee members provide advice about:

  • The vision for and general direction of the MERC program
  • Program content
  • Faculty participants
  • Sustainability (business models)

Committee members are expected to attend scheduled meetings that occur once each year. In addition, participation in conference calls is expected. Committee members are nominated by their GEA regions. Committee members serve staggered two year terms and this includes the option for a one year renewal.

Judy A. Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Medical Education Research
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean; Professor
Director of the Teaching Academy
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Ann W. Frye, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Educational Development
University of Texas Medical Branch (Retired)

Cha Chi Fung, Ph.D.
Director of Educational Research
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California

Linda Perkowski, Ph.D., M.S.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty/Administration
College of Medicine Central Michigan University

AAMC Staff

Nesha Brown
Senior Program Specialist, Educational Affairs

FAQ for Hosting MERC Workshops

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Register for MERC Certificate

Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six (6) workshops at the regular rate and pay an additional fee of $100 for the certificate. Registration for the MERC Certificate should not take place until you have completed and provided proof of completion of six (6) workshops.

MERC Graduates

MERC has over 500 graduates to date.

Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) Section

Formerly the Section on Research in Medical Education (RIME)

Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)

The GEA promotes excellence in the education of physicians throughout their professional lives and contributes to improving the health of the public. The GEA is open to individuals with professional responsibility in medical student, resident, and continuing medical education, designated by deans, hospital directors, or academic societies.