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SGEA Awards

SGEA Innovation in Medical Education Award 

SGEA supports and encourages innovation in medical education. To recognize members who have developed an innovative approach to medical education and to support participation of SGEA members in activities that promote educational scholarship, the SGEA will provide one award of $5000 each year to recognize an outstanding innovation in medical education. Innovations that promote collaborative projects across institutions, the health professions, and sections (UGME, GME, CME, and MESRE) will be given extra consideration. This is an award rather than a grant, so the winner may apply the funds wherever they see the greatest need for continued improvement in medical education.

The winners of the 2015-2016 SGEA Innovations in Medical Education Award are Dr. Judith Rowen, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Dr. Premal Patel, Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine for their project “SCOPE and TEAM: Patient-Centered Clinical Care Driving Student Education” submitted by UME University of Texas Medical Branch..


The Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) supports and encourages scholarship in medical education. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the SGEA provides funding to initiate new Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation (MESRE) proposals. The SGEA will provide up to two research grants for two years.  The grant award may total up to $5000 for submissions involving one institution and $7500 for submissions involving the collaboration of 2 or more institutions.  The SGEA also seeks to promote collaborative projects across institutions, and sections (UGME, GME, CME, and MESRE), and seeks to stimulate the development of a community of educational scholars. Project proposals must be consistent with previously published criteria for scholarship and provide additional opportunities for others to build upon this work.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2017.

To learn more about the SGEA grant visit here 

2015 MESRE Award Winners
Kathleen Crapanzano, M.D. Project Leader, for “Effects of Physician Stigma on Medical Decisions”;
LSU Health Sciences Center - Baton Rouge.
Lorrel Brown, M.D., Project Leader, for “Improving Resuscitation Team Function in a University Hospital: A Simulation-Enhanced, Team-Based, Inter-Professional Intervention”;
University of Louisville School of Medicine.

SGEA Medical Education Research Grants

The SGEA will provide up to two $5,000 research grants to support new research projects from one institution and $7500 if the project involves the collaboration of two or more institutions.

SGEA Career Educator Award

This award recognizes one individual from the southern region annually.

SGEA Medical Educational Scholarship Awards (MESA)

Medical Education Scholarship Awards (MESA) is a comprehensive professional development program established in 2003 by the AAMC-Southern Group on Educational Affairs and supported by its member institutions.

Other Awards

GEA Merrel Flair Award in Medical Education
To honor an individual who has made a major, long-term contribution to the process, administration, or transmission of information on medical education in North America.

AAMC Grants and Awards
At its annual meeting, the AAMC presents major awards honoring individuals and programs making significant contributions in the fields of medical education, research, and community service.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Grants
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation seeks applications for research projects related to the impact of the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the culture of medical education.


About the SGEA

Contact SGEA

SGEA Chair
Karen "Sam" Miller
Assistant Professor, Graduate Medical Education
University of Louisville School of Medicine

AAMC Staff
Steve Mckenzie
Director, Constituent Engagement

Sarah Brown
Constituent Engagement Specialist

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