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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 2016-2017 SGEA Innovations in Medical Education Award are Susan Sawning, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education Research, Laura Weingartner, Research Manager, and the other members of the eQuality Steering Committee (Chaz Briscoe, Dwayne Compton, Amy Holthouser, Charles Kodner, Leslee Martin, David McIntosh, Emily Noonan, M. Ann Shaw, Stacie Steinbock, and Jennifer Stephens) for their project “eQuality: Leading Medical Education to Deliver Equitable Quality Care for all People, Inclusive of Identity, Development, or Expression of Gender/Sex/Sexuality” submitted by UME University of Louisville School of Medicine.


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 two 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 MESRE grant visit here 

2016 MESRE Award Winners

Uncovering the Impact of Feedback on Medical Student Professional Identity Formation using Autoethnography
Ashleigh Wright, MD, Project Leader- $7,440
University of Florida
(collaborating with Vanderbilt School of Medicine, McGovern Medical School, and Wake Forest University)

Creating a Quick Teamwork Assessment Scale
John Paige, MD Project Leader- $5,000
LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans

Establishing Minimum Competencies for Critical Care Ultrasound Among Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows: Effect of a Longitudinal Training Program
Matthew Lammi, MD, Project Leader - $5,000
LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans

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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