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Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)

The WGEA is one of four regional groups of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA). We strive to promote excellence in the continuum of medical education by fostering the professional development of medical educators and advancing research in medical education. Annual meetings provide opportunities to share ideas and resources and report research among its members.

WGEA Updates

2015 WGEA Mini-Grant Initiative

The WGEA is providing a funding opportunity to both experienced and new investigators in the area of medical education research. This small grants program is meant to promote medical education research within the Western region. WGEA has made a total of $12,000 available. Investigators can request up to $5,000 to initiate a new study. A maximum of $1,000 are granted to investigators needing funds to complete ongoing projects (“finishing grants”). Deadline for submissions is June 22, 2015. For more information, please download the above document or contact Cha-Chi Fung, Ph.D., at

WGEA 2015 Mini-Grants Guidelines 

2015 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR/WAAHP Regional Meeting: Save the Date

"Borders and Boundaries"
Dates: April 23-26
San Diego, Calif.
Hosted by University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

The call for proposals will open in fall 2014.
For further information visit the WGEA Meeting website

WGEA Listserv

New WGEA Listserve
To subscribe to the new WGEA listserve, please contact Felicia Moody at

Funded Proposals for 2014-2016

Awardees for New Study Proposal

Pamela DeVoe, PhD
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Title: Does Near-peer Tutoring Facilitate Medical Student Learner Self- Efficacy?
Funding Requested: $2069 - Funding Awarded: $2000 

Jeff Riddell, MD
Title: Prospective randomized crossover evaluation of a flipped classroom model for emergency medicine trainees
Funding Requested: $ 4050 - Funding Awarded: $4000.00. 

Lavjay Butani, MD MACM
University of California Davis
Title: A mixed-methods study exploring how pediatric faculty and residents teach, learn and use reflective practice
Funding Requested: $5000 - Funding Awarded: $4000

Awardee for “Finishing Grant”

Erin Bonura, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Title: Team-Based Learning Among Internal Medicine Residents:   A Feasibility and Acceptability Study
Funding Requested: $1000 - Funding Awarded: $1000

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