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Awards and Grants - Southern Group on Educational Affairs

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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 2017-2018 Innovation in Medical Education Award are Dr. Cristy Page and her group at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for the development and implementation of the Mobile Medical Milestones Application: Innovative Documentation of Learner and Faculty Observations at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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.

SGEA Medical Education Research Grants

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—formerly RIME) proposals.

The SGEA will provide up to three research grants for two years.  The grant award may total up to $5,000 for submissions involving one institution and $7,500 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.

2017-2019 Grant Recipients

Refinement of the Team Development Measure for Effective Use in Assessment of Teamwork in Interprofessional Education Activities
Kelly Lockeman, PhD, Project Leader- $7,500
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (collaborating with University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus)

Making a physician: Exploring medical students’ experience of professional identity development during clerkships
Michael S. Ryan, MD, MEHP, Project Leader - $5,000
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Past grant recipients

The 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.

2017 MESRE Award Winners

Refinement of the Team Development Measure for Effective Use in Assessment of Teamwork in Interprofessional Education Activities
Kelly Lockeman, PhD, Project Leader- $7,500
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
(collaborating with University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus)

Making a physician: Exploring medical students’ experience of professional identity development during clerkships
Michael S. Ryan, MD, MEHP, Project Leader - $5,000
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine