IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

Upcoming events: AAMC Virtual Medical Education Event. July 30- August 3, 2018
New TSP 2018-2019 Course Schedule
New FoMD non-credit certificate: TSP Health Professions Educational Research Certificate

Upcoming EVENTS


Development of the ACGME Milestones 2.0

Wednesday, November 28th at 3pm Eastern (Registration will be shared soon.)

The ACGME made a commitment from the outset of all Milestones would be reviewed in the first four to five years to assess the need for revisions, edits and updating. The lessons learned (presented in Webinar 2) have provided rich data to move forward with a full-scale review and revision process for all Milestones sets between 2018 and 2021. The Milestones team refers to this initiative as Milestones 2.0. A number of specialties have already begun work on Milestones 2.0, including the inclusion of the UME voice in the process. Dr. Laura Edgar will share the new Milestones development and revision process and provide an update on progress and lessons learned to date.

Larura Edgar, EdD, CAE
Vice President, Milestones Development

WIHI broadcast

Building the Will and Skill to Be a Clinical Improver

Thursday, November 8, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET (registration)

Clinical and administrative leaders in health care know how difficult it is to shape one, unifying workplace culture. While interdisciplinary team-based care is becoming more common in health systems, the range of people taking care of patients perform their jobs based on very different professional backgrounds and training. Can quality improvement break down these silos? Can it nurture a new kind of culture, where QI is the knowledge that unites clinicians in the common pursuit of better clinical decision making and encourages more clinicians to take the lead with improving care delivery? There's evidence to suggest yes.

Dr. Brent C. James, Clinical professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University

Dr. Kedar Mate, Chief innovation and education officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Kavita P. Bhavan, Associate professor infectious diseases, UT Southwestern


What's New

2018-2019 Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) Course Offerings

The new Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) course offerings for 2018-2019 are now available. Please contact the IDEAS Office for more information ( on registration, requirements and pre-requisites.
The Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) is a series of nine courses aimed primarily at clinicians in health professions education (HPE). The courses provide "scholars" a knowledge base and skill set in educational theory, curriculum development, evaluation, and educational research. The goals of TSP are to: (1) develop educational leaders and scholars; (2) complete mentored projects; and (3) participate in a community of HPE scholars.
Note: All TSP courses can be audited for free. There is a fee for participating in a TSP certificate program.

New FoMD Non-credit Certificate: Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) Health Professions Educational Research

The TSP Health Professions Educational Research Certificate will be offered after the completion of three TSP courses: TSP 001 (required) and two of the following: TSP 005, TSP 006, or TSP 009. Participants are required to register for the certificate program. Once registered, they can enroll in courses. For registrants, there will be a non-refundable $150/course fee for each course. Courses can be audited for free, but if the participant wishes to later apply for the certificate based on completion of the courses, they will have to pay a one-time fee of $750 for the certificate and pay $150 /course for any course beyond three. If someone has already completed the TSP 001 course or has a master's degree in medical or health sciences education, they can apply that to the certificate requirement and will be only required to complete two of the research courses