IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

Funding - Summer studentship in health professions education

Each selected project would receive a three-month research award that would pay $1,600 per month per Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) student (2018 stipend amount). Each junior faculty member would be expected to participate over the three-month period and could receive $500-$1,000 to present their work at a health professions educational conference. Students could be awarded $500 - $1,000 to present their work at a health professions educational conference (FoMD program to provide funds).

Participating FoMD students and junior faculty member would be required to participate in a summer health professions educational research course. The course will consist of content on the responsible conduct of research as well as research methods. All participants will be required to complete the U of A Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Social Behavioral Education Research course on the ethics of human subjects research (https://www.ualberta.ca/quality-management-in-clinical-research/training). Only anonymous archived data will be used in the research projects. Ethics approval will be obtained by the IDEAS Office director for all projects conducted as part of the course.

During the three months of the project, the study team will develop the following relative to the project goals:

  • Research or evaluation questions
  • Literature review
  • Data analysis plan
  • Ethics proposal to summarize the project (not required prior to the start of the project, i.e., actual ethics approval will be given by the course director)
  • Summary report (develop writing skills)
  • Poster presentation

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