IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

IDEAS Office Health Professions Education Scholarship Day
December 5, 2019
Royal Glenora Conference Centre

Conference Registration extended to November 22, 2019!

The IDEAS Office at the University of Alberta invites you to participate in our first IDEAS Health Professions Education (HPE) Scholarship Day.

We hope that you will find the conference a great way to share your HPE research, scholarly pursuits, and stories about your innovative and/or challenging teaching endeavors and to learn from others.

There are multiple ways that you can share your HPE scholarship: for example, with more traditional oral presentations or posters on research studies, sharing innovative curricular projects where you don't have data yet, or through the sharing of stories about teaching.

All abstracts will go through a peer review process, although it is our goal to allow as many FoMD scholars and scholarly teachers to share their work as possible.

The conference goals are to:
• Develop a collaborative network of health professions educators within the FoMD
• Create a venue for sharing our HPE scholarship and scholarly teaching locally
• Increase and improve participants' HPE scholarship

Call for Abstract Submissions: Deadline September 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information, please visit our HPE Scholarship page on the navigation panel.

New TSP 2018-2019 Course Schedule
New FoMD non-credit certificate: TSP Health Professions Educational Research Certificate

New Fellowship Announced for Medical Education Research

Unique opportunity to collaborate sponsored by NBME

The National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) is proud to announce a unique research opportunity for medical school faculty who wish to develop their skills in medical education assessment research.

The Strategic Educator Enhancement Fund (SEEF) Medical Education Research Fellowship Selection Committee, sponsored by NBME, is now accepting letters of intent for a specially designed cohort of eight participants. The cohort will bring together like-minded participants with mentors and subject matter experts to develop a research protocol and research program for one or both of the following topics:

• assessment of clinical reasoning/critical thinking and/or
• diversity/bias and disparities in assessment.

The new SEEF Medical Education Research Fellowship holds many benefits for the medical education community including the creation of new assessments that can be used in the continuum of physician learning.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity to US medical school faculty who:

• Are interested in developing skills in medical education assessment research
• Have a commitment to working with a team of interested colleagues
• Are interested in assessment-focused scholarship about innovative approaches that will enhance the assessment of individuals across the continuum of medical education and in active independent practices

To learn more about the Fellowship, view the online program information here.


If you wish to apply for this Fellowship, please contact Dr. Carol Hodgson at or call 780-492-1515. All applications must be submitted first to the FoMD for local adjudication before being submitted to the NBME.