Program Graduates First Class of Medical Education Scholars

Faculty members who graduated from the Medical Education Research Intensive Training (MERIT) program.
Faculty members who graduated from the Medical Education Research Intensive Training (MERIT) program. 

On June 20, 22 faculty members made up the first class to graduate from the Medical Education Research Intensive Training (MERIT) program. At the graduation event in the Vagelos Education Center, the graduates presented research proposals developed in the program and put their work on display. 

The MERIT program helps participants hone their core skills in hypothesis generation, research design, methods, data analysis, program evaluation, and scholarly writing. Graduates of the year-long MERIT program receive a Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) from the Association of American Medical Colleges. (The MERC program teaches clinicians the research skills necessary to participate in collaborative medical education research projects). 

The MERIT program, which is open to all faculty at the medical center, is supported by the Center for Education Research and Evaluation at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S), the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators, the CUIMC Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and the VP&S Office of Medical Education.