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Review Criteria

2015 Review Criteria

Review Criteria

All submissions will be peer-reviewed using the following criteria. 

Workshop/ Simulation Session

  • Clarity of Proposal: Easy to follow and understand
  • Goals and Objectives: Clear statement of what session will accomplish
  • Background/Theoretical Framework/Importance to Field
    • Well-grounded in the medical education literature
    • Importance to medical education
  • Design
    • Content appropriate for target audience
    • Format appropriate for 90-minute time frame
    • Format allows for adequate audience participation
  • Topic Timeliness and Interest Potential
    • Addresses a current topic in medical education
    • Has the potential to attract a sizeable audience

Short Communication or Poster Presentation
Research in Medical Education

  • Clarity of Abstract: Easy to follow and understand
  • Goals and Objectives: Clear statement of what research accomplished (or will accomplish)
  • Background/Theoretical Framework: Well-grounded in the medical education literature
  • Design/Methods
    • Strength of research details
    • Reliability and validity of methods
  • Results (or expected results) and conclusions
    • Significance of results (or expected results)
    • Soundness of conclusions
    • Limitations
  • Importance of Topic and Interest Potential
    • Addresses current topic in medical education
    • Potential to attract sizable audience

Innovations in Medical Education

  • Clarity of Abstract: Easy to follow and understand
  • Goals and Objectives: Purpose and need for innovation are clear
  • Background/Theoretical Framework: Well-grounded in the medical education literature
  • Design: Clear description of instructional methods and materials
  • Reflective Critique: Statement of strengths, limitations, and future directions
  • Originality of innovation and Interest Potential
    • Addresses current topic in medical education
    • Potential to attract a sizeable audience