Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) website. These linked pages describe our role in advancing education, community and scholarship for the students and faculty of UMass Medical School. Our programs cover a wide range of curricular activities from design and management to educational seed grants, structured extracurricular experiences locally or oversees, and support of research opportunities. The OUME works in collaboration with a broad range of partners on campus and throughout the community to provide a comprehensive array of resources and expertise in support of teaching and learning.
We hope that you will follow up this virtual tour with a visit to our offices to meet the OUME Team! Please feel free to contact us with any questions; we look forward to working with you.
Medical Education Grants
The Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME) is issuing a call for research review paper proposals. Specifically, SDRME is interested in supporting the writing of review/synthesis papers that make a substantial contribution to advancing practice, theory, or research in medical education. Papers are expected to be completed within two years from the time grant monies are received. The grant will award up to $4000 in total to the primary author: $2000 when the project begins and $2000 upon dissemination of the paper in the public domain and a presentation at the annual SDRME meeting. We will pay expenses up to $1000 for travel to attend the SDRME meeting to make this presentation, in addition to the grant award. Proposals are due September 4, 2018.
The Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) provides funding to initiate new Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) projects. The NEGEA seeks to stimulate the development of a community of educational scholars and thus is especially interested in projects promoting collaboration across institutions or across sections (UME, GME, CPD). Multiple research grants will be funded for up to a two- year period in either of the two NEGEA Collaborative Research Grant Award categories:1.Projects involving one NEGEA institution $3,000 up to a two-year period, 2.Projects involving the collaboration of two or more different NEGEA-affiliated institutions $6,000 up to a two-year period. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to Steven Rougas MD, MS, NEGEA MESRE Representative, by September 28th at email@example.com.
Medical Education Resources
Publish your innovative educational resources in MedEdPortal:
MedEdPortal is a peer reviewed and the open-access online, AAMC Journal of Teaching and Learning that is now part of MedLine. Contact Gail March Cohen, PhD, Faculty Mentor for MedEdPortal, about your educational resource and she will assist you in preparing a proposal for submission.
This updated version of MedEdPublish is an online journal that is open access, post-publication, peer reviewed journal for medical and healthcare professions education. Healthcare professionals in education can demonstrate their scholarship by contributing papers or reviewing publications.
From Medical Education Research and Development:
The newest edition of the Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship is now available on the MESRE homepage under news and updates as well as on the resources page. We welcome any suggestions to the guide as we try to capture all of the relevant journals and repositories. If you would like to suggest additions or changes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the bibliography, Sheila Green from Texas A&M created a companion document “Quality Indicators for Journals of Medical Education Scholarship”. This document is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/160220