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The Bridges Faculty Development Program awards funds to enhance teaching, mentoring educational scholarship and /or leadership skills.
There are two award categories.
This award aims to promote educational scholarship among CHP Professional Staff and faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics. The grant will provide financial support for projects relevant to medical education learners across the continuum of pediatrics (medical school students, graduate medical education learners, continuing medical education/faculty).
Innovative curriculum, educational research and/or the development of new educational resources are some of the examples of projects that will be considered.
Funds up to $1500 per project can be requested.
It is expected that this project will enhance the quality of education in our institution in some way, e.g., a new curriculum, or teaching or evaluation approach is integrated into training the targeted learning group. It is also expected that scholarly work be submitted for presentation at a local, regional, or national conference.
Application form: Education Innovation Project Grant (PDF)
Heba Ismail, MBBCh, MSc, PhD
Ingrid Libman, MD PhD
Project: A day in the life of a patient with diabetes
Matthew Pihlblad, MD
Project: Educational benefit of the D-eye in teaching direct ophthalmoscopy
This award supports the professional development of CHP Professional Staff and faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics. This may take the form of advanced training, applicant-designed projects, travel expenses, or other opportunities to enhance the career success of individual faculty.
It is expected that the funds will help to establish the awardee as a leader in one of the following domains (list is not exhaustive): education, leadership/administration, quality improvement, or patient safety. It is further expected that the knowledge or skills gained from this experience will be disseminated locally, such as through a faculty development workshop, QI project, or other means.
Potential formal programs to consider include but are not limited to:
Application form: Faculty Professional/Leadership Development Grant (PDF)
Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc
To attend the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
Applications for either award are to be submitted to the Department of Pediatrics Office of Faculty Development. They can be submitted by email or delivered to Lola Suvak firstname.lastname@example.org, Administrative Offices, 5th floor, AOB.
Current Application Cycle closed effective midnight February 17, 2017. Next cycle announcement will be posted in December 2017.
For the Educational Innovation Project Grant, please provide:
For the Individual Faculty Development Grant, please provide:
Applications, excluding CV and support letter, should not exceed 3 pages.
The Department of Pediatrics Faculty Development Committee will review the applications and decide upon awards based upon:
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