Medical Education Research
The Stanford Center for Medical Education Research and Innovation (SCeMERI), under the leadership of Dr. Clarence Braddock (Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education), was launched and fully staffed in fall 2012. The establishment of the center is part of a broader medical education reform effort by the medical school, addressing concerns such as excessive amount of time to complete medial training and needed improvements in physicians' bedside skills. The center was designed to foster, support, and conduct innovations in scholarship and innovation in the field of medical education. In general, SCeMERI serves as a clearinghouse for the various medical education research initiatives and projects across Stanford, and has four areas of inquiry:
- Research, Scholarship, and Innovation,
- Faculty Development,
- Instructional Design
The goals of the center are:
- To promote rigorous research on contemporary issues and emerging questions in medical education.
- To support faculty who are interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum innovations in medical education.
- To provide initial consultation and potential opportunities of collaboration with efforts of medical education research and instructional design.
- To contribute to the body of literature in medicine
For more information about medical education research, please visit the SCeMERI website [http://mededresearch.stanford.edu/ ]. The SCeMERI research scholars are available to provide initial consultation on your medical education research project.
If you are working on a project for the M.D. curriculum, the Evaluation team can you help you gather feedback on your work. You can contact them directly, or ask the SMILI team to connect you.
- Department of Education's Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: An overview and evaluation of evidence-based practices in hybrid, blended and online learning from the Department of Education, based on a review of research literature published from 1996-2008.
- The Impact of eLearning in Medical Education: While this article focuses to some degree on "e-learning" or "online" learning, it also discusses blended or hybrid learning, and presents evidence and practice for both.
- The Flexner Report: Abraham Flexner's seminal study of medical education as reproduced in 1972.
- Summary of Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency: A summary of a Carnegie Foundation report that discusses the need and potential for medical education reform based on the many changes occurring in science, technology and education since the release of the original Flexner report.
- Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials - Ithaka S+R, May 22, 2012
- Lecture Halls without Lectures — A Proposal for Medical Education - New England Journal of Medicine, Charles G. Prober, M.D., and Chip Heath, Ph.D.
- Stanford's Online Strategy -Campus Technology
- Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses
- How 'Flipping' the Classroom Can Improve the Traditional Lecture
- 'There Is Something Very Exciting Going on Here' -The Atlantic, John Mitchell, Vice Provost for Online Learning, Stanford University
- ithaka.org - An organization dedicated to the study and implementation of transformative uses of new technologies in higher education.
- 7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms - A brief introduction to the flipped classroom model from the Educause Learning Initiative.
- Going Social With Mobil Learning - The Mobile Academy: mLearning for Higher Education, Chapter 7, Clark N. Quinn, 2011
- Online Learning and Liberal Arts Colleges - Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2012
- An Avalanche is Coming - Institute for Public Policy Research
Who can help?
If you are part of the Stanford School of Medicine or Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the SMILI support team can help you plan and evaluate your project. Please contact us to get started.