WHEA Fundamentals of Educational Scholarship

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The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

No financial support was received for this activity.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this course learners will be able to:

  • Articulate an answerable question about their education activities
  • Identify feasible methods to answer that question
  • Develop a timeline and set of next steps to guide their project over the next 6 months


Three one hour sessions spread over 3 weeks with some homework between sessions.

Session 1: Articulating an answerable question

  • Background on educational scholarship
  • Understanding how your question fits into existing knowledge
  • Basic conceptual models in educational scholarship
  • Assignment: develop a concise question for the next session

Session 2: Identifying a feasible design and methods to answer your question

  • Review of participants “answerable questions” with feedback
  • Basic study design
  • Basic outcome measures
  • Assignment: decide what data you will collect and with what tool for the next session

Session 3:Developing a project plan for the next 6 months

  • Review progress to date
  • Analysis of simple data
  • Dissemination options – from departmental to international
  • Development of specific plans and timelines

Follow up in six months for presentations to group with feedback.