The Medical Education Scholars Program

About the program

The Medical Education Scholars (formerly AMES/OMSE Teaching Scholars) program provides support to faculty in developing skillful, humanistic, reflective and scholarly educational practice. The program is designed to advance the vision of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as a leader in innovative medical education. Since its inception in 2012-13, there have been 20 faculty members who have completed this project-based program. 

Many program alumni have continued to participate in curriculum design and improvement activities and conduct education studies that have expanded their Scholars Projects or tackled new questions to advance undergraduate or graduate medical education.

Program Components

The program has three components:

  1. Participation in small group and online learning to learn teaching, assessment and feedback strategies;
  2. Participation in faculty coaching to learn education study design and methodologies; and
  3. Engage in the design, implementation and presentation of a Commitment to Change education study aimed at creating new or enhancing existing learning experiences and teaching practices in UME or GME at the College of Medicine-Tucson.

There is also an iTunes U component available for asynchronous learning.

Education scholars will report their findings at a presentation the following fall and as posters of their final work the following Spring at the Medical Education Research Day.

Use the menu at left to information about program goals, timeline, competencies, activities, faculty and teaching scholars' projects.

Education Scholars Program Alumni

Please visit the Participants page on this site to view Education Scholars Program alumni and current participants.

  • RSVP to meet with the Director if you have questions about the program.

​Orientation to FID Resources

New faculty may be interested in learning more about the resources available to assist faculty in dveloping and enhancing knowledge, skills and practice in teaching, qualitative education research, and feedback.

Related Resources

AAMC Certificate Programs Application Department Head Letter of Support Description