Conducting and Disseminating Medical Education and Biomedical Research

HWCOM supports a full spectrum of research, from biomedical to medical education.  The information below details medical education research. View the HWCOM Research webpage for details of biomedical research.

Medical education research skills are not usually formally taught to educators. Learning these skills will help the educator contribute to the medical education literature and can further the educator’s career. Here, we offer resources for conducting, presenting, and publishing medical education research.

FIU HWCOM Research page
This webpage includes FIU resources to support you in your research endeavors.

AAMC Research in Medical Education, A Primer for Medical Students
Though this 16 page primer on medical education research is for medical students, it's a great resource for the faculty member who is just getting started in medical education research.

Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication, by Academic Medicine
This 55 page e-book from Academic Medicine details conducting research, step by step.

Fostering Scholarship in Medical Education, AAMC four-part Webinar Series
This webinar series aims to advance your work as an educator, researcher, and writer. Sessions highlight MedEdPORTAL and Academic Medicine, the AAMC’s two peer-reviewed journals, discuss emerging research in education, and offer suggestions for choosing the right format and home to best share your scholarship.

Submitting a Successful MedEd Research IRB, FIU HWCOM Professional Development Session via Zoom, 6/3/2020
In this professional development session, a team of experts at the HWCOM discuss their tips to help you to submit a successful IRB for your med research. 

CERA Mentoring Checklist, Council of Academic Family Medicine Educational Research Alliance
This webpage offers useful resources about writing hypotheses and creating surveys for medical education research.

Dr. Tracey Weiler Session on Excel
This session is the first in a series entitled There's Got to be a Better Way: Technology for Pedagogy and Productivity Workshops. While this session is geared towards teaching, excel can be a powerful and vital tool for research. Dr. Weiler reviews how to use excel features, such as Vlookup, a function that allows you to populate a column in one sheet with a value from another sheet. This means that if you change the data in the source sheet, what appears in the summary sheet will automatically change.

23 Questions to Guide the Writing of a Quantitative Medical Education Research Proposal
This AM Last Page details the 23 questions you should ask and address when writing a quantitative medical education research proposal. Asking and answering these questions will help your research project to be successful.

Scholarship Webinar Series, hosted by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
These free webinars do a deep dive in doing research and completing scholarship. They were feature faculty leaders in academic family medicine presenting on: aligning scholarship with our work, turning your presentation into a publication, combining scholarship and advocacy, thinking about publication, bringing scholarship to quality improvement and clinical innovation efforts, publishing with efficiency, and leading change.

Research Minutes
Sandra Burge, Ph.D. developed Research Minutes for family medicine residents to help them successfully advance their primary care research-in-progress. Dr. Burge is  Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Family & Community Medicine. Research Minutes are posted with Dr. Burge’s permission.

1. Getting Started in Research
2. The Research Roadmap
3. IRB: The Institutional Review Board
4. Research Design
5. Measurement
6. Sampling in Human Research
7. Research Bias
10. Surveys for Research
11. Avoiding Nightmare Spreadsheets
13. Writing Hypotheses
13ed. Writing Hypotheses for Educational Research
14. Hypothesis Testing and the Story of p
15. Statistics 101— One-Variable Statistics
16. Statistics 201— Two-Variable Statistics. Chi-Square
17. Statistics 202 — Two-Variable Statistics. Student’s T-Tests
18. Statistics 203 — Two Variable Statistics. Correlations