2024 APCCMPD Awards 
Call for Proposals

CHEST and APCCMPD Medical Educator Diversity Scholar Fellowship Award
 


SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

Purpose 

Established in 2023, the CHEST and APCCMPD Medical Educator Diversity Scholar Fellowship Award recognizes the value of a diverse community in improving medical education in pulmonary, critical care, and pulmonary critical care medicine.

The award provides support and funding for fellows who intend to pursue a career in medical education and significantly contribute to the diversity of the medical education community. This scholarship provides monetary support for expenses related to training a fellow for an academic career as a medical educator. Allowable expenses include, but are not limited to, courses related to teaching skills or medical education research; funding to support a 1-year medical education research project; and providing protected time to an external mid-career or an advanced career medical educator at a different institution than the fellow’s institution, to mentor the fellow-in-training.

Intent 

This award intends to provide an ACGME fellow-in-training with support, training, and mentorship to pursue a career in medical education and ultimately serve as a mentor to future trainees interested in medical education. The program focuses on creating opportunities for fellows at institutions with limited resources to train in teaching, formal medical education curricula, and medical education research by giving them mentorship at institutions with those resources to foster their development.

Simultaneously, the grant supports protected time for a faculty member at a different institution than the fellow to serve as a mentor. It is necessary to protect the time of an external mentor, so they may ensure the fellow receives additional training, including coursework, teaching experiences, and career mentorship. The mentor will also ensure the completion of a required medical education research project.

This award pairs a fellow-in-training with an established medical educator who will serve as a mentor.

Award Funds

1. Support of Medical Education Mentor
Funding will be awarded to provide protected time, at 0.15 of their full-time effort (FTE) or $35,000, to a medical educator faculty to mentor the awarded fellow-in-training via a virtual relationship. There is expected to be an increased effort and commitment to act as a mentor to beginning medical educators.

Medical education mentors should demonstrate the following:

  • A proven track record of mentoring pulmonary, critical care, and pulmonary critical care medicine trainees or faculty in pursuing careers as medical educators.
  • Must have an established record of leadership in medical education. This may be demonstrated by independent, peer-reviewed medical education research, novel curriculum development with widespread adoption, and/or effective evaluation expertise that is acknowledged broadly beyond their individual division.
  • Must be on faculty at a pulmonary, critical care, and/or pulmonary critical care fellowship training program. The fellowship program must be a member of the APCCMPD.
  • Must serve as faculty at a different institution from where the fellow-in-training is pursuing their training.

The role of the mentor will be to:

  1. Serve on the Award Review panel to identify the fellow-in-training for whom they will engage in a mentorship relationship.
  2. Assist the awardee Fellow-in-Training in developing a 1-year curriculum, which could include course work and teaching experiences, to obtain the necessary training and expertise to launch their career in the concentration area of medical education that is of interest to the awardee fellow-in-training.
  3. Assist the awardee fellow-in-training in developing a 1-year research project that supports the fellow’s development in the concentration area of medical education that interests the awardee fellow-in-training.
  4. Assist the awardee fellow-in-training in developing a budget for items 3. and 4. 
  5. Serve as a mentor to the awardee fellow-in-training in pursuit of items 3. and 4.

2. Support a Fellow-in-Training Mentee
Up to $25,000 will be awarded to support the additional training of a mentee fellow-in-training who intends to pursue a career in medical education. This includes support to accomplish a 1-year curriculum, created with the medical education mentor, to obtain the necessary training and experience to launch a career in the medical education concentration (eg, medical research, curriculum development, evaluation science) area of interest.

Applicant trainees should demonstrate the following:

  • Fellow-in-training must be at an ACGME-accredited program and in good standing.
  • Demonstrate excellence in values towards education and teaching abilities. This individual excels in delivering and promoting medical education through various means within their training program.
  • They are recognized by their peers as having made substantial contributions to the field of medical education through various means at the local level.
  • A commitment to pursue a career in pulmonary, critical care, or pulmonary critical care medical education and to mentor future trainees who intend to pursue a career in medical education.
  • Priority will be given to trainees who have the potential to contribute to a diverse educational environment. We are committed to assuring opportunities for historically excluded individuals and groups who are underrepresented in medicine.
  • Priority will be given to trainees who significantly contribute to the diversity of the population, including but not limited to individuals from groups historically under-included in medicine. The exclusion of diverse groups and perspectives from health care contributes to significant health disparities, impeding our ability to achieve health equity for all communities. 
3. Support of Medical Education Research Project

The APCCMPD and CHEST expect to award up to $25,000 to one fellow-in-training to support a 1-year medical education research project to be studied during the mentored training experience. The fellow-in-training will serve as the principal investigator on the research project and develop under the guidance of the medical educator mentor.

Submission Eligibility and Requirements 

Mentor Applicants: Submissions closed for 2024

Fellow-in-Training Mentee Applicants: Submissions closed for 2024