MERC Pre-conference Workshops

The APCCMPD strives to support the career development and academic advancement of program directors, program faculty, and staff.

The APCCMPD has partnered with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to create a unique experience designed to strengthen Pulmonary, CCM and PCCM educators’ knowledge of, and encourage stronger participation in, medical education and medical education research.

Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC)

APCCMPD’s Partnership with the AAMC supports medical educators in their pursuit to:

  • Learn the purposes and processes of medical education research
  • Become informed consumers of medical education research literature
  • Be effective collaborators in medical education research

At the completion of the MERC @ APCCMPD Scholars Program, learners will:

  • Demonstrate a foundational understanding of social science and educational research methods and the statistical strategies to support education research by conducting a scholarly research project focused on a challenge in medical education
  • Read and analyze articles in primary journals on medical education
  • Collaborate with peers and serve as mentors to others who are interested in medical education research
  • Formulate a strong research question, hypothesis, and methods consistent with rigorous research techniques in this area
  • Embrace their responsibility as professionals in academic medicine by being contributors of education research to the field

MERC Workshop 1 - Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$300 Member / $600 Non-Member
Registration is open to the first 25 attendees
(APCCMPD reserves the right to cancel the course due to low enrollment)

This workshop is intended for individuals, medical educators, and clinician educators who want to learn how to effectively search the published medical education literature and to evaluate the value of those searches. After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Describe program evaluation and its purposes
  • Formulate an effective approach to searching the medical education literature
  • Conduct a search using relevant MeSH headings
  • Communicate effectively with a research librarian
  • Evaluate the search results using specific review criteria

MERC Workshop 2 - Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$300 Member / $600 Non-Member
Registration is open to the first 25 attendees
(APCCMPD reserves the right to cancel the course due to low enrollment)

This workshop helps participants prepare their data for analysis and be able to answer questions about their data that a statistician will likely ask when providing consultation. At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Collect data
  • Set up data files
  • Enter data into data files
  • Check and clean data prior to analysis
  • Compare my sample to my population
  • Address statistical issues discussed during consultation with a statistician (e.g., Type I & II errors, power, effect sizes

Register now and learn more about the 2020 Annual Conference