The RIME Section Steering Committee requested and received approval for a name change from the GEA Steering Committee this year. The new name for the section is Medical Education Scholarship, Research, and Evaluation Section.
We requested a name change to distinguish our group from the annual AAMC RIME conference; members expressed confusion about the relationship of the two groups.
1) The Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation Section of the GEA (formerly RIME section)
The Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation Section of the GEA represents all those interested in medical education research and scholarship and embraces multiple methods including quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods approaches. Participation is open to ALL interested members and began in 1998 when GEA initiated four sections (UME, GME, CME and Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation [formerly RIME]).
Section Mission Statement:
The mission of the Section for Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation is to enhance the quality of research in medical education and to promote its application to educational practice.
The goals of the Section are to advance medical education research and scholarship by:
- promoting scholarship and application of new knowledge;
- improving the quality of training in medical education research and fostering the continued development of researchers;
- facilitating collaboration among individuals representing a broad range of disciplines who contribute to scholarship in medical education;
- facilitating the exchange of research findings, disseminating the results of this research, and encouraging their application to educational practice.
- creating learning opportunities for members
- responding to member suggestions for innovative learning activities
The Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation Steering Committee is comprised of the chair (Summers Kalishman, PhD), the past or chair elect (Steve Durning, MD, PHD), the four regional chairs (Diane Wayne, MD, CGEA; Eileen Cichoskikelly, PhD, NEGEA; Scott Cottrell, PhD SGEA, and Sebastian Uijtdehaage, PhD WGEA), the chair of the RIME Conference Program Planning Committee (Ann Fyre, PhD, the chair or representative of MERC (Barry Issenberg, MD), the chair of the Nominating Committee (Paul Hemmer, MD), the chair of the Faculty Development Committee (Maria Blanco, PhD), and the chair or chair elect of GEA (Brian Mavis, PhD) and staff representation from the AAMC (Caroline Coleman).
2) The RIME conference has been in existence since 1961. Research and scholarship in medical education is presented at the conference in the form of posters, papers and oral abstracts. The RIME Conference Program Planning Committee is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Research in Medical Education Annual meeting. The Committee members, with the guidance and support of staff members from the AAMC, have several responsibilities, including to:
- plan the structure of the meeting;
- issue the calls for submissions;
- review the submissions for research presentations and symposia;
- provide constructive feedback to authors on all submissions;
- identify areas of research methods and skills that would benefit from development.
Members of the RIME Program Planning Committee are elected every year with one-third of the membership changing. The names for the Committee are provided by the Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation Section Nominating Committee. The work of the RIME Planning Committee is independent of the Section, but the Chair of the RIME Planning Committee sits on the Section steering committee.
Process Used for Name Change: The Section asked members in each of its regions to provide suggested names for our Section during the spring 2011 regional meetings. We compiled the suggested from members from the four regions. Members of the Section Steering Committee discussed and identified a new name for the Section from among them: Medical Education Scholarship, Research, and Evaluation which was presented to the GEA Steering and approved and implementation begun with the November 2011 AAMC meeting.