Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education Request for Application Page 1 RABKIN FELLOWSHIP IN MEDICAL EDUCATION REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FELLOWSHIP PERIOD: JULY 1, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 The Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is pleased to announce a Request for Applications for a one-year Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education for academic year 2015. Established in 1998 in honor of Mitchell Rabkin, M.D., CEO emeritus of Beth Israel Hospital, the Fellowship provides faculty with an opportunity to develop the expertise and skills needed to launch or advance academic careers in medical education and/or educational leadership. The Rabkin Fellowship is open to faculty members who have a primary appointment at HMS and who currently teach at a Harvard-affiliated institution. The Rabkin Fellowship is co-directed by C. Christopher Smith, M.D. and Lori R. Newman, M.Ed. Invited leaders in the field of medical education facilitate selected seminar sessions and provide support to the Fellowship, including Dr. Charles Hatem, founding director of the Rabkin Fellowship. Goals of the Rabkin Fellowship By participating in this Fellowship, faculty will: Develop and enhance their skills as medical educators Conduct education research or undertake a project in an area of importance pertaining to any level of medical education, including UME, GME, and CME Learn the principles of effective academic leadership and develop the skills needed to create educational change Become members of a community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and the creation of effective learning environments across the continuum of medical education Rabkin Fellowship content and structure The Rabkin Fellowship involves participation in a weekly, two-hour seminar, as well as the development of an educational project or research investigation in medical education. The Fellowship curriculum covers a broad spectrum of historical and contemporary issues in medical education, including topics such as: Application of adult learning theories to clinical settings Curriculum development and evaluation Learner assessment and feedback Teaching skills for the classroom as well as at the bedside, ambulatory, and other clinical arenas Connecting the humanities to academic medicine Educational administration and leadership Financing of medical education Professional self-renewal Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education Request for Application Page 2 Experiential learning is a core component of the Fellowship. Fellows conduct teaching observations, are videotaped lecturing, engage in role plays, facilitate case-based discussions, and design and lead medical education sessions. Rabkin Fellows are required to select a mentor to help guide their educational project or research work. All fellows attend required medical education research sessions at HMS, follow a project management plan, and submit monthly status reports. Fellowship graduation requirements are satisfied by seminar preparation, attendance, and participation as well as completion of the educational research study or project. All fellows present their work at a concluding symposium. Rabkin Fellowship project proposals While all proposals will be considered, the Fellowship Directors seek projects that will have the greatest contribution to the field of medical education. Potential topics can be applicable to students, residents, fellows, or faculty and might focus on topics such as: Critical Thinking Cross-Cultural Care Educational Environment Education Technology Feedback and Assessment (of learners or educators) Global Health Hidden Curriculum Innovative Pedagogical Methods Inter-professional or Inter-disciplinary Education Mentoring Peer Observation of Teaching Remediation Resident-as-Teacher Simulation Teaching and/or Assessment of - Clinical Competency - Communication Skills - Patient Safety - Professionalism - Quality Improvement - Value Added Care Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education Request for Application Page 3 Financial support HMS faculty members who are interested in advancing their educational and leadership skills as they launch or continue to develop their academic careers in medicine are encouraged to apply. Rabkin Fellows in Medical Education should plan to commit 20% of their total work effort toward the Fellowship Program. A stipend of $20,000 is provided to Rabkin Fellows whose primary hospital appointments are made through departments at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Shapiro Institute disburses the stipend to the fellow’s departmental budget in remuneration for the fellow’s time to participate in the program. While Rabkin Fellowships in Medical Education are open to all faculty members who have a primary appointment at HMS and who are currently engaged in ongoing teaching activities within the HMS system, stipends for fellows outside of BIDMC must be provided by the sponsoring Harvard-affiliated institution. All applicants must submit a letter from their Department Chair or Division Chief indicating a commitment to provide dedicated time (20% FTE) to attend the weekly seminar, participate in educational activities, and complete the Fellowship project as described above. Selection process All applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Co-directors. Finalists will be invited for an interview with the directors. Selection criteria include: A track record of commitment to medical education and a current venue for teaching ( e.g. medical students, residents, fellows) Demonstrated interest in scholarly exploration and application of medical education principles Clear rationale explaining how the Fellowship will help achieve one’s professional goals Commitment to prepare for and actively participate in the weekly seminars Commitment to contribute to the group learning process A feasible project proposal with direct applicability to the field of medical education and a commitment to complete the project. Fellows are chosen through a competitive process by the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education selection committee. In choosing the Fellowship class, attention is paid to group balance as well as discipline and institutional diversity. Application Process For instructions on how to apply to the Fellowship, please refer to the attached forms titled “Application Instructions” and “Coversheet.” All applications are due by Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. without exception. Rabkin Fellowship awards will be announced in April 2014. Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education Request for Application Page 4 RABKIN FELLOWSHIP IN MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR THE FELLOWSHIP PERIOD JULY 1, 2014 – JUNE 30, 2015 www.bidmc.org/rabkinfellowship APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS The following application documents should be sent in a single email to the contact noted at the bottom of this form: The application coversheet A personal statement describing your interest in teaching and/or educational leadership, and outlining what you hope to gain from the Fellowship A one-to-two page description of a project or issue you wish to pursue during the Fellowship year. Must include a clear statement of purpose and a description of how the project will address a current topic in medical education A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae in HMS format. The following 3 letters of recommendation are also needed: A letter of recommendation and support from your Department Chair or Division Chief, which should include a statement of commitment to provide dedicated time (20% FTE) for you during the Fellowship year Two letters of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or trainees who can attest to your commitment and involvement in medical education. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education Selection Committee and sent via email directly from the author to the contact noted at the bottom of this form. All applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Co-directors. Finalists will be invited for an interview with the directors. The deadline for receipt of a completed application package is Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Langley, Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at HMS and BIDMC, email: email@example.com; tel: 617-667- 0908; fax: 617-667-9122 Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education Request for Application Page 5 RABKIN FELLOWSHIP IN MEDICAL EDUCATION AY2014-2015 APPLICATION COVER SHEET Today’s Date: 1. Last name: First name: Middle initial: 2. Post-graduate degree(s): HMS academic title: 3. HMS affiliated institution: Department/Division: 4. Title of proposed project: 5. Your mailing address and contact information Address: City: State: Best daytime phone #: Zip: Page Operator # and page ID: 6. Name/title of Department Head or Division Chief: 7. Names and contact information of your two reference letters: Reference Name Phone# E-mail: Email address i. ii. The deadline for receipt of a completed application package is Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth Langley, Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at HMS and BIDMC, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 617-667- 0908; fax: 617-667-9122.