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SGIM MedEd Scholarship Faculty Development Program

Program Highlights

SGIM’s newest career development program is designed to foster the development of scholarship skills for the clinician-educator.  These skills are valuable for career advancement and will allow participants to catalyze and disseminate innovative and excellent scholarship in medical education and general internal medicine.

This program is a one-year faculty development certificate program, starting in September 2024 thru September 2025. The program includes monthly seminars (1st Wednesday of each month; 90- minutes), tools and resources, along with group and one-on-one mentoring to coach each participant in their scholarly project.

Who Should Apply

Applicants must be SGIM members who are clinician-educators (preference given to those within 10 years post-residency or fellowship training or who have recently changed careers to become a clinician-educator).  Looking for individuals who are interested in developing educational scholarship and who have had little formal training and/or limited opportunities for mentorship at their institution.

The 2024-2025 cohort will be a limited group of 12 individuals to foster individualized mentoring and training. 

SGIM continues its journey to becoming an anti-racist society that is committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority.  A diverse panel of reviewers will give all applicants equal consideration.

Application Requirements

In the application, you will need to provide the following

  • History of medical education scholarship training you have pursued within or outside your institution and a brief description of the experience

  • An educational scholarship project (curriculum/program development, program assessment, etc.) you would like to develop through the SGIM MedEd Certificate Program. Your project could be at any stage of development.

  • Available resources you have at your institution to support your proposed educational project including: mentorship, funding/grant support, and ability to control an aspect of a curriculum (e.g., program director will allow your curriculum to be implemented in their program).

  • Describe why you are interested in the SGIM MedEd Certificate Program. Include in this description your future academic, educational scholarship goals and interests, and how this program might help you meet those goals.

  • Letter of Support from a Mentor at your current institution. In order to make your scholarship a success, it is necessary to have a local mentor at your institution who can help you with your educational scholarship needs/logistics. Letter should affirm their support and assistance to you and include their name, email and phone number

  • Letter of reference from your Section Chief, Department Chair or direct Supervisor that:
    a. Describes why you would be a good candidate for the program.
    b. Affirms that you will have protected time to participate in the program including: the initial ½ day session, 90-minute monthly sessions, 10-12 hours monthly to work on your educational project, and mentoring sessions outside of the scheduled time.
    c. Confirms that there is at least one mentor (please name) who can help you with your educational scholarship needs/logistics at your institution.
    d. Confirms that there is financial support for your participation in the program.

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Program Fee

$3,000 due upon acceptance


Contact Dawn Haglund, CAE, SGIM Director of Education

2023-2024 Program Schedule

All seminars will be live on Zoom, with supplement activities and resources – all made available on GIMLearn, SGIM’s online learning platform.  



11:00am – 3:00pm EST
September 20, 2023

Zoom Meeting | GIMLearn

  • Welcome/Kick-off
  • Developing a Scholarly Project
  • Searching the Health Sciences Educational Literature
    Problem Identification, General and Targeted Needs Assessments

SGIM23 Staff schedule Final- V1.xlsx 


11:00am – 12:30pm EST

1st Wednesday of the month October - August

Zoom Meetings | GIMLearn

Topics Covered:
  • Survey Design and Evaluation
  • Navigating IRB
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation, Assessment, Outcomes
  • Scientific abstract writing
  • Presentations for educational initiatives
  • Survey Data Entry, Setting up a Codebook, Data Assessment, Results, Tables, Figures


Accepting 2024-2025 Applications

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Important Dates

September 15, 2023

Online application opens

November 20, 2023
Deadline for application

January 19, 2024

Notification of acceptance

March 15, 2024

Program Fee due

September 2024

Program kick-off


  • Donna Windish, MD, MPH; MedEd Scholarship Program Chair; Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

  • Eva Aagaard, MD; Vice Chancellor and Senior Associate Dean for Education, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

  • Shobhina Chheda, MD, MPH; Associate Dean for Medical Education, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

  • Katherine Gielissen, MD, MHS; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine

  • Steven Haist, MD, MS; Associate Dean, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

  • Reena Karani, MD, MHPE; Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai