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Opportunities for COVID-19 Related Education Scholarship

 |  By Bridget O'Brien, PhD
Paul Toogood, MD
Paul Toogood, MD; Photo by Elisabeth Fall

Paul Toogood, MD

Many educators are having novel experiences during COVID-19 that they are interested in disseminating.

As you think about options for disseminating, consider the following:

  1. Did I use a scholarly process to create the work? (e.g., did I draw on existing literature, evidence, theory). This will greatly enhance the likelihood of your work being published
  2. Is what I produced or studied likely to have sustained impact? To be used or have implications beyond COVID-19?
  3. Is there some generalizable knowledge to be learned from what I produced, from my study, or from my experience?
    Disseminate a product for others to use (peer-review isn’t particularly important)

    iCollaborative - Special collection of educational materials related to COVID or adapting teaching, curricula, assessment to COVID

    Disseminate a product through a peer-reviewed publication

    MedEdPortal or Innovations Reports for various journals - Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) and Academic Medicine

    Share a perspective or experience

    The Clinical Teacher Insights – welcomes papers from clinical educators, students, learners, and health professionals reflecting on the challenges for clinical education due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    Publish a robust evaluation or research report in a peer-reviewed journal

    Journals that are prioritizing COVID-19 related work for fast-track review – e.g. Academic Medicine

    Are you a student, resident, or fellow?

    Academic Medicine Call for Trainee Letters to the Editor – Courage, Connection, and COVID due June 1, 2020.

    Also, make sure to review the following for tips and to see what has already be published:

    If you would like to receive feedback on something you are working on, consider bringing it to the Center for Faculty Educator’s weekly Health Professions Education Works in Progress session Education Scholarship Conference (ESCape)

    Engaging in Health Professions Education Research

    Additional Faculty Development Resources