The Academy's Innovations Funding program supports faculty who research, create and implement new ways of teaching complex diagnostic and treatment skills that will advance
the quality of health care. The program supports development of new curricular elements, focused faculty development undertakings, comparison of pedagogical approaches, and innovative approaches to learner assessment. Open to all faculty in the School of Medicine, these intramural grants serve as a catalyst for the development of curriculum that addresses the constantly changing ways in which physicians practice medicine.
Innovations Funding projects are typically funded for one year, with the expectation that, if successful, the curricular innovation will be sustained in some other fashion. Since the program's inception, the Academy has awarded more than $2 million to over 90 projects, many of which have been disseminated in some form of educational scholarship. Click here to view funded projects from 2001 to present.Examples of innovations include, and are not limited to:
- Quality and safety projects
- Coaching and assessment tools
- Electronic textbooks and/or on-line courses
- Residents as teachers, faculty as mentors
- Learner well-being
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