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Tufts University School of Medicine

Innovations in Education Intramural Grant

In recognition of the importance of teaching at Tufts, former Dean, Michael Rosenblatt, MD, introduced the Innovations in Education Intramural Grant Program in 2004. This program is designed to promote and support teaching innovations developed by our faculty that will enhance the core educational programs and overall mission of Tufts University School of Medicine. The program will be administratively managed by the Office of Educational Affairs under the guidance of the Tufts School of Medicine Dean for Educational Affairs.

The specific objectives of this program are to stimulate faculty to:

  • Reflect on ways to advance the mission of Tufts School of Medicine through curricular change
  • Develop new approaches to teaching and learning that are creative, innovative, and more effective in addressing fundamental educational and programmatic issues
  • Implement and evaluate new educational models that will reinforce our tradition of continuous improvement and teaching excellence

Proposals may focus on innovations in instruction (e.g., teaching methods for the classroom, laboratory, bedside, or faculty development), evaluation (evaluation of learner or teacher performance), or content (areas not adequately addressed in the current curriculum). Innovations that cross disciplines, years, departments, etc., are encouraged. While proposals may address issues at any level of medical education, priority will be given to those with the greatest potential both to meet the most pressing needs and to have the maximum impact on Tufts School of Medicine’s educational programs.

In submitting a grant proposal, preference will be given to those projects transferable to all Tufts School of Medicine students versus those that may be relevant for a small number of students at a given training site. In addition, for this cycle, preference will be given to projects addressing the areas listed below.

  • Interprofessional education (IPE) pilot projects where medical students work directly with other students in the healthcare professions
  • Creating a curriculum to enhance student training in use of the electronic health record
  • Pilot projects that integrate public health, quality and safety into clinical experiences
  • Approaches to promote collaborative learning in the classroom, including team-based learning and flipped classrooms
  • Creating online modules for the new curriculum threads: Personal and Professional Development; The Patient Experience; Population Health; Health Care Delivery
  • Continuity in clinical experience
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Faculty Development podcasts

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