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Membership Application Examples (for Fellow and Master Educators)
We have provided one or more examples for each of the five educational categories in the membership application. These examples demonstrate the type of quantity, quality, and dissemination required for membership for both the Fellow and Master Educator types of membership in the IME.
Fellow and Master Educator applicants are expected to apply in at least two categories. The selection committee is looking for the applicant to match the evidence of quantity, quality, and dissemination contained in the examples for at least one category (ex. Direct Teaching), and exceed the evidence in at least one category (ex. Education Administration and Leadership). If you submit multiple worksheets in one category (ex: five different direct teaching activities), at least one activity should match the evidence provided in the examples. Make sure you refer to the correct examples (Fellow or Master Educator). Demonstration of excellence in more than two areas will likely produce a stronger application. Applications in only one category will be considered if evidence in that area is exceptional.
While it is impossible to provide examples of the unique strengths of every educator or to represent a faculty’s entire portfolio with one category, we hope that you find these examples useful in preparing your application.
The following examples in each category have been prepared using the same template you should use in your application (Faculty Membership Application). In your application, unlike the examples, please indicate exact years you have been teaching, dates of awards, etc.
Disclaimer: All sample applications have been adapted from real applications to the Institute for Medical Education with permission from the applicants. All examples have either been fictionalized or de-identified in some fashion to provide anonymity to the applicants when possible. Therefore, some of the lectures, courses, or programs may not exist or not in the context they are described.
Example 1: Fellow [DOC]
An MD who teaches medical students and residents in the clinical setting (preceptor/attending) using mostly bedside teaching and small group teaching sessions.
Example 2: Fellow [DOC]
Faculty who lectures and teaches in small groups in a medical school course.
Example 3: Master Educator [DOC]
An MD who teaches students, residents, and faculty in various teaching activities. In this activity, she teaches a national CME course.
Example 4: Master Educator [DOC]
An MD who is the primary teacher and co-course director for a two-month intensive course in his residency program.
Innovative Curriculum Design and/or Assessment
Example 5: Fellow [DOC]
An MD who developed set of web-based teaching modules for residents.
Example 6: Fellow [DOC]
An MD who developed a 10-hour 2nd year medical student curriculum for the entire class.
Example 7: Master Educator [DOC]
An MD who developed an 18-hour course in curriculum design for various levels of faculty learners.
Example 8: Master Educator [DOC]
A PhD who developed a large course for PhD, MS, and MD/PhD students.
Example 9: Fellow [DOC]
An MD who conducts educational and clinical research and serves as both a project advisor and mentor, and career mentor.
Example 10: Master Educator [DOC]
A senior MD/PhD clinician-researcher and educator with extensive mentoring experience who serves as a project advisor and mentor, and career mentor.
Education Administration and Leadership
Example 11: Fellow [DOC]
An MD with a new leadership role in education who has begun a departmental initiative to coordinate and fully develop a new curriculum in the department for residents and fellows.
Example 12: Master Educator [DOC]
An MD who transformed a major institutional program from probation to commendation within two years.
Education Research and Scholarship
Example 13: Fellow [DOC]
An MD who completed a regional needs assessment survey with potential impact on national residency training.
Example 14: Fellow [DOC]
An MD who was the co-mentor and co-investigator of a study comparing the effectiveness of two teaching methods.
Example 15: Master Educator [DOC]
An MD who led an institution-wide collaborative educational project that affects a large population.
Example 16: Master Educator [DOC]
An MD who completed an extensive web-based slide set for a national specialty society.
Philosophy of Education Examples [DOC] (not specific to Fellow or Master Educator)