Institute for Medical Education

Mentorship and Scholarship

Our Mentorship and Scholarship Program guides faculty through the process of scholarly activity development and dissemination.

Medical School faculty members understand and enthusiastically embrace scholarly projects. To advance academically, they also must demonstrate that their efforts meet the criteria for “scholarship” by adding value and knowledge to the teaching of health care professionals around the globe. Conducting research with results is the first step of a scholarly endeavor, but publishing and disseminating those findings is the next step toward demonstrating actual “scholarship.”

The Education Mentorship and Scholarship Program provides educator faculty much-needed training in education research methodology and access to mentoring to support faculty educators in successfully publishing their discoveries.. Through this program, we focus on faculty members’ passions and areas of interest to further their important work and their growth in medical education. The Program facilitates faculty development by offering mentorship and resources, and assistance in:

  • Asking the right questions
  • Searching the literature
  • Structuring a research study
  • Assessing its success
  • Applying for grants
  • Building the skills of achieving scholarship goals
  • Dissemination of findings

Components of Professional and Scholarship Development

Some of the key components of our Mentorship and Scholarship Program include:

  • Workshops on how to undergo the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review
  • Mentor matching for mentees, based on department and areas of expertise
  • One-on-one guidance and mentorship

Mentorship and Scholarship Alliances

We have established strong alliances with the Medical Student Research Office and many other faculty and leaders of Icahn School of Medicine’s Medical Education Program community to continue our pioneering efforts to advance our cadre of innovative educators and, ultimately, the medical education field.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or if you would like to be matched with an education mentor, please contact Robert Fallar at robert.fallar@mssm.edu.