The American Medical Association's ChangeMedEd Innovation Grant Program has awarded $1.5 million in grants since 2018.
These grants, which are issued to undergraduate and graduate medical education faculty, are designed to provide financial support to hasten the transformation of medical education and better position learners to succeed in our rapidly evolving health care system. The competition is open to all medical educators.
Academic Medicine published an innovation report documenting the success of the AMA’s ChangeMedEd Innovation Grant program. This program was launched in 2018 to fund targeted innovation in health systems science, competency-based medical education, coaching, learning environment, and emerging technology and has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants since launch.
The authors of this innovation report reviewed the content of applications and final reports for the 27 projects completed during the first two years of the program. They also noted measures of success (completion of project, achievement of grant objectives, development of transferrable educational product, dissemination).
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Principal investigator: Britani Javed, DO
Professional Development and Scholarly Activity Weeks to Enhance the Master Adaptive Learning Curriculum
Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
Principal investigator: Nicholas Phelps, PhD
The Development of a Novel Survey Instrument to Address Health Equity Teaching Needs
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Principal investigator: Judith Taylor-Fishwick, MSc
Cultural Humility: Providing Context and Application to the Learning Environment:
Meharry Medical College
Principal investigator: Bolanle Asiyanbola, MD
The Virtual Translational Learning and coaching [VTLC] Curriculum: Positivity Influencing Specialty Recruitment among Medical Students from Low Socioeconomic Status Households.
Michigan State University
Principal investigator: Chi Chang, PhD, MS
Using Computer Vision Techniques to Identify Medical Students’ Safety Behaviors in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations
Montefiore Medical Center
Principal investigator: Iman Hassan, MD, MS
Measuring Structural Competency in Graduate Medical Education: Development and Validation of a Structural Competency Assessment Tool
Principal investigator: Mary Blumer, MD
Promoting Adaptive Clinician Learners Through Quality Improvement and Clinical Feedback Utilizing the Electronic Medical Record
San Ysidro Health
Principal investigator: Jennifer Poast, DO, MA
Reducing Primary Care Health Disparities, and Promoting Diversity, Equity Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), through Medical Resident Training
The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of its Riverside campus
Principal investigator: Daniel Novak, PhD
Starting Upstream: Integrating Research and Scholarship Skills with Health Systems Science Perspectives on Health Disparities to Develop Physician-Scientists through a Longitudinal UME Course
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Principal investigator: Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD
Partnering with a Medicaid/Medicare Health Plan to Design and Deliver a Health Systems Science (HSS) Experiential Curriculum
University of Rochester Medical Center
Principal investigator: Conrad Gleber, MD, MBA
Development of Digital Educational Ecosystem for Graduate Medical Education in Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Principal investigator: Nicole Deiorio, MD
Incorporating underrepresented identity in coaching: what does culturally humble coaching look like?
View the full list (PDF) of 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 recipients.
If you are interested in learning more about ChangeMedEd, please visit changemeded.org.
If you are looking for more information about the AMA’s “Reimagining Residency” initiative, please visit changeresed.org.