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FDP Winter/Spring Impactful Scholarship Series

Logo: Impactful Scholarship seriesThe 2020–2021 FDP Winter/Spring Impactful Scholarship Series was created to help DGIM faculty who are interested in doing scholarly work alongside their clinical work. The series started with Julie Morath’s discussion of “Inquiry-based scholarship” and concluded with Helene Stark’s “Project launcher” seminar. All the seminars except for Seminar 2 are available for viewing—with the addition of an online module between Seminar 4 and Seminar 5 presented by Helene Starks to help faculty identify project ideas. 


Seminar 1: February 5th – Inquiry-Based Scholarship – Julie Morath
1. Use inquiry as a tool for advancing scholarly work.
2. Identify characteristics of effective inquiry.
3. How to construct a good question.

Seminar 2: March 5th – Creating a Framework for Impact – Leah Marcotte and Joshua Liao
1. Understand the role of a framework in grounding scholarship in authenticity and societal context
2. Identify principles for creating a framework for impactful scholarship
3. Implement strategies within the framework to achieve scholarship goals

Seminar 3: April 2nd – Case Study 1: Optimizing Resident Education During a Pandemic – Tyler Albert and Paul Cornia
1. Use available resources to maximize impact of a scholarly project
2. Transform clinical and academic interests into scholarship
3. Avoid common pitfalls that can derail productivity

Seminar 4: May 7th – Case Study 2: Creating Expertise in Feedback to Enhance Medical Education – Addie McClintock and Tyra Fainstad
1. Build a project team that balances individual strengths and interests
2. Find what is meaningful and motivating to you – a project could be based on something that you want to learn more about or be better at yourself
3. Be open to how your projects may evolve – areas of focus may change over time

Online Module: Available Now – Translating your observations and hunches into questions and answers – Helene Starks, Academic Research Coach
1. Transform your passions into impactful project ideas
2. Use brainstorming tools to identify potential projects you might develop
3. Elicit assumptions about one project idea to assess its value and importance to you and key stakeholders

Seminar 5: June 4th – Project Launcher: Next Steps and Resources – Helene Starks, Academic Research Coach
1. Write a stakeholder-aligned project aim
2. Assess needs and resources
3. Articulate plan using a protocol & timeline