Medical Education Research Committee (MERC) Assistance Request Form
The mission of the AAIM Medical Education Research Committee (MERC) is to empower and aid AAIM members in bringing their ideas to fruition, both for publication and meaningful impact at their home institutions and the AAIM community.
Please list your current individual or group role in AAIM.
AAIM Task Force
AAIM Innovations Grant Recipient
Who should be the primary contact for this query response (include name and title/role)?
Please provide the preferred email for this individual:
Please provide the contact phone number for this individual:
What is the working title of your proposed study/investigation?
For each question listed below, please answer to the best of your ability (may leave blank any question that is not applicable or write N/A).
Why did you initiate this study/investigation? (e.g. What is the nature and significance of your proposed study?)
Describe what you have done or plan to do (e.g. what are the methods you chose to evaluate this question/problem/data; describe the proposed interventions; describe how you propose to assess the impact or outcome of each intervention).
What did you find from your study (e.g. what were the primary outcomes/results from your preliminary investigation)?
Describe the major significance of your study/investigation findings (e.g. what were the key findings, including relevance to the rationale or specific aims; what are the strengths of the project; what are the limitations; what are the final conclusions).
What strategies and/or resources has your group already employed to address the study question?
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These questions are to better clarify how MERC can best assist you and support your scholarly development.
The nature of the problem you seek assistance with is...?
Clarifying study questions/goals
Implementing a proposed intervention
Choosing a method to assess the impacts or outcomes
Interpreting impacts of an outcome
Identifying or soliciting resources
Determining how or where this research can be presented or published
Guidance on literature searches
Guidance on type of subspecialist that may be able to provide clinical/scientific support
Do you have an anticipated deadline for your project?
Has this work previously been submitted or presented?
Optional attachments. Please upload PDFs, Excel worksheets, or Word documents to provide context and/or supplement your study/investigation question.
Please describe any additional questions you may have, or any additional assistance you hope MERC can provide.