Innovative curricular interventions, educational research and/or the development of new educational resources are some of the examples of projects that will be considered.
The grant provides financial support for projects relevant to any level(s) of medical education learners across the continuum of pediatrics (medical school students, graduate medical education learners, continuing medical education/faculty). Grants will provide funding up to $1500 per application.
It is expected that this project will enhance the quality of education in our institution in some way, e.g., a new curriculum, or teaching or evaluation approach that can be integrated into training the targeted learning group(s). It is also expected that project work be of value external to our setting and will be disseminated (e.g., submitted for presentation at a local, regional, or national conference, or other form of dissemination).
2021 Grant Recipients
|2017||Matthew Pihlblad, MD||Educational benefit of the D-eye in teaching direct ophthalmoscopy|
|2017||Amr Morsi, MD||A Day in the Life of a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus; an Experiential Learning|
|2018||Amanda Brown, MD MS||Learning How to Give Serious News Effectively: A Workshop to Improve Pediatric Residents' Medical Error Disclosure|
|2018||Andrew McCormick, MD||Health and Wellness: Play and Exploration in Medicine|
|2018||Wednesday Sevilla, MD, MPH||Nutrition Retreat – Intensive and Immersive Nutrition Education for Pediatric GI Fellows|
|2019||Noel Spears Zuckerbraun, MD MPH||PEMTalk: Delivering Serious News in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine|
|2020||Erin Cummings, MD||Physician-Nursing Residency Peer Mentorship Program|
|2020||Karena Lawrence, MD, MS||Difficult Conversations in the NICU and Beyond|
|2020||Andrew McCormick, MD||Anti-Racism in Medicine: Connecting the thread from the classroom to the clinical ward in medical education|
|2020||Tahniat Syed, MD, MPH||Enhancing a currilucum in pregnancy options counseling for pediatric residents with patient perspectives|
|2020||Orquidia Torres, MD, MS||Nothing can be changed until it is faced: An innovative anti-racist training curriculum|
PLEASE NOTE: Applications will not be accepted during 2022
April 1 – Annual application cycle opens
June 30 – Proposal submission due date
Application Form and Required Materials: Please submit all materials to OFD@pitt.edu
For the OFD Educational Innovation Project Grant, please provide:
- Completed OFD Education Innovation Project Grant Application form.
- Copy of your curriculum vitae.
- Letter of support from your division director or department chair.