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About OECRD

Mission Statement:

To improve medical education through program evaluation and learner assessments, curriculum and pedagogical development, and educational technology while conducting research in these areas. 

Goals:

  • Provide consultation on all aspects of medical education research (e.g., study preparation, funding, networking, IRB approval process, literature reviews, study design, methodology, instrument development, and statistical analyses).
  • Promote and develop skills that enhance the quality of health sciences education:  Assist in the development of outstanding teachers, curriculum developers, program leaders and educational scholars.
  • Provide guidance to medical educators in turning their teaching activity into scholarly presentations and products (e.g. preparation of podium presentations, articles and proposals).
  • Provide guidance for educational recognition and rewards: Assist in the identification and/or development of guidelines to recognize excellence in educational scholarship and scholarly activity.
  • Provide one-on-one consultations on the design of courses or curricular materials. 
  • Collaborate with faculty in grant submissions for curriculum development, innovate projects, or to support medical education research.