The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for its THIRD year! We plan to build on the success of the last 2 years to create the best Faculty Incubator yet. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 18 at 5 pm EST. Check out 6 reasons to get excited below:
1. Build your network
Our last cohorts included junior and mid-career educators from all fields of medicine (including EM, IM, Peds, GI, and Pulm/Critical Care), who range the educational spectrum from pre-clinical to clinical. Get to know your colleagues from across the country (and world – featuring members from Chile, Australia, and India!) and collaborate on projects.
- Meet up at conferences across the globe for social engagement
- Develop multi-institutional projects
- Tap into resources beyond your local educational community with instant and continuous access to brilliant minds across North America
2. Speaking of projects
There is no better way to improve your scholarly output than by channeling the energy and expertise of this community of practice.
This year’s group:
- is in the process of publishing a number of peer-reviewed papers
- has drafted a series of blog posts for the popular ICE-ALiEM collaboration Education Theory Made Practical (which will become Volume 2 of the popular e-book published by last year’s cohort)
- has presented at national conferences
3. Put some method behind the madness
You are all creative and innovative educators, but how often are you able to communicate the theory behind what you are doing? Learn how to apply education theory to your projects, both big and small. Use what you learn to more effectively communicate with educator colleagues and market your projects to higher-ups! There is a certain shibboleth for educators that you will certainly learn about by hanging out with all of us!
The incredible group of mentors joining the program next year will help provide guidance and experience as we discuss all things education. No topic is too big or too small! From large group discussions about tackling common education conundrums (e.g. How can you successfully pitch an education project to your Dean’s office?) to monthly small-group mentorship meetings with career advice, you will find support, encouragement, and guidance at every step.
Incubator Leadership Team
Our Core Mentors
Our Alumni Mentors
Our Guest Mentors
5. Comprehensive curriculum
The curriculum this year will include a wide range of topics, including Digital Scholarship, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and Educational Research and Study Design. Through weekly discussions and monthly small-group projects, you will take a deep dive into topics that are highly pertinent to today’s education scholar. You will gain insight and knowledge that you can take into your workplace, whether you are the director of simulation, an assistant program director, or clinical educator.
6. Have fun while learning!
This curriculum is designed to work for you! We all understand the demands placed on your time. We have small monthly projects as well as a longitudinal project that are designed to not only give you an opportunity to apply what you have learned, but also help you publish high-quality peer-reviewed education literature. The Faculty Incubator is a supportive, collaborative group that gives you back what you put in. In following with social constructivism theory, much of your growth will come from online discussion with your peers and mentors and subsequent application to your educational environment (Kolb’s learning cycle).