This one-day Masterclass offers the chance to look at the topic in depth. Whilst some participants may find it beneficial to complete the RESME three-day course first, this is not a requirement and the RASME Masterclass may be taken separately from RESME.

Experimental Studies in Medical Education: from theory to practice

Summary of theme and why it is important:   How do we make our experimental research count? Why are studies rejected in medical education journals? And how do we tell a good story, when reporting our study findings? These are some of the questions that are being discussed in this course on experimental research methods.
Experimental research is paramount for developing and refining theory and advancing the field of medical education. However, experimental studies in the medical education research literature often lack the methodological rigor that characterizes research conducted within traditional disciplines (e.g., psychology, biomedicine), affecting the trustworthiness of the evidence produced. Furthermore, many medical education researchers struggle when using theory to construct research questions, to choose experimental designs and data analyses, and to integrate their findings with existing theoretical frameworks.

Who should participate in the Masterclass?  People, who have conducted or are planning to conduct experimental studies in medical education.

What will participants gain from participating in the Masterclass?  Working with experts in experimental research, participants will learn about relevant research methodologies and ways to incorporate theory into the design and reporting of experimental studies. Using a mix of short presentations and interactive small-group sessions, the experienced scientists will guide participants to refine their own research proposals and research programs.


  • Martin G. Tolsgaard (Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, Denmark)
  • Ryan Brydges (Wilson Centre and University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Vicki LeBlanc (Department of Innovation in Medical Education, University of Ottawa, Canada)


  • Sunday 6 September - 0830-1630

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel

Cost: £250 (includes coffee and lunch)

Cancellations:  Requests to cancel should be emailed to Worldspan ([email protected]).  AMEE will make every effort to resell your place on a Masterclass but cannot guarantee a refund will be possible.  No refunds will be given for non-attendance at a Masterclass

How to register:  Wherever possible Masterclasses should be reserved and paid at the time of registration. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

It is not possible to register for the RASME Masterclass only.  Masterclass participants must register for AMEE 2020 and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.


If you have any questions regarding the RASME Masterclass, please contact the ESME Course Administrator ([email protected]).  Registration enquiries should be directed to Worldspan ([email protected])

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