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About Course

RESME is accredited by AMEE and introduces participants to some essential principles and methods of research in medical education. The course aims to give a basic understanding of some fundamentals concerning research in medical education such as phrasing a research question, methodology of research and research designs. It is the intention of this course to encourage participants to engage in doing their own research and help them outline a research proposal. After completing the post course activity participants are able to: formulate a research question; select an appropriate global methodology; operationalize the research question into a research plan and write a research proposal.



Through a series of short presentations and small group work, this highly interactive course will introduce basic concepts and principles using a variety of examples related to theory. After completing the course, participants will have acquired a framework for understanding and application of essential concepts and principles for research in medical education.

The basic concepts and principles of medical education research will be introduced, using examples related to the theory. Each participant will construct his/her own personal learning plan and organise personal activities during the conference. Participants will work on in-conference assignments using the conference presentations to reinforce learning and basic concepts, and to apply basic principles. After the course participants will be able to (1) formulate a research question; (2) select an appropriate global methodology; (3) operationalize the research question into a research plan; and (4) write a research proposal.

Participants may choose to submit, within six months of completion of the course, a short research proposal on a topic of their own interest describing the application of the concepts and principles covered in the RESME Course, leading to award of the AMEE-RESME Certificate in Medical Education. The course curriculum covers 2 ETCS points for the workshops and AMEE conference sessions and an additional 4 ECTS points for the individual research proposal.

Who Should Attend

The course is aimed at participants who have little or no experience with conducting research in medical education.


Faculty members are Charlotte Ringsted (Aarhus University, Denmark) (Course Director), Albert Scherpbier (Maastricht University, Netherlands) and Maria Athina Martimianakis (University of Toronto, Canada).


Future dates to be announced.


We look forward to welcoming you to a course and will work with you to ensure you enjoy the experience and get maximum benefit from participating.

If you require any additional information, please contact us at [email protected] and we would be pleased to assist you.


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