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AACOM Announces 2011 Mini-Grant Awardees and New Funding

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) congratulates the following recipients of the 2011 AACOM Mini-Grant Awards in Osteopathic Medical Education:

  • Judith Binstock, PhD, TouroCOM-NY
    Grant Title: Analysis of Prerequisites for Medical School Admission
  • Gail Singer-Chang, PsyDWestern U/COMP 
    Grant Title: Analysis of Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Performance and Success
  • Marti Echols, PhD, NSU-COM 
    Grant Title: An Analysis of Factors which Predict Success on Clinical Skills Exams
  • Matt Henry, PhD, DMU-COM
    Grant Title: Training the Trainer: The Impact of a Clinical Preceptor Training Module on the Level of Student Participation in Obstetric Clinical Skills
  • Carl Hoegerl, DO, Geisinger Medical Clinic
    Grant Title: Development of Technological Innovation for Training Modules for Instructional Effectiveness of Osteopathic and Neurological Structural Examination Skills
  • Sarah Parrott, DO, KCUMB-COM
    Grant Title: Standardization and Assessment of Feedback to Medical Students Using the One-Minute Preceptor Model
  • Joy H Lewis, DO, PhD, ATSU/SOMA
    Grant Title: Needed Specialties in Community Medicine
  • Jonathan Kirsch, DO, ATSU/SOMA
    Grant Title: Flexible Integration of Osteopathic Principles in the Clinical Clerkshp Years and Student Attitudes toward OPP

The purpose of the grants program is to support medical education research and institutional research.  

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation recently announced that it will support the expansion of this successful AACOM program by providing $150,000 over the course of the next three years. From 2012 to 2014, AACOM will be able to award at least five medical education research grants and five institutional research grants annually, and the potential for each grant has increased from a maximum of $5,000 to a maximum of $10,000. New applicants should plan for ‘publication’ of results (journal submission or AACOM Annual Meeting presentation proposal).

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June 2011
Vol. 5, No. 6