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Call for Proposals for a CERA Survey of Family Medicine Program Directors on Wellness/Burnout/Fatigue

Deadline for applications is August 30, 11:59 pm Eastern time.

CERA, the CAFM Educational Research Alliance, is now accepting proposals for questions for a survey of family medicine residency program directors on wellness/burnout/fatigue. This special survey topic area was chosen because of the importance of wellness and the problem of burnout in residency trainees. Survey proposals with hypotheses that relate to this topic area will be considered.

The survey will collect demographic information in addition to submitted questions. Priority will be given to proposals that are likely to result in high-quality, peer-reviewed publications.

The survey will be conducted in November/December 2018. Researchers whose questions are included in the survey will have exclusive access to their portion of the survey results for 90 days. After the 90 days, the data will be added to the  CERA clearinghouse. 

Proposals will be accepted from members of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, Association of Departments of Family Medicine and/or North American Primary Care Research Group. Once projects have been approved, an experienced research mentor will join each project team to help refine questions, facilitate analysis, and prepare and submit manuscripts. Because of their extensive involvement, mentors will be included as authors on published papers/presentations.

CERA is a Resource to:

  • Increase the quality and frequency of published medical education research
  • Reduce the number of surveys members are asked to complete
  • Provide mentoring and education to junior researchers
  • Provide a clearinghouse of data faculty and residents can use to meet scholarly activity requirements

Next Steps

For additional information or questions, contact Ray Biggs.





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