CAFM Educational Research Alliance (CERA)

Call for Proposals for a CERA Survey of the General Membership

Deadline for applications is August 1, 11:59 pm Eastern time.

CERA, the CAFM Educational Research Alliance, is now accepting proposals for questions for a general membership survey. General membership could include all or some members of NAPCRG, ADFM, AFMRD, and/or STFM. Examples:

  • Members of a specific organization
  • Members who are physicians
  • Members who are not physicians
  • Members in a specific age group
  • Members in a specific geographic region

The requested survey audience cannot be a specific audience surveyed through another CERA survey (i.e. program directors, department chairs, or clerkship directors), although those members could be included in a wider survey.

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 late fall 2019. 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 data repository.

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.


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Have questions about submitting your proposal? Contact Ray Biggs.

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