Research Funding

  • Dimitrios StefanidisEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Funding for medical education research in the USA is severely limited. Despite this, medical and surgical education research has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. This chapter examines the current status of medical education research and the influence of funding on educational research quality. It also identifies potential funding sources for surgical and medical education research and proposes strategies for successful funding. A short description of the relevant funding agencies’ interests in education research, hyperlinks to their websites for more detailed information, and information on available research engines for funding opportunities are provided.


Medical Education Research Surgical Education Society Of American Gastrointestinal And Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) National Board Of Medical Examiners (NBME) American Association Of Colleges Of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) 
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Further Reading

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  5. Reed DA, Cook DA, Beckman TJ, Levine RB, Kern DE, Wright SM. Association between funding and quality of published medical education research. JAMA. 2007;298:1002–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCarolinas Simulation Center, Carolinas Healthcare SystemCharlotteUSA

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