As previously announced, Post MD Education has introduced the Medical Humanities Education Matching Funding Grant in the amount of $5,000 per project proposal, distributed on a semi-annual basis. The first (inaugural) call went out in January 2017 and grants were awarded in June and December 2017.
I am writing to announce the call for the spring 2018 submissions. The submission deadline is March 29, 2018 with grants awarded to the successful applicants at the end of June.
The integration of humanities in medical education curricula has the potential to improve observation skills, self-reflection, and enhance learner competencies in the CanMEDS roles. Projects and proposals may reflect a variety of curricular designs which identify how medical humanities will be integrated into curricula and further enhance CanMEDS competencies.
Each proposal will require a matching funding commitment from the submitting department/division, i.e., if the project budget is $4,500 – a letter from the department chair committing to $2,250 is required. Funding will be provided for a one year period, and applicants must agree to submit a project report at end of the period.
Post MD Education will transfer the awarded funds to the successful applicant’s Academic Department in the Faculty of Medicine. Business Managers will provide Financial Information Services (FIS) account numbers to facilitate this transfer within 4 weeks of application approval or the funding offer will be withdrawn. The Academic Department will be responsible for the disbursement of funds to the successful applicant.
Attached is further background on the purpose of the grant as well as a template for the application. Please distribute widely.
We look forward to receiving applications for the Medical Humanities Education Grant by March 29, 2018.
Please submit your package by email to Arlene McKinley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SALVATORE M. SPADAFORA MD, FRCPC, MHPE
Professor Department of Anesthesia and Vice Dean
Post MD Education – Postgraduate Medical Education & Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto