Celebrating our Own Legends – SDRME Scholars and Their Stories.
Anderson B, Bierer B, Crandall S, Simpson D. Celebrating our Own Legends – SDRME Scholars and Their Stories. Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education Summer Meeting (Virtual). June 7-9, 2021
Presentation at: Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education Summer Meeting (Virtual). June 7-9, 2021.
Title: Celebrating our Own Legends – SDRME Scholars and Their Stories
Speakers: Brownie Anderson MS, Beth Bierer PhD, Sonia Crandall PhD, Deborah Simpson PhD (alpha order)
Rationale: Why is the topic important and its relevance to medical education scholarship?
Medical education advances through the dedicated, hard work of people and their ideas. As a society driven by the values of scholarship, collegiality, service[i], recognizing and honoring those amongst us who are exemplars of these values allows us to continue to advance the field of medical education. Louise Arnold, PhD was among the first SDRME official members (1987)[ii] having already been recognized as a medical education scholar. In 2004, Louise authored the preface to a series of 8 case studies of medical education research groups in which she concluded that “Perhaps the most influential factor in the groups’ productivity is collaboration.”[iii] As an exemplar of SDRME values, the purpose of this session is to briefly highlight two areas of Louise’s scholarship, her collegiality and collaboration, and service to our profession.
[iii] Arnold L. Preface: Case studies of medical education research groups. Academic Medicine. 2004 Oct 1;79(10):966-8.