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Medical Education Research Laboratory


The Medical Education Research Laboratory serves as a resource for those interested in conducting rigorous medical education research and aims to augment the rigor of medical education research at BIDMC. Based in the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, the Medical Education Research Laboratory provides guidance, support, and resources for faculty and trainees in any Division or Department at BIDMC interested in designing and implementing medical education research projects on a range of topics. Our research laboratory provides a space and opportunity for constructive criticism of research projects, generation of ideas for new areas of inquiry, and identification of opportunities for collaboration on research pursuits and extramural funding. 

Our activities include:


  • Holding regular formal laboratory meetings to review faculty research projects

  • Providing a forum for discussion and constructive criticism

  • Providing support for any BIDMC trainee or faculty member interested in developing a medical education research project

  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration

Specific skills emphasized include:


  • Fundamentals of study design

  • Quantitative research methods

  • Qualitative research methods

  • Strategies for data analysis

  • Strategies for publication and dissemination of scholarly research.


Please contact Amy Sullivan (  for more information or with any questions about the Medical Education Research Laboratory.

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