Innovation in Medical Education

The University of Chicago has a long rich history of innovation in education from John Dewey to the current MERITS – Medical Education Research Innovation and Teaching Scholarship Program. Quality medical education is essential for preparing future physicians to provide exemplary patient care and to become outstanding educators who will engage in innovative research that will change paradigms and challenge the status quo. A thoughtful, rigorous, evidence-based medical education leads to scholarly discovery that will improve the quality of future physicians’ education and ultimately improve patient care. 

The University of Chicago provides resources for all faculty to support the acquisition of teaching skills and to encourage scholarship in educational methodology through a broad array of faculty development initiatives. View the sections at left to learn more about opportunities for faculty, residents, and fellows.