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Date Updated: November 10, 2011

Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund

The Stemmler Fund was established in 1995 and subsequently named in honor of Dr. Edward J. Stemmler, who was largely responsible for the conception of the program while chair of the NBME. Dr. Stemmler served as the first chair of the Fund's Steering Committee.

The goal of the Stemmler Fund is to provide support for research or development of innovative assessment approaches that will enhance the evaluation of those preparing to, or continuing to, practice medicine. Expected outcomes include advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate education and training, through practice. Pilot and more comprehensive projects are both of interest. Collaborative investigations within or among institutions are eligible, particularly as they strengthen the likelihood of the project's contribution and success.

Call for Letters of Intent

The program's annual Call for Letters of Intent invites applications from LCME- or AOA-accredited medical schools.  To learn more, please visit the Application Center.

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration

On November 8, 2005 a celebration was held at the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Stemmler Fund. The resulting publication includes comments from each of the speakers as well as supplementary statistics about the Fund.

The publication is available for download as a PDF:
Ten Years of Innovation in Medical Education Assessment: The Edward J. Stemmler, MD Medical Education Research Fund.

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