The SEEF helps faculty in the early stages of their career to develop skills in medical education and assessment research.

A photograph of 2022 SEEF Fellows

The SEEF is designed for faculty who are early in their medical education research career at the rank of assistant professor, interested in developing skills in medical education and assessment research, and working collaboratively to develop new approaches to medical education assessment.

This project-based faculty development program was established to:

  • Foster professional development.
  • Promote assessment-focused scholarship about innovative approaches that will enhance the assessment of individuals across the continuum of medical education and in active independent practice.
  • Support a cohort of individuals who will work with faculty mentors and NBME staff to develop research projects centered on specific and timely topics within medical education.

A successful fellowship outcome is a scholarly presentation or publication. 

To achieve the Fellowship goals, eight (8) individuals will be selected to form two education and assessment-focused research cohorts that will be led by faculty mentors. Each member of the cohort will be expected to make meaningful contributions to the project team.

The Fellowship will train the cohort of faculty to use the rich information content of the NBME; to operate effectively in an educational team; to communicate outcomes to a broad range of audiences; and to work as a community to conceptualize new approaches to assessment.

Faculty who are early in their medical education research career (at the rank of assistant professor) are encouraged to apply.