Applications Opening August 1 - Deadline October 31


SAEM is proud to offer the Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design: Medical Education (ARMED MedEd) course. This course builds upon the fundamental knowledge and skills of health professions education researchers and equips them to design a high-quality medical education research project and grant proposal.

We recommend this course for people who have an interest and basic level of understanding or experience in medical education research. If you have already completed an introductory course in health professions education research, such as the MERC at CORD program, ALiEM Faculty Incubator Program, or are enrolled in a fellowship or graduate degree program, you are also eligible for the course. However, it is not a prerequisite.

Accepted applicants are required to attend a series of virtual lectures and to participate in a longitudinal program with peers and national experts. The course will culminate with a dedicated scientific session at the SAEM Annual Meeting. The SAEM Foundation has also developed a $25,000 funding opportunity specifically for ARMED MedEd alumni to apply at the completion of the course. Even if you're unsure of your budget and travel restrictions, you can still apply now. Payment will not be due until you are accepted into the program.

Course Fee: $1,750

The course fee includes tuition and meals for in-person workshops. Travel costs and accommodations are the responsibility of the participants.

Scholarships Available!

Scholarships are available for SAEM's popular Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design (ARMED) course and the ARMED MedEd course! Learn how to take your research career to the next level in traditional research areas and in education research including how to design a high quality research project.

Travel restrictions will be taken into consideration and virtual options will be considered. Course fees are not due until you are accepted into the programs.

Academy Scholarships

If you would like to be considered for one of the below scholarships, please be sure to check the box for your focus area when you complete the application form. As a reminder, you must be a member of the academy to be eligible.

  • Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM)
  • Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM)
  • Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM)
  • Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (AEUS)
  • Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM)
  • Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA)
  • Simulation Academy

Residents and Medical Students (RAMS) Scholarships

SAEM seeks one enthusiastic fellow or senior resident who demonstrates early interest in pursuing a research-oriented career to attend the ARMED MedEd course in 2024-2025. In addition to a curriculum vitae and letter of support, submit a 1-page letter of intent discussing the applicant’s reasons for applying and a brief overview of the research topic they would like to present. 

RAMS Award: $1000 scholarship per awardee


Course Schedule

Schedule is subject to change

October 31, 2024Application Deadline
May 13, 2025Live kickoff workshop at SAEM25 in Philadelphia, PA
June 2025 - August 2025Monthly online lectures and discussion
September 10-11, 2025In-person workshop at SAEM Headquarters in Chicago, IL
November 2025 – April 2026Monthly online lectures and discussion
April 14, 2026Final Session at SAEM26 in Atlanta, GA

Questions? Contact, or Kayla Roseen at

SAEM Educational Course Tuition Payment & Cancellation Policy

Tuition is due thirty days after acceptance to an SAEM course, and must be paid in full before the first session in order to participate. If extenuating circumstances prevent payment on time or the registrant's ability to participate in the course, the registrant should contact SAEM for alternative arrangements.

If the participant withdraws from the course at least thirty days prior to the first session, 100% tuition will be reimbursed. If the participant withdraws less than thirty days prior to the start of the course, tuition will be 50% reimbursed. Tuition will not be reimbursed at any time after the first session has begun.



Course Director


Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD

Course Director, ARMED MedEd

Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine


  • Wendy Coates, MD
  • Anne M. Messman, MD, MHPE
  • Jon Ilgen, MD, PhD
  • Bernard L. Lopez, MD, MS
  • Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD, MHPE
  • Danielle Miller, MD
  • Michael Gottlieb, MD
  • Yoon Soo Park, PhD
  • Nick M. Mohr, MD, MS
  • Larry Gruppen, MD
  • Jaime Jordan, MD
  • Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, MD

ARMED MedEd Curriculum Overview

Research Methods

  • Introduction to Medical Education Research and how to Distinguish from Clinical Research
  • Survey Design and Implementation
  • Observational Design
  • Experimental and Quasi-experimental Design
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Knowledge Synthesis and Translation
  • Innovations Scholarship
  • Reviews: Narrative, Systematic, and Meta-analyses

Research Support Topics

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Education Research
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Searching the Medical Literature
  • Statistics for Medical Education Research
  • Learner Assessment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Instrument Development and Validity Evidence


  • Overview
  • Writing and Application
  • Executing and Reporting

Writing and Publishing

  • IRB, Research Proposals, Grants
  • Public Presentation of Research
  • Manuscript preparation and submission
  • MedEd Journal Clubs
  • Conducting Peer Review
  • Writing for Researchers 

Executive Skills

  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Development a virtual Community of Practice
  • Research Networks and Consortia
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Key Connections (Dean, DIO, Chair) and Collaboration


  • How to maximize the benefits of mentorship
  • Strategies for being a mentor
  • ARMED MedEd Mentorship Network 

ARMED MedEd Community

  • ARMED MedEd Research Consortium
  • MedEd Journal Club
  • Mentorship Families and Network
  • Peer Mentorship Opportunities
  • Repository of Literature
  • Research Forum Presentation and Graduation at SAEM Year 2