Educational AffairsOffice of Educational Development
Educational Research Committee
The Educational Research Committee (ERC), a standing
committee of the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee, is co-chaired
by Era Buck and Karen Szauter. The ERC is charged with supporting and
encouraging high-quality educational research in the School of Medicine.
The ERC supports educational research in the School of Medicine
through a program of regular activities. These include educational
research skills acquisition workshops, "work in progress" sessions,
coaching for educational conference submissions, and educational
research journal club meetings.
The ERC is also charged by the Curriculum Committee with reviewing
educational research projects that collect data from medical students
or that use data originally collected for educational purposes.
Curriculum Committee policy requires that it approve all such projects.
This process complements but does not replace approval by the
Institutional Review Board (IRB). To initiate the ERC review with the
goal of obtaining Curriculum Committee approval of an educational
research project, download and complete the ERC Review Form (Doc) and forward it by email to Era Buck.
For additional information about the Educational Research Committee or
any of its activities, including the research project review process,
contact Era Buck or Karen Szauter.