GME Innovation Fund

Over the past seven years, the GME community, and its faculty have been fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct innovative research on education topics.

In 2007, an endowment was established by the Chancellor to encourage innovation in graduate medical education and foster collaborative educational research. Since its inception, 129 of 188 proposals have been funded. All GME departments have participated. The funded projects have allowed program directors, faculty and trainees to develop sustainable, short-term initiatives to enhance Duke’s learning environment and contribute to quality patient care.

The goal of the program continues to be a reward for excellence in teaching, assessment and program improvement. Cross-department, and other collaboration is highly encouraged, and projects that align with health system initiatives are increasingly important as we all face the challenges of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Next Accreditation System (NAS) and the changing healthcare landscape.

Catherine M. Kuhn, MD
Director, Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official
Duke University Hospital and Health System
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Duke University School of Medicine


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