Dear MDC folks,
You’re probably aware that, in keeping with the FOM’s Deliverables Document (2012/12/07), all full-time academic faculty members (clinical and non-clinical) of our Department are now required document 200 hours of teaching per year.
Short in hours for this year? Then consider signing up to be a mentor in the VCH 2014 Research Challenge!
The research challenge is run in partnership with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and VCH professional practice. Its purpose is to get front line staff involved in research that will directly impact patient care. Teams submit a proposal and compete for $5000 grants to explore their research question.
The competition has had several LOIs from mental health teams this year and VCH is looking for team mentors. Mentors are expected to meet (either virtually or in person) with the team to discuss their research question and to give guidance and feedback while they are writing their research proposal (5 pages). Teams will also require feedback on their written proposal before submitting (due November 6th). If the team is funded the commitment extends a little further with being available for the teams to contact the mentor for advice while conducting the research. Usually by email or by telephone not in person and only sporadically no more than once per month.
I’m told the challenge is a lot of fun and the teams are very excited and engaged.
Want more details of the teams who are looking for mentors? Please contact Amber Hay directly via: email@example.com
Best wishes, Erin Michalak