Upcoming Events




ICRE 2021 (International Conference on Residency Education)
CCME 2022 (Canadian Conference on Medical Education)

Medical Education Grant & Conference Abstract Deadlines


CAME Wooster Family Grant in Medical Education

This grant supports new and innovative projects in medical education that are not part of a funded education research program. Applicants must be clinical faculty members in a Canadian faculty of health sciences/medicine (or equivalent) and be members of CAME.

Value: up to $5,000

Submission: Letter of intent in August; Full proposal in October

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Research in Clinical Assessment Grant

This grant supports innovations in the assessment of clinical competence or performance of students, postgraduate trainees, or practitioners. Priority is given to proposals that show promise in contributing to the knowledge and understanding of measurement in clinical assessment and to clinical program evaluation methods for medical education. The proposal must focus on research, not development, in the assessment of performance or clinical assessment.

Value: up to $37,500 per year

Submission:  February

Royal College Medical Education Grant

This grant supports Canadian research that will advance the field of postgraduate medical education or continuing professional development. Applicants must be involved in teaching or medical education research in Canada. It is not necessary to be a Fellow of the Royal College or a physician; however, a Fellow of the Royal College must contribute to the research project.

Value: $5000-$50,000

Submission: March

Royal College Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education

This fellowship supports training in the science of medical education (e.g. the pursuit of a Master’s or PhD in Medical Education) to selected candidates, Residents and Fellows are eligible to receive $40,000 per year of study up to 2 years. 

Value: Up to $40,000

Submission Deadline: September

Royal College Karen Mann Catalyst Grant

This grant provides up to $30,000 for one junior investigator and an identified mentor for one and two-year projects.

Value: Up to $30,000

Submission: September

CGEA Mini-Grant Proposals - Advancing the CGEA as a Community of Educational Scholars

This grant promotes scholarship in medical education and advancing the community of scholarship within the Central region. Applicants must be from CGEA member schools/programs.  

Value: up to $7,000

Submission: September

Royal College Strategic Initiative Grant

These grants support medical education and health systems-focused research that advances the fields of residency education, continuing professional development and other health system-related areas of focus in Canada (e.g. health workforce planning).

Value: Up to $30,000

Submission: September

Tri-Council of Canada Funding

The Tri-Council of Canada consists of three major funding agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Rsearch Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that oversee multiple grant programs. 

Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research Fund

The goal of the Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research Fund is to further the mission of the UIC Department of Medical education by supporting health professions education research projects that address important problems or questions in health professions in ways that advance innovation and/or methodological approaches. Proposals from international scholars and institutions are welcome.

Value: up to $40,000

Submission: Letter of intent in October

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) – Phil R. Manning Research Award

This grant is to support original, scientific research related to physician and/or health professional lifelong learning. Recipients must be members of SACME.

Value: up to $50,000 (USD) over 2 years

Submission: September

Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) – Research Idea Grant

Up to two grants will be awarded for research projects related to fostering behaviour change through inter-professional and team-based education. The principal investigator must be a SACME member.

Value: $3750 (USD)

Submission: January

The Spencer Foundation

This organization is largely US-based but has some grants are open to Canadian applicants. The Foundation is committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

Value: Variable

Submission: View their website for more information.

Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund

This opportunity provides support for research or development of innovative assessment approaches that will enhance the evaluation of those preparing to, or continuing to, practice medicine. 

Value: up to $150,000 (USD) for up to 2 years
Submission: Fall


Abstracts Due Roughly

Usual Conference Timing

International Conference on Residency Education

Late April


Canadian Conference on Medical Education

Early Oct


Council of Residency Directors of Emergency Medicine Academic Assembly (CORDAA)

Early Nov


The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Early Feb

Late August

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Mid October

Late February

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)


Mid Nov

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians* (education track)

Mid December

Early June

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine* (education track)

Early January


Royal College Simulation Summit (Sim Summit)*

Late September

Late February

International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)



Key Admissions Dates

Admissions Closed

Orientation (mandatory) - June 10, 2021 | 6-9 PM | Virtual via Zoom

Medical Education Research & Scholarship Day - June 11, 2021

About the Program

Program Curriculum

The program curriculum for the CE program at the University of Saskatchewan is shaped by the Royal College requirements for the program.

The competency-based design of the AFC program allows candidates to finish the program earlier, as long as they successfully complete the unit tasks, assignments and portfolio activities.  Depending on candidate's tailored circumstances, some units may be completed concurrently.

The CE Diploma consists of four mandatory units:

  1. Foundations
  2. Teaching & Learning
  3. Curriculum 
  4. Assessment

Each unit is anticipated to take the candidate 2-3 months to complete. 

There are three prescribed selective experiences, with each candidate selecting two of these three units:

  1. Simulation 
  2. Leadership 
  3. Scholarship 

The total duration of this elective time is anticipated to take six months. 

Meet the Faculty & Fellows



Thank you to McMaster University

The USask C-Ed program would like to give a huge acknowledgement to the McMaster C-Ed program.  They have graciously shared their documents as well as their website format and content.  We would not have been able to pull this program together without their support.  Specifically we are grateful to: Karen Finlay, Jonathan Sherbino, Teresa Chan, Jordan Hamilton and Brooke Taylor.

Contact Us

Amy Winik, Program Administrator

Email | (306) 966-5171

Rob Woods, Program Director

Email | (306) 612-3206