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The Resident Readiness for Practice Challenge Grant

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) and the Office of Graduate Medical Education, supported by the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is pleased to announce a call for applications for Resident Readiness for Practice Challenge Grants under our Faculty Education Scholars Program.

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Purpose: These grants are intended to support and complete projects that ensure that graduates of our GME programs are “ready to practice” while fostering the career development of educator faculty.

Eligibility: Active faculty members of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with consent from their department chair and residency program.

Each challenge grant team will receive $45,000 in year one with the possibility of a one-time renewal of $50,000 for year two.


Phase I application deadline: January 15, 2018


Essential to any successful application will be documentation of sustainability of the model, generalizability of the model to related residency/fellowship programs at Johns Hopkins, as well as potential to disseminate the work to become a national model.

Applications should focus on one or more of the following areas (grants should not try to address all areas):

1. Demonstration and evaluation of successful tools and methods to teach and assess resident competency in:

  • Partnering with patients and families to reach shared therapeutic goals including end of life decision making
  • The essential medical, diagnostic or surgical skills/procedures essential to the resident’s field
  • Teamwork, professionalism, and interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Understanding the needs of patients across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and the social determinants of health

2. Developing and assessing methods to provide feedback and coaching to residents and assurance to programs that residents have achieved competence.

3.  Demonstration and evaluation of tools or methods, such as Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), to provide residents with the skills necessary to take responsibility to achieve competence in their field by graduation and become a life-long learners.