Educational Funds

These are only possible sources of funding, and do not change other conference rules (i.e. a maximum of 3 days off per conference, must email Chiefs in advance, etc.)
Mt. Sinai GME Educational Fund

Who is eligible / What is this?
  • The Graduate Medical Office provides financial support for residents and fellows who present their research at national or international professional conferences.  
  • Trainees may apply for a maximum of $500 each calendar year via the new link below: 
  • In order to be eligible for funding:
    • (please make sure a travel request is submitted prior to travel, regardless if you qualify for the stipend or not)
    • Requests for funding must be made before the conference dates, preferably three weeks in advance. 
    • The trainee’s program must agree to match the funding requested by the trainee
    • Once the request is approved (approval will be sent by e-mail), the trainee must submit a one-page conference summary upon return as well as a fund number for the fund transfer.
      • Tip: Template for 1-page summary is at bottom of the page

CIR Educational Fund

Who is eligible / What is this?
  • Each CIR dues-paying resident, who will be on payroll at a CIR-funding hospital the following year (R4's may not qualify, double check with your fellowship/employer!!!)
  • ...For each calendar year, is eligible for up to $3,000 reimbursement for educational funding.  
    • The $3000 is a reimbursement, not a blank check. 
    • It is only for a single conference (cannot use remaining funds for other conferences) 
      • And is only for each calendar year (does not carry over).
What conferences qualify?
  • Note: This fund is mainly for QI-focused educational conferences, but others may qualify. 
  • Only conferences in the contiguous 48 states count (so not Hawaii or Alaska)
  • These particular QI conferences qualify (can attend without presenting a poster, but has to present teaching points/findings in a teaching conference):
    • Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) Annual Conference
    • American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Integrating Quality Conference
    • American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) Annual Meeting
    • Annual Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA)
    • Association for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Annual Conference
    • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, or other IHI events
    • Lown Institute Annual Conference
    • National Association for Health Quality (NAHQ) Annual Educational Conference
    • National Quality Forum (NQF) Annual Conference
    • NPSF National Patient Safety Conference
    • Telluride Patient Safety Roundtable
  • If not the above QI conferences, then any conference may qualify, as long as additional criteria are met:
    • Resident is presenting a poster/presentation  *OR*
    • Resident is only attending, then the 2 criteria below:
      • The Program Director writes an individual/personalized letter of support explaining educational value/non-QI rationale
      • The resident presents findings in a teaching conference to peers of at least 10 minutes (flyers do not count)
Tips & caveats:
  • CIR does tend to run out of funds later in the year, so it's better to apply earlier.
  • Multiple residents from the same program are encouraged to apply at the same time/same conferences (and in fact are more likely to receive funding)
    • However, each resident will need a separate/individualized PD letter (can have same content, but each letter should be personalized with resident’s name)
    • Residents can share the same teaching session together, but have to each speak at least 10 minutes (and not just sit in the audience or bring flyers)

What forms do I need to fill out?
Florence Doo,
Jul 15, 2019, 5:16 PM