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Innovation

House staff have the opportunity to participate in “BREWING IDEAS COFFEE CORNER”, and “THE INNOVATION COHORT” which provide opportunities to harness innovative ideas. Residents and fellows can apply to the MaineHealth Innovation Fund, which is an internal funding mechanism to foster and accelerate innovation.

Learn more about Innovation programs.

Medical Education

Fellows with interest in medical education have access to resources to help them develop as an educator. Through the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE Academy), fellows have access to asynchronous curriculum such as MITE Best Practices in Teaching Online, MITE Curriculum Development Guide, MITE Mentoring Guide, MITE Physicians as Educators, Flipped Classroom and MITE clinical teaching certificate which can be completed during elective time.

Fellows supervise medical students from Tufts University Medical School-Maine Track and house staff in residency programs at Maine Medical Center. Interprofessional education is highly valued at our institution.

Research

Basic, translational and clinical research opportunities are available through MaineHealth Institute for Research and fellows can collaborate with scientists at Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE). Through MITE, Fellows can asynchronously complete a course on MITE Physicians as Researchers and MITE Best Practices in Manuscript Peer Review. A competitive grant is available for housestaff interested in mentored research. Monthly research meetings in the Cardiac Service Line serve as an avenue for fellows to present their research ideas to scientists from MMCRI for suggestions on how to develop research projects as well as obtain funding.

Quality Improvement

Mentorship exists within the Cardiac Service Line for quality improvement projects. MITE offers an asynchronous course on Quality Improvement Science Guide (QISG) which provides trainees with the tools and guides necessary to execute an impactful and sustainable quality improvement project. GME mandates Patient Safety Quality Improvement (PSQI) course for graduation which provides every resident/ fellow with the minimum threshold education

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