The Institute of Medical Education Research (iMERR) is part of Erasmus MC as an Academic Center of Excellence. Within iMERR, a large number of investigators with various academic backgrounds conduct high-impact scientific research to improve health care through evidence-based medical education. iMERR plays a key role in education within Erasmus MC. The research conducted at iMERR has a direct impact on educational strategies and policy.

The institute conducts research in medical education in the broadest sense, incorporating all aspects of medical education, ranging from selection of students up to the post initial education of medical specialists. iMERR places great value on stimulating the education and training of its investigators (PhD students and postdocs). The institute has several research areas, selected due to their potential to meet current needs and to make the best use of the scientific background of the research groups in medical education within the Erasmus MC and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Clinical reasoning

Making sure that future doctors learn to diagnose the patient in the right way.

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Selection, assessment & performance

Enabling all (future) students to become part of a capable, diverse, and healthy workforce.

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Technology-enhanced instructional design

Helping future doctors to learn more effectively through new educational technology.

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Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam, 2021