McMaster University

McMaster University

MERIT Membership


If you are an education scholar, you belong to the MERIT community.

There are three levels of membership: Member, Scholar, and Scientist.

  • Member
  • Scholar
  • Scientist

MERIT Members have sustained and growing interest in Health Professions Education.


Benefits to becoming a MERIT Member include:

  • MERIT affiliation
  • your profile in MERIT communications
  • the opportunity for project consultation with one of our scholars or scientists

Responsabilites of being a MERIT Member include:

  • regular attendance at our monthly MERIT Rounds
  • presentation at MERIT rounds


To apply to be a MERIT Member send your contact information form and letter of support from your Department/Program chair to merit@mcmaster.ca.

The membership committee will review all applications.


MERIT Scholars have demonstrated knowledge and experience in Health Professions Education research and / or innovation projects.


Benefits to becoming a MERIT Scholar include:

  • eligibility to compete for conference funding, limited research assistance support
  • access to Internal peer review of applications and publications and academic mentorship
  • access to tele- or video-conferencing for project communication
  • your profile in MERIT communications
  • the opportunity for project consultation with one of our scholars or scientists

Responsabilites of being a MERIT Scholar include:

  • peer consultations with Scholars and Scientists
  • scholarly paper review
  • membership on HSEd thesis committee(s)
  • regular attendance at our monthly MERIT Rounds
  • presentation at MERIT rounds


To apply to be a MERIT Scholar send your contact information form, a letter of support from your Department/Program chair, an up-to-date CV, and 500-1000 word description of why you want to become a MERIT Scholar and how MERIT aligns with your academic career to merit@mcmaster.ca.

The membership committee will review all applications.


MERIT Scientists have graduate training and lead a program of Health Professions Education research with an established track record in HPE scholarship.


Benefits to becoming a MERIT Scientist include:

  • office space, conference funding, research assistance support
  • SPSS / NVivo subscription, CV management, expense management
  • access to senior academic mentorship
  • assisting with welcoming and hosting visiting scholars / scientists and eligibility for 1:1 consultation time
  • access to tele- or video-conferencing for project communication
  • your profile in MERIT communications
  • the opportunity for project consultation with one of our scholars or scientists

Responsabilites of being a MERIT Scholar include:

  • competing for peer-reviewed grants, producing first or senior author peer-reviewed publications, supervising HSEd thesis students
  • collaborating with Scholars
  • regular attendance at our monthly MERIT meetings
  • regular attendance at our monthly MERIT Rounds
  • presentation at MERIT rounds


To apply to be a MERIT Scientist send your contact information form, a letter of support from your Department/Program chair, an up-to-date CV, and 500-1000 word description of why you want to become a MERIT Scholar and how MERIT aligns with your academic career to merit@mcmaster.ca.

The membership committee will review all applications.

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