Can We Ensure That Workshops Are Effective in Their Goal? Impact of a National Education Workshop on Participants’ Subsequent Scholarship
Medical education conferences offer practical workshops to facilitate physicians’ lifelong learning. Little is known about integration of workshop material after conferences. We sought to evaluate the application of workshop content focused on scholarly publication preparation. We developed an email survey to examine participants’ progress preparing a publication in 2019, administered 4, 9, and 15 months post-conference. The survey included scaled items and open-ended questions. Thirty-three participants attended the workshop. Participants continued to develop their projects, but noted time, adequate evaluations, and no writing partners as barriers. Following up with workshop participants offers insights into effective application of workshop content.