Center for Education Research, Technology, and Innovation

About CERTAIN


BIDMC Anesthesia's Center for Education Research, Technology, and InnovationThe Center for Education Research, Technology and Innovation (CERTAIN) in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine creates an environment of educational excellence through a process of continuous learning, assessment, and feedback, under the leadership of Dr. John D. Mitchell. CERTAIN conducts wide-ranging educational research, uses findings to improve our programs, and evaluates those programs to maintain heightened learning and satisfaction. We use state-of-the-art technology to create innovative teaching and assessment methods that allow us to tailor educational efforts to individual trainees and focus on their learning needs. Our ongoing cycle of quality improvement ensures that our anesthesia educational programs are among the best in the country. In addition, the Center also fosters a supportive, collaborative environment for faculty to engage in educational scholarship. We provide mentorship, guidance, and support in areas such as study design, grant preparation, methodology, IRB correspondence, and manuscript preparation and submission.