Clinical Teaching Development Program

The program includes interactive skills development workshops, “work in progress” sessions for collaboration and feedback, and peer mentorship.  Participants should have a clear educational role that will enable them to take the skills discussed during the workshops and apply them.  Scheduling of workshops will be according to participant schedules, so flexibility is encouraged to find a time when everyone can attend.

Upcoming Clinical Teaching Workshops

TopicDay / Time
Teaching in the outpatient settingWednesday, September 27th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Teaching in the inpatient settingMonday, October 30th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Clinical coachingMonday, January 29th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
MentoringFriday, February 16th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Teaching in the procedural settingThursday, March 29th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Clinical teaching skills workshops:

  1. Teaching in the outpatient setting: A hectic clinic and no time to teach? This workshop focuses on integrating learners into the ambulatory setting including agenda setting, priming the learner, and elements from the One Minute Preceptor.
  2. Teaching in the inpatient setting: Orchestrating rounds. As a medical educator, you are the conductor of a group of learners with variable stages of development. How do we maintain learner engagement, teach to multiple levels, and ensure patient care happens? This workshop focuses on setting expectations and teacher preparation.
  3. Teaching in the procedural setting: Moving beyond “see one, do one, teach one”.  This workshop targets clinicians who are teaching procedural skills—in the OR, ER, clinic, or at the bedside.
  4. Clinical coaching: Micro-feedback.  A coach observes every shot, providing advice in real time to improve performance. This workshop focuses on incorporating low-stakes “microfeedback” into any clinical setting.
  5. Mentoring:  Students and residents look up to you, and seek your guidance.  How can you be most effective in sharing your knowledge and experience to inspire your trainees?


Participation in the faculty development program is by an application process. We invite faculty of all specialties and academic rank to apply.  Applicants must commit to completing the entire faculty development series, including attendance and participation at group sessions.  This will likely require additional time and energy beyond your current role; however, participants will reap long-term benefits from having a vibrant community of support.   

Applications should include:

  • Brief statement describing your educational philosophy in the context of your teaching environment
  • Focused teaching portfolio containing:
    • Description of current roles in formal teaching activities (didactics, small group leader, course director, etc)
    • History of prior faculty development activities locally or nationally (courses or workshops)
    • Teaching evaluations from the current or prior academic year (students and/or housestaff)
  • Letter of support from your Department Chair or Division Chief delineating how program participation aligns with your career development and role within the department/division

Applications were due by May 15, 2017. Please contact Dorcas Beatty for more information.

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