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
Individual PreceptingWednesday, October 24, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Group TeachingMonday, November 12, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Clinical CoachingWednesday, December 12, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Identifying the Struggling LearnerMonday, January 7, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Procedural TeachingMonday, February 11, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Clinical Teaching Skills Workshops:

  1. Individual Precepting: A hectic clinical day with no time to teach?  This workshop focuses on one-on-one teaching with integration of learners into clinical workflow.  Discussion includes agenda setting, priming the learner, and elements from the One Minute Preceptor.
  2. Group Teaching: 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. 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.
  4. Identifying the Struggling Learner:  Have you worked with a learner that just doesn't seem to "get it" as easily or quickly as his/her peers?  This workshop focuses on defining the struggling learner and describing methods to promote early identification.
  5. 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 beside.


Participation in the faculty development program is by an application process. We invite faculty of all specialties and academic rank to apply here. 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:

  • 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)

Application submission is closed. Please contact Dorcas Beatty for more information.