Program for Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators

Offered Annually in Boston, MA

Next Course:
December 10-12, 2016

Course Brochure: course brochure PDF


Application Deadline:
July 1, 2016

Fee:
$1,800.00

Please review the requirements for a complete application (found below) before applying

2016 Applications are now closed



Program Directors:


Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD

Susan Farrell, MD

Reena Karani, MD

Alan Leichtner, MD







Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, scholars will:

  • Discuss and apply theories of learning to their own teaching practice
  • Adapt their teaching practices to further the achievement of intended learning objectives
  • Use feedback for both teaching and learning improvement
  • Reflect on their own and others’ work in medical education with a scholarly focus Use a scholarly approach to educational project development
  • Broaden their own community of clinician-educators within medical education

Course Description

This 3-day intensive program is focused on post-graduate trainees (residents and fellows) who seek to enhance their skills and scholarship as future academic clinician-educators. The course content is focused on two major themes: skills in teaching and learning AND developing scholarship in medical education. Learning formats rely on small group project work and problem-solving, interactive small group activities with individualized feedback, and large group case-based discussion.

The course learning is built around the scholars’ educational project development. Therefore, each scholar must apply with a medical education project that is of interest to the scholar and of benefit to the current or future training program in which he or she works or teaches. Each scholar must have the explicit support of a faculty mentor who will assist and oversee the scholar’s project development at the home institution. Faculty mentors are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the project reporting-out in person on the afternoon of 12/12/16; however, online connection opportunities will be made available to facilitate remote access by faculty mentors to this event, if desired.

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL ALL THREE DOCUMENTS DETAILED BELOW HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY 2016.

1. A BRIEF BIOSKETCH. There are 3 fields available in the online application that will make up your one page biosketch (3300 characters max). In the Education and Professional Experience section include you PG year of training as of December 2016, expected graduation date from post-graduate training (residency or fellowship), previous health science education experience (teacher, preceptor, course/curriculum designer). In the Scholarly Interest section include future academic goals, and in Personal Background provide any brief personal information you would like to share.
2. AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT (3300 characters max). This will be the concrete vehicle to support your learning & application of new concepts. The project fields in the application have been divided into 5 sections - answer all the questions as they apply to your project.
3. A MENTOR LETTER OF SUPPORT. This letter should include knowledge of the applicant's academic interest/experience, as well as future potential as an academic clinician-educator; how the applicant's project will contribute to further the educational mission of program/department/institution; and support commitment, including time available for meeting, guidance, mentoring, or resources. Mentor should include their contact information. Letters are able to be uploaded at the end of the application. Questions regarding the program can be sent Catherine Carey, ccarey4@partners.org, or Susan Farrell, sefarrell@partners.org .

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