Clinician Educator Track

The Yale Department of Neurology has developed a Clinician-Educator (C-E) Track for residents who choose to focus their scholarly work in educational activities. The goal of this track is to develop outstanding educators during residency while gaining a fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of education.


Objectives

· Develop teaching skills

· Understand how to move an educational activity into scholarship

· Design and implement an educational project

· Obtain mentorship regarding career pathways for clinician-educators


Overview of the Curriculum

· Developing a personalized learning plan activity

· Meeting regularly with an assigned mentor

· Reading and becoming well-versed in medical education literature

· Participating in a medical education journal club

· Keeping a portfolio of educational experiences

· Participating in a variety of teaching formats under the observation of faculty, and receiving feedback on teaching skills.

· Becoming involved in curriculum planning, specifically for noon conference

· Developing a scholarly project in neurological education


Objectives for Each PGY Year

PGY-2:

· Attendance at noon conference sessions on “Resident as Teacher” (3 per year)

· Develop teaching skills, including: effective bedside teaching strategies, effective small group teaching and giving and receiving feedback


PGY-3:

· Lead a medical education journal club

· Observe first year residents teach and give feedback

· Identify and begin the design of a scholarly project on medical education (working with your mentor and the education committee to develop the idea). Scholarly projects could include original educational research, a systematic review, development of an educational tool, or curriculum design


PGY-4:

· Participate in a two-week “teaching senior” elective

· Teaching the neuro exam to PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents, and giving feedback on it

· Implement the educational scholarly project from year 2, and share the results with peers at a noon conference or research session

· Prepare the scholarly project for dissemination at a national or regional meeting, or for publication as a manuscript or in a forum such as MedEdPORTAL

· Participate in a national meeting with an educational component


Educational Opportunities

Some specific educational opportunities include:

· Small group sessions with 1st year medical students in their neuroanatomy course

· Small group sessions with 2nd year medical students in their pre-clinical neuroscience workshops

· Bedside teaching of 3rd and 4th year students during rotations on the ward and consult services

· Leading a formal case-based session with 3rd year medical students on the “Top Ten Chief Complaints” in neurology and internal medicine

· Facilitating simulation sessions of Neurological Emergencies for 3rd year medical students

· Impromptu sessions during medical students’ clerkships on various topics

· Formal training on teaching and learning through the Teaching and Learning Center at Yale School of Medicine

· Teaching sessions for internal medicine residents

Certificate in Neurology Education

Residents who have met the following criteria will receive a Certificate in Neurology Education at graduation. This certificate will be sponsored jointly by the Teaching and Learning Center at Yale School of Medicine and by the Department of Neurology.



Criteria:

· At least 3 formal teaching roles during residency (e.g. small-group neuroanatomy sessions, physical exam skills teaching, simulation sessions, case-based teaching to clinical clerks, etc.)

· Attendance of at least 4 of the quarterly neurology education journal clubs, presenting at least one

· One noon conference presentation

· Facilitating at least 4 Morning Report sessions, with formal observation and feedback

· Critical observation of at least 3 teaching sessions by others, with a reflective discussion afterward. Ideally, this would be one Morning Report, one Noon Conference, and one Neuroscience Grand Rounds presentation.

· Completion of the Teaching Senior Elective

· Attendance of at least 4 formal noon conferences on education (3 per year are scheduled)

· Meeting with faculty clinician-educator mentors at least twice a year throughout the residency.

· Successful completion of the scholarly project


Recent Recipients of the Certificate in Neurology Education

2017

Jeffrey Dewey, MD. Project title: "Engaging Neurology Residents in Learner-Centered Medical Student Education: A Novel Video-Based, Resident-Led Pilot Curriculum" 

Vincent Lau, MD. Project title: "Using Learning Analytics to Evaluate a Video-Based Lecture Series"

Reshma Narula, MD. Project title: "Peer Mentorship in a Neurology Residency Program"


2016

Shivani Ghoshal, MD. Project title: "Interdisciplinary teaching modules for neurology and internal medicine."
Educational Scholarly Work

Reshma Narula (Class of 2017) presenting her work at the annual Yale Med Ed Day.

Presentation at AAN

Dr. Jeffrey Dewey (Class of 2017) presenting his scholarly work as a platform presentation at the AAN Annual Meeting.