Medical Education Fellowship 2015 - 2016

The goal of this Fellowship is to develop clinician educators who will provide educational leadership in our departments and at the Yale School of Medicine.  In this interactive course, participants will have the opportunity to read educational literature, discuss principles of learning, and design an educational project.  Participation requires protected time to participate in 16 sessions including Medical Education Day.

Frequently Asked Questions

All full-time faculty holding a rank of assistant professor or higher are eligible to participate.
In the spring of each academic year, department chairs nominate their faculty to participate in the MEF for the coming year. This nomination includes a brief description of the faculty member’s proposed medical education project, which is a priority for the medical school and/or the department.  Faculty interested in participating should meet with their chair to express interest in the Fellowship and request that their nomination be considered.
The TLC faculty reviews the nominees and their proposed medical education project.   Consideration is given to having equal representation of fellows from participating departments as well as the priority of the project to the medical school/department. The Fellowship accepts up to 14 Fellows each academic year.
Commit to attend all 16, two-hour sessions between September and May. All MEF sessions are eligible for CME credit.
Design an educational project, which will be implemented in their department, and attending all MEF sessions.
Present their project at the poster presentation during Medical Education Day at Yale.
Department chairs must release their participating faculty from other responsibilities for:
  • Sessions held twice monthly, each session is two hours, from September through May
  • Participation in Medical Education Day at Yale, a half-day conference held in May of each year.

Course Goals

  • Develop the skills to design and implement an educational project. 
  • Explore principles of learning as they apply to a variety of teaching strategies. 
  • Apply the educational literature to the project you design. 
  • Develop effective teaching skills.
  • Enhance skills in giving feedback.

Coffee/tea served at 3:45pm - Sessions begin promptly at 4:00pm and end at 6:00pm

Session Dates and Topics

Session NoDateLocationTopic
1Mon, Sep 14, 2015TLCWelcome, Overview/Educational Scholarship Introduction
2Mon, Sep 28, 2015SHM L 103    Effectively Searching the Medical Education Literature
3Mon, Oct 12, 2015 
TLCFoundations of Teaching
4Mon, Nov 2, 2015TLCCurriculum Development w/ John Encandela


Special Event

Mon, Nov 30, 2015

6:00 - 7:30pm


Historical Library

Project Presentation

MEF Alumni Reception 

6Mon, Dec 14, 2015TLCProject Presentation
7Mon, Jan 11, 2016TLCObservation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
8Mon, Jan 25, 2016TLCObservation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
9Mon, Feb 8, 2016TLC

Observation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise

10Mon, Feb 22, 2016TLCProgram Evaluation w/ John Encandela
11Mon, Mar 7, 2016TLCProject Presentation
12Mon, Mar 21, 2016TLCProject Presentation
13Mon, Apr 4, 2016TLCProject Presentation
14Mon, Apr 18, 2016TLCProject Presentation
15Mon, May 2, 2015
12-2pm and 4-6pm
TLCIndividual Help w/ Posters
16May 17 or 19, 2016
Medical Education Day
TACPoster Presentation
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Nikhil Chawla, MBBS

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Thomas Fynan, MD

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Jennifer Galvin, MD

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Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc

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Michael Kent, MD

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Chandrika Kumar, MD

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Jaspreet Loyal, MD, MS

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Claudia Moreno, MD

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Zheala Qayyum, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center

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Dolores Vojvoda, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Tobias Wasser, MD

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry

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