Medical Education Fellowship 2014 - 2015

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 have the opportunity to read educational literature, discuss principles of learning, and design an educational project. Candidates are nominated by the Chair of their department and the number of fellows accepted is limited. Participation requires protected time to participate in the entire program, which runs for nine months.  The MEF graduates present a poster of their educational project at Medical Education Day at Yale, when they also receive their certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions

All full-time faculty holding a rank of assistant professor or higher are eligible to participate.collapse
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.collapse
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.collapse
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 15, 2014TLCWelcome, Overview/Educational Scholarship Introduction
2Mon, Sep 29, 2014SHM L 103    Effectively Searching the Medical Education Literature
3Mon, Oct 13, 2014
TLCCurriculum Development
4Mon, Oct 27, 2014TLCFoundations of Teaching


Special Event

Mon, Nov 10, 2014

6:00 - 7:30pm


Historical Library

Project Presentation

MEF Alumni Reception 

6Mon, Dec 8, 2014TLCProject Presentation
7Mon, Jan 12, 2015TLCObservation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
8Mon, Jan 26, 2015TLCObservation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
9Mon, Feb 9, 2015TLCProgram Evaluation
10Mon, Feb 23, 2015TLCObservation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
11Mon, Mar 9, 2015TLCProject Presentation
12Mon, Mar 23, 2015TLCProject Presentation
13Mon, Apr 6, 2015TLCProject Presentation
14Mon, Apr 20, 2015TLCProject Presentation
15Mon, Apr 27, 2015
12-2pm and 4-6pm
TLCIndividual Project Help
16Thr, May 21, 2015
Medical Education Day
TACPoster Presentation

Alston, Shawnette Ann

Clinical Instructor in Medicine

Desai, Vrunda Bhavsar

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Hile, Lisa

Instructor in Emergency Medicine

Hurwitz, Michael E.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Loomis, Caitlin

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Martin, Andrés S.

Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor, Yale Child Study Center
Deputy Chair and Director of Medical Studies, Yale Child Study Center
Medical Director, Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Matei, Veronica

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Attending Physician

Mathur, Mahan

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Assistant professor, department of body imaging

Miller, Cindy Renee

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Moeller, Jeremy J.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurology Residency Program Director

Prabhu, Maya

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director of Education, Psychological Medicine Service.
Attending, CL Psychiatry and HIV Psychiatry Program, York Campus.

Zimbrean, Paula

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Surgery (Transplant)
Director, Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital