Medical Education Fellowship


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 18 sessions including Medical Education Day.

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.

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

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

Session Dates and Tentative Topics

Session NoDateLocationTopic (Tentative)
1Mon, Sep 12, 2016TLC 205Welcome, Overview/Educational Scholarship Introduction
2Mon, Sep 26, 2016TLC 205Foundations of Teaching/A Case Discussion
3Mon, Oct 17, 2016TLC 205Curriculum Development w/ John Encandela
4Mon, Oct 24, 2016SHM L 103Effectively Searching the Medical Education Literature w/Judy Spak
5Mon, Nov 7, 2016TLC 205Project Idea Presentation
Special EventMon, Nov 7, 2016
6:00 - 7:30pm
Historical LibraryMEF Alumni Reception
6Mon, Nov 28, 2016TLC 205Project Idea Presentation
7Mon, Dec 12, 2017TLC 205Observation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
8Mon, Jan 9, 2017TLC 205Observation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
9Mon, Jan 23, 2017TLC 205Observation and Feedback: 5 minute Teaching Exercise
10Mon, Jan 30, 2017Medical Library;
Simbonis Conf Rm,
Cushing Center Conf Rm

Option A:Creating an Instructional Video w/ Lei Wang
Option B: Survey Design w/ Janet Hafler
Option C: Qualtrics w/Gary Leydon

11Mon, Feb 6, 2017TLC 205Program Evaulation w/ John Encandela
12Mon, Feb 20, 2017TLC 2054-5 pm: Poster Design w/ Janet Hafler and John Encandela
5-6 pm: Project Presentation
13Mon, Mar 6, 2017TLC 205Project Presentation
14Mon, Mar 20, 2017TLC 205Project Presentation
15Mon, Apr 3, 2017TLC 205Project Presentation
16Mon, Apr 17, 2017TLC 205Poster Presentation
17Week of Apr 17, 2017,
Individual Meetings
throughout the week
TLC 205Individual Assistance with Poster Design
HoldMon, May 1, 2017TLC 205Hold: Extra or Make-up Session (snow cancellations, etc.)
18Thu, May 18, 2017
4:30 - 6:30 pm 
Medical Education Day
TAC LobbyPoster Presentation, Awards Ceremony, Graduation Certificates

2016-17 Fellows

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