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Medical Education Concentration (MEC) for MD and MD-PhD Students

The longitudinal Medical Education Concentration for MD and MD-PhD students helps students gain the skills and experience to be more effective educators and scholars. The coursework features interactive workshops to develop skills, teaching experiences with observation and feedback, mentorship, and a scholarly project.


MD and MD-PhD students are eligible.


To receive course credit for completion of the Medical Education Concentration, students must complete the following courses prior to graduation:

  • Medical Education Course – Four 90-minute skills workshops (offered annually), plus an additional eight hours of educator programming selected from the Center for Medical Education’s educator development program offerings. (1 credit)
  • Medical Education Practicum – 20 hours of hands-on teaching experience at Yale School of Medicine and/or within the greater New Haven community. The 20 hours can be obtained from different teaching opportunities. Skill building is enhanced through self-assessment, observation, feedback, and mentorship. (4 credits)
  • Medical Education Supervised Research Block – Students will work with a designated mentor to complete a medical education scholarly project or thesis related to teaching, curriculum, assessment, or leadership. (2 credits.)

MEC Skills Workshops

The foundation of the MEC is a series of four interactive skills workshops. The workshops are held annually over Zoom from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The 2024 workshop schedule is below.

Registration Details

The registration deadline for 2024 is April 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Medical Education Concentration Leadership

  • Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, General Pediatrics; Director of the Center for Medical Education, Pediatrics

Medical Education Concentration Skills Workshop: Faculty Educators

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Associate DIO; GME Director, Educator Development, Department of Medicine; Associate, Teaching and Learning Center; Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Internal Medicine; Director of YMS Coaching Program , Office of Curriculum

  • Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director of Student Assessment, Teaching and Learning Center; Director of clinical skills assessment, Office of Education