Medical Education & Academic Development
Teaching and education are central elements of the Yale School of Medicine’s mission. There is a broad scope of target audiences, including students in our MD, MD-PhD, and PA programs, as well as residents, fellows, and fellow faculty.There is a range of fulfilling opportunities for YSM faculty to engage with varying learners, as well as resources to help make faculty become better educators in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
Optimizing your Teaching
YSM Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) fosters and supports excellence in medical education at YSM. The TLC faculty and staff are available to provide expertise and innovation in educator development, assessment, learning technologies, and curriculum design, as well as medical education research and scholarship. They oversee a number of programs, offer educator development sessions, and are available for individual consultation. Of note, the office also leads the Committee to Review Student Participation in research, which reviews research protocols that enroll Yale medical school students prior to submission to the IRB. The TLC can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Specific programs that faculty may want to explore include:
Medical education day at Yale
- Medical education discussion group series
- Medical education fellowship
- Master of Health Science-Medical Education Pathway degree program
Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning offers support for faculty with online, blended, and in-person education.
Yale Center for Medical Simulation is a state-of-the-art center that provides members of the YSM community an ideal learning environment for supervised and independent practice with a focus on group communication and teamwork, but also specific technical skill.
SYN:APSE center for learning, transformation, and innovation is a related Yale New Haven Hospital resource.
The evaluations that our trainees complete can provide invaluable feedback that faculty should use to guide their development. Just as feedback to trainees is used to help them, feedback to faculty should be used in a similar fashion. Evaluations should be reviewed on a periodic basis and attention paid to suggested areas for improvement.
Medhub is the platform used for teaching evaluations from the clinical setting. Under the index page, select “Evaluations” along the top bar and then “Aggregate Evaluations” under the sub bar. Aggregated scoring and comments can be reviewed there. If you do no not have access to that option, please contact your department registrar.
Teaching summary letters are compiled by the YSM Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) for faculty who are being considered for promotion to associate professor with tenure and professor on the clinician-educator, clinician-scientist, and traditional tracks. These letters summarize educational leadership and curriculum development, faculty development in medical education, and teaching assessments for respective department chairs and A&P Committees.
Teaching House Staff & Graduates
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office supports the the residents and fellows of Yale New Haven Hospital and offers much information about related programs.
Yale Combined Program in the Biologic and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) offers graduate training.
Office for Postdoctoral Affairs works with departments to appoint, support, and train our postdoctoral community.
Educating MD, MD-PhD, PA, and PA Online students provides a wonderful opportunity for YSM faculty to contribute to YSM's education mission and both help shape and learn from the next generation of physicians, scientists, and PAs.
Below are some examples of how you can engage with teaching and mentoring. The Office of Medical Education at Yale has delineated additional teaching and mentoring opportunities for faculty with MD, MD-PHD, PA, and PA Online students.
offers faculty the opportunity to serve on the Admissions Committee and engage prospective students.
- YSM Curriculum offers faculty the opportunity to participate with preclinical courses, clerkships, electives, and subinternships. Faculty also are needed for the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE), Medical Coach Experience (MCE), teaching clinical skills, and office precepting.
- Office of Global Health Education focuses on student education while engaging faculty in teaching around global health themes, serving as global health research mentors, and fostering a community of clinician educators engaged in global health.
- Office of Student Affairs offers faculty to opportunity to be academic advisors, serve on a progress committee, and precept student interest groups.
- Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE) has programs with opportunities for faculty involvement, mentoring, and more.
- Office of Student Research plays a critical role in mentoring students with research and thesis work. They run the START@Yale Program (Summer To Advance Research Training @ Yale), which pairs medical students with faculty research mentors during the summer before the first year, regularly seek additional mentors. As students get established at YSM, further formulate their interests, and start to think about next steps, there are many further opportunities for mentoring YSM students.
- YSM Physician Associate Program offers faculty the opportunity to participate in the pre-clinical curriculum (deliver lectures, facilitate small group workshops and standardized patient sessions), and to serve as Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) faculty coaches. Faculty also can serve as thesis advisors and engage in clinical teaching during clerkships.
- YSM Physician Assistant Online Program offers faculty the opportunity to part in several online learning experiences including didactic instruction, small group facilitation, and Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE). Faculty also can engage with student interest groups.
Faculty as Learners
Continuing Medical Education
Yale Continuing Medical Education (CME) helps develop and implement creative, ethical, and evidence-based educational opportunities that are designed to increase physician competence, enhance practice performance, promote patient safety, and, where applicable, improve patient outcomes in the populations served by the health care providers we educate.