Clinician Educator Track
The Yale Department of Neurology has developed a Clinician-Educator (C-E) Track for residents who choose to focus their scholarly work in educational activities. The goal of this track is to develop outstanding educators during residency while gaining a fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of education.
· Develop teaching skills
· Understand how to move an educational activity into scholarship
· Design and implement an educational project
· Obtain mentorship regarding career pathways for clinician-educators
Overview of the Curriculum
· Developing a personalized learning plan activity
· Meeting regularly with an assigned mentor
· Reading and becoming well-versed in medical education literature
· Participating in a medical education journal club
· Keeping a portfolio of educational experiences
· Participating in a variety of teaching formats under the observation of faculty, and receiving feedback on teaching skills.
· Becoming involved in curriculum planning, specifically for noon conference
· Developing a scholarly project in neurological education
Objectives for Each PGY Year
· Attendance at noon conference sessions on “Resident as Teacher” (3 per year)
· Develop teaching skills, including: effective bedside teaching strategies, effective small group teaching and giving and receiving feedback
· Lead a medical education journal club
· Observe first year residents teach and give feedback
· Identify and begin the design of a scholarly project on medical education (working with your mentor and the education committee to develop the idea). Scholarly projects could include original educational research, a systematic review, development of an educational tool, or curriculum design
· Participate in a two-week “teaching senior” elective
· Teaching the neuro exam to PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents, and giving feedback on it
· Implement the educational scholarly project from year 2, and share the results with peers at a noon conference or research session
· Prepare the scholarly project for dissemination at a national or regional meeting, or for publication as a manuscript or in a forum such as MedEdPORTAL
· Participate in a national meeting with an educational component
Some specific educational opportunities include:
· Small group sessions with 1st year medical students in their neuroanatomy course
· Small group sessions with 2nd year medical students in their pre-clinical neuroscience workshops
· Bedside teaching of 3rd and 4th year students during rotations on the ward and consult services
· Leading a formal case-based session with 3rd year medical students on the “Top Ten Chief Complaints” in neurology and internal medicine
· Facilitating simulation sessions of Neurological Emergencies for 3rd year medical students
· Impromptu sessions during medical students’ clerkships on various topics
· Formal training on teaching and learning through the Teaching and Learning Center at Yale School of Medicine
· Teaching sessions for internal medicine residents
Certificate in Neurology Education
Residents who have met the following criteria will receive a Certificate in Neurology Education at graduation. This certificate will be sponsored jointly by the Teaching and Learning Center at Yale School of Medicine and by the Department of Neurology.
· At least 3 formal teaching roles during residency (e.g. small-group neuroanatomy sessions, physical exam skills teaching, simulation sessions, case-based teaching to clinical clerks, etc.)
· Attendance of at least 4 of the quarterly neurology education journal clubs, presenting at least one
· One noon conference presentation
· Facilitating at least 4 Morning Report sessions, with formal observation and feedback
· Critical observation of at least 3 teaching sessions by others, with a reflective discussion afterward. Ideally, this would be one Morning Report, one Noon Conference, and one Neuroscience Grand Rounds presentation.
· Completion of the Teaching Senior Elective
· Attendance of at least 4 formal noon conferences on education (3 per year are scheduled)
· Meeting with faculty clinician-educator mentors at least twice a year throughout the residency.
· Successful completion of the scholarly project
Recent Recipients of the Certificate in Neurology Education
Jeffrey Dewey, MD. Project title: "Engaging Neurology Residents in Learner-Centered Medical Student Education: A Novel Video-Based, Resident-Led Pilot Curriculum"
Vincent Lau, MD. Project title: "Using Learning Analytics to Evaluate a Video-Based Lecture Series"
Reshma Narula, MD. Project title: "Peer Mentorship in a Neurology Residency Program"