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Medical Education

Photo by Harold Shapiro
Janet Hafler, EdD, associate dean for teaching and learning, is shown teaching a Medical Education Fellowship class. Dr. Hafler leads the YSM Center for Medical Education.

Education is at the core of the Yale School of Medicine’s mission and teaching to promote learning is our goal. There is a broad scope of learners, including students in our MD, MD-PhD, and PA programs, as well as residents, fellows, and faculty.

Below is information about a range of fulfilling opportunities for YSM faculty to engage with various learners, as well as resources to enhance faculty teaching skills in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.

Center for Medical Education

Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Center for Medical Education is the home for continuing medical education (CME) and additional resources to support faculty engaged in teaching and learning. The Center for Medical Education provides a synergized and centralized approach to educator and professional development, curricular design, and evaluation.

The programs to support educators at the Center for Medical Education are overseen by faculty and staff who are experts in their medical education field. When you visit the Center’s website, you will find information about:

  • Yale Medical Educator Series – YES!
  • Medical Education Discussion Group
  • Medical Education Day at Yale
  • Degree and Certificate Programs in Medical Education
  • Education Technology
  • Peer Observation of Teaching and Giving Feedback
  • Education Program and Curriculum Evaluation
  • Educator Assessment
  • Student Assessment
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Quick Links to connect with Center for Medical Education faculty and staff:

Request a Consultation
For developing curricula, identifying and tailoring appropriate assessment methods, using technology to enhance teaching, and other areas of expertise offered through the Center.

Request a Teaching Observation with Feedback
The Center's faculty observer watches the session, records feedback, and meets with the teacher privately afterward to talk together about the feedback.

Register to attend an Educator Development Program
These programs support the Yale community of educators and those engaged in medical education and research. The Center carefully selects topic experts from Yale, as well as guests from other institutions, to share their expertise with our educators.

Additional YSM Resource for Educators

Yale Center for Healthcare Simulation is a state-of-the-art center that provides members of the YSM and Yale New Haven Health Services communities an ideal learning environment for supervised and independent practice with a focus on group communication and teamwork, but also specific technical skill.

Faculty as Educators

Teaching Evaluations

The evaluations that our trainees complete can provide invaluable feedback that faculty should use to guide their development, similar to how feedback to trainees is used to help them. These evaluations will be an important part of your annual conversations when you meet with your chair or section chief, and when you meet with mentors about your own career development.

BlueDogs is the platform used for teaching evaluations in the MD and Physician Associate (PA) pre-clerkship setting. Information is gathered from trainees about the course and the faculty who taught the course. To access your evaluations from MD students:

  1. Log into BlueDogs, click on the button "Click here to log in through Yale Single Sign-On."
  2. Enter your NetID and Password Authenticate via Duo Push.

  3. After logging in, you should be on the calendar page. In the upper right corner, click on your picture which will open a menu.

  4. In the menu, click on My Portrait.

  5. On the page that opens, click on Documents in the left, vertical menu.

  6. The page that opens will have links to your feedback for the course.

  7. (Please note, the PA Program shares aggregated student feedback with its faculty.)

Medhub is the platform used for teaching evaluations in MD clerkships, electives, and sub-internships, as well as residencies and fellowships. Information is gathered from trainees about the clerkships, electives, and sub-internships and the preceptors. To access your evaluations:

  1. Log in Medhub, enter your NetID, and Password Authenticate via Duo Push. Please note: when you first access Medhub, after entering your NetID as your username, you must set up a Medhub-specific password.
  2. Under the index page, select the grey tab "Evaluations" along the top bar.
  3. Click on "Aggregate Evaluations" under the sub-bar. Aggregated scoring and comments can be reviewed there.

For questions about accessing Medhub for UME MD evaluations, please contact Gina Franco. The contact for accessing GME evaluations is Thomas Casagrande. (The PA Program shares aggregated student feedback about clerkships with preceptors.)

Teaching to Specific Audiences

There are many opportunities for faculty to engage students, house staff, and others audiences in educational activities.

Teaching Students

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.