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Teaching and Learning Center

Director's Welcome

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Janet Hafler, EdD

Thank you for your interest in Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). The Center was established in 2012 to promote and support excellence in medical education. We recognize that our teaching faculty are the critical foundation of medical education at Yale. 

The Teaching and Learning Center has expertise in numerous areas of medical education including: research, scholarship, educator development, assessment (student, faculty and curriculum) and learning technology. You are welcome to attend our events, conferences and educator development programs, many of which are described on our website. 

We are available to help you in many ways including developing a new program, enhancing your teaching skills or assessment skills, designing a medical education research project, and developing your scholarship or mentoring, to name a few. Private meetings are available to provide feedback and consultation to explore how to meet your educational and learning goals. We want to be as helpful to you as possible. 

Please let us know about your work in medical education and how we can be of service to you. We look forward to working with you.


Janet Hafler, EdD

Medical Education Day at Yale

Virtual Conference: Thursday, June 4, 2020

In consideration of the health and safety of the education community we serve, Medical Education Day at Yale will be offered on June 4, 2020 using virtual technology.

Yale faculty, alumni, fellows, residents, students and staff are welcome to attend. This conference is open to everyone from the School of Medicine, including the Physician Associate and Physician Assistant Online Programs, as well as our colleagues from the School of Nursing and the School of Public Health. 

The structure of the virtual conference will allow for both synchronous (live) and asynchronous participation. Attendance is free for one or more events. Online registration will open later this month (April 2020). 

As announced previously, we have extended the poster abstract and PDF submission deadlines: 

  • Deadline for submitting poster abstracts: Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern
  • Decisions to poster abstract authors: on a rolling basis, but no later than Monday, April 20, 2020 
  • Deadline for submitting PDFs of accepted posters for judging and electronic display: Monday, May 11, 2020 by 11:59pm Eastern
Visit the Medical Education Day at Yale page for more information. If you have any questions pertaining to the poster session, contact Emma Brennan-Wydra ( For other inquiries, send an email to

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster excellence in education at the Yale School of Medicine. We achieve this through service to the learning community by providing expertise and innovation in educator development, assessment, learning technologies, and curriculum design.