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Teaching and Learning Center

Executive Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). The Center opened its doors in 2012 under the impactful leadership of Janet Hafler, EdD.

On October 1, 2022, I assumed the newly created role of TLC Executive Director. I am honored to lead an amazing team of faculty and staff as we continue the critical work of supporting our educators in achieving excellence in medical education and scholarship.

The TLC has expertise in many areas of medical education including educator development, student and teaching assessment, curriculum design and evaluation, and scholarship. We hope you will join us for events such as the monthly Medical Education Discussion Group and our annual conference—Medical Education Day at Yale. Please consider how the Medical Education Fellowship or MHS-Medical Education Pathway Degree Program may enhance your skills as an educator and medical education researcher. These events and programs are all described on this website and we encourage you to read more about them.
All of us at the TLC are available to help you in a variety of ways including developing and enriching curricula, enhancing teaching and assessment skills, and designing a medical education research project to name a few. Please use the Request a Consultation form on our website to connect with us to explore how we can work together.

We invite you to join to our mailing list to receive emails about our events and opportunities in medical education. You may email me directly or at to join our list and learn more.

We are excited to work with you.

All the best,


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.

The TLC Report - An Overview 2012 to 2019

The Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) has become an integral part of the school since it was established in 2012 to promote and support excellence in medical education. This report provides an overview from 2012 through 2019 of the many ways the TLC enhances teaching and learning, including a brief description of our programs and services for YSM and beyond. It also introduces the TLC faculty and staff, and how they intersect with the broader YSM community.

The Teaching and Learning Center Report 2012 to 2019