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TLC Faculty Associates

The TLC has part-time positions for faculty in which they maintain an active role in their home departments and work in the TLC to lead a program or provide educator development sessions. This model has expanded the TLC's reach to faculty and residents who teach our medical students.

TLC Faculty Associates

  • TLC Associate for Educator Development

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); GME Director, Educator Development, Department of Medicine; Associate, Teaching and Learning Center; Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, Internal Medicine Clerkship; Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Internal Medicine

    Dana was certified by the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers in 2014 and began her role as a TLC Associate for Clinical Teaching Educator Development. Her focus is working with clinical educators in the non-surgical specialties. The course she leads is offered in five to seven modules which include topics such as learning climate, communication of goals, promotion of understanding and retention, feedback, etc. Faculty interested in attending or receiving more information may contact Dana directly.
  • TLC/GME Faculty Associate for Resident and Fellow Development

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Associate Clerkship Director, Internal Medicine; Faculty Director, Yale Clinician Educator Distinction, Internal Medicine; Faculty Director, Pediatric Clinician-Educator Track, Pediatrics

    Dr. Gielissen earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago - Pritzker School of Medicine before completing her Internal Medicine / Pediatrics training at Yale New Haven Hospital. She completed the General Internal Medicine Medical Education Fellowship and an MHS through the Medical Education Pathway (MHS-Med Ed) in 2018. She previously served as the Ambulatory Associate Program Director for the Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Program, and currently as the Associate Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship at the Yale School of Medicine. She also directs the Yale Pediatrics Clinician-Educator Track (PCET) and Co-Directs the Yale Internal Medicine Clinician-Educator Distinction (CED). In 2019, she joined as a co-editor of the Yale Office-Based Medicine (YOBM), an ambulatory curriculum used at over 300 programs across the country.Dr. Gielissen's scholarship focuses on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) as a form of assessment in both the Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education space. She serves as a member of the Faculty Development group Core EPA pilot in the Association of American Medical Colleges. She also performs qualitative research on Entrustment Decision-Making and on faculty development to enhance the quality of feedback and evaluation in clinical settings. Her clinical interests include diabetes management, transitions of care (pediatric to adult), and inpatient medicine.
  • TLC Associate for Clinical Teaching Educator Development

    Professor of Anesthesiology; Vice Chair for Medical Education, Anesthesiology; Section Chief, Perioperative & Adult Anesthesia, Anesthesiology

    Viji was certified by the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers in 2018 and began her role as a TLC Associate for Clinical Teaching Educator Development. Her focus is working with clinical educators in the surgical specialties. The course she leads is offered in five to seven modules which include topics such as learning climate, communication of goals, promotion of understanding and retention, feedback, etc. Faculty interested in attending or receiving more information may contact Viji directly.
  • Associate for Point-of-Care Ultrasound Educator Development

    Associate Professor Term; Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for YSM

    In 2019 Rachel Liu joined the TLC as our Associate for Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Educator Development. Rachel brings her expertise in Point-of-Care Ultrasound education to medical educators at Yale. She focuses on designing curricula and implementing the use of ultrasound in basic, physical and clinical science teaching to medical students. Rachel is offering courses on Point-of-Care Ultrasound for faculty with the goal of introducing educators to teaching trainees using POCUS. If you are interested in attending a POCUS course with Rachel or want more information, please contact her directly.
  • Director of the Standardized Patient Program

    Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital; Director, Standardized Patient Program, Teaching and Learning Center; Director of Medical Studies, Yale Child Study Center, Child Study Center

    As Director of the Standardized Patient Program, Andrés oversees the work of simulated patients (SPs) in the teaching of Yale Medical, Nursing and PA students as well as residents and other YNHH programs. He works with faculty to write cases for SP scenarios, working and overseeing the training and development of the actors in the Program.
  • TLC Associate for Ambulatory Educational Development

    Dr. Rockfeld is part of the Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) acting as the lead for medical education. She received her M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She has worked as the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Care for the NYU Internal Medicine residency program, the Assistant Director for the Clinical Arts and Sciences Course at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine and most recently as their Assistant Dean for the Clinical Curriculum.  She has been part of NEMG since 2018, providing primary care to NEMG patients at the Family Practice Associates in Guilford, CT.In her role as TLC Associate, Dr. Rockfeld will serve as a bridge between our clinical preceptors and the Yale School of Medicine.  She will provide organizational leadership of the NEMG Senior Preceptors Program and support our clinicians with faculty educator development programs.
  • TLC Associate for Statistics in Medical Education

    Lecturer in Occupational Medicine

    Marty began his role as TLC Faculty Associate for Statistics in Medical Education in 2020. His focus is working with educators in the development and application of statistical methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of medical education programs. Marty brings his expertise in statistics and research to the TLC masters students’ learning and supports their research project development and implementation.  If you are interested in connecting with Marty, contact him directly.
  • TLC Associate for Educator Development

    Assistant Professor of Cell Biology; Director, Medical Studies

    In his role as TLC Associate for Educator Development, Pete primarily assists faculty in enhancing their lectures, creating exciting new lectures and converting existing content from lecture into interactive pedagogies. One such interactive pedagogy on which he works closely with educators is team based learning (TBL). This format requires developing content specifically created for TBL learning, understanding the various ways to present learning in this format and practice in how to facilitate the session. When YSM redesigned their curriculum, one outcome was to greatly increase the use of TBL and interactive learning in medical student education. He consults with faculty to work together to create and deliver effective and inspiring interactive education experiences for our students. Pete is available to consult or answer any questions at the contact information above.
  • TLC Associate for Clinical Reasoning Educator Development

    Assistant Professor; Director of Remediation, Yale School of Medicine; Course Director, Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making; Associate, Educator Development in Clinical Reasoning, Teaching and Learning Center; Section Leader, Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience; Advisor, Clinician Educator Distinction, Internal Medicine Residency Programs; Member, Course Review Committee

    In 2019, Thilan accepted the role of TLC Associate for Clinical Reasoning Educator Development. His focus is working with YSM educators in enhancing their skills in teaching clinical reasoning to all levels of trainees. From observations to workshops to curricula, Thilan works closely with leaders in medical education to design educator development programs to meet the specific needs of the department and trainees. If you are interested in connecting with Thilan, email him at the contact information above.