Our Managers

Dorothy DeBernardo, Manager

The Teaching and Learning Center is aptly abbreviated TLC. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing educators with the expertise, programs and individual attention they deserve and require to inspire their students. In my role as manager, I enjoy working with my colleagues to be certain excellence is in everything we bring to the medical education community. In particular I oversee:

  • The Medical Education Discussion Groups and Special Events in Medical Education
  • Faculty Development Workshops, Seminars and Retreats
  • Medical Education Day at Yale

Please call or email me if you have any questions about how we may be able to help you. I am delighted to assist you.

Email: dorothy.debernardo@yale.edu

Phone: 203-785-3203


Barbara Hildebrand, Program Manager

At the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) I am fortunate to work with talented and creative faculty with a core mission dedicated to training and mentoring educators with direct impact on students learning outcomes.  In my role as Program Manager at the TLC, I enjoy interacting with faculty from all areas of the Medical and Nursing schools to develop interactive programs and contributing to student curriculum development.  Primarily, I am responsible for the:

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    Standardized Patient (SP) Program – utilizing actors to portray patients with various chief concerns and case scenarios in a standardized format for practicing interview techniques and communication skills.
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    Teaching Summary Letters for senior faculty up for promotion
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    Maintaining the TLC website content

If you have specific questions or what more information about our SP program or any of the areas I am directly involved with, please feel free to reach out so I can assist you.  I’d be delighted to help you.

Email: Barbara.Hildebrand@yale.edu

Phone:  203-785-4854


Catherine Kennedy, Assessment Program Manager

In my role as Assessment Program Manager, I collaborate with faculty and staff to develop new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. My projects focus on:

Planning and implementing programs to assess students, educators, and curricula

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting assessment data

Managing the poster submission and review process for Medical Education Day at Yale

Please feel free to contact me via phone or email and I will be happy to assist you.

Email: catherine.kennedy@yale.edu

Phone: 203-737-4860


Linda Sarro, Manager for Educator Development

More Information

For more information about any of our services (e.g. Education Workshops, Peer Observation, How to join the Medical Education Fellowship, Standardized Patients, MedEd Discussions ...) email us at tlc@yale.edu

TLC Brochure

TLC Upcoming Events

TLC News

Standardized Patient Request Form
(Requires Yale CAS login)