Medical Education Fellowship

MEF Class 2017.2018

The graduates of the 2017-18 Medical Education Fellowship with, Director, Janet P. Hafler, EdD (front row right) at Medical Education Day at Yale, May 16, 2018.


The goal of this Fellowship is to develop clinician educators who will provide educational leadership in our departments and at the Yale School of Medicine.  In this interactive course, participants will have the opportunity to read educational literature, discuss principles of learning, and design an educational project.  Participation requires protected time to participate in 18 sessions including Medical Education Day.

Course Goals: 

  • Develop the skills to design and implement an educational project.
  • Explore principles of learning as they apply to a variety of teaching strategies.
  • Apply the educational literature to the project you design.
  • Develop effective teaching skills.
  • Enhance skills in giving feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

All full-time faculty holding a rank of assistant professor or higher are eligible to participate.
In the spring of each academic year, department chairs nominate their faculty to participate in the MEF for the coming year. This nomination includes a brief description of the faculty member’s proposed medical education project, which is a priority for the medical school and/or the department.  Faculty interested in participating should meet with their chair to express interest in the Fellowship and request that their nomination be considered.
The TLC faculty reviews the nominees and their proposed medical education project.   Consideration is given to having equal representation of fellows from participating departments as well as the priority of the project to the medical school/department. The Fellowship accepts up to 14 Fellows each academic year.
Commit to attend all 16, two-hour sessions between September and May. All MEF sessions are eligible for CME credit.
Design an educational project, which will be implemented in their department, and attending all MEF sessions.
Present their project at the poster presentation during Medical Education Day at Yale.
Department chairs must release their participating faculty from other responsibilities for:
  • Sessions held twice monthly, each session is two hours, from September through May
  • Participation in Medical Education Day at Yale, a half-day conference held in May of each year.

Coffee/tea served at 3:45pm - Sessions begin promptly at 4:00pm and end at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted

Session Dates and Topics


Session No Date Location Topic 
1 Mon, Sep 11, 2017 TLC 205 Welcome, Intro. to Canvas Project Idea Presentations
2 Mon, Sep 25, 2017 TLC 205 Foundations of Teaching: A Case Discussion
3 Mon, Oct 2, 2017 TLC 205 Learner Assessment w/ Michael Green
Special Event 
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
6:45 - 8:15 pm
TLC 205
Historical Library
Observation and Feedback: 5-Minute Teaching Presentations, Part 1 and Educational Scholarship and CV
MEF Alumni Reception
Mon, Oct 31, 2017 TLC 205 Observation and Feedback: 5-Minute Teaching Presentations, Part 2
6 Mon, Nov 13, 2017 TLC 205 Curriculum Design & Program Evaluation, Part 1 w/ John Encandela
7 Mon, Nov 27, 2017 TLC 205 Observation and Feedback: 5-Minute Teaching Presentations, Part 3
and Program Evaluation, Part 2 w/ John Encandela
8 Mon, Dec 11, 2017 TLC 205 Project Presentations w/ Stepback Consultation
9 Mon, Jan 8, 2018 TLC 205 Project Presentations w/ Stepback Consultation
10 Mon, Jan 22, 2018
Note time: 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Cohen Aud. Special Session - MERC: Qualitative Research
11 Mon, Feb 5, 2018 TLC 205 Poster Design w/ John Encandela
MEF Alumni Presentations
12 Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Note time: 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Cohen Aud.
Special Session - MERC: Qualitative Research
13 Mon, Feb 19, 2018 TLC 205 Project Presentations
14 Mon, Mar 12, 2018 TLC 205 Project Presentations
15 Mon, Mar 26, 2018 TLC 205 Project Presentations
16 Mon, Apr 2, 2018 TLC 205 Poster Presentations
17 Mon, Apr 9, 2018 Medical Library Creating an Instructional Vido w/Lei Wang and Qualtrics w/ Gary Leydon
18:Hold Mon, Apr 16, 2018 TLC 205 Make-up Session/Additional Sessions
19 Week of Apr 16, 2018 TLC 205 Individual Meetings: Assistance w/ Poster Design
Special Event Wed, May 16, 2018 TAC Lobby Medical Education Day at Yale, Poster Presentations, Awards Ceremony and Graduation Certificates
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