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John Encandela, PhD

Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Executive Director, Teaching & Learning Center (SOM), School of Medicine

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 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.