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Medical Education Track

Medical Education Track

This track is designed for fellows with an aim of developing a career as clinician educators. In addition to the core curriculum content, fellows complete the below program that is unique to this track.

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I. Post-master’s Certificate in Evidence Based Teaching in the Health Professions

This is an 18-credit program with an emphasis on preparing health professionals to teach effectively.

Course learning objectives:

  • Develop educators for the health professions who effectively integrate adult learning theory and evidence-based teaching into their practice
  • Prepare competent researchers of health professionals’ education
  • Prepare effective educational leaders for the health professions who demonstrate effective management and leadership of educational programming

Required Courses:

  • Foundation to Innovation: Adult Learning (3 credits)
  • Evidence-Based Teaching (3 credits)
  • Ensuring Learning Through Assessment and Feedback (3 credits)
  • Curriculum Development (3 credits)
  • Instructional Strategies I (1.5 credits)
  • Instructional Strategies II (1.5 credits)
  • Educational Scholarship: Design (1.5 credits)
  • Educational Scholarship: Implementation (1.5 credits)

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II. Curriculum Development

This is a 10-month longitudinal program. Fellows learn about curriculum development and evaluation through didactics, discussions and a mentored curriculum development project. Please note that fellows complete either the post-master’s program OR curriculum development.

The program includes:

  • Interactive workshops on each of the six steps of curriculum development:
    • Problem identification
    • General and targeted needs assessment
    • Goals and objectives
    • Educational strategies
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation methods
  • Expert-led sessions on specific aspects of curriculum development, such as:
    • Writing for publication and disseminating one’s work
    • Searching the literature and internet for educational articles and resources
    • Finding and applying for funding support
    • Obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval
    • Designing surveys
    • Using simulation
    • Using information technology to support medical education
  • A mentored curriculum development project, usually accomplished by teams of two to five participants, under the direction of a highly trained faculty facilitator:
    • Work-in-progress sessions with other curriculum development teams — participants present and receive feedback on stages of their work
    • Individual project team meetings with course facilitators to review progress and receive verbal and subsequent written feedback on each step of their project
    • Oral abstract presentation on their project before an invited audience
    • Submission of a paper on their CD project

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