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Institute for Excellence in Education


Welcome to The Institute for Excellence in Education

Committed to Leading the Way in Medical and Biomedical Education

The mission of the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is to promote, value and advance the educational mission of the School of Medicine while enhancing the School of Medicine's leadership role in medical and biomedical education nationally and internationally. To guide this mission, IEE has identified four guiding principles or "pillars" into which all of our decisions, work and programs are aligned.

In addition to these guiding principles, for the 2018-2019 academic year, the IEE is highlighting the theme of “Respect, Teamwork and Civility: Embracing our Educational Mission.” This theme will be reflected in our ongoing work and programs. While the IEE has chosen this year to champion the theme, we recognize how important respect, teamwork and civility are every year, every day, and in every action. Visit our About section here to Learn more about this theme of “Respect, Teamwork and Civility."

The Pillars of Our Mission

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Improving Teaching
Explore Pillar I

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Inspiring and Supporting Research, Scholarship and Innovation in Education
Explore Pillar II

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Valuing and Recognizing Teachers and Educators
Explore Pillar III

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Fostering a Community of Educators
Explore Pillar IV

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Foundational Principles for Teaching and Education

Medical and biomedical education is the foundation of academic medicine. IEE felt it was important to explicitly state and codify our institution's educational principles. It is our hope that the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Foundational Principles for Teaching and Education defined here will be inspiring to Johns Hopkins leaders, educators and learners, to help align all teaching and educational efforts.

Read the Foundational Principles

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Scientist's Oath

Responding to data on the perceptions of scientists which suggest a moderate public distrust of scientist's motivations, members of Hopkins' Graduate Student Association (GSA) and School of Medicine faculty members studied the subject and composed an article describing their solution. The decision was made in 2014 to begin a Coating Ceremony for PhD candidates, to impress upon them, in a public forum, the professional and ethical responsibilities and values they accept upon finishing studies. Developed for and recited at this ceremony, the Scientist's Oath was created from input of faculty and students alike and is reviewed and updated biennially.

Read the Scientist's Oath





Upcoming Educational Events/Opportunities:

Foundations of Teaching and Learning Course

January 28, 2019, 12:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue: Foundations of Teaching and Learning Course

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Due to an unavoidable issue, the January 28th Foundations of Teaching and Learning (FTL) course has to be cancelled. FTL will be offered again Thursday, July 11, 8:30am to 12:30pm, the morning of the first day of Summer Teaching Camp which will be Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, 2019.

Teaching is an essential part of the tri-partite mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Many Hopkins faculty members who teach regularly have noted they have never had formal training in teaching skills.

The IEE, in partnership with the Office of Faculty Development and the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program, is pleased to offer a half-day course on the Foundations of Teaching and Learning (FTL). This course is designed to cover the highest-yield teaching skills topics in a brief time. The course is designed for new faculty, faculty who may want a “refresher”, or faculty seeking additional skills. We believe that even expert, senior faculty will enjoy and benefit from the course.

This course is offered several times a year and CME credit is available for faculty members.

Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Foundations of Educational Scholarship Course

Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus, 2024 East Monument Street: Foundations of Educational Scholarship Course

This ½ day foundational course covers the why, what, and how of medical education scholarship.  This course targets educators who wish to learn skills specific to medical education scholarship and become aware of institutional and outside resources.  The goal of this workshop is to provide educators with exposure to the basics of medical education research.

Participants will be able to:

  1. List the key steps of medical education research.
  2. State the reasoning behind using a conceptual framework when conducting medical education research.
  3. Provide examples of educationally focused research aims.
  4. Describe different levels and provide examples of educational outcomes using Kirkpatrick’s pyramid. 
  5. Link educational aims and outcomes to appropriate research designs using examples from published medical education scholarship.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a basic literature search with a focus on the educational literature. 
  7. ​Name 3 ways to disseminate medical education scholarship.

Register for the February 11, FES Course