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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


Upcoming Educational Events/Opportunities:

Medical and Biomedical Education Grand Rounds

October 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Strauch Auditorium East, Armstrong Medical Education Building, 1600 McElderry Street, Baltimore, MD 21205: IEE Medical and Biomedical Education Grand Rounds

Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc

Herbert L. Fred, MD, MACP, Visiting Professor of Medical and Biomedical Education

Mary E. Dankoski, PhD
Lester D. Bibler Professor of Family Medicine
Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity
Indiana University School of Medicine

Topic: Fostering Civility to Counter Organizational Silence: An Imperative for Today's Academic Health Center

Mary Dankoski, PhD is Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), where she is also the Lester D. Bibler Professor of Family Medicine. Dr. Dankoski’s interests include the advancement of women and underrepresented minority faculty, the study of faculty vitality, how policies shape faculty life, and organizational and faculty development in academic medicine. From 2007-2012 she directed IUSM programs for the advancement of women, which led to IUSM receiving the Organizational Leadership Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science (2009). Dr. Dankoski is also the recipient of the Outstanding Woman Leader award given by Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI, 2014), the host campus of the IU School of Medicine.  She has served as President of the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and on the Executive Board of Directors of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as the Chair of the Council of Division Presidents. In addition, Dr. Dankoski has served on committees of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs and is the Associate Editor of the Faculty Affairs Collection in MedEdPortal, an online repository of peer-reviewed educational scholarship. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Michigan and earned her PhD in marriage and family therapy with a graduate minor in women’s studies from Purdue University.


Foundations of Teaching and Learning Course

October 29, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus, 2024 East Monument Street: Foundations of Teaching and Learning Course

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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.

Register for Foundations of Teaching and Learning