Psychiatry Academy of Clinician Educators (PACE)

The mission of the Psychiatry Academy of Clinician Educators (PACE) is to develop and support faculty members who execute and advance the education mission of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. Our mission is rooted in the core values of community, advocacy, clinical service, teaching, innovation, and dissemination. PACE’s mission is to promote an educational climate that accelerates advances in psychiatry teaching and learning, champions clinician-educator careers, and improves health.

PACE is an indispensable crucible for innovation in psychiatry education by fostering development of effective and novel curricula. It is also an essential resource for career development of psychiatry clinician educators, by promoting and rewarding teaching excellence. In addition, by encouraging and nurturing scholarly work and productivity, PACE serves as an important source for innovative scholarship in psychiatry education. Moreover, PACE provides a vital voice for psychiatry clinician educators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and beyond.

History of PACE

In June 2016, the Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Bayview (Dr. Constantine Lyketsos) and the Vice Chair for Education (Dr. Margaret Chisolm) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine identified the challenges of academic advancement for clinician educators, especially among early career faculty, and envisioned a longitudinal faculty development program specific to clinician educators to address these challenges. At a departmental faculty meeting, they shared their vision with the faculty to gauge interest in developing such a program to support clinician educators. Two clinician-educator faculty members volunteered to create the program under the mentorship of the Dr. Chisolm and concurrently enrolled in the curriculum development course offered at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for that purpose. Over the subsequent year, Dr. Chisolm met with the two faculty members approximately monthly to discuss the development and implementation of PACE.

As part of that process, they identified a group of 15 early-mid career clinician- educator faculty within the department. This group was comprised of both physician (M.D., D.O., or M.B.B.S) and clinical psychology faculty members whose primary clinical appointments were at one of the department’s two academic campuses and who had previously self-identified as clinician educators to Dr. Chisolm. These faculty members were invited to meet as a group to develop the needs of clinician educators in the department and what they would envision in an academy. This laid the groundwork for the development of PACE.


PACE Faculty Member Application Process

Potential PACE members are M.D. and Ph.D. faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Bayview who self-identify as clinician educators.  Eligible applicants will apply to become a faculty member in PACE. The application package will include a personal statement describing how PACE membership would further the applicant’s personal and professional goals, curriculum vitae, peer evaluations, and letters of support, all of which will be reviewed by the department PACE Founding Scholars (Margaret Chisolm, M.D., Neda Gould, Ph.D., Durga Roy, M.D, Anne Walsh, M.D) and the Bayview Department Chair (Constantine Lyketsos, M.D.) in order to determine acceptance into PACE.

PACE seeks individuals who demonstrate teaching skills, curriculum development, education scholarship, and professional development.

PACE Member-In-Training (MIT) Application Process

For information regarding the PACE MIT application process please contact Dr. Margaret Chisolm ([email protected])

Applications for the Clinician Educator Fellowship are due Sept 15th. 
Learn more


Clinician Educator information session

The Psychiatry Academy of Clinician Educators (PACE) recently hosted a virtual information session for all clinician educators throughout the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

View recorded session>> (JHED ID required for access)

A panel of PACE faculty presented resources and opportunities available for clinician educators within Hopkins and beyond, and answers participant questions. This forum brings together clinician educators in the department and provides a community for continued dialogue and interaction. This session is for anyone who is a clinician educator in the department (MD and PhD faculty, postdoctoral fellows, residents) or who is interested in learning more about this exciting career path.

PACE Panel on Faculty Development Opportunities

View recorded session>>

Passcode: t0GdP.yq