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Medical Education Research Track

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Objective

To provide training in teaching skills, educational theory and practice, and educational research for fellows who seek a career as medical educators. Career goals could include course or educational program leadership and scholarship built around medical education.

Clinical training

18 months of in-patient and ambulatory care blocks and continuity clinic

Total duration

Four years

Formal training

The fellow will spend one year in either the Masters of Education for Health Professionals leading to a certificate or Master’s degree, or the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation Master’s of Health Science degree program with an emphasis on qualitative research.

Coursework may include:

  • Adult learning theory
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Survey design
  • Qualitative research design
  • Biostatistics
  • Teaching skills
  • Curriculum development

Scholarship

Fellows will pursue educational research, curriculum development and evaluation. Investigation can utilize medical student courses and clerkships, the Internal Medicine residency program, inter-professional education, or the Fellowship, with opportunities for multi-institutional collaboration. Fellows will be expected to submit a grant application for an educational research project, present their work at national conferences and publish in the medical education literature.

Teaching experience

Based on interest and goals, the fellow will teach and receive feedback on their teaching in medical school pre-clerkship pulmonary courses, the Advanced Clerkship in Critical Care and other clinical courses, the Osler Residency Program, the PCCM Fellowship and CME courses. Teaching settings include small group discussions, large audience lectures, bedside teaching, simulation, and other settings.

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