Clinician Educator Track

The CET is available to a select number of residents who wish to develop critical skills necessary for a career path as a clinical teacher in academic medicine. Applications go out in the late summer and are open to all Categorical, GIM, and Med-Peds residents. Track participants are assigned a mentor, create a teaching portfolio, develop a scholarly project in medical education, participate in observed teaching sessions in a variety of venues, have the opportunity to teach learners and attend educational seminars. These seminars and other resources are open to all residents!

Curriculum Components

1. CET monthly meetings and self-study assignments: Track directors host a monthly meeting via Zoom on one Friday each month during the noon conference time slot. Sessions focus on medical education scholarship, teaching skills, and professional development, and have associated reflection and self-study assignments.

2. Medical education elective month: This elective month provides an opportunity to demonstrate and practice educational skills, pursue independent study, and work on a scholarly project in the domain of medical education.

3. Observed teaching: Each resident must conduct at least 4 observed teaching sessions. Venues and content can include, but are not limited to: inpatient wards, medical clinic, didactic sessions with students and peers, physical exam demonstration, and small group facilitation.

4. Scholarly project: Each candidate will create a scholarly project such as a curriculum for the education of residents or students with a goal to publish or present at a regional or national meeting.

What have some of the CET participants worked on?

Examples of previous resident projects:

  • Developed and delivered a musculoskeletal exam workshop for GIM residents
  • Developed and delivered learner-focused sessions for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residents on LGBTQ+ medical care
  • Created and evaluated a residency-focused wellness newsletter and blog
  • Developed and delivered a physician advocacy curriculum for residents
  • Created a web-based hub for the educational content of the residency: conference schedules, educational links, blog-style posts from Chiefs or residents, and repositories of journal club presentations
  • Led didactic and multiple “breakout” sessions with senior residents to introduce key concepts in diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making, followed case-based small group exercises identifying and addressing common pitfalls
  • Developed and delivered an integrative medicine session for Alpert Medical School MS3s
  • Developed pre-clinic curriculum on social determinants of health
  • Developed and delivered workshop on motivational interviewing skills for interns in small group settings, with the goal to improve residents’ confidence and use of MI skills in the outpatient and inpatient setting
  • Developed and delivered a case-based session on endocrine emergencies for resident noon conference
  • Developed and delivered a workshop on shared decision-making for residents
  • Developed and distributed reference tools for residents to guide them in assessing patients during various Rapid Response scenarios
  • Developed a virtual sub-internship curriculum

Current Track Participants:

CET Class of 2024

  • Sarah Anstett (GIM)
  • Megan Flanagan (GIM)
  • Simran Gupta (Categorical)
  • Andrew Krane (Categorical)
  • Jennifer Li (Categorical)
  • Jasneet Singh (Categorical)
  • Cameron Ulmer (Med/Peds)
  • Madeleine Ward (Med/Peds)
  • Henri Wathieu (Categorical)