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Medical Education Track

The medical education track is a two year track available to all second year internal medicine residents with an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine. The aim of the track is to provide teaching on how to be an effective educator, various teaching opportunities at the medical school and residency level, shadowing experiences with academic leaders, and faculty support for a scholarly project related to medical education. 

Track components

  • One month elective
    • Self-directed learning with one on one faculty review on key medical education topics including clinical reasoning, bedside teaching, teaching techniques, conflict resolution, leadership, setting expectations, lecture skills, feedback, and small group facilitation
    • Supervised teaching experiences
      • Teaching resident on general medicine ward post-call rounds
      • Senior report
      • Intern report
      • Sub-intern report
      • Third year medical student clinical reasoning rounds
      • First and second year medical student pathophysiology classroom teaching
      • Medical student physical exam teaching
      • Journal club
      • Noon conference on medical education topic
    • Teaching material development 
      • "Tweetorial"
      • Ambulatory clinic lecture
  • Shadowing experience with GME/UME leaders
  • Longitudinal QI or curricular development project

Sample Projects

  • Virtual general medicine curriculum for third year medical students
  • Simulation lab curriculum for rapid response/code scenarios
  • Evidence based physical exam curriculum for general medicine ward residents
  • Resident and attending curriculum on delivering effective feedback

For those interested in medical education, but do not wish to pursue the full track, a two week elective is available with similar experiences listed as those above.

Contact Information

Carol Burke, MD
Director of Medical Education Track and Elective