Teaching and Education

Academy of Educators
The Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine is an institutional collaboration of educators who together will foster a culture of educational excellence and an institutionally valued community of leaders in health science education.

Teaching Scholars Program
The Teaching Scholars Program is a 12-month certificate program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in healthcare education with a focus on core components of educational scholarship and curriculum development.

Foundations in Teaching Skills Program
The Foundations in Teaching Skills (FITS) Certificate Program targets junior educators (approximately 1-3 years out of training) as well as faculty who are newly incorporating teaching excellence into their careers.

Teaching Physician Pathway
The Teaching Physician Pathway is a 2.5 year program integrated into the existing structure of the residency, which provides interested residents with the knowledge, skills, experience and mentorship to be prepared to enter the field as competent and inspired clinician-educators. Key areas for resident development include clinical teaching in a variety of settings; curriculum development and assessment; educational scholarship and leadership.

Loeb Teaching Fellowship
The Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows program provides fellows the opportunity to implement ideas that augment the education of medical students and residents.

Funding Sources (internal and external)
Washington University School of Medicine and our partner hospitals are proud to support medical education research through several grant and fellowship programs.

External Resources

Principles of Medical Education – Maximizing Your Teaching Skills
This special program, ranked among Harvard Medical School’s highest-rated CME courses, is a uniquely comprehensive exploration of best practices for teaching medicine at the bedside, in ambulatory settings, and in the classroom. Incorporating best practices, newer principles of adult learning, and widely available technologies into your teaching can significantly improve your ability to engage and inspire students, residents, fellows, and colleagues.

NEJM Resident 360

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Magna Publications