Clinician Educator Track


This track, ignited by the passion for education of one of residents and several faculty members, allows interested residents to devote additional time to sharpening their teaching skills and developing a teaching portfolio. Interested candidates apply in the spring of internship for this two-year experience. 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 at the medical school and attend educational seminars. All residents are welcome to attend the education seminar series.

Track Vignettes

Graduating Residents:

Brian Lee (Med-Peds) PGY4 – 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.

Mark Godfrey (Categorical) PGY3 – 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.

Zoe Smith (Categorical) PGY3 – Developed interactive case-based curriculum for acid base physiology for Warren-Alpert Medical School MS3 and 4s.

Current Track Participants:

Alisha Stephens (GIM) PGY3 – 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.

Todd Teigeler (Categorical) PGY3 – Developed case-based ECG tutorial curriculum for residents using a mobile app.

Scott Vasher (Categorical) PGY3 – Developed a small group didactic for Warren-Alpert Medical School MS3 and 4s on practical, evidence-based format for conducting discussions of code status.