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Clinician Educator Track

This track is designed for residents who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine. Each participant is paired with a primary mentor in their field who has had training in teaching and medical education scholarship. A unique aspect of our program is that this track is a combined internal medicine and pediatrics track, so we are able to assign secondary mentors who are not from the resident’s field and who will be able to focus on teaching skills rather than on medical content during direct observation.

Our goal is to provide residents in the Clinician Educator Track with key skills necessary to become leaders in medical education.

Students around a deskClinician Educator Track Goals

Develop your skills as a scholar in the field of medical education.
Develop the skills necessary to lead group discussions, mentor junior colleagues and advance educational programs.
Develop your portfolio for a career as a clinician educator.
Improve your teaching through coaching and structured direct observation.

Clinician Educator Track Objectives

By the end of the track, residents will:
Apply principles of learning drawn from educational theories that are applicable to medical education teaching.
Interpret medical education literature.
Practice teaching strategies in various educational settings (bedside, small groups, work rounds).
Create a teaching portfolio/CV.
Design, implement, and assess a medical education scholarly project.
Provide feedback to learners, peers and attendings using a structured educational model.


One three week block in each PGY2 and PGY3 year

Variety of journal clubs, observations, and small group sessions over the course of the year.

For a complete overview of this year's workshop schedule, view this document.

 Past graduate’s scholarly projects have included:

Low fidelity mock code curriculum implemented as weekly workshop with all IM residents to improve quality of code blue events in the hospital and increase comfort in residents as code leaders. Presented at 2017 New England Society of General Internal Medicine as oral presentation.
End of life discussions workshop implemented annually to practice increasing IM resident’s comfort with leading these discussions.  
Creation of Congestive Heart Failure Handbook for IM residents rotating on CHF service.
Exploratory study of fourth year medical students and challenges in communication during pediatric patient interviews.
Survey study of pediatric residents comfort with and perception of their neonatal resuscitation skills.  Presented at 2016 AAP Northeastern Conference on Perinatal Research as oral presentation.
Development of educational module for antimicrobial stewardship
Development of an assessment tool to evaluate communication skills with pediatric patients. Presented at 2017 Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs meeting.

 For further questions, please email Dr. Laura Snydman or Dr. Joe Rencic.