Clinician Educator Track

Have a heart for teaching? This track may be for you, if... you find yourself teaching students when you could be writing notes on wards... if you find yourself daydreaming in clinic about delivering your own amazing "chalk talk"... and if you want medical education to be a major focus of your career. Specifically, the goal of the track is to equip residents with the tools necessary for clinician-educator roles and connect them with a community of faculty clinician-educators.

Through the CE Track, residents will learn a variety of skills, including how to plan teaching sessions, how to manage the learning climate, how to set expectations and give feedback, and how to assess progress. Track residents work at their own pace one-on-one with experienced clinician-educator mentors to complete four projects:

1. Plan and facilitate a large group teaching session
2. Plan and facilitate a small group teaching session
3. Teach in a clinical setting
4. Design a curriculum intervention

In addition to the skills obtained through these four projects, CE track residents will assemble a teaching portfolio prior to graduation. Upon completion of the track, they receive a Certificate in Medical Education. Enrollment in the track is by application at the beginning of IM PGY-2 or Med/Peds PGY-3. Calls for application are typically in July-August each year.

CE Tract Director
John Ragsdale, MD, MS
Assistant Dean for Clinical Education
Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program

CE Tract Co-Director
Kristen E. Fletcher, MD
VA Site Director and Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program

For any questions about this track, please e-mail or