The Medical Educator (Med Ed) Track at The University of Connecticut Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is designed for fellows who envision a career in academic medicine and/or teaching. It provides future educators with the skills to become effective educators, role models and mentors for students and trainees.
In addition to participating in the fellowship program teaching programs , fellows in the Med Ed track will get advanced training in educational methodologies so that they will be able to:
- Use different strategies to teach effectively in a variety of educational settings
- Set expectations, provide meaningful feedback, and assess learners
- Design educational curricula around learning objectives and competencies
- Consider assessment methods, such as writing effective test questions
- Understand types of educationl research, including educational program evaluation
- Develop the leadership skills for group discussions, mentoring junior colleagues, and initiating educational programs
A variety of educational experiences create a dynamic and innovative educational program for Med Ed track fellows. These include interactive small group sessions; one-on-one mentorship with a master educator* who will provide ongoing guidance and feedback to each fellow in the track; and educational scholarship project(s).
OUTLINE OF MEDICAL-EDUCATOR TRACK
-ACP Teaching Medicine series
-Journal of Graduate Medical Education
DoCC: Delivery of Clinical Care, a clinical reasoning and clinical skills course for first- and second-year medical students. Fellows will be paired with an experienced attending physician co-preceptor half day per week during elective blocks.
CoRE: Case Oriented Essentials, the primary content course threaded through Stage 1 of the SOM curriculum, with certain weeks focusing on ID topics, such as HIV.
* Master Educators: Robert Nardino, Steven Angus, Rebecca Andrews, Christopher Steele, Gail Sullivan, Eric Mortensen, Doug D’Andrea, David Ozimek, Jennifer Ozimek (all in the Department of Medicine), Marie Eugene-Mbewe (Neurology).
# Fellows who successfully complete 3 semesters of the Health Professions Education Course will receive a Certificate in Health Professions Education.