The Medical Education Pathway is a one-year program designed to provide an opportunity for selected residents to learn about medical education and practice their teaching skills. Activities occur in a longitudinal fashion under the mentorship of our Educators Academy, which includes master teachers within the Department of Internal Medicine.
The skills learned in this pathway provide opportunities to:
- Practice traditional and novel educational techniques
- Prepare for careers in medical education
- Research medical education topics
Through a competitive application process, six to eight upper-level residents are selected for this pathway.
In the pathway, residents will:
- Participate in the Resident as Teacher Elective, which includes the following activities:
- Observe master teachers on rounds
- Design and deliver small-group sessions under direct observation in clinical and non-clinical settings
- Observe medical students at the bedside and give feedback
- Review relevant medical education literature
- Attend monthly meetings on selected topics, including the following:
- Learning Theory
- Physical Exam Teaching
- Large Group Teaching
- Clinic Teaching and the One-Minute Preceptor
- Giving Feedback
- Teaching Professionalism
- Small-Group Teaching
- Gamification as a Learning Tool
- Meet with faculty mentors from the Wake Forest Educators Academy to discuss teaching strategies and careers in medical education through a longitudinal relationship.
- Participate in simulated clinics and other educational activities in the Wake Forest School of Medicine pre-clinical curriculum.
- Have an opportunity to pursue an optional scholarly project under the guidance of their mentor.