Internal Medicine Residency Medical Education Pathway

The Medical Education Pathway is designed to provide an opportunity for selected residents to learn about medical education and practice their teaching skills. The program can be completed over one or two years. Activities occur in a longitudinal fashion under the mentorship of our Educators Academy, which includes master teachers within the Department of Internal Medicine. Through a competitive application process, HO2 and HO3 residents are selected for this pathway.

Pathway Curriculum

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

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 and assist in delivering seminars on topics such as physical exam teaching, clinic teaching, small-group teaching, feedback and others.
  • 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.