Medical Education Fellowship Program

October 2019 - June 2020

The Medical Education Fellowship Program is a monthly, cohort-style program for College of Medicine educators who seek additional preparation for teaching across the medical education continuum. The program is sponsored by the Teaching Academy and open to all Larner College of Medicine faculty. Participants will review principles of learning and development, discuss teaching and learning issues with colleagues, and develop instructional and assessment strategies. Participation in the program will also include mentorship for a scholarly project in education suitable for presentation and publication. The program consists of interactive, seminar-style sessions and readings. A flipped classroom approach will be used, i.e., materials will be available in advance of each session and participants will be expected to draw upon the materials during the sessions. Participants will also have the opportunity to observe teaching sessions and receive feedback on their own teaching. 

Approximately 8-10 faculty members will be selected for participation in the Medical Education Fellowship Program. While designed for early to mid-career faculty members, faculty with teaching experience who are interested in expanding their teaching skills and scholarship may also apply. Participants are expected to undertake a curriculum development initiative or other teaching-related project suitable for presentation and publication. The primary facilitator is Katie Huggett, Ph.D., Director of the LCOM Teaching Academy. Additional faculty and staff will co-facilitate or share resources and expertise at individual sessions.

Prerequisite: Applicants without previous preparation for teaching are advised to complete the 1-day Essentials of Teaching and Assessment course on September 13, 2019.

Location: Dana Medical Library Classroom, UVM Larner College of Medicine

Schedule: Monthly sessions, 9:00-11:00 AM on Friday morning. Additional consultation time may be available following monthly sessions, from 11 AM - 12 PM.
*January’s session will be on Thursday to coincide with the Snow Season Education Retreat

Dates: October 11, November 22, December 13, January 16*, February 14, March 13, April 3, May 1, June 5

October 11 Session 1 A: Introductions and brief project presentations
Session 1 B: Developing Curricula and Educational Experiences
November 22 Session 2 A: Studying your Teaching
Session 2 B: Conceptual Frameworks and Theories
December 13 Session 3 A: Dana Medical Library Resources for Educators
Session 3 B: Project Session
January 16* Session 4: Snow Season Education Retreat
February 14 Session 5: Career Development for Educators
March 13 Session 6: Using Assessment Data to Improve Teaching
April 3 Session 7: Promoting Active Learning
May 1 Session 8: NEGEA 2020 Annual Conference
June 5 Session 9: Wrap –up and Project Presentations

Please review and complete the 2019-2020 Program Description and Application Form

Application Deadline: June 24, 2019 

Please email or send the completed application to teaching.academy@med.uvm.edu

Questions about the Program? Contact Katie Huggett, PhD