Medical Education Fellowship Program

October 2021 - June 2022

The Medical Education Fellowship Program is a monthly, cohort-style program for Larner College of Medicine faculty who seek additional preparation for teaching and educational scholarship across the medical education continuum. Participants will review principles of learning and development, discuss teaching and learning issues with colleagues, and develop instructional, assessment, and program evaluation 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. An active learning approach will be used, i.e., materials will be available in advance of each session and participants will be expected to draw upon and apply 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 (e.g., course offered by a specialty society) must complete the Essentials of Teaching and Assessment certificate course on the afternoon of September 30 and the morning of October 1, 2021. 

Location: Dana Medical Library Classroom
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
Dates: October 22, November 12, December 10, January 20*, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 17
*January’s session will be on Thursday to coincide with the Snow Season Education Retreat
**You may have no more than 1 excused absence.

September 30 and October 1Essentials of Teaching and Assessment Certificate Course
October 22Session 1 A: Introductions and brief project presentations
Instructor: Katie Huggett, PhD
Session 1 B: Developing Curricula and Educational Experiences 
Instructor: Bridget Marroquin, MD
November 12Session 2 A: Science of Learning and Instruction
Instructor: Jesse Moore, MD
Session 2 B: Dana Medical Library Resources for Educators 
Instructor: Alice Stokes, MLIS
December 10Session 3 A: Conceptual Frameworks and Theories in Health Professions Research
Instructor: Katie Huggett, PhD
Session 3 B: Project Peer Review Session
January 20*Session 4: Snow Season Education Retreat
February 11Session 5: Using Assessment Data to Improve Teaching 
Instructor: Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD
March 11Session 6: Design Thinking for Medical Education 
Instructor: Mitchell Tsai, MD
April 8Session 7: Program Evaluation in Medical Education
Instructor: Lisa Grefe, MSc
May 13Session 8: Career Development for Educators 
Instructor: Charlie Irvin, PhD
June 17

Session 9: Wrap–up and Scholarly Project Presentations  
Instructor: Tom Delaney, PhD

Please review and complete the 2021-2022 Medical Education Fellowship Program Description, Schedule, and Application

Application Deadline: July 12, 2021

Please email or send the completed application to

Questions about the Program? Contact Katie Huggett, PhD