Medical Education Fellowship Program

September 2020 - June 2021

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 Essentials of Teaching and Assessment course on September 17-18, 2020. This course will be offered online via Zoom for approximately two half-days (afternoon of 9/17 and morning of 9/18).

Location: Remote via Zoom

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: September 25, October 23, November 20, December 4, January 14*, February 19, March 12, May 7, June 4

*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 25Session 1 A: Introductions and brief project presentations
Instructor: Katie Huggett, PhD
Session 1 B: Developing Curricula and Educational Experiences
Instructor: Bridget Marroquin, MD
October 23Session 2 A: Science of Learning and Instruction
Instructor: Jesse Moore, MD
Session 2 B: Dana Medical Library Resources for Educators
Instructor: Dana Medical Library Staff
November 20 NBME Exam Item Writing Workshop
Instructor: NBME Staff
December 4Session 3 A: Conceptual Frameworks and Theories
Instructor: Katie Huggett, PhD
Session 3 B: Project Work Session
January 14*Session 4: Snow Season Education Retreat
February 19Session 5: Design Thinking and Innovation for Educators
Instructor: Mitchell Tsai, MD
March 12Session 6: Career Development for Educators
Instructor: Charlie Irvin, PhD
May 7Session 7: Using Assessment Data to Improve Teaching
Instructor: Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD
June 4Session 8: Wrap-up and Project Presentations
Instructor: Tom Delaney, PhD

Please review and complete the 2020-2021 Medical Education Fellowship Program Description, Schedule, and Application

Application Deadline: July 27, 2020 

Please email or send the completed application to

Questions about the Program? Contact Katie Huggett, PhD